Yammer’s second Give Day sent more than 150 employee volunteers to nine different San Francisco organizations, where they served and prepped food, tutored students, tended to community gardens and gave essentials to the homeless.
They also taught lessons on technology.
“Being in Silicon Valley makes us forget that there are so many people who have never used a computer before. Volunteering at the Tenderloin Tech Lab was a great experience,” says Priyanka Phatak, who works in Yammer engineering. “We helped Norman who had stopped by at the lab to create a budget plan for a children’s day care he was planning to start. We helped him create a spreadsheet and use formulas. We also helped out a session where the instructor was teaching the class how to send an email and attach a file.”
Volunteers shared their experiences on The Yammer Blog, where you’ll also find photos of the volunteers in action from Give Day, such as Chief Technology Officer Adam Pisoni, shown here.
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