On the international day of love, VMware employees celebrated their true love for giving back to the community with an event called “Speed Dating with a Cause – Find your perfect match”.
Hey, Radi! Tell us more about the “Speed dating with a Cause” event. How did the idea come about?
We adapted the idea to our goal of bringing causes and people closer together. Our colleagues had the chance to meet with several nonprofit organizations and fall in love with the causes that touched their hearts the most.
Which organizations participated in the search of supporters this year?
We had the pleasure to meet representatives of Jamba, Teach for Bulgaria, Dechitsa Foundation, Vazdigane Foundation, Association Metamorfozi, TOM Bulgaria, Trotoara Foundation, as well as a VMware internal organization called VMinclusion.
We learned about their upcoming initiatives and how we can join efforts towards a positive change in our community. It was so much fun and they really sparked a fire of emotions in all of us.
Do many people at VMware Bulgaria volunteer?
Caring for people and the environment is a vital piece of VMware’s culture. The Sofia Heroes Giving Network is part of a global structure - the VMware Foundation, which nurtures us, the citizen philanthropists, by supporting the nonprofits of our choice.
It’s a privilege that we have the freedom to show our love for service learning by organizing or participating in volunteering and charity events.
Which cause is closest to your heart?
We’re so used to witnessing and hearing about injustice that we’re becoming more and more indifferent to it. I feel like we use the phrase “That’s life” quite a lot because we can’t think of another explanation.
I truly admire people who don’t just settle for “That’s life” and make efforts to change it. :)