“Every waterfall begins with a single drop of water.”
This bold yet simple statement reflects how VMware employees come together as a community. Just as the greatest waterfall originates from a single drop of water, true change begins with a person choosing to take action. At VMware, we believe that our individual actions matter. They build giving networks that add up to our collective impact as a community.
After initially sharing VMware’s EPIC2 value of Community with VMworld attendees in 2014, earlier this month, we invited VMware employees around the world to join 23,000+ VMworld attendees to take a stand at Destination Give Back. People in our broader VMware community came together by sharing a photo that represented the causes that matter most to them. We needed 10,000 photos in order to build the mosaic:
By completing the mosaic, the community unlocked a donation from the VMware Foundation, divided in proportion to the four causes (Health, Environment, Children, and Education) closest to our community members’ hearts.
It was inspiring to see the mosaic come together during VMworld. After supporting a cause, attendees often returned to Destination Give Back each day to see the mosaic’s progress and speculate on the final image.
Around the world, VMware people joined Destination Give Back to lend their support.
Chirag Arora, the VMware Foundation Citizen Council lead in Bangalore, shared, “I watched it go viral and saw how so many people outside of VMware appreciate the VMware Foundation’s vision of Citizen Philanthropy. [It] feels so good to hear that from friends, family and random folks.”
To make the choice to stand for a cause that is meaningful to you is powerful. Our gratitude goes to all Citizen Philanthropists who contributed to Destination Give Back and to everyone who has been inspired to make a difference.
Big things have small beginnings.
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