The Doosan Day of Community Service was held on Oct. 24, with approximately 10,000 executives and employees in 130 sites in 13 countries slated to participate in a wide range of activities with their local communities.
Doosan has carried out similar programs in individual countries for years, but this will be the first time it goes global, with 173 programs taking place all over the world, including visiting the underprivileged, environmental clean-ups, food donations, blood drives, road repairs, fixing up welfare facilities, and providing assistance for rural villages.
In the United States, Bobcat equipment will be used to repair roads and school grounds, while in the Czech Republic a charity event will raise funds to buy wheelchairs for the disabled. In Brazil, Doosan employees are going to visit kindergartens, painting walls and repairing facilities.
At the plaza in front of Doosan Tower in Seoul, executives and employees, including Doosan Group Chairman and CEO Yongmaan Park, are scheduled to craft handmade furniture, to be donated to low-income households. Under the theme of “Heartwarming Furniture Stories,” these pieces will be designed to be space conscious, to be more useful in smaller interiors.
“What is important is that Doosan People around the world, on the same day, join hands in doing necessary tasks for others,” said Chairman Yongman Park in a video message to executives and employees in Korea and overseas. “I believe that this event will become a festival of warm-hearted sharing, where the Doosan Family and local communities come together.”
Going forward, the Doosan Day of Community Service will be held on a regular basis in location all across the globe.