December 11, 2016

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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.

Toshiba products can be found at many iGive vendors including: Rakuten.com, OfficeDepot and OfficeMax, WalMart.com and others.

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August 24, 2016
GoDaddy, an iGive.com merchant, gives back

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GoDaddy is offering “Path Forward” for mid-career professionals returning to the workplace. The world’s largest cloud platform dedicated to small, independent ventures, today announced its participation in the Path Forward Return To Work program. The program reinforces GoDaddy’s commitment toward building a diverse and inclusive workforce, while also identifying incredible talent.

Three, 18-week paid interns will be hired. The professional being considered are mid-career professionals, many of whom who have taken at least two years out the workforce to care for kids, parents or other loved ones. The program runs from October through February 2017 and potentially provides interns the ability to earn a full-time position upon successful completion of the program. GoDaddy will provide participants with practical work experience and Path Forward will provide training and networking events designed to help ease the transition back to work.

The internship opportunities are available for engineering positions, and applications are being accepted now at GoDaddy.com/Careers.

“GoDaddy is an inspiring company that is prioritizing creating a diverse and inclusive workforce. We are thrilled to partner with them to help those who have taken time off from work for caregiving get back to their careers,” said Tami Forman, Executive Director or Path Forward.  “Partners like GoDaddy understand that great talent can sometimes come from unexpected places, and this program helps them tap into a new source of diverse, skilled, highly-motivated professionals.”

This program is another step in GoDaddy’s commitment to achieve greater workplace diversity and inclusiveness. The company is a vocal leader for gender diversity in the technology industry and recently signed the White House ‘Fair Pay Pledge’ aimed at balancing the gender salary gap and the White House ‘Tech Inclusion Pledge designed to increase workplace diversity. In 2015, GoDaddy also released its salary data, comparing men and women in like-roles and will continue to pursue opportunities to create a more diverse workforce.

About GoDaddy

GoDaddy powers the world’s largest cloud platform dedicated to small, independent ventures. With more than 14 million customers worldwide and more than 63 million domain names under management, GoDaddy is the place people come to name their idea, build a professional website, attract customers and manage their work. Our mission is to give our customers the tools, insights and the people to transform their ideas and personal initiative into success. To learn more about the company, visit www.GoDaddy.com. GoDaddy offers a one-time $10 donation to your charity of choice through iGive.com.

About Path Forward

Path Forward is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization on a mission to eliminate the bias faced by people who take time off from the paid workforce for caregiving responsibilities and to support gender equality in the workforce. Path Forward creates programs that empower people to return to the workforce after a career break and implement these programs at companies that want to help. Learn more about Path Forward and sign up to get updates about our upcoming programs at www.pathforward.org.

August 23, 2016

iGive.com Vendor GelPro Gives back
GelPro is inspired by the people who help others.  Every year they give away 250 mats, valued at $30,000 through their Random Acts of Comfort initiative. The company invites customers to nominate individuals who inspire them and Robb and Lisa McMahan, Founders of GelPro, and their team give winners a GelPro Comfort Mat.

Here are a few of the nominations of folks for  Random Acts of Comfort. Gelpro mats were sent to each one (names have been removed).

My wife is an incredible person. She always thinks of others . She was diagnosed with M.S. in 2001.She has refused to let this get her down. She takes great care of her mother who has A form of cancer. She has raised our two children, and her nephew who is now attending college. If all that wasn`t enough. She volunteer`s for alanon and ala teen. She attends and heads meetings two or three times a week. She also helps coordinate ala teen retreats. The kids love her and really appreciate all she has to offer. If this isn`t enough, she makes sure we have dinner and dishes and kitchen are cleaned up. This is why I think she deserves one of your Gel Pro Comfort Mats. Also the bunyun on her right foot would a enjoy it. No kidding. Please consider this very giving and caring person. Thank you.

