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AXA Advisors and the AXA Foundation Sponsor Local Day of Service at HCGH
On a sunny day in June, volunteers from the Baltimore branch of AXA Advisors rolled up their sleeves to provide hands-on help to Howard County General Hospital. Participating in AXA's national Day of Service, this enthusiastic team thoroughly cleaned and organized the hospital's Pediatric ER playroom and waiting room, as well a assembled hundreds of patient discharge packets and patient care packages.
AXA Advisors' employees and financial professionals located throughout the United States participate in an annual Day of Service in support of various local volunteer projects in the communities where AXA does business. “At AXA Advisors we are committed to volunteerism and getting involved in our local communities,” said David Ciotta, Executive Vice President AXA Advisors' South Central Division. “Being active and giving back to the communities we serve strengthens our relationships.”
The AXA Foundation, the philanthropic arm of AXA Advisors, also made a $4,500 donation to the Howard Hospital Foundation, which will be used to enhance HCGH's Pediatric ER playroom with a monthly toy service, a new television, and a complete refurbishment of its popular fish tank. Last year alone, approximately 20,000 children received care in the Pediatric ER.
“AXA’s Day of Service at Howard County General Hospital was a grand success; we are grateful for all of the time and effort invested by Steve Staley and David Ciotta’s staff,” commented Christopher J. McCabe, Vice President of Development for the Howard Hospital Foundation, “The work done by AXA volunteers was very helpful to the hospital and will have a direct and positive impact on patients. Their monetary donation is also appreciated and will go a long way toward making the Pediatric ER playroom an even more comforting environment for patients and their families. We look forward to continuing our relationship with AXA and their wonderful staff members.”
Through AXA "Achievementism," the company aligns all philanthropic and volunteer efforts around the theme of “youth achievement” and “education.” AXA is one of the largest corporate providers of scholarships and a comprehensive resource for students and their parents to pursue their dreams of higher education. The AXA Advisors Baltimore branch is located in Columbia and has more than 80 financial professionals located throughout Maryland.