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Philanthropy Projects

Recently we announced our plans for Saying "thank-you" by helping others. It's our ongoing corporate philanthropy project to support some of the non-profit organizations among our customers.  Alternating months we'd re-direct funds we'd normally invest to send flowers and gift-card to customers for their referrals to instead go to these non-profit groups. You can read our initial announcement here.

August Recipient: Opportunity, Inc.

The first group to receive the funds was Opportunity, Inc. $1500 was raised for Opportunity, Inc. Opportunity, Inc. was chartered in 1976 as an Illinois not-for-profit corporation to help people with disabilities developed to their fullest potential by working in a viable business enterprise...You can can read the inspiring interview with Barry Shapiro, CFO, and Elizabeth Golden, National Sales Director we were fortunate to have in  during the month of August from referrals from our customers and from prospects who started during August. 

Barry Shapiro, CFO, suggested the best use of the funds would be to help sponsor the Holiday Dinner in December.  We agree! The holidays are the best time to celebrate and share a year of accomplishments with friends and family. We're delighted, honored really, to help make this year's celebration a grand one. 

October: The Hunger Project. THP offers successful, low-cost, people-centered strategies for the sustainable end of hunger — the silent killer that takes the lives of 20,000 of our fellow human beings each day. 

We'll donate $50.00 to The Hunger Project for every referral we receive during the month of October, 2006. You can read my interview with John Coonrod, VP and Chief Operating Officer, from January 2005.

September 18, 2006 in Philanthropy | Permalink


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