Levi Strauss & Co. has been committed to philanthropy since its inception in 1873. Levi Strauss (the founder) donated to scholarship funds at the University of California Berkeley in 1897 and that philanthropic spirit has evolved and persisted through to the present day.
“Each of us has a capacity to make business not only a source of economic wealth, but also a force for social and economic justice.”
~Walter Haas, Jr., Levi Strauss & Co. CEO, 1958–70
Levi’s supports two major foundations. The Red Tab Foundation is dedicated to supporting Levi’s employees in times of need. The Levi Strauss Foundation is dedicated to philanthropic endeavors across the world, including fighting HIV/AIDS, breaking the cycle of poverty through asset building, and promoting workers’ rights. Both are utilizing exciting and innovative strategies to help people!
Angels With Special Needs is a nonprofit organization for children and youth who are severely disabled. AWSN focuses on including disabled youth in community activities – beyond the schoolroom. They promote acceptance of disabled youth in every facet of society; fighting to raise awareness that everyone is a member of their community and brings something unique to the table.
AWSN helps provide families with severely disabled children inclusion with recreational and socialization activities free of any cost. These activities include mini fields trips to the zoo, museums, bowling, movies, swimming and summer camp activities!
Inclusion makes a huge difference for disabled youth and AWSN is out there making it happen.
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