Pacific Investment Management Co. continues its week of volunteering efforts throughout Orange County as part of the company’s worldwide initiative to have more than 1,000 employees participate in charity events in their local areas.
The Newport Beach-based investment firm has finished seven events so far this week in OC, with 13 others scheduled through Saturday.
Employees are volunteering at the Someone Cares Soup Kitchen in Costa Mesa today, helping with meal preparation, serving and clean-up.
The company’s employees also will participate in a job-training program in Santa Ana dubbed Taller San Jose on Wednesday.
On tap for Thursday are a teaching program for early college and high school students at Santa Ana-based Nova Academy, as well as a resume-writing workshop for 20 veterans in the Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America, the largest nonprofit organization for veterans in the U.S.
Volunteers on Friday will help stuff backpacks with school supplies at Grandma’s House of Hope for children in Garden Grove.
Pimco employees will participate in a number of events on Saturday, including helping OC Coastkeeper clean up the Bolsa Chica State Beach, painting and maintenance work for Regenesis Rising’s Costa Mesa affordable apartment complexes, and picking up trash along the streets around downtown Laguna Beach with Zero Trash.
Pimco has $1.82 trillion in assets and runs the largest bond fund in the world. Its offices in Sydney and New York also are participating in the Pimco Global Week of Volunteering efforts, which was launched in 2009.