Capital One Associates Aim to Volunteer More Than 21,000 Hours in Seven Days in Communities across the Nation Through ‘One Week’ Community Service Initiative
National community service initiative will support issues ranging from education to hunger
“At Capital One, community engagement and investment have always been
about much more than simply writing a check,” said
As part of One Week, Capital One is expanding its partnership with The
Heart of America Foundation®, a national nonprofit that provides
children in need with the tools to read, succeed and make a difference,
to support education and encourage literacy across the nation. Since
2002, Capital One and the
As part of its
Capital One is also expanding its work with food banks across the
country to fight hunger through an online food drive. Through a
company-wide food drive kicking off during One Week, Capital One
associates will aim to donate two million meals through more than 36
food banks in the U.S. and
Across the country, Capital One associates will participate in hundreds of service projects this week, including:
Baton Rouge, Louisiana, volunteers will build an outdoor reading room underneath a giant oak tree at Bernard Terrace Elementary Schoolto help local youth in the community develop a love of reading.
Las Vegas, volunteers will mentor high school students aspiring to pursue Finance careers, and will provide a new school library and donate thousands of books to the students at J.D. Smith Middle School.
New York City, Capital One volunteers will partner with The Heart of America Foundationto open a READesign® College Access Roomthat will provide financial literacy and college application resources at the Washington Heights Expeditionary Learning Schoolin Harlem.
Richmond, Virginia, volunteers will renovate the library at Chimborazo Elementary School, give library tours to parents, and participate in financial literacy-themed sports activities with Radio Disney.
Texas, volunteers will renovate a school library at John Marshall Middle Schoolin Houstonand will join a neighborhood beautification project in East Plano.
Washington, D.C., children at THEARC will participate in a Fall Harvest Partywith family-friendly activities and fun gardening projects to winterize THEARC Organic Community Garden.
Wilmington, Delaware, more than 1,000 school students from Bancroft Elementary, East Side Charter and Elbert Palmer Elementarywill receive financial literacy lessons.
One Week service initiatives are part of Capital One’s Investing for
Good community investment platform, which focuses on four areas that are
key building blocks of economic opportunity: Affordable Housing,
Education, Small Business and
[EDITORS NOTE: Members of the media are invited to attend select One Week initiatives. Contact email@example.com for event details and press passes.]
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