Employees can choose to contribute a small amount of Re.1 per day towards the social initiatives of HCL Foundation. In the US and UK, this a bi-monthly contribution of One Dollar and One Pound respectively. In keeping with the spirit of volunteerism that guides all Power of One activities, the contributions are also voluntary in nature. Employees are constantly updated about the impact of their contributions through mailers and campaigns and to encourage them to become a part of the voluntary Power of One (Po1) payroll giving program. At present, close to 38,000 HCLites in India are contributing Re. 1 daily under this program.
VOLUNTEERISM – ‘BECOME A COMMUNITY CHAMPION”
In keeping with the belief that each employee has the power to reach out to, engage, inspire and make a difference, HCL Foundation constantly seeks to create avenues where HCLites can volunteer some time to actually engage with the less privileged communities, understand their reality and contribute towards enriching their lives in any way possible. HCL employees are encouraged to devote just one hour, one day, one week or one year towards community service activities such as teaching, counselling, mentoring, leading sensitization and awareness drives, rehabilitation, experience sharing and delivering motivational speeches. Employees can choose to get associated with any cause of their choice which range across the thematic areas – education, health, livelihood and environment. The dedicated group of HCL employees who become part of the volunteer initiatives in the communities are called the HCL Community Champions. Over the last 3 years, around 25,000 HCLites have participated in community service, clocking in close to 1,65,000 volunteer hours.