Kay Jewelers Sings for St. Jude’s

 

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Kay® Jewelers has announced the launch of the #SingForStJudeDonation campaign. Guests can help support St. Jude by uploading a video of themselves singing the Kay Jewelers jingle – “Every Kiss Begins with Kay” – to the Kay Facebook page or on Twitter and using the hash tag, #SingForStJudeDonation. In celebration of the Kay 100th anniversary, $100 will be donated to St. Jude for every video posted from now through December 24, up to $50,000 in total.

Since the inception of the partnership with St. Jude in 1999, Kay has raised nearly $53 million dollars to help St. Jude advance research and treatment of childhood cancer. These funds are critical given that no family ever receives a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing or food – because all a family should worry about is helping their child live. Most recently, Kay and St. Jude announced the latest collaborative effort, the Kay Research and Care Center, a six story building in the heart of St. Jude’s campus. The Kay Research & Care Center ushered in a new era of research, education, collaboration, care and treatment for the kids at St. Jude.

In addition to participating in the #SingForStJudeDonation campaign, guests can also support Kay and its efforts benefitting St. Jude through the annual plush campaign. This year two plush animals — Kit, an adorable plush bear, and Kobie, a cuddly plush puppy — are available at all Kay stores for $13.99 each. All profits, no less than $7 of the purchase price of each “Kit” and “Kobie,” will be donated to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

About Kay® Jewelers

Kay® Jewelers, the number one jewelry store in America, is conveniently located in malls and off-mall shopping centers across the country. Kay® Jewelers is operated by Signet Jewelers Limited, the world’s largest retailer of diamond jewelry. Signet Jewelers operates Kay® Jewelers among its approximately 3,600 stores. For additional information on Kay® Jewelers visit www.Kay.com, follow us on Facebook® (www.facebook.com/KayJewelers), Twitter® (www.twitter.com/KayJewelers), YouTube (www.youtube.com/KayJewelers), Pinterest (www.pinterest.com/KayJewelers) and Instagram (www.instagram.com/KayJewelers).

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Toshiba is Committed to CSR

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For over a decade now, December has been Toshiba Group CSR Month, a tradition and commitment that continues this year. Toshiba has long been guided by the principles expressed in our corporate motto—Committed to People, Committed to the Future—and CSR Month offers us all an opportunity to reflect on how best to build a management system and Toshiba Group that respect responsibilities to society. But more than that, it provides all of us, wherever we are in Toshiba’s global operations, with an opportunity to get involved in activities that make a direct and real contribution to the community.

Group companies encourage and support voluntary activities and projects year round, but that does not stop them from making a special effort this month. December 5 is International Volunteer Day, a UN-designated event that encourages organizations and individuals to shine a light on their activities. Toshiba Group organizes special events on and around this date that reinforce our long-standing support for volunteerism, and that also seek to involve as many of the Group’s 188,000 employees as possible.

In Japan, the centerpiece event this year is month-long food drive to support local food banks. Other events include hands-on tree-planting and cleaning-up at the Minamisoma Solar Agri Park in Fukushima, an NGO supported by Toshiba, a charity movie showing, with proceeds donated to organizations that support the hearing impaired, and charity concert by the Toshiba Philharmonic Orchestra to improve awareness of food drive.

Other activities around the world include donations of clothes and food in China, where some factories are also encouraging efforts to reduce food wastage, and distribution of food to townships in Africa. Toshiba Group companies in Singapore have already raised funds and initiated a gift-collection drive for a voluntary welfare organization, managed by the Singapore’s Children Society. The beneficiaries were also invited to a trees-decorating activity at the Botanic Gardens, in support of conserving Singapore’s natural heritage. In the US, Toshiba America Group companies are all coordinating programs that focus either on food and clothing donations or the aptly named “Toys for Tots”, benefiting local food banks and shelters in local Toshiba communities.

