LSNA 2018’s Off-site Charity Activity
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Every year, Liferay organizes a charity activity to increase awareness and give support to nonprofits that align with our company mission of making it possible for people to reach their full potential to serve others. In our efforts to extend the opportunity to more people, we have been hosting charity activities at our Symposiums.
The activity this year will include exterior painting, interior painting and bathroom floor/shower tiling (subject to change) at storm-affected homes as part of RTNO’s October Build efforts.
RTNO has been selected for the offsite activity for a couple of reasons. First, we wanted to give back to the local community of New Orleans, the hosting city for this year’s Symposium. Secondly, RTNO’s mission to improve the quality of life of low income-homeowners through volunteer efforts synced with our company mission.
The Liferay Foundation will be covering all on-site costs associated with the effort and volunteers will be divided into groups of 25-30 per site for safety and workload reasons. Volunteering plans will be made two weeks in advance and participants will be provided with homeowner background and history, as well as general task details.
Let’s all get together to make a difference! Even if it’s just for 3 hours, we can positively impact the people in our community.
See some of our previous charity activities
In the past years, we’ve teamed up with Charity: water, Rahab’s Daughters, and Austin Angels for the Symposium charity activity.
Charity water walk
At LSNA 2015, we hosted a charity water walk where participants took a walk down a runway carrying two 40 lbs jugs of water to get a glimpse of what it would be like for those who had to walk up to 3 miles to get clean water. For every walk, Liferay Foundation donated toward drilling a well in Ethiopia.
In 2016, we partnered with Rahab’s Daughters for a backpack drive. Attendees stuffed backpacks with toiletries and other necessities for rescued human trafficking victims. For every backpack stuffed, Liferay Foundation donated $100 to the non-profit.
Halloween candy gram
Last year, we worked together with the Austin Angels to bring smiles to local foster kids by having the Symposium attendees put together a Halloween candy gram. For every gram made, Liferay donated $100 to Austin Angels.
Frequently Asked Questions
A: RTNO facilitate continuing volunteer efforts and professional labor to improve the quality of life of low income homeowners through home repairs and revitalization of New Orleans’ neighborhoods. Their focus is primarily on those who are elderly, disabled, veterans or single head of households with minor children.
Q: Where is the activity going to be held?
A: TBD (15-20 min from Sheraton New Orleans)
Q: When is the activity date/time?
A: Monday, October 8th / 9AM-12PM
Q: Do we need to bring anything?
A: All equipment will be provided (tools, water, port-a-lets etc).
Q: How should I dress?
A: Volunteers should wear standard tennis shoes and a T-shirt will be provided.
Q: How long is the activity?
A: Approximately 3 hours long (9AM to 12PM)
Q: Will the activity be indoors or outdoors?
A: The scope of work in this activity will include exterior painting, interior painting and bathroom floor/shower tiling (subject to change).
Q: Who can participate?
A: All event attendees with a valid LSNA 2018 conference ticket will be able to participate. Excludes Unconference Only ticket.
Q: How do I sign up?
A: Please fill out this form to sign up.
Q: I signed up, but can no longer attend. What should I do?
A: Please contact [email protected]
Q: When is the last date to sign up?
A: September 24
Q: How do we get there?
A: Transportation will be provided from the hotel to the worksite. We will also offer Lyft credits for the ride back so you can grab lunch at the venue of your choice or see some local sites before our evening keynotes.
Q: How much does it cost to participate?
A: No additional cost with a valid LSNA Conference ticket.
Q: Will I receive a confirmation?
Q: Is lunch provided?
A: Time for lunch will follow immediately after the activity from 12PM. Each participant will be provided with $20 to cover the cost of lunch.
For more question or concerns, please reach out to [email protected]