TAIPEI, TAIWAN, OCTOBER 6, 2018 — Again, it’s the day of the year that all the employees and families of Prudential Financial, Inc. devote themselves to their communities. This is the 23rd International Volunteer Day (IVD) for Prudential Life Insurance of Taiwan (POT), and there are more than 1,300 people participating. The two major themes this year are: Caring for the Underprivileged and Care for the Mother Earth, and there are 19 signature projects going on across Taiwan.
“The annual volunteering service embodies Prudential’s love for humanity and beyond,” said Dylan Tyson, President and CEO of POT. “I’m happy to see that more and more family, friends, and clients joining us on this day. And I’m especially happy to know that we are always able to find nonprofit organizations which are little known or even under the radar to offer our hand,” Dylan continued.
POT is the first company to volunteer with a newly-established orphanage in Yunlin as part of the “Caring for the Underprivileged” theme. In addition to orphanages, POT teams go to rest homes, care centers for the disabled, and blind asylums around Taiwan. Not only caring for people in Taiwan, POT also cares for people in far-away Africa by sorting and cleaning shoes for kids to keep them from the deadly threat of sand fleas and by sewing cloth sanitary pads for girls to enable them to move freely.
Projects that fall under the “Care for the Mother Earth” theme include clean-ups as far as the beach in Liuqiu, creeks in Sanxia, mountains in Great Taipei Area. Other than caring for the nature, a POT team goes to a Butterfly Garden to help maintain this open-air area habitat for butterflies. POT wants to extend our love from humanity, to the Earth, and to all the living things on this planet.
“Giving back to the communities in which we work and live is a core value for POT. The dedication of our employees, on International Volunteer Day and throughout the year, has a long and lasting impact,” said Tyson.