Cloudera's Debbie Kruger discusses Global Week of Service

 October 26, 2022

Boosting Cloudera's corporate social responsibility efforts, Cloudera Cares is the company's giving and volunteering program that empowers employees to make a difference in their communities and support the organizations they care most about. These initiatives embody the collective spirit and values of Cloudera employees around the world.

A highlight of the program includes Cloudera's Global Week of Service, a week each year the company dedicates to doing good

Cloudera Senior Manager in Social Impact, Debbie Kruger, discusses Cloudera's Global Week of Service, and shares the impact employees made throughout the week, including the first ever Unplug with Kindness campaign.

Giving back to the community 

With the theme of the week Clouderans: Engage for Good - Cloudera employees were encouraged to take time, give back, and participate in various meaningful ways. 

"Clouderans globally did just that. Together we exceeded goals, increased impact, and spread kindness," says Debbie.

Here is how Cloudera employees did that:

  • 430+ Clouderans engaged
  • 770+ hours volunteered
  • 36+ events held virtually and in 20+ cities across the globe
  • $40,000+ donated 
  • 150+ organizations supported 

Engaging employees worldwide

Cloudera social impact

Some events of Global Week of Service included:  

  • Sorting non-perishable food items in Gaithersburg, Maryland.
  • Teaching science through fun audio stories virtually for young girls in Ghana.
  • Reducing one’s carbon footprint using old t-shirts, a virtual event.
  • Packing hygiene kits for homeless veterans in Santa Clara, California.
  • Providing art supplies for SOS Children’s Village in Bangalore, India. 
  • Gardening with the Cork Migrant Center in Cork, Ireland.
  • Equipping young women with skills needed to enter STEM careers virtually.
  • An open-source awareness program in Chennai, India.

"The diversity of activities represents the wide range of interests and causes Clouderans care about," adds Debbie.

Debbie quotes an employee who took part in the week: “Thanks, Cloudera, for giving me the opportunity to engage. I am so busy with work lately, and this event has helped me take time to change my focus for a moment in time. Afterward, not only did I have the satisfaction of having done service to the community but it also refocused me when I returned to work. It felt great to be a global citizen."

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