For more than 20 years, JWT has partnered with NY Cares, New York City’s largest volunteer organisation, to help make the city a better place. For 24 hours, JWT gives employees the opportunity to join NY Cares to volunteer as part of their JWT Cares Day. Projects range from making gingerbread houses with students from local schools, hosting a party with seniors at a retirement home, cleaning up city parks, walking animals in local shelters, serving food at soup kitchens and more.
In 2012, in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, JWT Cares Day evolved to give employees the opportunity to volunteer for projects that supported Sandy Relief. In 2012 more than 300 volunteers staffed 18 projects helping more than 400 students, senior citizens and other under-served members of the community.