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May 9th 2016

#MeaningfulMonday Monster Help Day Volunteer Lead Spotlight: Adam Lauer-Brown

Last week we shared our first in a series of blog posts this month we're calling #MeaningfulMondays. Each week we are spotlighting a Monster Help Day site lead. Monster Help Day is AOL's company-wide day of service, when we get out of the office and give back to our local communities.

Why do we keep talking about Monster Help Day? Because it's huge, and awesome. Last year, 3,000 employees in 27 cities volunteered 11,000 hours of their time to support 63 non-profit organizations, and this year, we're going even bigger with 150 projects in 47 cities! These projects cover a range of needs, from teaching kids to code, to helping victims of domestic violence with confidence building and career readiness, there are hundreds of projects employees choose to participate in based on their skills and interests. AOLers worldwide unleash their talents to do something meaningful. See, watch, and read more at http://monsterhelp.aol.com.

Site leads are AOLers who go above and beyond committing their time to not only making Monster Help Day a success, but also to giving back to their communities on their own time. This week we're spending time with Adam Lauer-Brown, Principal Marketing Manager, AOL Core, Volunteer Lead for Washington DC's Only Make Believe project.



Q: Hey Adam! Can you tell us more about your Monster Help Day project?
This year I chose Only Make Believe, an organization that creates and performs interactive theater for children in hospitals and care facilities. For Monster Help Day, we are transforming one of our DC conference rooms into a workshop to make costumes for the shows.

Q: What is your favorite part of Monster Help Day?
My favorite part is interacting with people. I'm a people person so I like being in contact with the community. I was at an agency prior to joining AOL, there wasn't a real focus on giving back, so I love that we do this at AOL. It shows the type of culture we have here.

Q: Why is participating in Monster Help Day so important to you?
I think we tend to get so caught up in our daily lives, that our time is consumed. We forget about giving back and the impact we can make. I would encourage everyone to participate in their communities.

AOL Monster Help Day is May 13th this year, and you can see all the great work employees are doing on that day by following AOL CSR on Twitter and the hashtag #AOLGivesBack.

May 2nd 2016

#MeaningfulMondays: Monster Help Day Volunteer Lead Spotlight: Rachel Silverman

Monster Help Day is AOL's company-wide day of service, when we get out of the office and give back to our local communities. From teaching kids to code to helping with career readiness, there are hundreds of projects around the globe AOL employees support on this day. For each Monster Help Day project, there is a site lead. The lead is an AOL employee who goes above and beyond committing their time to not only make Monster Help Day a success, but also to give back to their communities in other ways. In honor of Monster Help Day, each Monday in May we are going to spotlight one of these site leads in a series we're calling #MeaningfulMondays.

This week, meet Rachel Silverman, Volunteer Lead for Boston's Horizons for Homeless project (blue shirt).


Q: Thank you for your leadership and enthusiasm, Rachel! Can you tell us more about the Monster Help Day project you are working with this year?
Sure! Employees from the Boston office are taking three bus loads of kids from Horizons for Homeless Children, an organization that is focused exclusively on the needs of young homeless children and their families, to the Boston Children's Museum. We're taking them on a walking tour through all of the exhibits. These children wouldn't normally have the opportunity to visit the museum, so we're excited to share the experience with them.

Q: Sounds fun! Why did you sign up to be a volunteer lead?
I love events and I love making a cultural impact. I'm a cultural ambassador for AOL and enjoy being involved in the community. I'm passionate about charities and giving, so it was a no-brainer for me.

Q: Is this your first time being a volunteer lead?
No, this is actually my third time being a volunteer lead!

Q: That's great! What is your favorite part of AOL Monster Help Day?
The first is helping the kids. Boston takes the charity we choose seriously, and only select one where we know where we can make a real impact. I love seeing the kids light up and just giving them the opportunity to have a day of fun. Secondly, stepping back from my day to day job and seeing other people in the office. I love how the day allows you to connect with colleagues on a different level than you do on a normal basis.

AOL Monster Help Day is May 13th this year, and you can see all the great work employees are doing on that day by following AOL CSR on Twitter and the hashtag #AOLGivesBack.

May 15th 2015

AOL CELEBRATES 6th ANNUAL MONSTER HELP DAY


We are in the business of helping people. Period.
Strengthening communities around the world is a core part of AOL - - as a company it is in our DNA - - built into our mission of culture and code. One of AOL's core values is about helping people, and to date, AOL has donated more than 70 billion impressions to over 500 nonprofits that our teams, advertisers and consumers care most about.

AOLers in the UK
Monster Help Day is AOL's company wide volunteer day, in which AOLers worldwide take time outside of the office to help their local communities. This year marks AOL's 6th annual Monster Help Day and we expect it to be our most impactful day yet. The following stats are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to what we're unleashing:

  • 3,000 AOLers volunteering internationally
  • 50 non-profits positively impacted from our service
  • More than 85 projects around the world
  • AOLers in 27 cities across the globe are getting involved

AOLers in Toronto

AOLers have volunteered over 50,000 hours in their respective local communities during AOL's annual Monster Help Day. As a company, employees are given 3 days a year to volunteer outside the office. Get involved by seeing how you can support your local community and follow our impact with #AOLMHD and #AOLGivesBack on monsterhelp.aol.com.

AOLers in NYC

Jun 26th 2014

Monster Help Day: The Video

Monster Help Day is AOL's annual service day in which employees across the globe volunteer together to make a difference in local communities. From cleaning up the beach in Santa Monica to gardening at Concrete Safaris, this year's effort was an amazing day for all involved.

Equipped with bold volunteer shirts, bountiful energy and a ubiquitous giving-spirit, over 3,000 AOLers - spanning from Beverly Hills to Bangalore - volunteered to support charities around the world.

Take a look at this awesome video of AOLers giving back across the globe – 3k volunteers, 24 AOL offices, 63 charities across the globe!

May 22nd 2014

AOLers Log 10,000 Volunteer Hours on Monster Help Day

We came; we saw; we volunteered.

Last week celebrated our 5th Monster Help Day - AOL's annual service day in which employees across the globe volunteer together to make a difference in local communities. From cleaning up the beach in Santa Monica to gardening at Concrete Safaris, it was an amazing day for all involved.

Equipped with bold volunteer shirts, bountiful energy and a ubiquitous giving-spirit, over 3,000 AOLers - spanning from Beverly Hills to Bangalore - volunteered to support charities around the world.

So, what does a day of service- including thousands of employees, 24 offices and 63 charities - look like? Read what some of our employees had to say:

AOL Advertising: Lauren Goldfaden
AOL Advertising: Jordan Gillman
AOL Platforms: Alyssa Stone
AOL On: Chelsea Cousins
MapQuest: Christina Johnson

Plus, check out the breakdown of our incredible Monster Help Day from our family of brands:

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