Let’s Talk:SustainabilityThe Gift of Giving at Christmas
Every year at NTT DATA Munich something rather special takes place. The opportunity for employees to make a children’s wish come true. Inga Simon pauses for a few moments to tell us about this inspiring initiative keeping her busy during December.
Why does this initiative matter?
I think it is very important that companies get involved socially in their neighborhood. With “Rain of Presents”, our colleagues help in a very concrete way which benefits those local children in need directly. I think it's wonderful that our colleagues participate enthusiastically year after year in this initiative. I often get asked to make sure that each child gets exactly the right gift and everyone wraps the gifts so lovingly. Every year I am happy to be able to hand over these great presents. The children already recognize me and ask: Are you the Christmas-Lady? Even though Father Christmas then hands over the presents, of course.
What does sustainability mean to you / why does it matter?
For me, sustainability means taking responsibility – for other people, for all future generations, and for our environment, so that as many people as possible are well off on a planet that is as healthy as possible. The “Rain of Presents” brings people together. We all live in the same city, but our circumstances are often very different. It is good to be aware of this. The children who were the first ones to join the program are now grown up but many can still remember their first gift. That to me is really special and this activity is now very much part of my Christmas.