72 Citi volunteers in Bahrain join colleagues in 93 countries to celebrate company’s ninth annual Global Community Day

June 11, 2014 2:52 pm

Citi employees, alumni, family and friends around the world reinforced the company’s commitment to supporting and improving communities by turning out in force during Citi’s ninth annual Global Community Day.

In Bahrain, Citi volunteers joined more than 800 Citi volunteers in 10 countries including Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Morocco, Pakistan, Qatar, Tunisia and the United Arab Emirates in the “MENA for the Children” campaign, a regional dedication across the Middle East and North Africa to collect basic necessities and distribute the items to low-income children.

The initiative, in collaboration with the Bahrain Red Crescent Society, saw the collection of clothes, electronics, toys, books, stationery and others to benefit children of more than 4000 families. Citi Bahrain also donated 4 iPads to the Bahrain Red Crescent Society to use in the schools run under its umbrella.

More than 70,000 Citi volunteers in 479 cities spanning 93 countries around the world engaged in service activities to benefit their local communities. Working side-by-side, Citi colleagues, alumni, family and friends demonstrated the company’s commitment to supporting and improving communities by leading and participating in more than 1,200 service projects focused on local needs including urban revitalization, literacy and education, housing, environmental conservation, health and human services, and disaster relief.

While Citi volunteers have a strong tradition of engaging in community service year-round, Global Community Day is an annual opportunity for Citi colleagues and other participants to join together and use their time, skills and expertise to make a difference in their cities.

Since its launch in 2006, more than 540,000 volunteers have participated in Citi Global Community Day activities, creating lasting impacts on cities around the world and reinforcing the idea that active corporate engagement is an essential component of a livable city.

“Volunteer service is one of the many ways Citi shows its commitment to the communities where we have a presence,” said Citi CEO Michael Corbat.

“Global Community Day highlights the great work of our community and non-profit partners, and we are excited to join them once again to strengthen our neighborhoods.”

“This year’s Global Community Day saw one of the highest participation rates from Citi Bahrain’s volunteers and we are pleased with the number and variety of items collected to help children that are less fortunate than us”, commented Mazin Manna, CEO of Citi Bahrain.

“This is a day when we all come together to work and give back to our community through different activities each year”, he added.

Supporters can learn more about Citi’s proud tradition of volunteerism and join the conversation on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram by following #CitiVolunteers.