At ZS, our core values – treat people right, get it right and do the right thing – drive everything that we do. But those values aren’t limited to our day-to-day client work and interactions with colleagues. We recognize our responsibility to give back and make an even greater impact in the world, which is why we created ZS Cares – our firmwide corporate social responsibility initiative.
Our global offices carry out the ZS Cares mission in their own unique ways and over the years, many of them have coordinated and participated in their own local days of service. This year, we saw an opportunity to amplify our efforts by organizing the inaugural ZS global day of giving – uniting all ZSers around a common objective, while localizing our efforts to make a difference across our many communities.
Our first global ZS Cares Day was a huge success, with more than 1,100 ZSers giving over 6,500 hours of their time to help those in need. Learn more about how ZSers came together to make a meaningful impact.
Evanston ZSers dispersed across the Chicagoland area to give back to eight worthy non-profit organizations – from volunteering at an animal shelter to packaging meals for children in need to helping those facing homelessness and more.
ZS’s Boston office spent the day collecting and packing essential items for children who are homeless or living in low-income conditions.
ZSers in Philly spread their efforts across five volunteer sites which appealed to an array of interests and passions: food security, youth education and empowerment, environmental conservation, immigrant and refugee support and animal rights and protection.
Our Chicago office held a hygiene drive for Sarah's Circle and collected and re-purposed plastic bags into helpful items for the homeless.
A group of London ZSers flexed their green thumbs at Sydenham Garden, a unique well-being center utilizing its gardens, nature reserve and activity rooms to help people on their mental and physical recovery journeys. The office also hosted a charity bake sale in which all profits were donated to Community Southwark.
70+ ZS volunteers in Princeton braved the heat to help several honorable causes including HomeFront, Habitat for Humanity, RiseNJ and Shine.
Our New York City office volunteered with City Meals on Wheels delivering meals to the doorsteps of elderly people.
ZSers in Pune continued their ongoing partnership with Zariya, a program established in 2014 by like-minded ZSers to help children reach their fullest potential through education.
In the morning, our San Diego office bagged over 8,000 of produce in 3 hours at a local food bank. The ambitious group spent the second half of the day at Just in Time Foster Youth to listen, give tactical career advice and share their own relevant experiences.