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Thursday, 30 December, 2004

Corporate Donors - is your employer one of them?

Many companies are donating generously - money, resources and even their expertise in logistics, transportation and other areas. Is your employer one of them?

This article, on CNN, mentions some of the Fortune 500 companies that are actively contributing to Tsunami relief. Financial giants such as Citigroup have also pitched in.

If bloggers and readers from India (and other countries) know about local companies engaged in similar activities, please let us know.
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Anonymous Anonymous said :

What about donations from the other millionaires in America. Like the NBA players, or hollywood actors. Are any donations coming from their fortunes.

Thu Dec 30, 11:51:00 pm IST  
Blogger Krishna said :

Dear Anonymous,

Good question. Are the Hollywood stars, musicians etc pitching in? The short answer is "some of them are". While I don't have the entire list with me at the moment, you can learn about one of the leading rock bands - Linkin Park, and their involvement with Tsunami relief by googling for "Linkin Park".

Fri Dec 31, 12:06:00 am IST  
Anonymous Anonymous said :

I asked the company for which I work if they are contributing to assist and whether or not they will match contributions made by their employees as so many companies large and small are doing. I am so disgusted by the response that I am honestly considering leaving the company at the end of my contract which is at the end of February.

Here was their response:

"(name of company removed to protect the apathetic) has a tradition of contributing to relief efforts following natural disasters, from the California earthquake a decade ago to the hurricanes that recently battered Florida. In this time of Asian tragedy (x company) is making a corporate charitable contribution to help areas suffering as a result of the South Asian tsunami. If you are interested in making a charitable contribution (x company) encourages you make a donation to the charity of your choice. The attached link to the MSN website lists over 40 charitable organizations that are accepting donations for aid they or affiliates will provide to those affected by the Tsunami. "

Funny when I responded and asked my company to detail what charity to which they contributed and the amount, I received no reply. This company, ironically, has offices in India, China, and Singapore amongst others.

Is there a way to shame our companies into helping?

Fri Dec 31, 01:43:00 am IST  
Anonymous Anonymous said :

Just a though't. Why don't the people who live away from the coast, take on at LEAST one person/family, feed them and look after them until things have improved.Surely this would help a hell of a lot of people.

Fri Dec 31, 02:47:00 am IST  
Blogger Lokmans said :

My company has announced matching contributions for the Tsunami relief aid. The company has encouraged all employees to pledge a minimum of $100 for the aid. The company also kept in touch with all world while employees to find out if anybody was vacationing in any of the affected parts of South East Asia. Fortunately, we have not lost any of our employees in this disaster so far.

Fri Dec 31, 03:10:00 am IST  
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Fri Dec 31, 03:22:00 am IST  
Blogger mozrat said :

My company just donated $25,000 to UNICEF in response to this disaster. I actually feel a lot better working for them now. It's not often you get a chance to gauge your employers by how charitably they react to such a disaster.

I would have been disappointed to see little or no response from them

Fri Dec 31, 03:27:00 am IST  
Anonymous Anonymous said :

My company contributed 50 Lakhs to the PM Relief Fund, India.

It gives me satisfaction to know that the company took the onus to participate in the noble activity. And all the employees are contributing day's salary to the PM Relief Fund.

I think all Indian companies and MNCs that are operating in India, should follow suit.

We need to make sure that reconstruction and rehabilitation does not suffer due to funds.


Fri Dec 31, 01:01:00 pm IST  
Anonymous Anonymous said :

I'm doing a research project on the characteristics of companies who have and still are contributing to the Tsunami relief effort. Does anyone know how I can find out which companies in India have contributed, and in what way?
I have tried visiting corporate websites, but not all companies provide such info on their websites.

Thu Apr 07, 05:13:00 pm IST