Johnson & Johnson app makes it a snap to help students with United Way The Donate a Photo app by Johnson & Johnson enables students to get tutoring and mentoring support with United Way every time someone uploads a photo

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Aug. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Johnson & Johnson, with an exclusive partnership at Walmart, just launched a new back to school campaign with United Way to support students through mentoring and tutoring, in order to ultimately improve their school grades and attendance. Donate a Photo is a free app (available on Android and iOS devices) from Johnson & Johnson that turns users' photos into a way to do good. For every photo uploaded to United Way through the Donate a Photo app, Johnson & Johnson will donate $1 to United Way education programs.

Getting involved is easy:

  1. Download the free Donate a Photo app for iPhone: www.bit.ly/donateaphoto_iphone_jnj or Android: www.bit.ly/donateaphoto_android_jnj
  2. Snap a picture or upload an existing photo, select United Way as the cause, and Johnson & Johnson will donate $1 to help students.  
  3. Spread the word by sharing donated pictures on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, with hashtags #JNJ and #donateaphoto to get colleagues, friends and family to donate as well.

People can donate one photo each day. The app also lets you see and share the impact of each uploaded photo. Johnson & Johnson will donate $1 to United Way for each photo donated until October 14, 2014 or until $50,000 is raised. United Way will receive a minimum of $30,000.

Every year, more than one million students drop out of high school. As a result, fewer young Americans are likely to earn a diploma than their parents— a distinction not shared by any other industrialized country. That's why United Way is working to ensure that children and youth are: 1) ready for school, starting with the skills they need to succeed; 2) reading on track by fourth grade; 3) transitioning successfully to and from middle school; 4) graduating high school on time and 5) are either working, pursuing advanced education, or are in training by 21.

About United Way       
United Way is a worldwide movement of nearly 1,800 community-based United Ways in 41 countries and territories. It advances the common good by focusing on education, income and health – the building blocks for a good quality life. The United Way movement mobilizes millions to action – to give, advocate and volunteer – to improve conditions in their local community. For more information about United Way, please visit: UnitedWay.org.

About Johnson & Johnson
Caring for the world, one person at a time inspires and unites the people of Johnson & Johnson. We embrace research and science -- bringing innovative ideas, products and services to advance the health and well-being of people. Our approximately 127,600 employees at more than 275 Johnson & Johnson operating companies work with partners in health care to touch the lives of over a billion people every day, throughout the world.

Media contact:
Amanda Ponzar
Amanda.ponzar@unitedway.org
703-836-7112, x253

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