Global Day of Service
Video | Christie’s New York employees share their inspiring experiences of participating in the Global Day of Service
Christie’s strives to maintain its legacy of service in all aspects of operations, through fostering creativity, activating employees in volunteerism in our Global Day of Service, and various employee initiatives and fundraisers. In July 2019, the Christie’s Corporate Social Responsibility team directed the 5th annual Global Day of Service where employees participated in various service projects to benefit the local community. In Asia, efforts included house cleaning at the Ronald McDonald House Charities® in Hong Kong, a group of migrant children were invited to Christie’s in Beijing for an oil painting workshop and event partner Stepping Stones held a tour of the Shanghai Natural History Museum. In New York, colleagues participated in a range of activities, including revitalizing a park, teaching dance moves to children, art projects with seniors, teaching students about personal finance, and assisting members of the community in job-seeking preparedness. In London, employees visited the 2012 Summer Olympics and Paralympics sporting complex to clear-up seven tonnes of Himalayan balsam weeds from the canal, strip a meadow bank and replant it with over 600 plants to attract new wildlife, as well as conduct a wildlife survey on the river.
Staff Art Show
Video | Reception for Close to Home: Christie’s Staff Art Show 2018, in conjunction with our partner organization, The Art Therapy Project.
Every year Christie’s hosts a Staff Art Show to both sell and exhibit the artwork of its talented staff. This August, Christie’s New York hosted its 20th annual staff art show Close to Home, which presented nearly one hundred unique works by Christie’s employees. The works were auctioned online and put on view in the Rockefeller Center galleries. A portion of the proceeds were donated to The Art Therapy Project, the sole non-profit in New York dedicated to providing support to trauma survivors through art therapy.