As ever, a highlight of CSR Month will be the annual CSR Conference, this year on December 13. The centerpiece of the conference is the presentation of the “ASHITA” Awards in recognition of outstanding achievements in CSR activities over the last year. Nominations this year totaled over 1,300, a potent reminder that the voluntary spirit is strong throughout Toshiba, and awards will be presented to 3 companies and one individuals.

CSR management and the community engagement promoted by CSR activities and CSR Month are strongly supported by Toshiba’s top management. In his message to employees worldwide to support the start of CSR Month, Satoshi Tsunakawa, Toshiba’s president and CEO, made the observation that: “Companies are supported by the understanding and trust of stakeholders, and must repay that by developing their corporate activities and contributing to the achievement of a sustainable society.” Through our CSR activities, we can join hands across the world and contribute to a better society and a better understanding of Toshiba.

About Toshiba

Toshiba Corporation, a Fortune Global 500 company, channels world-class capabilities in advanced electronic and electrical product and systems into three focus business fields: Energy that sustains everyday life, that is cleaner and safer; Infrastructure that sustains quality of life; and Storage that sustains the advanced information society. Guided by the principles of The Basic Commitment of the Toshiba Group, “Committed to People, Committed to the Future”, Toshiba promotes global operations and is contributing to the realization of a world where generations to come can live better lives.

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iGive Retailers Support Boys & Girls Clubs

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This holiday season, retailers are rallying around Boys & Girls Clubs of America, the nation’s leading youth development non-profit that helps serve nearly 4 million kids and teens during the after-school and summer time.  Nineteen partners, 5 iGive Retailers, are donating and encouraging their customers to give back to Boys & Girls Clubs of America now through December 31, 2016. More than 4,200 Boys & Girls Clubs serve millions of kids and teens, enabling more youth to achieve a great future. There is an estimated 16 million Club alumni living today and in a recent study, more than half (54 percent) said their Boys & Girls Club saved their life.

Companies supporting Boys & Girls Clubs of America this holiday season include Gap/Gap Factory, T-Mobile, Party City, Planet Fitness and Toyota.  In addition, the following iGive partners have active promotions:

Bon-Ton Family of Department Stores
Nov. 1Dec. 24, 2016
Boys & Girls Clubs of America and Bon-Ton Stores are partnering this holiday season with a cause marketing campaign at all Bon-Ton, Bergner’s, Boston Store, Carson’s, Elder-Beerman, Herberger’s and Younkers stores. Now through Dec. 24, 2016, Bon-Ton invites its customers to support Boys & Girls Clubs by (1) purchasing Peppermint the Teddy Bear online or in-store and choose from a selection of jumbo size coloring books 5 titles available, 100 percent of the net proceeds will be donated to support local Clubs. (2) making an online donation, or (3) between Nov. 14Dec. 24 donating $3 and getting a coupon for $15 off their next purchase. Visit any store location or shop online at bonton.com.

Build-A-Bear Workshop
Nov. 1Dec. 31, 2016
Join the Merry Mission and give the gift of a great future to Boys & Girls Clubs of America. Build-A-Bear Workshop invites you to support Boys & Girls Clubs of America this holiday season by adding a donation to your purchase at checkout. For more information, visit www.buildabear.com/merrymission/purpose.

AT&T
Nov. 29Dec. 6, 2016
During the Giving Tuesday timeframe (11/29 – 12/6), AT&T is supporting Boys & Girls Clubs of America through AT&T Aspire, its signature philanthropic initiative, and AT&T THANKS, its customer appreciation program. When customers in the AT&T THANKS program redeem their Ticket Twosdays offer, AT&T will donate two movie tickets to Boys & Girls Clubs.

UGG®
Nov. 11Dec. 31, 2016
Join UGG® this holiday season in its seventh consecutive year of support to Boys & Girls Clubs of America. Visit any of their North American Stores and donate directly to Boys & Girls Clubs of America at the register.

