DUBLIN, Ireland, May 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- XL Group plc ("XL") (NYSE: XL) today announced that it plans to hold its ninth Global Day of Giving on Friday, May 9, 2014. The company-wide employee volunteer day is dedicated to supporting the communities in which XL operates.
Since the inception of Global Day of Giving in 2006, when XL celebrated its 20 th anniversary, XL employees have performed more than 150,000 hours of community service through hundreds of charitable projects in various locations worldwide.
XL's Chief Executive Officer, Mike McGavick, said: "Every year we at XL look forward to rolling up our sleeves and working side by side with non-profit organizations dedicated to addressing societal issues. Our Global Day of Giving is a special time for us to directly connect with numerous charities and make a tangible difference in the communities in which we live and work."
During this year's Global Day of Giving more than 175 projects have been scheduled in more than 50 locations around the world to address issues such as:Homelessness/Hunger: Preparing meals for the needy ( Bermuda, Singapore, Switzerland and USA); gardening and clean-up of a women's shelter ( Canada); organizing clothing and household donations ( Bermuda, Spain and USA); games and activities with children in state care ( Argentina); and gardening and maintenance for a home for young women suffering from clinical disorders ( USA). Education/Youth Development: Painting, dancing and games with children rescued from child trafficking ( India); arts and literacy activities with children from low-income areas ( USA); employability and business workshops for young people ( Ireland, USA and France); preparing learning kits to help children master mathematics ( Bermuda); making rag dolls while teaching children about basic human rights with UNICEF ( France). Senior Care: Preparing the gardens of a nursing home ( Austria) and socializing with seniors ( Germany and India). Environment and Animals: Gardening at an urban roof-top teaching farm, which helps to educate youth about nutrition and the environment, and expanding the production garden at a 200 year old working farm ( USA); Preparing YMCA Camp facilities ( Australia); conservation and forest management ( Netherlands); preserving historic sites ( Bermuda); gardening and planting at a heritage site of herbal medicine ( China); supporting animal shelters ( Mexico, USA, UK); beautifying public parks and beaches ( Sweden, Switzerland, UK, USA). About XL Group plc XL Group plc (NYSE:XL), through its subsidiaries, is a global insurance and reinsurance company providing property, casualty and specialty products to industrial, commercial and professional firms, insurance companies and other enterprises throughout the world. XL is the company clients look to for answers to their most complex risks and to help move their world forward. To learn more, visit www.xlgroup.com SOURCE XL Group plc