As a company and as individuals, we believe that it is important to give back to our local communities. Last year, that included doing things like sponsoring a child through the one.laptop.org program, doing The Bloody Long Walk (a 35Km charity walk to raise money for the Australian Mitochondrial Disease Foundation), and more.
This year, we want to do even more, but we can’t do it alone. Which is why we’re looking for your help. Here’s how you can help as well as more information on our commitment to giving back.
Why and How we are Committed to Giving Back
As a technology company, we believe it’s crucial to give back, especially when it comes to providing equal opportunity to children across the world. To us, that meant donating to charities that give children access to tech, improve their situation through better access to the internet, and more.
But that’s not all. As individuals, we’re highly motivated to give back to our local communities. This includes taking part in charity events such as The Bloody Long Walk we mentioned above, and other volunteering opportunities. This year, we’re also looking to give back to our local communities by accepting proposals from our team members to donate to local causes and charities.
With a team divided across 4 continents and 10 time zones, that’s a lot of communities in which we can make a difference!
What Our Team is Saying About Giving Back
I don’t think elders receive enough attention nowadays. When I’m not travelling for work, I spend a couple of hours every other Friday at my local nursing home. Most times they just need someone to visit and talk to them. They tell the best stories. There are some successes, some regret stories, but most of them are great life lessons. If you read this, call your grandma. Or any grandma. She misses you. – Nicolas Derico, Marketing Manager, Spain
For me, giving back represents an opportunity to do something good for those around me. It’s very fulfilling to see how you can help change lives for the better with your actions and donations. – Pal Zachar, Technical Sales Executive, Slovakia
How You Can Help
We’re encouraging our customers to give back as well, which is why we wanted to extend the same opportunity we’re giving to our employees to all Foxit or Debenu customers.
If you’re a Foxit or Debenu Customer, you can participate by sending ideas on how Foxit SDK can support your local community to nicolas_derico(at)foxitsoftware.com. Together, we can give back to our local communities and help make the world a better place.
We also encourage you to donate to one.laptop.org. It’s a great opportunity to help provide children with a better life through technology.