GoDaddy
Jan. 1, 2016Jan. 31, 2017
This holiday season you can help by visiting GoDaddy.com.  Every round-up to Boys & Girls Clubs of America will help us ensure greater futures for youth in 2017! Additionally GoDaddy offices are collecting toys for Club kids and their families.

No matter the season, Boys & Girls Clubs of America encourages everyone to engage in community service and giving. Visit GreatFutures.org to learn more about how to give back throughout the holidays and the rest of the year.

About Boys & Girls Clubs of America
For more than 150 years, Boys & Girls Clubs of America (GreatFutures.org) has enabled young people most in need to achieve great futures as productive, caring, responsible citizens. Today, more than 4,200 Clubs serve nearly 4 million young people annually through Club membership and community outreach. Clubs are located in cities, towns, public housing and on Native lands throughout the country, and serve military families in BGCA-affiliated Youth Centers on U.S. military installations worldwide. They provide a safe place, caring adult mentors, fun, friendship, and high-impact youth development programs on a daily basis during critical non-school hours. Priority programs emphasize academic success, good character and citizenship, and healthy lifestyles. In a Harris Survey of alumni, 54 percent said the Club saved their lives. National headquarters are located in Atlanta. Learn more at http://www.bgca.org/facebook and http://bgca.org/twitter.  There are 45 different Boys & Girls Clubs listed on iGive.com, if your club isn’t listed you may add it.

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The Avon Foundation For Women Launches First-Of-Its-Kind Collaborative To Create Sexual Assault Action Plans On College Campuses

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The Avon Foundation for Women announced the launch of the first multi-disciplinary collaborative of 20 colleges and universities across the country dedicated to addressing gender-based violence on campus. The collaborative brought together representatives from 10 schools from the southeastern US to participate in a two-day program that dialogues around key learnings from across the country to prevent campus assault and sexual violence. As a result, each participating school will create a campus action plan that takes a trauma-based approach and involves students, college administration, campus police and leading consultants on gender-based violence.

The collaborative is an outcome of The National Leadership Institute: Changing the Narrative on Campus Gender-Based Violence presented by Futures Without Violence, a national health and social justice nonprofit, in partnership with the Gender Violence Program at Harvard Law School and the University of Virginia. The National Leadership Institute was conceived and funded by the Avon Foundation for Women building on the success of the Foundation’s global Justice Institute on Gender-Based Violence held around the world.

“The Avon Foundation has been funding bystander initiatives and awareness campaigns around sexual assault for a long time and this National Leadership Institute is breaking new ground to change the way we work together to address gender-based violence,” said Christine Jaworsky, Avon Foundation Program Director. “We’ve just spent two days looking at best practices and solutions to shift campus culture away from victim blaming to a more trauma-based perspective; now the real work begins.”

Through a $200,000 grant from the Avon Foundation, participating schools will develop and implement action plans to prevent and respond to sexual assault at their respective institutions. Futures Without Violence and the extensive faculty of the National Leadership Institute will work closely with the schools to integrate a multi-disciplinary approach to ending gender-based violence on school campuses. This will include webinars with experts, ongoing consultations, toolkits and additional online resources to advance the learning collaborative.

“All of the schools are deeply committed to proactively changing the way gender-based violence is addressed on campus,” said Lonna Davis of Futures Without Violence. “We are particularly appreciative of Morehouse College stepping up to host the National Leadership Institute, the start of a groundbreaking initiative to affect all colleges and universities across the country. The Institute is part of a long-term investment to shift the narrative and introduce a primary prevention and trauma-focused approach that engages the entire school community.”

Futures Without Violence received a grant from the Avon Foundation for Women to research, design and implement the National Leadership Institute curriculum in collaboration with Harvard Law School’s Gender Violence Program and the University of Virginia’s Curry School of Education with additional funding from the Jefferson Trust and private donors Stephen and Carolyn McCandless.

