In 2019, Hudson Pacific employees participated in numerous community service initiatives and volunteer events in support of worthy causes in the company’s core markets of Los Angeles, San Francisco, Silicon Valley, Seattle and Vancouver.
In Los Angeles, the team continued its ongoing partnership with PATH, an organization that assists individuals and families experiencing homelessness with affordable housing and support services. Employees contributed goods, volunteered time and participated in several company organized service projects, including Thanksgiving and holiday toy drives―totaling nearly $25,000 in in-kind and monetary contributions. For the first time, the “Adopt-a-family” toy drive received 100% employee participation, demonstrating the deep commitment to social responsibility – not only for the company, but also for employees.
Homelessness affects all of our core markets―and in Vancouver several Hudson Pacific team members experienced sleeping on the street first-hand through Covenant House Vancouver’s “Sleep Out” event. Raising nearly $50,000 (of the total $1 million raised), the team spent one night in frigid temperatures to increase awareness around homeless youth.
In the Bay Area, employees partnered with Shoes that Fit, a nonprofit organization that provides disadvantaged children with new shoes for school―donating over 60 pairs along with funds for socks and school supplies. The Seattle team also continued to support local organizations through its employee-nominated grants program, which awarded Dress for Success Seattle, Downtown Emergency Service Center and Refugee Women’s Alliance with donations to further advance the organizations’ respective missions.
Additional volunteer events organized throughout the year supported a wide variety of organizations including: Friends of Ballona Wetlands, The Giving Spirit, Los Angeles Regional Food Bank, Boys and Girls Club of San Francisco, Second Harvest, among others.