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ACF: The Indian Summer brought helping hands to support children in need

  • October 24, 2017
  • Erika Bosnyák
In the beautiful autumn sunshine, more than 100 volunteers participated in the AmCham Foundation's (ACF) „A Day to Make it Happen” Corporate Volunteers Day on October 14th.

The volunteers from Tata Consultancy and from NCR Hungary were, once again, among the first to sign up for this initiative. Other companies began to follow suit with volunteers joining from ExxonMobil, KPMG, Lexmark, and Urmet. Together with institutional employees and their relatives, more than 100 people gathered at the buildings and gardens of Zsótér Pál Foundation, Kézzelfogható Foundation and the Hóangyal Foundation of Érd to help.

A few of the involved companies offered more than volunteers and financial help to ensure that the day ran smoothly, supplies of cleaning products, paint, tools and baked goods arrived in the morning with them.

Volunteer work is a long tradition at the AmCham Foundation. For years, every spring and fall, the ACF offers multiple opportunities for volunteer work to the Chamber's membership. Last year, more than 250 volunteers helped the institutions caring for less fortunate children with over 2000 hours of work.

Photos by Tamás Bosnyák

„It fills us with great joy that our volunteer movements are becoming ever more successful because true volunteering is not done for yourself, it's done for someone else; when there is only one goal ahead of you and that is to do something good for others.” – said Edit Bencsik, ACF's curator.

The only way this is possible is if you are at peace with yourself, have enough energy, enough joy and a secure background that you  can share these with others. By helping and paying attention to others, the focus on your own concerns transfers to someone else and their problems - this is how you can find solutions to your own problems as well. It is a win-win situation for all individuals involved.

What can we take home from this marvelous day?

That everything and anything is possible if you want it enough. That you always have to seek an environment and a company where you can be yourself. If you are able to open up your true self to others, you can have a real impact on other people and there is no greater gift than that.

Photos by Katalin Szily

What can we take away from this day?

The supported foundations could experience that even if they are not able to cope with everything by themselves, there is always someone out there with helping hand because people are essentially good. They just need an opportunity to show this.

We would like to thank our volunteers for their contribution!

(Photos taken by Tamás Bosnyák, Katalin Szily; translation by Sebestyén Sandor)

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Erika BOSNYÁK

Erika BOSNYÁK

Secretary of the AmCham Foundation

+36 30 941 3001