It’s Schwab Volunteer Week. For the eighth straight year, we’re bringing extra arms, legs and expertise – plus a grant from Charles Schwab Foundation – to nonprofits across the country.
Thousands of Schwab employees will participate in a community service project. Many will spend their time weeding, painting, cleaning, serving meals or teaching financial basics...
At Larkin Street Youth Services, 20 Schwab employees taped, tarped and painted their way through a launch-day Schwab Volunteer Week project.
The result? A large room originally painted cat-who-ate-the-canary yellow received two coats of lavender-on-a-cloudy-day gray. Better yet, the labor was free.
Nearly 50 Schwab employees covered up their office hands with work gloves and did some serious gardening, weeding and digging to help maintain and improve the community garden at Alameda Point Collaborative.
Schwab Volunteer Week: 2011 Edition is in the history books. Literally. Because, just by the numbers, last week made history at Schwab.
More people participated than ever before – an estimated 2,200-plus employees who donated more than 8,800 hours of community service work on 140 projects in cities across the United States.
As a volunteer photographer, I dropped in on three projects in San Francisco...
Schwab Employees Make the Holidays Brighter for Children in San FranciscoGuest post by Jay L. Allen
I'm privileged to have the opportunity to work alongside women and men who daily demonstrate a passion to serve our clients and one another. This spirit of service makes Schwab a special place to work and their commitment often extends well beyond the work they do here...(Read More)
Roxanne Spillett is on a mission to change lives. And she has the results to prove it.
“Boys & Girls Clubs of America have a mission that directs us to serve kids most in need and to provide opportunities and experiences that literally change and save their lives,” said the BGCA President Emeritus. “Over the course of our 150-year history, we have transformed lives, we have changed lives, and we have saved lives. Our alumni tell us that the Boys & Girls Club taught them right from wrong. It kept them out of trouble with the law. It helped them succeed in school.”
We’ve been waiting an entire year. Patiently, even.
We have our T-shirts ready: “Together for Good,” they say. That’s more than a slogan. It’s the entire reason behind Schwab Volunteer Week.
Welcome to the ninth annual Schwab Volunteer Week – a time when thousands of employees give back to communities across the United States...After the volunteers arrive safely at their worksite, they immediately start removing books, sorting educational materials and “deep cleaning.” For John Pacheco, that meant grabbing some rags and window cleaner....(Read More)
Last week, more than 2,600 employees donated about 10,000 hours of service to about 160 different service projects as part of Schwab Volunteer Week. In key cities, a much smaller group of “Schwabbies” were hard at work: our volunteer photographers.
Today begins a three-part photo tour of our volunteer projects, featuring some of my favorite images from four cities in the East and Midwest.
Our photo tour of Schwab Volunteer Week moves west, with fantastic images from Austin, Denver and Phoenix.
Perla Daly got the “plum” assignment (sorry, I couldn’t resist) to photograph Austin employees volunteering at Urban Roots Farm. I always love these outdoor photos – especially this one of Jason Distel picking plums.
Instead of thinking outside the box, photographer Susan Ross of Austin made the box work for her...
Schwab Volunteer Week began in the San Francisco Bay Area nine years ago and has since expanded to 45 cities across the United States. So I think it's only fitting to end my photo tour of last week's volunteer action where so many people leave their hearts.
These three Bay Area projects illustrate the very different ways Schwab helps nonprofit agencies that seek to alleviate poverty and build financial capability. Sometimes we teach financial skills in school classrooms...
On May 20th Charles Schwab kicks off its tenth annual Schwab Volunteer Week – a time when thousands of Schwab employees across the U.S. will receive paid time off to roll up their sleeves and pitch in at over 100 different local charities.
Schwab Volunteer Week plays an important role in Schwab’s culture of community service. To get a sense of just how meaningful volunteerism is at Schwab, I asked three of my colleagues to share how it affects them personally. To me, their passion to support their communities, and their motivation to volunteer year after year is an inspiration.
In honor of National Poetry Month, we’ve been tweeting a few haikus through our @charlesschwab Twitter handle. The idea started with a few haikus penned by the public relations team, but when word spread, our colleagues in community services, recruiting and other departments chimed in with their 17 syllables. Enjoy them all, and add your own investing haiku!
Today we're celebrating the launch of Schwab Volunteer Week -- an annual event when more than 3,000 employees fan out across the country and share their time and expertise to support more than 150 local nonprofit organizations.
But community service doesn't stop with Schwab Volunteer Week.
At first glance, this top-floor space looks like a warehouse store. The ceiling is tall enough to accommodate a stack of 12-foot ladders. Rakes, hoes and shovels hang five-deep against the right wall. Gray plastic bins are piled high, topped with industrial-sized boxes of trash bags. And on the shelves beyond, I spy everything from spray-bottle cleaners to hard hats and hammers.
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