“Through legal advocacy grounded in support for survivors and an ethos of care, the Gender Violence Program and Futures Without Violence have been on the forefront of the national effort to use Title IX to prevent and address campus sexual assault,” said Diane L. Rosenfeld, the founding Director of the Gender Violence Program at Harvard Law School and a Lecturer on Law. “Now, we are making an important step forward with the support and leadership of the Avon Foundation.”

The National Leadership Institute focuses on four major areas: 1) fundamentals of gender-based violence and trauma, 2) campus cultures and climate, 3) prevention and education, and 4) response, policy, and adjudication. Developed in consultation with national experts and institutional representatives from schools across the country, the curriculum provides colleges and universities the opportunity to learn best practices in the prevention, response and resolution of sexual violence, and the tools needed to implement action plans. Each school’s action plan will address prevention education; accommodations, support and safety services; retaliation; and investigations, adjudications and resolutions.

The University of Virginia served as one of the founding institutions working with Futures Without Violence and Harvard Law School to host the pilot of the Leadership Institute. “We are grateful to the Jefferson Trust for providing funding for the University of Virginia to serve as a partner on the development and implementation of this program and to the Avon Foundation for the historic creation of the National Leadership Institute to expand our community of higher education institutions working to end gender-based violence,” said Catherine Spears, Assistant Vice President of Equal opportunity at the University of Virginia.

The first National Leadership Institute was held October 25 – 26, 2016 in Boston with:

  1. Brandeis University
  2. Dean College
  3. Eastern Nazarene College
  4. Emerson College
  5. Lasell College
  6. Lesley University
  7. Providence College
  8. Stonehill College
  9. University of Massachusetts, Lowell
  10. Wheaton College

The second National Leadership Institute was held November 30December 1, 2016 in Atlanta with:

  1. Benedict College
  2. Clemson University
  3. College of Charleston
  4. East Tennessee State University
  5. Georgia Institute of Technology
  6. Georgia State University
  7. Middle Tennessee State University
  8. Morehouse College
  9. Tuskegee University
  10. University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Futures Without Violence
Futures Without Violence is a national health and social justice nonprofit that leads groundbreaking educational programs, policies, and campaigns to end violence against women and children around the world. Providing leadership from offices in San Francisco, Washington, D.C., and Boston, FUTURES has trained thousands of professionals and advocates—such as doctors, nurses, judges, athletic coaches, and other community influencers—on improving responses to violence and abuse. The organization was a driving force behind the passage of the Family Violence Prevention and Services Act in 1984 and the Violence Against Women Act of 1994—the nation’s first two comprehensive federal responses to interpersonal and family violence.

Avon Speak Out Against Domestic Violence
Avon and the Avon Foundation for Women launched Speak Out Against Domestic Violence in 2004 to support domestic violence awareness, education and prevention programs aimed at reducing domestic and gender violence, and to provide direct services for victims and their families. Through 2015, Avon and the Avon Foundation have contributed nearly $60 million to support this goal. Globally, Avon supports efforts to end violence against women in nearly 50 countries by raising funds through special product sales and educating women around the world through its army of nearly six million Avon Representatives. For more information, visit http://avonfoundation.org/.

About Avon and the Avon Foundation for Women
Avon is a global corporate leader in philanthropy focused on causes that matter most to women. Through 2015, Avon and the Avon Foundation for Women have contributed over $1 billion in over 50 countries. Avon’s funding is focused on breast cancer research and advancing access to quality care through the Avon Breast Cancer Crusade, and efforts to reduce domestic and gender violence through its Speak Out Against Domestic Violence program. The company’s global markets sell special products to raise awareness and funds for breast cancer and domestic violence, conduct hundreds of events for these causes, and educate women around the world through its global network of nearly six million Avon Representatives.

