MIAMI--()--Citi will highlight its ongoing and long-standing commitment to helping communities by marking its 200th anniversary on Saturday, June 16 with its seventh annual Global Community Day. In 92 countries around the world, 100,000 Citi volunteers - the largest number of participants ever - will gather in the days leading up to and including Global Community Day to participate in 1,300 service projects that will benefit local communities. In Latin America, more than 15,000 Citi volunteers will be working throughout the communities where we live and work.
“There is no better way to celebrate our 200th anniversary than by honoring our history, embracing the future, and working together to strengthen the communities where we live and work.”
Global Community Day serves as an annual opportunity for Citi employees, alumni, family and friends around the world to gather as one to demonstrate a shared commitment to its communities -- a commitment that is carried out year-round by many employees who regularly volunteer their time. This shared commitment has been embodied in Citi employees since the company was established in 1812. It’s that spirit of Common Purpose that Citi proudly celebrates on its 200th anniversary.
“For two centuries, Citi colleagues have worked to enable economic progress and support our clients on their journey from ambition to achievement,” said Citi CEO Vikram Pandit. “There is no better way to celebrate our 200th anniversary than by honoring our history, embracing the future, and working together to strengthen the communities where we live and work.”
“At Citi we are very proud of our talented employees, who not only strive to serve our clients, but also the communities where they live and work,” said Francisco Aristeguieta, CEO of Citi Latin America. “As we celebrate our 200 year anniversary, we would like to reiterate our commitment to continue writing a history of progress and development in Latin America, where we have been present for 108 years.”
Citi volunteers throughout Latin America, Asia Pacific, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and North America will lend their time, skills and expertise to concentrate on local community needs, including financial inclusion, college and career mentoring, neighborhood revitalization, housing, disaster relief and environmental protection. Throughout the world, anyone interested in staying up-to-date on the latest Global Community Day news and events can follow #200YearsCiti on Twitter. Highlights of Citi's volunteer projects in Latin America include:
In Guatemala, more than 2,000 volunteers will be working on various neighborhood revitalization projects including repairing playgrounds, schools and sidewalks, painting murals, planting trees and installing streetlamps built with recycled materials. In Argentina, 2,000 volunteers will work with local schools, hospices, and homes in 18 cities across the country and hold a Sustainability Fair to benefit local non-profit partners. 800 Citi volunteers in Panama will remodel classrooms in the capital and clean up beaches to celebrate World Oceans Day. In Brazil, more than 1,300 volunteers will be painting and refurbishing playgrounds, and offering different services to the community, such as medical, ophthalmological and dental exams, haircuts, activities for children, and donating food for several NGOs, benefiting 20,000 people. Nearly 2,000 volunteers will pursue activities to assist children and the elderly in partnership with local schools and foundations across Colombia. 2,500 volunteers will perform a wide range of activities to benefit children’s homes in Costa Rica.
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