The BMW Group isn’t just making strides in sustainability and EV technology, employees are also creating a positive impact outside of their roles and in local communities. Through BMW’s Connected Culture Club, BMW and MINI employees took part in two volunteering initiatives to help those in need.
In October, BMW & MINI employees spent time volunteering at Backpacks for Life, a non-profit organization geared towards providing aid to the homeless and at-risk veterans. Through this organization, employees spent their time sorting and filling backpacks with essentials like toiletries, warm clothing, and water bottles and distributed them to those in need.
Co-Founder of Backpacks for Life, Alexa Modero stated, “I wanted to thank you for such a successful packing event today! The volunteers were extremely helpful and we’re grateful for your support.”
In November, BMW employees had the chance to spend time volunteering with Upwardly Global. Employees helped skilled legal immigrants prepare for real-life job interviews through mock interviews, mentorship, and networking to help immigrants better navigate the U.S. workforce. The guidance, commitment, and support that our employees provided left a positive impact on those seeking jobs and event organizers.
“So many of my job seekers left the event feeling recharged and motivated to continue on and push forward,” stated Mary Sise, Program Manager of Upwardly Global in New York.
Tori Travers, Upwardly Global’s Partnerships and Volunteer Program Lead added, “Please pass along our gratitude to the attending BMW volunteers. I didn’t realize most of them commuted in from New Jersey – we truly appreciate that level of commitment and enthusiasm. We were also excited to see many volunteers exchanging contact information with jobseekers, sharing jobseeker profiles with fellow volunteers, and prolonging the event to network further – it was a wonderful level of care.”
To learn more about Backpacks for Life and Upwardly Global please visit: https://www.upwardlyglobal.org