Good Deeds Day began with a community parade to help promote the various types of activities and ways that people could chose to support and to give back to their local community and their neighbours.
Mexico’s Good Deeds Day
One simple act of kindness can make a world of difference in a person’s life. That generosity of spirit is what brought many Agnico Eagle Mexico employees together this summer to promote the importance of giving back to others.
On August 12th, our Pinos Altos Community Relations team organized its second Good Deeds Day in Ocampo, the municipality that surrounds our Pinos Altos and Creston Mascota mines.
With a goal of at least one good deed performed by every participant, the event registered more than 1,500 good deeds! Plus, each of the 13 communities involved was asked to register a specific community-wide good deed they could perform.
The good deeds ranged from visiting the elderly to collecting food and pantry donations for low-income citizens, and from conducting community cleanup campaigns to performing reforestation activities.
Diony Campos, Superintendent of Community Relations, Pinos Altos mine, notes that the event has been so successful Agnico Eagle Mexico has turned it into a whole season of good deeds!
“Our main goal is to remind people that it is important to perform good deeds every day, because there is always someone who needs a helping hand and even small acts of kindness in the community can mean so much. It is very satisfying to see the results of this initiative. It also underscores Agnico Eagle’s values of community and social responsibility.”