Perry and his co-chefs at My Kitchen Program, Hautemealz and SimplySmartDinnerPlans are on their feet for hours smoking meats, cooking/serving meals to the homeless and teaching foster kids cooking skills through several charitable organizations in the Portland, Oregon area. They deserve happy feet!

Bill is 66 years old. He is a Vietnam veteran that served in the special forces, army. He suffers from agent Orange poisoning, which led to severe diabetes. It disabled him. He has many rough days but doesn’t give up. He has lots of ailments, and one of them is neuropathy in his feet. He likes to work in the garage but standing on the hard floor is very painful. He is a volunteer color guard with the American Legion, and standing at gravesites is hard on him. He also is an American patriot guard rider. I would love to see him have his own gel mat for the garage. I have one in the kitchen and he really feels comfort from it.

My daughter, Rachel, is Mom to Sammy, 4, and Carson, 2. Sammy has Neurofibromatosis type 1, learning disabilities, and severe ADHD. Her days are not easy… She has metal rods in her spine and hip pain on a daily basis. She enjoys baking beautiful cakes for family and friends as it’s therapeutic for her. Through all the tears, MRI’s, and doctor visits she carries on for her boys and I couldn’t be more proud of the loving Mother she is. She is truly deserving of this wonderful comfort mat. Thank you

Eman is a 28 year old mother of 2, cancer survivor who works full time rehabilitating person with strokes and brain injuries. She is a loving wife who devotes herself to taking care of her husband, kids ,mother and 4 younger brothers and sisters. Her father died tragically 3 years ago and she has filled his role since then. Everyone in her life looks up to her for strength and wisdom. She never hesitates to help anyone in need family or not. If that is not enough she is involved with a local women’s shelter and encourages her children to give back to their communities financially and by devoting time. I cant imagine a more suitable person to give this small token of appreciation to. Please consider her for this gift so tj6at she could be a little less pain free by the end of the day.

For 30 years of her 53 year marriage, Marion has been caregiver for her husband who is severely crippled. He has had many surgeries and many times had to be taken to the emergency room in the middle of the night. In addition she prepares wonderful meals and is recruited by her church to donate when they have dinners. Since her husband is disabled, they rely on Medicare and his small pension. By saving coupons, she is able to stay within their budget. She takes advantage of buy get one free which she donates to the food bank. She always remembers everybody’s birthday and anniversary. Her Christmas gifts consist of homemade raviolis and sauce. I’m extremely proud of Marion. I submitted a nomination yesterday for a very deserving person, but Marion is more deserving.

My neighbor, Wendy is a mother of a special needs daughter. She has been a tireless volunteer all her life, but now with her daughter about to graduate from high school, she needed to find a new avenue for her daughter to spend her days. Katie’s cart blossomed! Katie’s cart is rolling cart that Katie pushes through office buildings selling small nutritious goodies to employees. Wendy makes most all the goodies that Katie sells; she stands many hours and many days in her kitchen making cookies, breads, granola mixes and other baked items. Wendy also suffers from deliberating joint pain that leaves her body aching all the time. The GelPro mat would also be used by others as Katie’s cart grows. Wendy plans to hire young special needs adults to help cook goodies in her kitchen. The GelPro mat would be a huge blessing for my sweet humble neighbor.. Thank you for listening to her story.

GelPro mats are engineered with one goal in mind: to make the time you spend standing more comfortable and enjoyable. When you shop GelPro through iGive.com you can also give back to favorite cause. To nominate a deserving person visit: http://www.gelpro.com/random-acts-of-comfort

 

August 23, 2016

petsmart and petsmart charities help pets in need

PetSmart and PetSmart Charities are coming to the aid of hundreds of animals left homeless by the Louisiana floods, which are being dubbed the worst natural disaster to hit the U.S. since Hurricane Sandy.

