Last week, in celebration of our ninth birthday and in a spirit of gratitude, Zocdoc’rs across three cities and two countries volunteered with 24 exceptional non-profit organizations.
This annual week of service, which kicked off last year, builds on our mission to give power to the patient. It’s a time when our employees step away from their desks and their day-to-day activities to volunteer in our communities and with the patients we serve.
Together, we donated over 1,000 hours of service, serving meals to city residents in-need, writing cards for patients in hospitals, packing medical supplies to send to international communities, donating blood, and more. Our efforts impacted more than 12,000 lives.
Here are just a few highlights from the week:
In New York City
With Sing for Hope, some of our musically-inclined team members sang songs and played their instruments, helping to brighten hospital patients’ days.
At Bed-Stuy Campaign Against Hunger, our team helped the city’s largest emergency food pantry, unloading food trucks and stocking shelves.
It was all too fitting that we’d help others celebrate their birthdays. With Dorot Senior Programs, team members made cards and visited local home-bound seniors on their birthdays.
With Project C.U.R.E., we helped pack 251 boxes into eight pallets that will reach nearly 5,000 patients in need of medical supplies.
At St. Mary’s Food Bank, our team sorted and packed 1,200 emergency food boxes with over 19,000 meals.
In Pune, India
Our team sang songs, played games, and spent quality time with children and senior citizens at Esha Prema.
At Snehalaya, our team made arts and crafts projects with mentally-challenged children.