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By Karen Bergin, Director, Citizenship and Public Affairs
(From left to right) Microsoft employees Vatsala Isaac, Kendall McElliott, Rachel Ash, and Gilmere Vieira at the company’s 5K Run/Walk, an annual Employee Giving Campaign tradition
In a post on the Official Microsoft Blog today, Chief People Officer Lisa Brummel reflects upon the energy and passion Microsoft employees dedicate to raising money to help people less fortunate in communities at home and around the world. This drive to make a real impact is evident throughout the year, and especially in October, during the annual Employee Giving Campaign.
Building on last year’s 30th anniversary milestone of $1 billion raised, we've enhanced the Employee Giving Program this year by increasing the matching funds available to each employee from $12,000 to $15,000. We've also put on more than 300 Giving events throughout the month, including a 5K walk and a 24-hour relay across time zones to raise funds for local nonprofits.
To find out more about our commitment to supporting nonprofits in making the world a better place as we move onward towards the next billion raised, please read the full post on the Official Microsoft Blog.
Such charities are really good – they help people in need. There are lots of communities which need support. This amount can be invested in medical charities. There are many communities which lack adequate health care. These societies lack resources to provide latest forms of treatments and they need medicines. They will appreciate any support.