The 24 Hour Global Give and Go: The Giving is Done; the Going Starts Tonight

The 24 Hour Global Give and Go: The Giving is Done; the Going Starts Tonight

Sunday, October 23, 2011 - 6:50pm

CAMPAIGN: Microsoft Employee Giving


What if you had 24 hours to make a difference in the lives of people across the world’s 24 time zones? A group of Microsoft employees and pioneering philanthropists asked themselves this question as part of month of Giving at Microsoft. The answer came in the form of an event called “The 24 Hour Global Give and Go”. 

So on October 24, beginning at 4pm on the International Date Line, and continuing at 4pm across 24 time zones, teams of Microsoft employees around the world will be running, biking, swimming, walking, sailing, flying, Kinect’ing, and just plain MOVING for one hour in support of named, local charities.
Have you ever witnessed the Olympic Torch Run? During this marathon the “torch” is passed on the hour, every hour from time zone to time zone. However in this case it’s a virtual torch, a Windows Phone 7. The handover each hour takes place via Microsoft’s internal social media channel OfficeTalk where a photo and post describes the hour journey.
You can follow the progress from around the world, throughout the day, on the Microsoft Citizenship Twitter and Facebook where we will be posting photos.
So far this year, 230 employees have raised over $12,000, much of which will be matched by local Microsoft subsidiaries.  

If you want to see what 24 hours of global giving looks like, stay tuned with us. 

Read more here about our 24 hour global give and go....