Avison Young holds third annual Global Day of Giving

Avison Young held its third annual Global Day of Giving, October 13 in all of the companys’ offices spread throughout five countries.

Avison Young’s Global Day of Giving is part of the company’s global citizenship efforts. Each Avison Young office has chosen its own community volunteer project in consultation with the charity that will receive the assistance.

This year, in addition to Mexico City, Avison Young is expanding its Global Day of Giving to Memphis, Coventry U.K., Jacksonville, Boca Raton, Phoenix, Berlin and St. Louis.

Local staff activities on October 13 ranged from river and trail clean-up projects at local parks to landscaping and renovation projects at women’s shelters and youth clubs to refurbishing a house for homeless families to collecting coats for a school.

Char Fortune, Avison Young’s Director of Learning and Professional Development, said Avison Young is ensuring that the Day of Giving will be sustainable over the long-term by actively recruiting people who are committed to philanthropy.

Avison Young’s Midwest offices supported the following charities:

Chicago offices – Friends of the Forest

Cleveland – Marymount Hospital & Retreat

Columbus – Ronald McDonald House

Detroit – Gleaners Food Bank

Indianapolis – Agape Therapeutic Riding

Knoxville – Ijams Nature Center

Memphis – Children’s Museum of Memphis

Minneapolis – House of Charity

Nashville – Salvation Army

St. Louis – Places for People