Boeing’s 2nd annual Global Day of Service volunteer event takes place Saturday, July 16, at company sites around the world including the Puget Sound. Locally, almost 800 Boeing employees are volunteering with Boys & Girls Clubs, Habitat for Humanity, and early learning partners in Pierce, King, and Snohomish counties.
Boeing will be doing two projects for the Boys & Girls Clubs of South Puget Sound. They will be hosting “Boeing’s Aerospace Careers Day: Dreams Have No Boundaries” at the Henry T. Schatz Branch in South Tacoma for 40 lucky Club members. Activities will include model airplane and rocket building, model airplane races, and rocket launching! Boeing employees will also be at the Cheney Family Branch in Gig Harbor helping with yard work.
The day of service serves as the focal point for Boeing’s Employee Volunteer Program and is timed to commemorate Boeing’s founding on July 15, 1916. Boeing’s Global Day of Service is organized by Boeing Global Corporate Citizenship (GCC). GCC refers to the work that Boeing does in its diverse communities, both as a company and individual employees. The economic well-being of the Pacific Northwest region and the vibrancy of its communities are foundational components to the region’s long-term health and viability. Boeing plays a significant role in ensuring the Northwest Region provides for strong, vibrant communities through its support of health and human services, arts and culture, education, environment and civic needs. Last year, Boeing contributed more than $20 million to organizations in Northwest communities where employees work and live.
The Boys & Girls Clubs of South Puget Sound thanks Boeing for their generosity in including us in their 2nd annual Global Day of Service!
The Boys & Girls Clubs of South Puget Sound serves nearly 10,000 children and teens at 9 branch Clubs as well as 7 outreach sites throughout Pierce, Kitsap and Mason Counties. The Clubs offer programs designed to enhance personal growth and education, tutoring, computer skills, delinquency prevention, the arts, sports training, league involvement and much more. Through quality professional staff and a fun positive environment, the Boys & Girls Clubs of South Puget Sound assist thousands of kids to develop much needed life skills, self-esteem and positive values. For more information on the Boys & Girls Clubs of South Puget Sound, please call (253) 502-4600 or visit their website at BGCSPS.ORG.