February 25, 2013

Ingersoll Rand News: Ingersoll Rand’s India Employees Dig Deep to Support their Country’s Underprivileged

Restored vision. Safe drinking water. Education for thousands of children.  The generosity of Ingersoll Rand’s employees in India and their increased participation in the region’s “Employee Giving Campaign” is making a difference in many lives. 

In 2012, the region’s second annual campaign, launched in partnership with the United Way of India, raised more than $29,000, The money was donated by employees who pledged between one and three days’ salary to the cause of their choice. The pledged amount was matched by Ingersoll Rand India and the Ingersoll Rand Foundation.  

Money is Put to Good Use

Funds raised during the first campaign, in 2011 were donated to 15 pre-selected private organizations across India. They supported causes in areas including healthcare, improving livelihoods and resource conservation. For example, they:

  • Provided eye surgeries that restored sight or prevented loss of vision among children and adults.
  • Improved education to underprivileged children, including 10,000 in Delhi and 500 in Bengaluru.
  • Provided safe drinking water to a disaster-stricken village.
  • Provided solar lamps to nearly 20 villages through TERI’s Light a Billion Lives Program

Good works such as these will be continued thanks to the donations raised in the 2012 campaign, which ran from September 2012 to January 2013. More than 24 percent of the regions employee base took part in the campaign which is a significant jump from the 10 percent participation in the first year of the campaign. Besides the satisfaction of helping others, employees were treated to colorful performances at town hall meetings from grateful members of the organizations they supported.

Ingersoll Rand, known for its market-leading brands such as Trane, Thermo King, Club Car, Ingersoll Rand and Schlage, has had a presence in India since 1921. Today the company is based out of 18 locations in the country.

Children from Gurgaon wear colorful costumes and shy smiles.

Youngsters representing the Aseema Charitable Trust give an energetic performance.

Performers from the Blind School of Ahmedabad are in synch.

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