Hours for Impact Stories

Explore these stories to learn how our global community is contributing to Make the Sustainable Development Goals Reality through social impact projects around the world!

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Boy Scout Pack 86 Food Collection: Brantlee U. - PMI Staff

Number of Hours Pledged: 75

SDGs Supported: #2 Zero Hunger, #3 Good Health and Well-Being

Country: United States

Summary: Local Boy Scout Pack 86 collected 1,000 pounds of food from generous neighbors during their fall service project to help families in need this holiday season.

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Cradles to Crayons: Joyce K. - PMI Staff

Number of Hours Pledged: 2

SDG Supported: #3 Good Health and Well-Being

Country: United States

Summary: The PMI ATP team volunteered at Cradles to Crayons, a non-profit organization that provides resources such as school supplies and clothing to homeless and low-income children. We sorted donations of kids hats and gloves at a local warehouse.

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Building Community Rain Gardens: Sarah M. - PMI Staff

Number of Hours Pledged: 15

SDGs Supported: #6 Clean Water and Sanitation, #9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure, #11 Sustainable Cities and Communities, #13 Climate Action, #15 Life on Land

Country: United States

Summary: My local township received a grant to create 100 rain gardens in 10 years. These rain gardens help to ease the burden on our storm drains and are filled with native plants which attract pollinators and their roots hold more carbon dioxide. In October 2019, one of these rain gardens was built on my property and I continue to help build rain gardens for my neighbors and our community.


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PMI Kerala, India Chapter: Sarvam Organic Vegetable Cultivation Project

Number of Hours Pledged: 14,120

SDG Supported: #15 Life on Land

Summary: PMIK school forum, Sarvam Organic, is an organic farming project for Nature Club students. Chapter volunteers supported 300 students by providing five types of vegetable seeds, webinars for guidance, mentoring support for cultivation, and monitoring the progress using technology. Volunteers conducted two sessions on project management for the students and one session for 100 faculties. This is the first large scale project for school students to successfully introduce PM skills through being an environmentally conscious.

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PMI Kerala, India Chapter: Audio Books for Visually Challenged College Students

Number of Hours Pledged: 300

SDG Supported: #10 Reduced Inequalities

Summary: PMI Kerala, India Chapter initiated a project of developing audio versions of reference books for the visually challenged college students.  For the first phase, the enthusiastic Chapter Academic Forum student volunteers successfully completed four Audio Books for the Kerala Federation of the Blind (KFB), within a short span of three months.

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River and Stream Cleanup: Laura P.

Number of Hours Pledged: 25

SDG Supported: #6 Clean Water And Sanitation

Summary: I work with the Patapsco Heritage Greenway organization as a volunteer to remove trash and other items from our local river system, including tributaries and streams. This in turn impacts the health of the Chesapeake Bay.

 
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PMI Mumbai Chapter: Saksham - Samarth Support Underprivileged to Continue Education

Number of Hours Pledged: 1,000

SDG Supported: #4 Quality Education

Summary: Saksham - Samarth (Capable - Able) project management for empowering the underprivileged and improving the quality of education

Our three prong approach: 

  1. Enable municipal / trust based schools, with devices to enable students to continue education.
  2. Support NGOs / orphanages to enable with technology, tools and skills to enable students to continue education.
  3. Pair up with Corporate CSR wings to enable the visually impaired, proof reading of digital books, to be converted to audio.
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The Co-Shamba Project: Angela M.

Number of Hours Pledged: 500

SDGs Supported: #1 No Poverty, #2 Zero Hunger, #5 Gender Equality, #7 Affordable and Clean Energy, #9 Industry Innovation and Infrastructure, #10 Reduced Inequality, #12 Responsible Consumption and Production, #13 Climate Action, #15 Life on Land, #17 Partnerships for the Goals

Summary: Africa has the youngest global population with nearly 60% being under 25 years old and the best-educated ever in the continent, yet jobs remain elusive and urbanization is on the rise. The Co-Shamba project is a digital platform that aims to connect youth from various regions within Africa and empowering climate change and Covid-19 recovery and resilient efforts among them. It brings together old traditions like village groups and indigenous farming practices with new opportunities like technology and climate science- to bridge the employment gaps of Africa’s marginalized and most vulnerable youth and provide them with the best rural alternative jobs to curb urbanization. The project strives to promote positive youth development.