Synchrony Financial donates bicycles to Don Bosco Navajeevan Foundation
Posted by: Clara Fernandes at 10/06/2016 03:15:00 am
India 6 October 2016:
Synchrony Financial Global Front Line Managers assembled the bicycles and donated the bikes to children in need
Synchrony Financial (NYSE:SYF), a premier consumer financial services company with an 80-year heritage, today donated specially-assembled bicycles to children served by Don Bosco Navajeevan. The bikes were assembled by Synchrony Financial front line managers as part of their “Build and Serve” event during the company’s Front Line Leadership Conference (FLC) in Hyderabad. Don Bosco Navajeevan works toward the rehabilitation of children and youth living on the streets and provides primary education for children who are living in the area’s slums and construction sites.
L-R Steve Min, Tom Quindlen, Faisal Uddin and Kurt Grossheim at Synchrony Financial – Build & Serve Initiative
L-R Steve Min, Tom Quindlen, and Faisal Uddin at Synchrony Financial – Build & Serve Initiative
Mr. Kurt Grossheim, EVP and Chief Operating Officer Synchrony Financial at the Build & Serve Initiative
Synchrony Financial Senior Leadership Team along with the kids from Don Bosco Navajeevan Foundation
Synchrony Financial Senior Leadership Team assembles the bicycles and supports Don Bosco Navajeevan Foundation
“Build and Serve” aligns with Synchrony Financial’s Corporate Citizenship program, addressing the needs of today’s diverse working families by supporting housing, children and economic security initiatives. During the team-building activity, frontline managers were divided into 34 teams and each team was given the task to assemble a bicycle from scratch with limited instructions, time and tools. Once completed, all 34 assembled bicycles were thoroughly checked for safety and presented to the underprivileged kids of Don Bosco Navajeevan. The children's eyes lit up with joy and excitement and they were thrilled to receive the swanky bikes.
Synchrony Financial’s FLC was attended by more than 250 global front line managers along with more than 15 senior leaders, including Chief Operating Officer Mr. Kurt Grossheim, who participated in various team-building and community welfare activities. Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Grossheim said, “Synchrony Financial strongly supports activities that benefit and positively impact the communities in which we have a presence. It is our privilege to support the children of Don Bosco Navajeevan, which aligns with our corporate citizenship platform Families that Work. We are also thankful to the entire front line leadership team in coming together for this important cause.”
Speaking on the occasion Mr. Faisal Uddin, Sr. Vice President and Business Leader Synchrony Financial India, said, “Synchrony Financial adopts the philosophy of involving its employees in activities directed toward uplifting the quality of life of underprivileged individuals. It was a pleasure to work together with the best talent at Synchrony Financial and assemble these bicycles. We are honored to team up with Don Bosco Navajeevan, which has been working continuously to improve the welfare of the underprivileged children in the city. We are hopeful that the bicycles given to the kids will ease their travel to the school.”
Synchrony Financial has supported education for the underprivileged by conducting regular voice labs and computer trainings, in addition to making donations in the form of basic amenities for the schools, such as desks, cupboards, clean toilets, and drinking water facilities.
On a regular basis, Synchrony Financial adopts unique concepts to involve its employees in various activities to positively impact the society and improve the quality of life of those in need.For instance, Synchrony Financial India, in association with LV Prasad Eye Institute (LVPEI), initiated a unique “All for Eyes” campaign with the goal to help provide vision to the needy. In this program, the volunteer hours contributed by Synchrony Financial employees are monetized and donated to LVPEI to provide vision to 600 underprivileged patients.