Ricoh Americas Corporation's headquarters in New Jersey and Georgia have been inviting employees' children to visit their parents' offices to help them better understand their parents' work. At one such event in April 2008, employees and their children engaged in volunteer work to spread the word about the company's CSR efforts.
Employees from the New Jersey headquarters and their children prepared decorations, created banners, copy and collated brochures for an organization that utilize the power of art and music to heal children who have experienced trauma, loss, or have been diagnosed with a serious illness or disability.
At the Georgia headquarters, employees and their children prepared camping care packages for an organization that provides summer camping programs to underprivileged children.
These events, which are aimed at getting children to recognize the importance of helping others, were very well received by parents and children alike, and laid the foundation for children to continue to engage in volunteer work.