How Do You Give Back?

October 25, 2012 - 9 Comments

Comment how you give back and 4 meals will be donated to the World Food Programme!

It’s almost November, which means we are getting into the season of giving. Have you thought about how you might give back this holiday season? Well, Cisco can give you a head start…

In celebration of World Food Day, which occurred on October 16, Cisco has launched the “How Do You Give Back?” campaign where we are asking anyone and everyone to tell us how they give back to their communities. Did you know that for every unique comment that is made, 4 meals ($1 USD) will be donated to the global UN World Food Programme (WFP) for those who are hungry? That’s right! 1 comment = 4 meals

Check out our Facebook tab on the Cisco Facebook community that we created specifically for this campaign, where you can post your comments on how you give back.

Why are we doing this? To help organizations like the WFP end global hunger!

The WFP is the world’s largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger and is one of Cisco’s longtime partners and grantees. Recently, in July of 2011 Cisco donated 2500 small video cameras to the WFP so staff could document how the organization was helping people, especially children, live healthier lives. One story in particular stood out. Molly, living in one of the largest slums in Kenya was able to document her life and how the daily meal she received from WFP gave her the opportunity to come to school, get an education and lift herself out of poverty. Watch the video below to learn more about Molly and also check out the Cisco CSR homepage to learn about some of the other activities Cisco is engaged in.

Molly’s story is just one of the countless opportunities the WFP offers to those in need and now you can help! How do you give back? Comment now and make a difference today!

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  1. I give back to the community by having my sisters donate what they would have spent on me for Christmas to my favorite charities. 😉 It’s a wonderful feeling!

  2. I give back by helping communities mentor and coaching them within my expertise. I also give back by assisting and supporting my family (direct & indirect) since they are the first priority who deserves donation/assistance and support.

    I also support any others who needs medical care , finance or any type of support within my budget/connections.

    Those others could be friends, and other relationships or some people that I met or came to know suddenly or by incident.

  3. I donate to by working at local shelters to feed the hungry and give money to local charities.

  4. We give back through assisting local community groups extend their reach and maximize the good they can do.

  5. Amazed to hear that US$1.00 contributes to 4 meals! What kind of a meal is it?

  6. I give back by volunteering at my childrens’ schools. We run An Archery Club and spend time helping school kids with schoolwork.

    I also give back by mentoring and coaching high potentials in our organization.

  7. Hi Phu and Stephanie–

    Thanks so much for commenting on how you give back to your communities. Great to hear! In order for the comment to count, please post your comment on the “How Do You Give Back?” tab located on Cisco’s Facebook page. Feel free to reach out to me with any questions you might have and thanks for participating!

    Comment here:

    –Lindsay Kniffin

  8. I give back by being involved in Circle K, a collegiate international community service organization. We do a variety of projects, from soup kitchens and marathons, to tutoring and blood drives. We also raise tens of thousands of dollars for several fundraising initiatives including UNICEF, Pediatric Trauma Program, and Not For Sale. My life is dedicated to giving back in a countless number of ways, especially educating others about current issues & inspiring them to serve their own communities as well.

    One of my favorite quotes by Martin Luther King Jr. is: “Everybody can be great…because anybody can serve.”

  9. I give back by volunteering my time at local charities: Christamore House, Food Bank, etc.