A large shipment of pet supplies including: Pet food, cat litter, feeding bowls, leashes, crates and beds were delivered from the PetSmart central region Distribution Center.  These items are valued at more than $80,000.  In addition, grant makers at PetSmart Charities are providing more than $30,000 in financial support to local animal welfare organization is Louisiana. The grants will help with the financial strain these nonprofits are facing due to the increased need to provide shelter, food and veterinary care for rescued animals.

According to news reports, the rising water has forced more than 30,000 people to evacuate their homes. As well, hundreds of animals have been rescued with a high percentage of them being pets. Local animal welfare organizations are overwhelmed as they care for the rescued animals, providing shelter, food and care and working to reunite pet parents with their beloved pets. The emergency relief is in direct response to PetSmart and PetSmart Charities’ partners requesting the support.

About PetSmart Charities®

PetSmart Charities, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit animal welfare organization that saves the lives of homeless pets. Each year nearly 500,000 dogs and cats find homes through our adoption program in all PetSmart® stores across the U.S. and sponsored adoption events. Each year millions of PetSmart shoppers generously contribute to pets in need by making donations directly to PetSmart Charities on a pin pad at the registers in PetSmart stores.  PetSmart Charities administers and efficiently uses 90 cents of every dollar of those donations by issuing grants and providing other support to help pets in need.  PetSmart Charities grants more money to directly help pets in need than any other animal welfare group in North America, with a focus on funding adoption and spay/neuter programs that help communities solve pet overpopulation. PetSmart Charities has received the Four Star Rating for the past 13 years from Charity Navigator, an independent nonprofit that reports on the effectiveness, accountability and transparency of nonprofits, placing it among the top one percent of charities rated by this organization.

About PetSmart

PetSmart, Inc. is the largest specialty pet retailer of services and solutions for the lifetime needs of pets. At PetSmart, we love pets, and we believe pets make us better people. Every day with every connection, PetSmart’s passionate associates help bring pet parents closer to their pets so they can live more fulfilled lives. This vision impacts everything we do for our customers, the way we support our associates and how we give back to our communities. We employ approximately 53,000 associates, operate 1,466 pet stores in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico and 203 in-store PetSmart® PetsHotel®dog and cat boarding facilities. PetSmart provides a broad range of competitively priced pet food and pet products and offers dog training, pet grooming, pet boarding, PetSmart Doggie Day Camp day care services and pet adoption services in-store. Our portfolio of digital resources for pet parents – including PetSmart.com, PetFoodDirect.com, Pet360.com and petMD.com – offers the most comprehensive online pet supplies and pet care information in the U.S. Through our in-store pet adoption partnership with independent nonprofit organizations, PetSmart Charities® and PetSmart Charities™ of Canada, PetSmart helps to save the lives of more than 500,000 homeless pets each year. 
Follow PetSmart on Twitter: @PetSmart

August 10, 2016
Nike Ad featuring Chris Mosier

Nike Celebrates Athlete Chris Mosier

Nike selected athlete, Chris Mosier as the face of “Unlimited Courage” because of his determination and spirit. Chris is the first transgendered athlete to earn a spot on a U.S. Men’s National Team.

Chris Mosier competes in the duathlon and triathlon. On August 8th a television ad featuring Mosier was aired during the U.S. Olympic Coverage on NBC.

In 2015, with a sprint duathlon time of 01:02:45.48 at the national championships — earning him a seventh place finish in the male 35-39 group — Mosier became the first openly trans athlete to earn a spot on a U.S. national team. Mosier’s feat in the 5K-run, 20K-bike, 2.5K-run race led him to challenge the international transgender competition policy, which resulted in the creation and adoption of new, more-inclusive guidelines for participation of transgender athletes.

In addition to being a world-class athlete, Mosier is the founder of Transathlete.com, a resource for students, athletes, coaches, and administrators to find information about trans* inclusion in athletics at various levels of play.

Mosier declared in a Nike Press Release: “Being the first trans man on a U.S. men’s national team was a dream come true for me. I always wanted my name on a jersey. To represent our country at the highest level, in my sport, is just outstanding. It’s just such an amazing opportunity — and an amazing opportunity for other people to see themselves reflected in someone succeeding in sports as a trans man.”

