Almost 4,500 PwCers took part in our one step, one dream charity walk, making this our largest single volunteering event, and raising over 400,000 RMB for the Yao Foundation.
This fun and healthy activity involved forming teams and walking or running as many steps as possible in support of the Yao Foundation. Each team’s activity was tracked using the WeChat Sports step counting feature, with participants using the Tencent charity platform to donate their steps towards the initiative. This created a real buzz both in and out of the office – and on-line – with people keen to go the extra mile and outstep their colleagues for a great cause!
In total, more than 488 million steps were donated from the 15th -28th May 2017, from PwC colleagues from across China, Hong Kong and Macau, from all different levels and teams. The initiative gave our people a good opportunity to demonstrate PwC’s values of working together and making a difference.
To encourage participation PwC awarded prizes to outstanding teams and individuals for the most steps walked in a team, the most steps walked on average, the greatest amount of funds raised and lucky draws.
The end result was 400,672 RMB being raised for the Yao Foundation, one of PwC’s Key NGO partners. Our people raised 100,672 RMB amongst their families, friends, and each other, and 300,000 RMB was donated by the PwC Foundation.
The funds were donated to the Yao Foundation and will be used to distribute basketball kits (basketball stands, basketballs, shoes and uniforms) to 40 primary schools across China. The 25 winning teams will also be given the opportunity to select the schools they would like their donation to go to.