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AT&T to Donate $20,000 to Aid Communities Impacted by East Tennessee Wildfires

AT&T* is donating $20,000 to aid communities following the East Tennessee wildfires. The Gatlinburg Chamber of Commerce Fire Relief Fund and Friends of the Smokies will receive $10,000 each to support aid where needs are the greatest.

Gatlinburg and the Great Smoky Mountains National Park are two of Tennessee’s great treasures and we want to ensure they have the support they need as Tennesseans work to recover from these devastating wildfires,” said Joelle Phillips, President, AT&T Tennessee.

AT&T customers can support American Red Cross disaster relief by sending a text with ‘REDCROSS’ to 90999 to make a $10 donation.**

Additionally, AT&T has deployed Satellite Cell on Light Trucks (COLT’s), emergency communications equipment, portable charging stations and waived data overage charges for those in the affected area.  To learn more about AT&T’s wildfire response, visit http://about.att.com/inside_connections_blog/tennessee_wildfires.

*AT&T products and services are provided or offered by subsidiaries and affiliates of AT&T Inc. under the AT&T brand and not by AT&T Inc.

**Charges will appear on your wireless bill, or be deducted from your prepaid balance. All purchases must be authorized by account holder. Must be 18 years of age or have parental permission to participate. Message and Data Rates May Apply. Text STOP to 90999 to STOP. Text HELP to 90999 for HELP. Full Terms: www.mGive.org/T.  Privacy Policy:www.mGive.org/P

About AT&T
AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T) helps millions around the globe connect with leading entertainment, mobile, high speed internet and voice services. We’re the world’s largest provider of pay TV. We have TV customers in the U.S. and 11 Latin American countries. We offer the best global coverage of any U.S. wireless provider.* And we help businesses worldwide serve their customers better with our mobility and highly secure cloud solutions.

iGive Customers can also select charities that will help support wildfire relief.

 

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Students Recieve Free Books Through My Very Own Library and Scholastic Book Fairs

Scholastic Books will help more than 33,000 students from schools across six states and the Dominican Republic choose and own 10 new children’s books for free. This venture is made possible by My Very Own Library (MVOL), an international initiative that encourages literacy by offering students in need an opportunity to own their own books. MVOL works in collaboration with Scholastic Book Fairs so kids can choose their own books at a fun school book fair, build home libraries and develop a love of reading.

Throughout this school year, the My Very Own Library program will support:

  • 2,433 low-income students in 7 public schools in Kansas City, KS with the support of United Way of Greater Kansas City giving away over 24,330 books
  • 26 public schools in Newark, NJ, serving 16,500 students giving away over 165,000 books. (Partner Organization: United Way of Essex and West Hudson)
  • 1 Middle School & 1 High School at Making Waves Academy in Richmond, CA, serving 780 students giving away over 7,800 books
    (Partner Organization: Making Waves Foundation)
  • 4 schools in Chicago, Illinois, serving 1,250 students giving away over 12,500 books.
    (Partner Organization: University of Chicago Charter Schools)
  • 14 schools across the state of Wilmington, Delaware, serving 5,900 students giving away over 59,000 books
    (Partner Organization: United Way of Delaware)
  • 14 public schools in Milwaukee, WI, serving 4,500 students giving away over 45,000 books
    (Partner Organization: United Way of Greater Milwaukee and Waukesha County)
  • 11 schools in the Dominican Republic, serving 2,000 students giving away over 25,000 books (Partner Organization: Dream Project)

Also included in the MVOL program are school visits by award-winning children’s book authors. During author visits, more than 100 copies of each author’s book are personally autographed and given to participating students. Additionally, each school also receives $1,000 in grant funding to host three family literacy events that coincide with each book fair event.

Founded in 2011 by the late Anne Feeley (1954-2012), My Very Own Library was first implemented in Newark, NJ, and has expanded year after year. To date, My Very Own Library has provided more than 1.2 million books to students in Newark, NJ; Richmond, CA; Chicago, IL; Wilmington, DE; Milwaukee, WI; and the Dominican Republic. By summer 2017, My Very Own Library will have provided nearly 1.6 million books to students across all seven locations it will serve.

