This holiday season, Burson-Marsteller offices around the country are partnering with local nonprofits to donate time or contribute toys, clothes, and food to those in need. To celebrate its anniversary in 2013, Burson and its approximately 2,300 employees in 110 countries have been dedicated to ‘Being More by Giving Back' through locally-driven community service projects around the world. Burson employees are excited to continue to support local organizations with special holiday season community service projects.
In November, Burson's Washington, DC office held a food drive for the Capital Area Food Bank, a local organization that helps feed more than 641,000 residents struggling with hunger in the Washington metro area. The office is also partnering again this holiday season with DC-based nonprofit SOME (So Others Might Eat) to donate time helping prepare meals and serve them to the homeless, and to contribute essential clothing and toiletry items to the homeless through SOME's Shoebox Gift Drive.
The Burson New York office has partnered throughout this year with Good Shepherd Services, a local nonprofit dedicated to providing families with physical, emotional, and educational support. Employees in the New York office will join together to help families in need make their wish lists comes true. Burson New York is ‘adopting' eight families this year and will collectively provide gifts and clothing for each family member. Many of these single parent families are victims of household hardships, including domestic violence, and are currently living in foster boarding homes or in a group residence setting.
The Los Angeles office is also ‘adopting' two families at Upward Bound House, a transitional living facility for homeless families in Santa Monica. Employees are invited to contribute presents and clothing on the families' wish lists.
Other organizations and causes that Burson supports this holiday season include Hale House in Boston, an organization that provides residential support for the older low-income community in the Back Bay area; Manos de Cristo in Austin, a nonprofit organization committed to empowering low-income individuals; the San Francisco Fire Fighters Union, Local 798 Toy Drive; the Food Bank of New York City; and the Building Owners and Managers Association in Los Angeles' Holiday Toy, Food and Clothing Drive.