Clouderans Celebrate the Holiday Season by Giving Back


Holiday season is a time to reflect on your year and support those less fortunate than yourself. 

Clouderans made a global impact by running a number of donation activities and local giving events to celebrate the season of giving. 

November 29: Giving Tuesday—Global 

Giving Tuesday, a day dedicated to donations and giving back, is the Tuesday after Thanksgiving in the US. As an organization, Cloudera supported the holiday with a 200% matching campaign, meaning for every $1 a Clouderan donated, Cloudera donated $2.

Overall Clouderans donated a total of $81,467 to 204 chosen nonprofits around the world.

November 29: Donating food to OVG on behalf of event attendees—Brasilia, Brazil

Instead of giving out swag at a client event, the Cloudera Brazil team partnered with a charity to donate one portion of food per attendee to the event. This resulted in over 200 portions of food being donated to in-need people in the local area, as well as a very happy Cloudera customer. 

Thanks to the Brazil sales and marketing team for coming up with this idea, and special thanks to Thatiane Freire for making it happen!

December 5: Shoebox drive—Budapest, Hungary

The Cloudera Budapest team worked with two nonprofits to pack, decorate, and donate shoeboxes filled with gifts for in-need children. The team collectively donated about 65 shoeboxes, which will be distributed throughout the holidays. 

December 5: Blanket drive for dogs—Budapest, Hungary

Working with a local animal shelter, the Cloudera Budapest team asked local employees to donate unused blankets, towels, and sheets. With colder weather and higher costs, many more animals need shelter this year, making the donations especially important. This event also gave Clouderans a chance to recycle unused items for a second life, therefore having an additional sustainable impact.

Thanks to Cloudera’s Budapest office for these donations, and special thanks to our organizers: Dániel Omaisz-Takács, Fanni Fulmer, Rita Szucs, and Glória Benkő.

December 7: Disney trivia quiz for Make-A-Wish Foundation—Global

This global virtual event provided Clouderans a chance to have fun while giving back. Clouderans were invited to put their Disney knowledge to the test in support of the Make-A-Wish Foundation. From a trip to Disney or meeting their favorite superhero, Make-A-Wish Foundation grants wishes to critically ill young people.

Thanks to everyone that took part, and special thanks to Stephanie Han for organizing!

December 12: Volunteering at Second Harvest Food Bank—Santa Clara, CA

Members of the Cloudera engineering team in the Bay Area took part in volunteering with a local food bank, Second Harvest. During the holiday season many food banks are looking for additional people to help volunteer and donate.

Thanks to those in the Santa Clara office for taking part, and special thanks to Stella Tarolli for organizing! 

December: Giving Tree for KidsOut and The Society of St. Vincent De Paul—London, UK and Cork, Ireland

KidsOut supports in-need children across the UK to build confidence and happiness at their most vulnerable. Every year, KidsOut run a Giving Tree, where people are asked to buy certain gifts and donate. These donations are distributed to children in refuge over the holiday period. 

Thanks to the UK and Ireland teams for taking part, and special thanks to Jade Kelly in the UK, and Suzanne Livesey and Aisling Holland in Ireland, for organizing!

Author: Subham

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