Manulife kicks off season of giving with ‘acts of kindness’

The company is skipping year-end parties and choosing to give back to the community

Manulife kicks off season of giving with ‘acts of kindness’

Instead of celebrating with the usual year-end parties, global insurance group Manulife is wrapping up 2020 in a spirit of generosity and kindness. The company is offering employees worldwide a small cash grant that they can use to “pay it forward” to their local communities.

All 35,000 staff members will receive the equivalent of CA$50 in their own currency.

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“This holiday season, we will be empowering our team around the world to give back and demonstrate an act of kindness in their community,” Manulife CEO Roy Gori said in a LinkedIn post announcing the #ManulifeActofKindness campaign.

Gori also recognized how 2020 has been a difficult year for many. “It’s challenged us to prioritize health and safety and adopt new ways of connecting and supporting each other,” he said.

“If we could all demonstrate care and kindness to those in need, even if it is a small gesture, we will help make the world a better place.”

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Within 24 hours, Manulife employees shared their initiatives online.

Employees can take on individual charity projects or pool together their resources with other colleagues and support initiatives collectively.

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