In the spirit of Giving Tuesday, WTA offices in St. Petersburg, London and Beijing kicked off a global giving initiative to benefit Ronald McDonald Houses worldwide.
Stephanie Livaudais
December 6, 2018

The Tuesday after US Thanksgiving is known as “Giving Tuesday,” and this year WTA Charities kicked off a global giving initiative to benefit Ronald McDonald Houses worldwide.

All of the WTA’s offices participated in the charitable action, including the corporate headquarters in St. Petersburg, Florida, its European headquarters in London, its Asia-Pacific headquarters in Beijing and its Singapore headquarters.

50 Tubs of Love were donated to the Singapore RMDH for newborn babies. (WTA)

In Beijing, WTA staff collected toys and pitched in for a new clothes dryer to donate to the RMDH in China, while the Singapore office donated 50 “Tubs of Love” to the RMDH in Singapore to benefit mothers in need.

According to the Singapore RMDH, Tubs of Love are “a baby bathtub filled with essential newborn layette items" that are given out to needy mothers to help them get started on motherhood in the first few months of their child’s life.

Children at the RMDH in China receiving toys and a new clothes dryer for the house, organized by the WTA's Beijing office. (WTA)

Meanwhile in London, the RMDH Evelina received two bicycles and helmets, along with an Amazon gift card organized by the WTA London office.

And in St. Petersburg, Florida, WTA staff split up into various teams in order to maximize their giving efforts. Team “WTA Charities” - made up of members of the communications and human relations departments - went to the St. Petersburg RMDH to cook dinner.

Team "WTA Charities" making dinner at the St. Pete RMDH. (WTA)

Member Relations embarked on “The Amazing Charity Race” and went shopping for toys and supplies that were donated to the RMDH, while the Sports Science and Medicine Team delivered a donation to sponsor a family for a week at the RMDH.

Even tournament supervisors and chair umpires joined the action - they helped put together 80 snack and toiletry bags for the St. Petersburg RMDH.

Supervisors and chair umpires assembling snack and toiletry bags for the St. Pete RMDH. (WTA)
The SSM Team delivering a donation to sponsor a family for a week at the St. Pete RMDH. (WTA)

Then at the end of the day, Director of Security Bob Campbell and tournament supervisors Yannick Yoshizawa and Chen Shu were on hand to deliver all the donation items collected to the St. Pete RMDH.

Dozens of toys and supplies were collected during "The Amazing Charity Race". (WTA)
WTA staff hand delivered all the donation items to RMDH. (WTA)

WTA Charities is the WTA's global philanthropic organization dedicated to making a positive impact across the globe. Our mission is to be a social responsibility vehicle built on the WTA's values to empower and provide for a better future. We're dedicated to combining, strengthening and enhancing the community and charitable efforts of the WTA through its members (players, alumnae and tournaments), along with our partners.

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