This month, we decided to highlight the ways our partners give to emphasize the importance of being a good company and how they contribute to their communities for a better future.
ADVANTIDGE has been a Zebra-Authorized Service Provider (ZASP) for more than a decade, offering and servicing their range of ID printing and tracking technology. Zebra’s industry-leading scanners allow for rapid scanning of barcode IDs and more. Interestingly, the team at Zebra found a unique way to apply their technology in support of a local nonprofit’s efforts in setting a world record.
Zebra partnered with Bernie’s Book Bank to provide a record 144,000 books to children in low-income neighborhoods.
In the past, Zebra has contributed volunteer hours and cash donations to the Chicago-based nonprofit dedicated to providing quality books to at-risk children. Recently, they had a new idea: a technology donation that would streamline the book bank’s organizational processes, building on efficiency and allowing them to do even more of what they do.
The result was a book pyramid made of enough books to provide 1,000 children with 12 new books a year for 12 years. In low-income neighborhoods where one book exists for every 300 children, and 61% of homes do not have a single children’s book, Bernie’s Book Bank makes a huge difference and, now even more so with Zebra’s help.
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Evolis creates one of ADVANTIDGE’s most reliable ID card printers: the Primacy. In addition to manufacturing technology which creates greater efficiency and security for businesses, their employees help to feed children in impoverished nations. Evolis implemented a new giving-back program that united its international offices in a holistic effort to help others.
This summer, Evolis challenged their employees to collect one red object per person, representative of their bright red logo. Like a worldwide scavenger hunt, each red object would convert into a donation of 10 euros per item.
The employees from Evolis North America, Latin America, France, Singapore, India, China, and Japan came together collecting a total of 250 red objects. The result: 2,500 euros donated to two separate programs: ACTED Yemen and One Milk for Venezuela. One Milk for Venezuela focuses on providing baby formula and food to underprivileged families in South America’s poorest country. In Venezuela, 10.2% of the children below 5 years of age are severely malnourished. The average monthly wage can only pay for 3.3% of basic consumer goods.
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