PwC has launched “Leading the Change”, a community service project taking place throughout November.
Each Friday, employees are taking part in a series of volunteer projects targeting a wide range of causes in the Cayman community.
Angilynn Chan, PwC’s assurance and business development manager, said under the firm-wide initiative, “we have established a number of specific projects which we hope will help a wide cross-section of the community, including young people, the elderly, the environment, those most in need and animals.”
The initiative was kicked off on 4 November with PwC staff members dedicating time to three causes: The Pines Retirement Home, the ARK (Acts of Random Kindness) project and Meals on Wheels.
Arlond Brooks Jr, assurance senior with PwC, led the Pines initiative and said staff members got as much out of the visit as the residents of the Pines themselves.
“It was a very positive experience all round,” he said. “Five staff members were able to really interact and relate to the Pines residents and we had a lot of fun playing bingo and singing songs. There was also quite a bit of reminiscing going on, with some of the elderly people familiar with our family members of old.”
Mr. Brooks said his own grandmother had spent her last years at the Pines and had been well-treated there, so it felt really good he could give something back.
“We all got so much out of the visit that we very much hope to make it an on-going event, with regular visits, now that we have established such positive relationships with the residents and the staff,” he said. “It was for me, personally, an extremely rewarding experience.”