To learn more about the Nike Unlimited Campaign visit: http://news.nike.com/news/unlimited-courage-chris-mosier

Nike is committed to creating positive social change around the world. They engage their employees to amplify impact and work with global partners to tackle some of the biggest challenges in the world today. They are also an iGive.com partner, where a percentage of purchases at Nike.com can mean a donation back to your favorite U.S. or Canadian cause.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

July 27, 2016

Ten years ago Bono and Bobby Shriver founded (RED) the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria and Gap was the founding apparel partner.  To mark the Anniversary, Gap is releasing a special collection.  Gap has contributed $10M and has encouraged customers to support the fight against these preventable and treatable diseases. 70 million people have been helped through (RED) efforts.

The iconic (Gap)RED logo design, featuring inspiring text such as SUPER POWE(RED), INC(RED)IBLE and FI(RED) UP, will be offered in tees, sweatshirts and tanks for men, women and kids and in onesies for baby ($24.95-$54.95). Outerwear and denim will also be offered for men and women, including a classic bomber and straight selvedge jeans for men and a denim jacket, jeans and sleeveless puffer vest for women ($79.95-$108). The collection will be available at select Gap stores around the world and on gap.com beginning July 26.

In addition, Gap is releasing a series of videos and encouraging customers to join the conversation with the hashtage #endAIDS

“It is an honor for Gap to celebrate (RED)’s 10th anniversary.  We’re proud of Gap’s role in helping (RED) launch 10 years ago,” said Jeff Kirwan, Global President, Gap. “(GAP)RED takes what we do best – creating great products that people love – and provides customers an opportunity to take part in positive change. We’re pleased that our (GAP)RED collections spark meaningful conversations that inspire people to join the movement to end AIDS.

Shoppers who purchase  the collection through iGive.com can donate to their favorite cause with every purchase in addition to supporting (RED).

About Gap
Gap is one of the world’s most iconic apparel and accessories brands and the authority on American casual style.  Founded in San Francisco in 1969, Gap’s collections are designed to build the foundation of modern wardrobes – all things denim, classic white shirts, khakis and must-have trends.  Beginning with the first international store in London in 1987, Gap continues to connect with customers online and across the brand’s about 1,700 company-operated and franchise retail locations around the world. Gap includes Women’s and Men’s apparel and accessories, GapKids, babyGap, GapMaternity, GapBody and GapFit collections.  The brand also serves value-conscious customers with exclusively-designed collections for Gap Outlet and Gap Factory Stores.  Gap is the namesake brand for leading global specialty retailer, Gap Inc. (NYSE: GPS) which includes Gap, Banana Republic, Old Navy, Athleta and Intermix. For more information, please visit www.gapinc.com.

About (RED)
(RED) was founded in 2006 by Bono and Bobby Shriver to engage businesses and people in the fight against AIDS. (RED) partners with the world’s most iconic brands that contribute up to 50% of profits from (RED)-branded goods and services to the Global Fund.  (RED) Proud Partners include: Apple, Bank of America, Beats by Dr. Dre, Belvedere, Claro, The Coca-Cola Company, GAP, MCM, NetJets, Salesforce, SAP, Starbucks, Telcel.

(RED) Special Edition partners include: aden+anais, Alessi, ALEX AND ANI, Billecart-Salmon, Ergo Depot, Fresh, Fatboy USA, Fresh, Girl Skateboards, HEAD, Le Creuset, Live Nation Entertainment, Moleskine, Mophie, NetJets, Piaggio, Uber, and Wolfnoir.

To date, (RED) has generated $350 million for the Global Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, to support HIV/AIDS grants in Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Rwanda, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania and Zambia. 100 percent of that money goes to work on the ground – no overhead is taken. Global Fund grants that (RED) supports have impacted more than 70 million people with prevention, treatment, counseling, HIV testing and care services.

