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Wildfires have made life hard for lots of Californians. Let's support individuals and families in southern and northern California. This fund will direct Boxer generosity to one local community foundation near Paradise where impact was especially devastating and to the Red Cross who will direct funds to the area of highest need across the state. Box leadership will be announcing some matching pledges at lunch on Friday the 16th that will be applied to Boxer gifts made before lunch on Monday November 26th.
With BoxWorks Digital happening around the time of Back-to-School and many classrooms shifting to fully virtual or hybrid environments, we've decided to focus our annual internal Back-to-School fundraising efforts on the digital divide, which has been emphasized by nonprofits and schools during COVID-19. This divide perpetuates and deepens socioeconomic disparities for underserved communities. A 2015 study found that 35% of lower-income households with children in school didn’t have access to internet at home. We're partnering with Human-I-T (https://www.human-i-t.org/) who specifically focuses on shrinking the digital divide by providing devices, internet access and digital literacy training. Internally, our goal is to kick off our fundraising strong and raise $15K which can provide more than 100 refurbished laptops or 150 hot spots for students in underserved communities.
The Box Culinary team is cooking for evacuees and first responders of the Kincade Fire! Our chefs will be spending Friday, November 1st at the Sonoma Fairgrounds cooking with World Central Kitchen to provide food for those affected by the fire. These funds will go towards providing more food and resources for those who are affected by the fires both here in Sonoma and other regions where World Central Kitchen is responding. Interested in volunteering? Sign up and more information here: https://wck.org/news/kincade-fire.
To close out our quarter, Box.org is excited to partner with BEN, BWN, Pride and CFOs for a special Friday Lunch takeover on 7/24 and EOQ events (in lieu of our traditional beer carts!) to raise funds for four nonprofits that have a global reach in the areas of social justice and/or are responding to COVID-19 and one nonprofit in Japan supporting those affected by the recent torrential rains. We recognize that right now we are in a global pandemic that is highlighting social inequities and making disaster response even more difficult, and these organizations are doing work in immediate health response, advocacy, policy change, and workforce development. Our goal for this fund is Boxer participation, so any amount contributed will count towards special matching from Box.org, ERGs and Global Execs! We invite you to donate whatever you might for a day of lunch, or whatever you feel like you can give. Update: Box.org has announced that if we achieve 60% of Boxer participation, we will donate an additional US$15,000 to the fund!
The effects of COVID-19 have been felt throughout the world - impacting our health, our economy, the work of our fellow nonprofits, and the safety of our Asian American and Pacific Islander community. Our HQ API ERG team is fundraising for Plate by Plate's COVID-19 Relief Fund. For over 20 years, Restaurants and Beverages have been the DNA of Plate by Plate and supported the API community by creating awareness and fundraising for important issues. This industry has been particularly affected by COVID-19 and we would like to honor their past participation by giving back through Project by Projects Restaurant Relief Fund.
During this time of social distancing, isolation, and uncertainty, being part of a supportive community has never been more crucial. Every donation, no matter how big or small, will go towards providing educational and mentoring resources to underprivileged Asian and immigrant youth in NYC. Your support enables the continuity of Apex for Youth’s programming as volunteers continue to build out virtual learning platforms, lead workshops to address anti-Asian racism and bullying, begin to address mental health needs within the AAPI community and create partnerships with other local community organizations.
Join Box.org in supporting on the ground relief & recovery efforts in Puerto Rico! Through NetHope we have been in touch with locals who advised us on the organizations providing evident support and working tirelessly to respond to the aftermath of the disaster. [Photo: New York Times]
Box.org has established this fund in response to Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma. With one donation you can support multiple, pre-vetted Box.org partner nonprofits who are on the ground responding to the devastation caused by these disasters. All proceeds will be evenly distributed to the highlighted orgs. (Photo credit: Business Insider)
The Box Culinary team has put together an amazing cookbook featuring their favorite recipes. All proceeds go to La Raza as Aaron + Box.org have covered the costs of the cookbook.
