G.I.V.E., which stands for “Get Involved Volunteer Everywhere,” is a community service event that brings together Royal Caribbean employees, their families, friends, vendors and business partners to assist non-profit organizations and improve the quality of life in their local communities.
In Springfield, Oregon, More than 120 volunteers associated with Royal Caribbean were at Centennial Elementary School in their Springfield community as part of G.I.V.E. Day, the 6th event at its Springfield office.
“As one of the largest non-Government employers in Springfield, we are committed to supporting and helping our local communities,” said Richard D. Fain, chairman and chief executive officer, Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. “We hope that the personal satisfaction and enjoyment of assisting our neighbors on G.I.V.E. Day will help inspire our employees to pursue volunteer and public service opportunities throughout the year.”
Centennial Elementary School was built in 1963 and serves approximately 400 students from kindergarten through fifth grade, in a mixed-income area of west Springfield.
Now in its 15th year, G.I.V.E. Day is an example of how the more than 40,000 Royal Caribbean employees give back to their communities around the world, by donating thousands of volunteer hours to assist their communities with neighborhood development, civic drives, environmental improvement and disaster recovery.
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