The Stamford Charity Committee has nine members. In their own words, 'Although there are only several of us on the Committee, the entire Stamford office has the opportunity to be involved in our activities where they can be, based on business needs.'
The Stamford Charity Committee’s philanthropic initiatives gravitate around offering Stamford staff the opportunity to give either time – serving Thanksgiving dinner for instance – or money to Domus. Domus is a local charity that helps children and their families attain academic and life success through educational, residential, and community programmes.
Both Stamford staff and Committee members are involved with the Trafigura Work & Learn Center, a joint venture between the Trafigura Foundation, The WorkPlace Inc., and Domus. The Work & Learn Center is a youth employment programme where young people in difficult life situations are paid while they receive vocational training which helps them get and keep jobs.
Committee members regularly pop into the Trafigura Work & Learn Center to talk to Mitch and Mario, who run the Center, to determine their needs and identify how they can assist. They also assisted in the planting of plants and greens at the Trafigura Work & Learn Center’s greenhouse in partnership with the Greenup Group.