Supporting the #BlackPantherChallenge Fund will help hundreds of Boys & Girls Clubs members see an important movie and visit Box to have fun + reflect on the powerful themes the movie reinforces.
*NEW* A Call to Hacktion: *We would like to acknowledge that Hackathon is happening in the backdrop of a national reckoning with the systemic racial inequality embedded in our institutions *We would like to show our solidarity with BEN @ Box, and our larger Black community of friends and colleagues *We would like to invite all Boxers to engage in some hacktivism during Hackathon (totally optional) How to participate: 1) Donations. In partnership with BEN, we identified Black Girls Code to donate to during the event. We will match up to $15k in Boxer donations! Donations are open through this fund 2) Hacktivism. We're inviting you to do one thing: read an article, sign a petition, have a discussion with your family, etc. and share what you did with us in this form (https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScgNt83A5jAWm__u9GO-clt-HJqE4sGSRn6OAlItJdmlqtwPQ/viewform). We have suggestions & resources for you here (https://cloud.app.box.com/notes/672423595973?v=antiracismrecources). We also invite you to get creative, and share that creative activism with us in this Hackathon folder. This info is also in a Boxnote in our Hackathon folder here (https://cloud.box.com/s/xl5cao30f571bwhbfgr68f2p72difp8u)
This NetHope funding will support NetHope's COVID-19 Taskforces working to meet the needs of their 60 member partners who are struggling with new working style, program delivery safety efforts and protective equipment for staff working in the field. Member partners this fund will support: https://nethope.org/our-members/
Please help us support Nor Cal families recovering from the devastating Nor Cal urban wildfires.
This fund benefits nonprofit partner organizations doing important work near Box HQ, the broader Bay Area and beyond.
We will be embarking on a service project in Cambodia where 10 Boxers will be working with Team4Tech and CARE to create and deliver curriculum to advance teachers' and students' creativity and critical problem-solving skills through Project Based Learning, Maker activities, coding, and robotics.
Please join us in supporting Save the Children via NetHope's new Center for the Digital Nonprofit.
Box is committed to taking action in solidarity with the Black community against racism, hate, and injustice. We believe it is important to listen and learn from our Boxer community, so together with our Black Excellence Network (BEN) ERG, Box.org has identified and selected organizations that we believe will have the most meaningful impactful in the fight for racial justice: Equal Justice Initiative, NAACP Legal Defense Fund, Black Visions Collective, and Gideon's Army. This is one small step that we can make toward advancing equality in our communities. In addition to the $200K from our Box.org Fund to support organizations that are working to dismantle systemic barriers and make progress toward racial equality, we invite Boxers to give to these organizations with us. Black Visions Collective ((fiscally sponsored by the Takeaction Minnesota Education Fund): https://www.blackvisionsmn.org/ Gideon's Army: https://www.facebook.com/GideonsArmyUnited/ NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund: https://www.naacpldf.org/ Equal Justice Initiative: https://eji.org/
Previous fund name: Futbol con Corazón (Box Belong + LatinX + Box.org) Fund Last weekend we celebrated the 2018 World Cup with a special soccer tournament in support of unaccompanied minors – children who bravely left their families and fled their countries to escape persecution, abandonment, exploitation, serious deprivation, and/or violence. 20+ Boxers and their families represented our company by playing soccer with the children, volunteering and raising funds that go directly to free legal services and programatic costs. The event was hosted by Catholic Charities Refugee & Immigrant Services Program was sponsored by Box ERGs Belong & LatinX, in partnership with Box.org. We're rallying Boxers and friends to raise funds to respond to the dramatic increase in demand for affordable legal assistance and wraparound services for unaccompanied minors. Jointly, we've raised $4,300. As Boxers we can do more. The events at the southern US border within the past 48 hours have escalated the need for legal services, so we are setting a new goal of $10K+.