June 30, 2016

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Mercedez Flores and Luis Omar Ocasio-Capo, Target team members, died during the shooting at an Orlando gay nightclub.  Target Corporation donated $250,000 to the OneOrlando Fund in their memory. The OneOrlando Fund, established by Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer, will go to nonprofit organizations serving victims, their families and the community.  The Hispanic community was particularly impacted by this tragedy.

In addition to the donation,Target teams across the country observed a moment of silence in honor of all of the victims. Teams in Orlando donated food and water to first responders, as well as those waiting in line to give blood to help survivors. Target also offered space outside a nearby store to serve as a command center for law enforcement.

“I want to personally thank the local Target team in Orlando for pulling together during an incredibly difficult and emotional time to do everything they can to help the community. On behalf of everyone at Target, I offer my deepest condolences to the families and friends of those lost during Sunday’s tragedy and am honored to make this donation to help all those affected” said Brian Cornell, chief executive officer, Target.

About Target

Minneapolis-based Target Corporation (NYSE: TGT) serves guests at 1,792 stores and at Target.com. Since 1946, Target has given 5 percent of its profit to communities, which today equals more than $4 million a week. For more information, visit Target.com/Pressroom. Shoppers who wish to support their favorite cause through their online shopping with Target can join iGive.com at no additional cost to themselves or their cause.

June 17, 2016

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Lane Bryant’s Give.Share.Love campaign has helped to empower, encourage and support women and children through the Nationwide Children’s Hospital Foundation. The brand, a women’s specialty size apparel brand, has made a commitment to the hospital and foundation.  Not only did they share videos on social media that featured Nationwide Children’s patients, they helped each child surprise the mom with a special gift. Lane Bryant also partnered with Nationwide Children’s to present an exclusive fashion show, styled by designer Christian Siriano, held at the hospital in May.  The fashion show starred Nationwide Children’s staff dressed in the Christian Siriano for Lane Bryant collection, as well as patients and some of their siblings.

Shoppers visiting the Lane Bryant stores or their website, including those who visited through iGive.com, were offered cause-dedicated products  with a percentage of the sale being contributed to Nationwide Children’s.  Clients were also able to “round up” their purchase at the register in store for donation.

About Lane Bryant®: Lane Bryant® is the nation’s leading women’s special size apparel retailer, providing stylish and high-quality fashion in sizes 14-28. The Lane Bryant collection includes a wide selection of career to fashion conscious apparel as well as accessories, footwear, hosiery and Cacique® intimate apparel. Lane Bryant® fashions are available nationwide at its 762 Lane Bryant stores, and online. Lane Bryant is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Ascena Retail Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: ASNA). Please visit lanebryant.com and cacique.com for store locations and the latest fashion trend information.

About Nationwide Children’s Hospital: Named to the Top 10 Honor Roll on U.S. News & World Report’s 2015-16 list of “America’s Best Children’s Hospitals,” Nationwide Children’s Hospital is one of America’s largest not-for-profit freestanding pediatric healthcare systems providing wellness, preventive, diagnostic, treatment and rehabilitative care for infants, children and adolescents, as well as adult patients with congenital disease. Nationwide Children’s has a medical staff of 1,100 and more than 10,000 employees providing state-of-the-art pediatric care during more than 1.2 million patient visits annually. As home to the Department of Pediatrics of The Ohio State University College of Medicine, Nationwide Children’s physicians train the next generation of pediatricians and pediatric specialists. The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital is one of the Top 10 National Institutes of Health-funded freestanding pediatric research facilities. Nationwide Children’s remains true to the original mission since its founding in 1892 of providing care regardless of a family’s ability to pay. More information is available at NationwideChildrens.org.

June 15, 2016

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Customers of Performance Bicycle®  with the matching support of the company, has raised $17,522 for Rails-to-Trails Conservancy throughout National Bike Month.

