As a signature program for the Micron Foundation, its team members from around the world get to vote on the local level to direct funds to an organization from their region. For team members across the globe, their choices range from supporting youth-focused programs to providing life-altering disease support to helping the homeless.
“The wide range of charities selected for Charity of Choice is as diverse as our many locations around the globe,” said Micron Foundation Executive Director Dee Mooney. “This year more Micron sites participated in the program than ever before, giving us the opportunity to expand our support to more of the communities we call home.”
In total, the Charity of Choice program will contribute $145,000 to 16 charities in communities where team members live and work. Launched by the Micron Foundation in 2014, the program seeks to engage team members in the grantmaking process in their local community and focus their energies on organizations that matters most to them.
The selected charity can then be the focus of the grant, volunteer activities, and additional fundraisers, allowing for a deeper impact.
2017 Charity of Choice Selections
|Virginia||Alzheimer's Association||Support research, care and support for those affected; reduce the risk of dementia by promoting brain health, and eliminate Alzheimer’s disease as much as possible.|
|Idaho||Boise Rescue Mission||Transforming lives of people in the community by bringing physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual support to those struggling.|
|Xian||Plan International||Helping children and young people in China have successful futures through advancing children's rights and equality for girls. Caring for left-behind children, whose parents left for work in cities.|
|Shanghai||Tian Ze Ge||Helping educate young children in poverty-stricken areas; empowering and motivating young children.|
|Folsom||Wind Youth Services||Providing services and support for the homeless youth in the Sacramento, California, area.|
|Catania||I briganti di Librino||Providing activities for at risk youth in the Catania area.|
|Vimercate||Fondazione Magica Cleme Onlus||Works with the San Gerardo Hospital in Monza and the Milan Cancer Institute to help take care of sick children.|
|Munich||BISS Foundation||Supporting the mission of BISS which is an organization supporting homeless people in Munich.|
|Longmont||Children First of the Rockies||Supporting and educating parents to foster safe and healthy parent-child relationships.|
|East Kilbride||Alzheimer Scotland||Offering support services with those suffering from Alzheimer’s with donation opportunities to increase awareness and execute more research.|
|Milpitas||Boys and Girls Club of Silicon Valley||Striving to empower and inspire young people and help them realize their potential.|
|Muar||Pusat Jagaan Pertubuhan Anak-Anak Yatim Islam Daerah Muar (Puteri/Putera) / Association of Orphans, District of Muar (Female/Male)||Providing shelter and rehab for orphaned children, to give a better life in terms of schooling, shelter, food and other basic needs.|
|Japan (all)||Network for Children with Rare Intractable Disease||Supporting children and families with intractable disease; helping children get treatment.|
|Taichung||Taiwan Fund for Children and Families||Dedicated to awarding needy children and their families with welfare and benefits and to prevent the children from being abused.|
|Taoyuan||Reindeer Children’s Home||Supports 100 children between the ages of 0-18. Children may be victims of abuse, physical misconduct or those who have undergone major changes. The social workers help to provide counseling and care for each child based on their age and needs.|
|Singapore||The Organization of Senior Volunteers (RSVP)||Enriching the lives of socially isolated and vulnerable seniors through simple learnings & physical activities; keeping the senior beneficiaries mentally, physically & emotionally active; empowering senior volunteers to contribute back to society.|
Micron Team members are encouraged to continue positively affecting their communities by volunteering time, energy and resources. From team member contributions to company and Foundation programs, we are making a difference in the many Micron communities around the world.
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