Deloitte’s Hartford Employees Spend IMPACT Day at Girl Scouts of Connecticut’s Camp Laurel in Lebanon
June 12, 2013
Campers at Camp Laurel in Lebanon this summer will enjoy a new 18x18 floating dock in the lake, new flowers in front of the dining hall, and repaired facilities thanks to volunteer support from Deloitte.
On Friday, June 7, approximately 200 Deloitte employees from the Hartford offices visited Camp Laurel as a part of Deloitte IMPACT Day and worked in the pouring rain to complete repairs of the grounds, including stairs and roofs, painting new signs, and cleaning brush on the trails. In addition, Deloitte donated $4,200 for the cost of the new floating dock that will open this summer.
IMPACT Day is a celebration of Deloitte’s longstanding commitment to its communities, where its 50,000+ people nationwide make nonprofits their top clients for the day by setting aside their work and contributing their time and talent. Tens of thousands of Deloitte personnel volunteered on approximately 800 community service projects in 80 communities.
“It is our belief and strategy that we must contribute what we do best for our clients to help community organizations advance their missions. We know that one business can make a difference when what they do best is aligned to the greatest need to create real and measurable outcomes,” said Evan Hochberg, national leader of Deloitte’s corporate citizenship programs.
Girl Scouts of Connecticut CEO Mary Barneby spent some time speaking with the Deloitte volunteers, thanking them for their time, dedication, and labor at Camp Laurel, which will also be the site of Camp CEO in two short weeks from June 30-July 3.
“We are incredibly grateful to Deloitte for their support and dedication during their day at Camp Laurel,” Barneby said. “Despite the pouring rain, Deloitte’s employees worked tirelessly all day to ensure that Camp Laurel will be in top condition when we open for summer camp. We can’t thank them enough for their commitment and service to our girls!”
See photos from the day on our Facebook page.