Epson and DonorsChoose.org Join Forces This Holiday Season to Help Teachers Add Much-Needed Technology and Supplies to Classrooms Epson to Donate Five Percent of Qualifying Product Sales to Classrooms in Need

LONG BEACH, Calif., Dec. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Epson America, Inc. today announced it has partnered with DonorsChoose.org for a second year in a row for its 2013 holiday season initiative. From Dec. 1 to Dec. 24, 2013, Epson will help fund K-12 public school classrooms in need, by donating five percent of select purchases made on Epson.com – up to $100,000* – to support eligible classroom projects across America. It will also multiply the reach of its donation through DonorsChoose.org's "Double Your Impact" program by matching donations.

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"Epson is committed to providing K-12 classrooms with the most innovative technology solutions, and we strive to build on that commitment through inspiring creativity and empowering teachers," said Jered Goodyear, manager, online marketing, Epson America, Inc. "By partnering with DonorsChoose.org, Epson aims to equip teachers with technology and tools to help them engage and communicate with their students in creative ways."

DonorsChoose.org is an online charity that provides a way for consumers, administrative faculty members and individual philanthropists to donate directly to specific projects at public schools. Teachers request needed materials and resources for their classrooms, and donors contribute to projects on the site. Last year, Epson reached its $100,000 goal and supported over 26,000 students in 323 DonorsChoose.org projects nationwide. Some of their stories can be read online at http://www.epson.com/community/classroom/.

"We are grateful to have Epson partnering with us again and participating in our "Double Your Impact" program," shared Candice Jimenez, senior director, partnerships and business development, DonorsChoose.org. "We value Epson's ongoing commitment to provide teachers with the latest technology and are happy that it aligns with our vision to help children in every community gain access to the tools and experiences needed for an enriched education."

In addition to the charitable contributions, Epson is offering a range of holiday promotions beginning Dec. 1 through Dec. 24. To learn more on how to get a great deal for a great cause, please visit: http://www.epson.com/holiday.

About Epson

Epson is a global innovation leader whose product lineup ranges from inkjet printers and printing systems, 3LCD projectors and industrial robots to sensors and other microdevices. Dedicated to exceeding the vision of its customers worldwide, Epson delivers customer value based on compact, energy-saving, and high-precision technologies in markets spanning enterprise and the home to commerce and industry.

Led by the Japan-based Seiko Epson Corporation, the Epson Group comprises more than 73,000 employees in 94 companies around the world, and is proud of its ongoing contributions to the global environment and the communities in which it operates. Epson America, Inc. based in Long Beach, Calif. is Epson's regional headquarters for the U.S., Canada, and Latin America. To learn more about Epson, please visit: www.Epson.com.

You may also connect with Epson America on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/EpsonAmerica), Twitter (http://twitter.com/EpsonAmerica) and YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/EpsonTV).

About DonorsChoose.org

Founded in 2000, DonorsChoose.org is an online charity that makes it easy for anyone to help students in need. Public school teachers from every corner of America post requests, and individuals can give directly to the ones that inspire them. To date, 250,000 public and charter school teachers have used DonorsChoose.org to secure $158 million in books, art supplies, technology, and other resources that their students need to learn.

*From Dec. 1 through Dec. 24, 2013, Epson will donate to DonorsChoose.org 5% of the purchase price of designated select Epson products sold on Epson.com, up to $100,000. Donation calculation excludes taxes, shipping and handling charges, as well as purchases from Illinois.

Specifications are subject to change without notice. Epson is registered trademark and Epson Exceed Your Vision is a registered logomark of Seiko Epson Corporation. All other product and brand names are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of their respective companies. Epson disclaims any and all rights in these marks.

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