Dec 30, 2013
Employees in J.P. Morgan’s Prime Brokerage business in New York and London marked this holiday season by giving back to their local communities.
In New York City, a team of more than 100 J.P. Morgan volunteers hosted a holiday party for 90 fourth through sixth graders at PS188, a grade school located on Manhattan’s Lower East Side. The volunteers purchased gifts, donated supplies and snacks, and helped decorate the school. On the day of the event, they passed out snacks, played games with the students, and helped Santa hand out presents for each child.
In London, volunteers spent a day at the Sir Thomas Lipton Memorial Friends of the Elderly home painting the residents’ living room and weather proofing the home’s deck for the winter. The home offers residential care for retired female nurses and professionals. Employees then joined residents for a festive mince pie to celebrate the holiday season.
J.P. Morgan volunteers hosted events in local communities globally throughout the year. Other initiatives included public service days, collecting backpacks filled with school supplies, and hosting career days for disadvantaged students.