Providing essentials for individuals in need, fostering connections with elders, and going the extra mile for worthy causes—these are just a few of the creative ways Oracle Volunteers support communities around the globe. Find out more below.
“I chose to volunteer to support Ukrainian refugees when the war started, hosting refugees at my home and preparing bags of essential supplies for those at the border. I’m proud that Oracle empowers employees to volunteer for causes we believe in to help make the world a safer place.”
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and for weeks in advance, Oracle Volunteers crocheted items that cancer survivors could keep close to their hearts—literally. A group of dedicated fiber artists wove lightweight, customized breast prostheses for women who have undergone mastectomies. These “knockers” followed patterns from Knitted Knockers, a nonprofit that designs patterns and distributes prostheses to breast cancer survivors.
In times of distress and tumult, Oracle Volunteers rise to the occasion. Employees collected and delivered essential supplies to Ukrainian refugees, created welcome cards for newly resettled families from Afghanistan, and designed posters to raise awareness of the challenges faced by survivors of domestic violence. Organizations we engage with include Asociaţia Magic, the Casa Ioana Association, Jiyan Foundation for Human Rights, and Miry’s List.
Oracle Volunteers respect and value elders and actively connect with them, and as COVID-19 continued to cause heightened isolation and vulnerability among older people, they redoubled their efforts. In addition to sharing conversation and companionship, volunteers designed handmade greeting cards with uplifting messages. Organizations we engage with include Fundación Amanoz, Maya CARE Foundation, Second Harvest of Silicon Valley, and Seniors First.
In addition to improving your own well-being, volunteering at athletic events is a powerful way to support the life-saving work of nonprofits advancing medical research and helping people with health conditions. In fiscal year 2022, Oracle Volunteers walked, ran, and pedaled to raise awareness and funds for the American Heart Association, JDRF Northern California Chapter, Pinkathon, San Francisco AIDS Foundation, and many more causes.
Year-round, Oracle Volunteers offer friendship and spread happiness among children in challenging circumstances. They do this by hosting arts and crafts sessions for children with developmental disabilities, leading collection drives for those in need, and delivering a variety of services to children from low-income backgrounds. Organizations we engage with include Divya Downs Development Trust, George Mark Children's House, Learning for All, Mani Trust, and Sarvani.
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