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Boxed.com Supports Homeless Women this Giving Tuesday


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Boxed.com, will spend Giving Tuesday delivering essentials to eight women’s shelters in the New York City area and twelve additional shelters around the country. The online wholesale shopping club with no membership fees and iGive.com partner, is teaming up with Unilever and WIN (formerly Women in Need). These donations help meet the number one urgent need for shelters- toiletries.

 

For more information on Boxed’s Pink Tax Initiative, visit boxed.com/rethinkpink and follow along on social with #RethinkPink. For more information on Boxed, please visit boxed.com and follow Boxed on Twitter @BoxedWholesale.

About Boxed Wholesale:
Founded in 2013, Boxed has taken the best elements of the wholesale shopping experience and folded it into one innovative, cutting edge mobile app that allows consumers direct-to-their-door access to all of their favorite warehouse club products, without membership fees. Boxed brings convenience and savings to on-the-go consumers who don’t have the time, means or patience to shop at a brick and mortar big box club. The brand’s innovative discovery-based design recreates the fun of the treasure hunt experience with a curated selection of everyday essentials that consumers love including household staples, health and beauty supplies, office pantry items, groceries and a wide variety of organic and green products. Purchases made at Boxed.com through iGive will also result in a donation to the shoppers favorite cause.

Carter’s Giving Tuesday Pajama Donation

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In honor of Giving Tuesday, Carter’s is amplifying it’s partnership with Pajama Program.  On Tuesday, November 29, 2016 Carter’s will participate with a one day, “One for One” campaign. For every pajama purchased on GivingTuesday (both in-store and online), Carter’s will donate a pajama to children in need up to 100,000.  If you shop through iGive.com, your cause will also earn a donation.

One in 5 American children live in poverty – a higher rate than any other developed country except for Romania 1,168,354 homeless students in the 2011-12 school year, 24% increase since 2009 (U.S. Department of Education)

In 2015, 700K people participated in Giving Tuesday, donating over $116M.  Carter’s shoppers can also support he Pajama Program with a monetary donation, Cash donations will help purchase and deliver more new pajamas and books, facilitate more reading activities and support the national volunteer network.

Carter’s is the leading brand of children’s clothing, gifts and accessories in America, selling more than 10 products for every child born in the U.S. Designs are based on a heritage of quality and innovation that has earned the trust of generations of families. At Carter’s they are committed to ensuring that the manufacture of all products is performed in compliance with the highest legal and ethical standards of social responsibility.

By distributing new pajamas and new books to children in need, the Pajama Program is able to help provide children with a comforting, nurturing bedtime and literacy support. Their reading center helps to bridge the 30,000,000 word gap and gives these children the opportunity to read one on one with an adult, something they may not otherwise experience. Through its partnership with Carter’s, Pajama Program is able to provide hundreds of thousands of warm and comforting pajamas to under-served, abused and neglected children to help create a secure and nurturing bedtime. As the lead partner of the One Million Good Nights campaign, Carter’s was committed to helping us reach the goal of providing One Million Good Nights for children who need them most. Carter’s has been partnering with Pajama Program and providing loving support since 2009.

 

 

Microsoft Continues Mission of Empowerment

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Microsoft continues it’s mission of empowerment by working to apply the power of technology to safeguard human rights and protect the planet. They recently issued their 2016 Corporate Social Responsibility Report.

