Announcing the winners of Crown's Birthday Gift
Five children’s charities selected to receive a US$ 10,000 donation
In 2015 Crown marked its 50th birthday by holding a charity event called the Golden Relay. Offices around the world took turns to raise money for charitable causes, generating over US$ 100,000. As a thank you, the Crown Foundation recently donated a further US$ 50,000 – US$ 10,000 for each decade of Crown’s life.
Crown employees were asked to nominate charities to share in this who support underserved children and young adults and who meet one of Crown’s core values. Crown’s core values are: Determined, Caring, There, Open Minded and Sharing.
Over 25 nominations were received from Crown offices around the world and, after much deliberation, the judges decided on five winners whom they felt best characterized Crown’s values.
And the winners are:
Virlanie Foundation, Philippines
Crown Value: Determined
Virlanie cares for children in need of special protection: street children, the abandoned, abused, exploited, neglected and orphaned.
William Clark, South Africa
Crown Value: Caring
William Clark provides a loving environment for children between the ages of 6-17 who have been infected or affected by HIV.
Fundación San José, Chile
Crown Value: There
Fundación San José provides temporary housing for orphaned children and places children with adoptive families.
Pink Crocodile, Czech Republic
Crown Value: Open-minded
Pink Crocodile supports children with severe disabilities and their parents or carers by working on inclusion projects.
Yayasan Sayap Ibu, Indonesia
Crown Value: Sharing
Yayasan Sayap Ibu helps children with multiple disabilities to access services such as education and medical treatment.
Local Crown teams will keep in touch with the winning charities to see how donations from the Crown Birthday Gift are helping underserved children.
CSR activities are deeply ingrained in Crown’s culture. All Crown employees receive two days a year to dedicate to local charitable projects. To learn more about Crown’s CSR work, visit our CSR page or download our Sustainability Report.