Making Christmas Bright

Transocean Employees in Aberdeen Pool Donations for “Giving Tree Appeal”

ResponsibilityToysWinter2010For the past seven years, Gwen Carrol, a Buyer in the Aberdeen office, has used her purchasing skills for a very good cause. Around Christmas, she asks co-workers for donations that she uses to participate in the “Giving Tree Appeal,” a creative, local effort that generates holiday gifts for needy children in the area. Here’s how it works: various charities identify needy children and ask them to fill out a tag stating what they would most like for Christmas. The cards are then put on “Giving Trees” located in public areas around the town, where kind-hearted people can take a tag and buy the present. The gifts are distributed back to the charities, which make sure the child gets their present. Armed with £1,057 (about $1,700) in donations, Gwen had enough to replace 70 Giving Tree tags with gifts from Transocean. Thanks Gwen!

Houston Employees Donate Five Truckloads of Toys to “Toys for Tots” Program

David Saucedo (far right), HR Recruiter at Park 10, is a Gunnery Sergeant in the U.S. Marine Corps, and the coordinator of the company’s Houston Toys for Tots campaign. He’s pictured with fellow marines Sergeant Williams and Corporal Ayala at one of the many Transocean drop-off areas.

Transocean’s Park 10 office and the Greenway Plaza IT department in Houston conducted a toy drive during December, which benefited Toys for Tots, a U.S. Marine Corps program that collects toys for needy children to receive as holiday presents. Toys were collected at drop-off points in common areas – and boy, did our people deliver! Five truckloads of toys were given to Toys for Tots this year, supporting one of the most successful donation seasons of the 62-year-old program. Because of this year’s campaign, 28,000 children received gifts.


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