During fiscal year 2016, Microsoft made progress on a number of fronts:

  • Expanding Microsoft’s commitment to sustainability by establishing new energy goals, including having data centers rely on a larger percentage of wind, solar and hydro power electricity over time.
  • Prioritizing inclusive design and accessibility in the development of products and services to empower everyone, while deepening the inclusive culture at Microsoft.
  • Enhancing companywide privacy principles and the Microsoft Privacy Statement to protect customers’ personal data and their right to privacy.
  • Holding suppliers accountable to human rights, labor, health and safety, environmental, and business ethics practices prescribed in Microsoft’s Supplier Code of Conduct.
  • Expanding economic opportunity to every corner of the planet through Microsoft Philanthropies’ three-year commitment to donate $1 billion in public cloud computing for nonprofits around the world.
  • Contributing to public policy discussions with a new book, “A Cloud for Global Good,” which lays out a roadmap of 78 specific policy recommendations to help ensure cloud computing is trusted, responsible and inclusive.

As part of Microsoft’s commitment to transparency, this report builds on the company’s prior annual citizenship reporting, but is now designed to be a living reporting website where Microsoft can offer both the year-over-year data we traditionally provide as well as ongoing updates throughout the year on important developments on our efforts.

Microsoft takes seriously the responsibilities to help the world achieve more and is committed to meeting that responsibility to address economic, social and environmental issues. Microsoft also recognizes the importance of partnerships and value the opportunity to work with nonprofits, advocates, governments, academics, customers and employees to advance progress. Together, Microsoft believes we can strengthen communities and ensure greater outcomes for all.

Microsoft will continue to dedicate themselves to the challenges humankind faces, the role technology can play and the unique contributions Microsoft can make in cooperation with others around the world. Microsoft purchases made through iGive.com will also give back to your favorite cause.

FedEx Teams Up to Deliver Supplies and Aid to Haiti

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FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX) has delivered more than 30 tons of emergency supplies in an effort to provide assistance to the people and communities affected by Hurricane Matthew.

FedEx supports these disaster relief efforts through its humanitarian organization relationships with Direct Relief, International Medical Corps and Heart to Heart International.

“The devastating reality is people in Haiti are relying on the delivery of humanitarian aid for life’s most basic necessities,” said Jenny Robertson, director of Global Citizenship and Reputation Management at FedEx. “The FedEx network and our people who power it are equipped to deliver these critical supplies where they’re needed most.”

FedEx has worked with Direct Relief for more than a decade to deliver medical resources during times of disaster. The organization’s aid filled a charter flight that took off from the Memphis World Hub and arrived in Port-au-Prince Wednesday, October 12. Supplies included medication, medical equipment, hygiene kits and tents that can be used as pop-up health facilities.

“Hurricane Matthew dealt a doubly cruel blow to Haiti, causing tragic loss of life and vastly increased risks and harm while at the same time damaging the health facilities and infrastructure critical to responding,” said Thomas Tighe, president and CEO, Direct Relief. “That’s why an aggressive, targeted response is so important and why FedEx’s leadership to take care of the transportation barrier is such a critically important step.”

A second charter flight landed in Haiti October 13, filled with 35,000 pounds of relief supplies from International Medical Corps and Heart to Heart International. Together with these two organizations, FedEx delivered 11,000 hygiene kits, medicines and medical supplies.

With many health facilities damaged, inaccessible, or non-functional as a result of Hurricane Matthew, the urgently needed aid will reach the most affected areas of Haiti, including Grand’Anse and Sud.

“FedEx’s swift action in the wake of Hurricane Matthew makes it possible for our teams to save lives and alleviate suffering in some of the hardest hit communities in Haiti,” said Nancy Aossey, president and CEO of International Medical Corps. “FedEx knows that speed saves lives, and that every hour counts. They are making it possible for our teams to deliver urgently needed supplies and bring lifesaving medical care to those in need, helping stop the spread of cholera—a disease that has the potential to be far deadlier than the storm itself.”

The relief effort is part of the company’s FedEx Cares initiative, through which FedEx will invest $200 million in more than 200 global communities by 2020 to create opportunities and deliver positive change around the world. FedEx is also a participant in iGive.com where a percentage of online orders can give back to your favorite cause.