Funds will be distributed to City Harvest of New York City and Serving People in Need of Orange County, CA.
NEW YORK, NY, December 22, 2020 – In response to the Covid-19 pandemic and the burden it is placing on so many Americans this holiday season, 60 generous employees of Toshiba America, Inc. have raised $16,714.37 to support local charities. The funds will be distributed to City Harvest of New York City and Serving People In Need, Orange County, CA, two locations hard hit by Covid-19 and where the majority of these employees work.
Toshiba America, Inc., held a holiday donation drive from November 23rd thru December 18th encouraging employees to participate in an act of collective generosity that benefits local communities and improves the lives of others. Employees were permitted to donate up to 40 hours of paid time off (PTO) that was converted to a cash equivalent, or paycheck deductions and one-time donations towards the program.
Ayumi Wada, Toshiba America, Inc. Chairwoman & CEO, said “With the holiday season upon us, and so many Americans in need of assistance, I am very proud of our employees for stepping up and supporting this initiative that will benefit their communities, and I’m pleased to announce that the company will also contribute an additional $4,000 to this employee led fundraising program.”
This year, the Toshiba Group has launched a number of community charity activities while prioritizing the safety of our employees and their families, our customers and business partners, and the communities in which we operate. Learn more about our global initiative to help alleviate the impact of COVID-19: http://www.toshiba.co.jp/about/press/2020_06/tp1901.htm
About Toshiba America, Inc.
Founded in 1965, Toshiba America, Inc. (TAI) is a subsidiary of Tokyo-based Toshiba Corporation and the holding company of four Toshiba operating companies that offer a broad range of products and solutions for the residential, commercial and industrial sectors. The four companies, which along with TAI are known collectively as Toshiba America Group, are Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc. (Semiconductor solutions), Toshiba America Energy Systems, Corp. (Power generation solutions), Toshiba International Corporation (Industrial, power electronics & transmission & distribution solutions) and Toshiba America Research, Inc.(R&D).