For the fourteenth year in a row, Red Hatters based in the United States took an active role in selecting a charitable organization to be the beneficiary of our U.S. corporate holiday donation. During the process, more than 140 charities were nominated, and more than 1,100 associates participated in the final vote. This year, we used a cumulative voting approach, which allowed associates to rank their top five organizations from the initial list. The National Park Foundation received the most votes and will receive a $50,000 donation that will contribute to the organization's mission to protect these places we all share.
On top of our donation to the National Park Foundation, we will also be donating an additional $50,000, which will be split between the next four charities based on associate voting. Those charities are Every Mother Counts, The Trevor Project, Code.org and the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.
The National Park Foundation works to protect wildlife and park lands, preserve history and culture, educate and engage youth, and connect people everywhere to the wonder of parks. We believe in the National Park Foundation’s mission to safeguard our national parks so that visitors can enjoy the parks for generations to come and thank the organization for its inspiring dedication to helping the National Park Service better accomplish its mission.
Our corporate donations represent just one of the ways Red Hat and our associates participate in charitable work throughout the year. In addition to supporting many non-profit organizations with donations and volunteer activities, Red Hat matches the qualifying contributions our U.S. associates make to eligible charities through our ongoing matching gifts program.
To learn more about the National Park Foundation, visit https://www.nationalparks.org.
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