Viacommunity Day 2017 Unites over 4,000 Employees across 16 Countries;
Event Supports 150+ Projects in Education, Environment, Public Health,
Arts, and Social Services
NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Thousands of Viacom employees will volunteer today in a companywide
effort to aid their local communities by donating time and resources for
causes around the globe. Viacommunity Day, a decades-long program run in
partnership with dozens of non-profit organizations and civic leaders,
has employees participating in a diverse range of philanthropic
activities, including refugee, citizenship and immigration assistance,
public beautification initiatives, job development training, student
mentoring opportunities and other acts of giving. In total, more than
20,000 hours of service will be donated by Viacom and its brands
“Viacommunity Day is a great tradition that unites our company across
levels, functions and geographies through a shared sense of pride and
purpose,” said Bob Bakish, President and Chief Executive Officer of
Viacom. “I truly believe that giving back connects us even more deeply
with our communities, our audiences and each other, and I’m thrilled the
program continues to grow driven entirely by our passionate employees.”
Employees will participate in more than 150 different Viacommunity Day
projects in Africa, Asia, Australia, Latin and South America, Europe,
and the United States. Some examples include:
Assembling hygiene kits for victims displaced by the global refugee
crisis, in partnership with the International Medical Corps.
Los Angeles, California
Assisting school staff at Xingxingyu Special Education, and providing
entertainment and care for students with autism.
Volunteering at non-profit organization Thistle Farms, whose mission
is to heal, empower, and employ female survivors of trafficking,
prostitution and addiction.
Location: Nashville, Tennessee
Donating legal aid to foreign citizens and nationals participating in
the naturalization process, in partnership with Legal Services NYC.
New York, New York
Partnering with the Office of the Municipal Environment and Natural
Resources to participate in beach clean-ups in Barangay San Juan,
Ternate and Cavite.
Providing job training to 18-25 year olds interested in working in the
TV and media industry, in partnership with MAMA Youth.
London, United Kingdom
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television programs, motion pictures, short-form content, apps, games,
consumer products, social media experiences, and other entertainment
content for audiences in more than 180 countries. Viacom’s media
networks, including Nickelodeon, Comedy Central, MTV, VH1, Spike, BET,
CMT, TV Land, Nick at Nite, Nick Jr., Logo, Nicktoons, TeenNick, Channel
5 (UK), Telefe (Argentina) and Paramount Channel, reach over 3.9 billion
cumulative television subscribers worldwide. Paramount Pictures is a
major global producer and distributor of filmed entertainment.