The gift-bearing colleagues traveled eight hours by bus and spent a night with the families of the Lac Duong province, one of the poorer provinces in Vietnam. They took with them the clothes and around $1,000 in cash, which they had raised with the help of SDL colleagues in Seattle.
After all the fundraising and travelling, it was a real treat for the 11 colleagues to be able to personally deliver 5kg of rice, a carton of instant noodles and clothing to each of the families in need. Perhaps even more impressive, the colleagues used personal connections and made contact directly with the families who received the donations.
More about the SDL Foundation, a UK charity…
The SDL Foundation is a UK charity, registered with the Charity Commission (registered charity no. 1127138) and is managed by an independent Trustee committee, chaired by ex SDL CFO, Alastair Gordon. To show its commitment to the SDL Foundation, the SDL Board has resolved to donate a percentage of the Group’s pre tax profits to the SDL Foundation each year.
The SDL Foundation is committed to supporting charities and projects across the world which work with disadvantaged communities to provide sustainable aid through financial grants and educational and vocational training to help people become self sufficient.