MUFG Employees Give Back During Global Volunteer Month

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MUFG Employees Give Back During Global Volunteer Month

As part of 'MUFG Gives Back 2014', the Buenos Aires Branch team helps build a house for a family in need with the nonprofit organization, TECHO.  (Photo credit:  Rosario Pozo)

As part of ‘MUFG Gives Back 2014′, the Buenos Aires Branch team helps build a house for a family in need with the nonprofit organization, TECHO. (Photo credit: Rosario Pozo)

From Toronto to Santiago and points west and east, MUFG employees demonstrated great enthusiasm for the second annual MUFG Gives Back Global Volunteer Month throughout November 2014.

The bank’s Corporate Social Responsibility leaders across its global network helped organize events, and thousands of employees put teamwork into action to benefit the communities that the bank serves.

MUFG employees help restore the Encanto Park and Recreation Center with The Student Conservation Association in San Diego and in New York City’s East River Park.  (Photo credit:  Kent Mercurio)

MUFG employees help restore the Encanto Park and Recreation Center with The Student Conservation Association in San Diego and in New York City’s East River Park. (Photo credit: Kent Mercurio)

Volunteer service included:

  • Teaching financial literacy in partnership with Junior Achievement and Operation HOPE — Brazil, Chicago, Los Angeles, Mexico, New Jersey, New York
  • Constructing housing for a family in need — Buenos Aires
  • Contributing uniforms and participating with kids of a youth athletic program in an underserved community — Bogotá
  • Renovating schools and other nonprofit facilities — Brazil, Chicago, San Francisco
  • Supporting local food banks and meal service — Atlanta, Minnesota, New York, Seattle, Toronto
  • Giving gifts to low-income families through the Salvation Army Angel Tree program — California, New Jersey, New York
  • Cleaning or constructing parks, gardens, and a beach — Kentucky, Los Angeles, New York, San Diego, Santiago.

“I was proud of the commitment and enthusiasm that our colleagues demonstrated last year during our inaugural Global Volunteer Month, and the passion, caring, and sense of responsibility that I saw in our activities this year assure me that we once again made a big difference in the lives of those less fortunate,” said Katsumi Hatao, president and CEO of MUFG Union Bank and CEO for the Americas at parent company Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group.

Congratulations MUFG!