ARAMARK has announced its all new ‘ARAMARK Building Community’ campaign – in which the company will spear-head three exciting community projects in Aberdeen, Leeds and London.
On 9th and 10th July, ARAMARK employees will be hosting volunteer days across a massive geographic spread, in three very different locations, with activities including improving garden areas, refitting kitchens with recycled equipment, performing healthy cooking demonstrations, providing personal health and wellbeing workshops and healthy activities for children.
Val Carter, Corporate Responsibility Director, ARAMARK comments:
“We take community involvement very seriously at ARAMARK and we are proud to say that almost 200 of our employees have stepped forward to take part in our first ever series of UK community projects. The volunteer days are a great way for people to learn how to become more responsible citizens and embrace a healthier lifestyle – we are sure that they will prove to be invaluable to the communities involved, and will be a hugely rewarding experience for everyone.
“ARAMARK’s Building Community programme is dedicated to working with local community centres to improve leisure facilities for residents and forms a key focus in our overall corporate responsibility strategy. We are always keen to forge strong links with the community and encourage employees to put something back into society. In fact we launched the initiative last year in Newham and the results spoke for themselves – the impact and feedback was really encouraging.
Kevin Jenkins, Community Links Co-Founder who worked with ARAMARK at last year’s Newham event, continues, "ARAMARK’s team partnered with us to build a new sensory garden for children at Community Links Arc in the Park centre. This site can now really be enjoyed and appreciated by the hundreds of children who use the centre year round. The ARAMARK volunteers did a fabulous job of transforming the garden into a very warm and usable space for kids and the Community Links team was thrilled with the result."
Val continues, “The ARAMARK Building Community programme has been inspired by the company’s work in the USA which has been phenomenally successful. It requires a massive amount of support, time and resource to coordinate events like this, but the return is more than worth it, and we hope to run many more fun and informative days like these in the future.”back