At Microsoft we are passionate about giving to address critical issues facing our local communities and the world around us. It's part of our culture, and one more way we live our mission to empower every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more. Year after year — through donations of time, talent, and money — our employees demonstrate a passion for empowering people, preserving our planet, and supporting non-profit organizations that serve the public good.
The Bing team got to work during the run up to the festive season and at the same time of thanking our clients for partnering with us over 2018 we wanted to remember those who are less fortunate during the festive celebrations.
Partnering with the WLM (West London Mission), the Bing Ads team donated a hat and scarf for every Bing festive scarf we delivered to our clients. Over 250 hats and scarves were handed out to the homeless in the run up to the festive break.
‘Thank you so much for your donation of scarves and hats over the Christmas period. We surpassed our fundraising target for our Christmas campaign, raising over £33,000 for our work with rough sleepers. Thank you so much for your contribution, it means so much to us. We are often pushed to our limits, so having support from Microsoft allows us to focus on the advice service that gets people into secure accommodation and back into work. — Martha Awojobi, Corporate Development Officer, WLM
Thank you to all our customers for a great 2018 and we are delighted to have had the chance to create a team effort with customers and give support where it mattered most.