November 14, 2011

Alcoa Russia Locations Held the Sixth Month of Service

November 11, 2011, Belaya Kalitva, Moscow, Samara –Throughout October over 3,000 or 58% of Alcoa Russia employees in Moscow, Samara and Belaya Kalitva (Rostov region) participated in worldwide Alcoa Month of Service (MOS). Volunteers dedicated over 6,000 hours to community service. They were joined by community members, non-commercial organizations and family members.

Alcoa's annual Month of Service in October is the centerpiece of Alcoa's Volunteer Programs. Month of Service mobilizes Alcoa's global workforce to make a positive difference in the communities where they live and work.

Maxim Smirnov, Acting President of Alcoa Russia: “Volunteering is inalienable from the Alcoa culture while Month of Service is the culmination of the efforts that Alcoa volunteers take throughout the year. We aspire to turn each community to a place where people what to live, work and grow up their children. This requires personal involvement of each of us. Volunteering is the reflection of proactive attitude, involvement, and I am glad that every year more and more Alcoa Russia employees participate in Month of Service and other corporate volunteering initiatives”.

In 2011 Month of Service the following results have been achieved:
- Environmental protection measures were taken in 11 natural and park areas;
- Support was provided to 37 schools, boarding schools and orphanages;
- 434 trees were planted;
- About 30,000 community members, including 5 000 children, benefited from the events.

Some of the organizations that benefited during MOS – 2011 are:
- Social rehabilitation center for the under-age;
- Boarding school for children with special health care needs;
- Boarding school for orphans;
- Shelter for homeless animals;
- Association of veteran teachers;
- Center for cardiology and cardiovascular surgery;
- Social convalescent homes for elderly and disabled people. 

59 MOS events included:

SAMARA
- Donor’s Day;
- Environmental event in Samara Botanic Garden - cleaning the spring and the nearby territory;
- Landscaping project at schools No. 147, 162, 150, 50 and at boarding school No.113
- ‘Let's make the world brighter!’ event in the local kindergarten #178 – painting tool sheds;
- Event in the animal shelter "Uchastiye";
- Landscaping of yards in the Metallurgists’ District (area adjacent to  ZAO ‘Alcoa SMZ’);
- Gathering goods for ‘Malyutka’ and ‘Rovesnik’ orphanages;
- Cleaning and landscaping of the territories of the Lane of Glory in the Metallurgists’ District.   

BELAYA KALITVA
- ‘Save Life’ donor event;
- Greening and landscaping of territories and premises of Rostov Center for Cardiology and Cardiovascular Surgery;
- Children’s playground landscaping;
- ‘Pine forest – a place of interest in Belaya Kalitva’ ecologic event (cleaning forest territory);
- Landscaping of the orphanage territory;
- Landscaping of the territory and the premises of the home for elderly people;
- Planting trees in the National Unity park (Pogorelov village)

MOSCOW
- Gathering warm clothes and medications for homeless people;
- Visit to planetarium for the children from Petrovsk boarding school;
- Landscaping of territories and environmental awareness lessons at schools No. 222, 110 and Intellectual School as part of Green Footprint program;
- Workshop on efficient use of resources for pupils. 



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