This summer, many of our BlackRock colleagues participated in three events throughout our "Summer of Giving": This June, we had over 30 attendees to a lunch we hosted in our San Francisco Office - an information session on the need (1/3 of all homeless youths in America are in California), the Organization (Covenant House now has over 75 beds in Oakland and 75 in Los Angeles), and a chance to meet Noel Russell, Director of Covenant House Oakland. In July, our BlackRock Team took the kids of the Covenant House to an Oakland A's baseball game, and had their recognition on the JumboTron; a moving experience for all. Finally, Aaron Chethelan and I attended the OpenHouse and Ribbon Cutting for the new facilities in Oakland this August. More people to serve...
I'm so grateful for all of the support and involvement from our BlackRock Community! Especially, our generous BlackRock Corporate Match to employee charities and donations. 100% match, to any approved Charity, including the Covenant House.
Please consider a donation to support the youths - the need is so great, and the joy it brings them, is life changing.
Our Team will be Sleeping on the Streets of Oakland to raise awareness and funds - and I'd like to show the Community the strength of OneBlackRock...I dont want to see other companies like Oracle, Cisco, Google & Delta, etc have a greater Impact and Influence than I know we can deliver - particularly in the Bay area.
Thank you for your help, and constant support! Many of you have contributed to this cause over the last two years, and I'm so grateful. Because of BlackRock's Philanthropic support, we're making an even greater impact in the Bay Area, Los Angeles, and beyond. If you decide to contribute, please go to our BlackRock Benevity site, and register for our very generous Corporate match: https://blackrock.benevity.org/user/login
Aaron & Rick