The donation will help to create more trails and maintain existing ones.  During May, cyclists were invited to donate $1 both in-store or online. These funds will help promote cycling and the growth of local cycling communities.

“We are overwhelmed by the amazing support our customers have provided to Rails-to-Trails,” said Chris London, Performance Bicycle’s Community Relations Manager. “Performance Bicycle keeps our customers on the move while Rails-to-Trails connects them, and our combined advocacy efforts work to create and maintain more safe places to ride and be active.  We’re proud to partner with Rails-to- Trails in achieving this goal on the national and local level.”

About Performance Bicycle®
Performance Bicycle® is the No. 1 specialty bicycle retailer in the U.S. and is a wholly owned subsidiary of Performance Inc. Performance provides an omni-channel cycling experience that spans more than 100 stores nationwide, and www.PerformanceBike.com, catering to both the avid cycling enthusiast and the recreational rider. Performance Inc. is majority owned by North Castle Partners of Greenwich, Conn. For more information about Performance Bicycle, please visit www.PerformanceBike.com

About Rails-to-Trails
Rails-to-Trails Conservancy, a nonprofit organization with more than 160,000 members and supporters, is the nation’s largest trails organization dedicated to connecting people and communities by creating a nationwide network of public trails, many from former rail lines. Founded in 1986, Rails-to-Trails Conservancy’s national office is located in Washington, D.C., with regional offices in California, Florida, Ohio and Pennsylvania. For more information, visit www.railstotrails.org.

June 8, 2016

Habitat for Humanity and Panasonic Eco Solutions North America will help nearly 250 families to receive affordable housing.

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This partnership is in it’s third year and is part of an ongoing effort where corporate partnerships allow Habitat for Humanity to build additional homes.  The partnership called “Home Builder Blitz” uses the volunteer efforts and donations from participating corporations who partner with local professional builders.

“Panasonic is excited to continue our partnership with Habitat for Humanity, helping create affordable housing for those that need it most,” said Dan Silver, President, Panasonic Eco Solutions North America. “This year alone, Panasonic has donated over 900 energy-efficient ventilation solutions, 280 of which will be used by 51 Habitat affiliates during the Builders Blitz to provide healthy indoor air to families across the country.”

More than 100 chapters of Habitat for Humanity raise funds through iGive.com by shopping at online retailers such as Panasonic. To join iGive and select a Habitat for Humanity Chapter near you visit http://www.igive.com and search Habitat for Humanity. If your chapter isn’t listed it is quick and easy to add it.

About Panasonic Eco Solutions North America
Panasonic Eco Solutions North America is a division of Panasonic Corporation of North America, the principal North American subsidiary of Osaka, Japan-based Panasonic Corporation and the hub of Panasonic’s U.S. branding, marketing, sales, service and R&D operations. The company develops and provides customized and integrated technology-based energy solutions for customers in both the public and private sector.

In Interbrand’s 2014 annual “Best Global Green Brands” report, Panasonic ranked number five overall and the top electronics brand in the report. As part of continuing sustainability efforts, Panasonic Corporation of North America relocated its headquarters to a new facility, adjacent to Newark Penn Station in Newark, NJ.  It is the first newly constructed office tower in Newark to earn both LEED Platinum and Gold certifications from the U.S. Green Building Council. Follow Panasonic on Twitter @PanasonicUSA and learn more us.panasonic.com/news.

About Habitat for Humanity International
Driven by the vision that everyone needs a decent place to live, Habitat for Humanity has grown from a grassroots effort that began on a community farm in southern Georgia in 1976 to a global nonprofit housing organization in nearly 1,400 communities across the U.S. and in over 70 countries. People partner with Habitat for Humanity to build or improve a place they can call home. Habitat homeowners help build their own homes alongside volunteers and pay an affordable mortgage. Through financial support, volunteering or adding a voice to support affordable housing, everyone can help families achieve the strength, stability and self-reliance they need to build better lives for themselves. Through shelter, we empower. To learn more, visit habitat.org.