PHILADELPHIA, Nov. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- PwC US today announced that its Philadelphia office will donate $200,000 to five Philadelphia-based non-profit organizations, funded through grants from the PwC Charitable Foundation.
The following local organizations will receive the donations below:
- City Year Greater Philadelphia ($75,000) – A non-profit organization aimed at developing future leaders by keeping students in school and on track to graduation.
- Junior Achievement of Delaware Valley ($50,000) – A non-profit organization committed to providing young people with programs geared towards work readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy.
- Legacy Youth Tennis and Education ($40,000) – A non-profit organization dedicated to preparing underprivileged young people for success through the launch of a new financial literacy program.
- The Boys and Girls Club of Harrisburg ($10,000) – A non-profit organization targeted at helping young people reach their full potential.
- The Philadelphia Zoo ($25,000) – The country's first zoo housing various exhibitions and wild species, focused on connecting people with wildlife to create joyful discovery and inspire action for animals and habitats. The zoo's youth programs link conservation awareness with education for local students.
In conjunction with these donations, PwC volunteered with the Junior Achievement of Delaware Valley for its JA-in-a-Day program, an intensive one-day initiative that took place on November 1st. Approximately 350 volunteers from the local PwC Philadelphia office taught at eight different schools in the Greater Philadelphia region to teach valuable business, economic and life skills to students. PwC volunteers taught a day-long lesson plan, coaching students from kindergarten through eighth grade on important concepts including creative thinking, problem-solving and working in teams to help promote financial literacy, work readiness and entrepreneurship. PwC reached over 3,700 students in 130 classes in one day.
"We at PwC Philadelphia believe that it is a vital part of our role as business leaders to lend both our time and monetary support to organizations that are striving to develop crucial programs to enrich our youth with new learning and recreational initiatives," said Ed Lovelidge, managing partner of PwC's Philadelphia office. "I'd like to thank our PwC Philadelphia professionals for actively working to make a difference in our community, while helping local children reach their full potential as productive, accountable, caring and well-rounded citizens."
About The PwC Charitable Foundation, Inc.
The PwC Charitable Foundation, Inc., a section 501(c)(3) organization, makes contributions to the people of PwC in times of financial hardship, and to nonprofit organizations that support and promote education and humanitarianism.
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