CHICAGO, Dec. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Hostway, a leading provider of cloud, managed and hybrid hosting services, today announced a new approach to the company's gift-giving tradition: This year, the company will provide website visitors an opportunity to vote for one of five charities, with the organization that gets the most votes receiving a donation of $10,000 from Hostway. Visitors can read about the organizations and cast their votes now; voting closes on December 30, 2013.
Holiday season gift-giving is a tradition at Hostway, but last year, moved by the plight of Hurricane Sandy victims, the company donated $10,000 to the Red Cross Hurricane Sandy Relief Fund en lieu of customer gift-giving. Feedback from customers was tremendous, and Hostway was looking for a way to better involve their customers in the selection of a recipient for the funds. As a result, Hostway opened up online voting to its customers and the supporters of five prospective recipient organizations. Hostway has created two Holiday videos - one light-hearted and the other serious - to promote the voting. The winner will be one of the five organizations below:
Junior Achievement Chicago: Junior Achievement is the world's largest organization dedicated to educating students about workforce readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy through experiential, hands-on programs.
National Girls Collaborative Project: The National Girls Collaborative Project brings together organizations throughout the United States that are committed to informing and encouraging girls to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).
Make-A-Wish® South and Central Texas: Make-A-Wish grants the wish of a child diagnosed with a life-threatening medical condition in the US and its territories, on average, every 38 minutes. The organization believes that a wish experience can be a game-changer. This one belief guides Make-A-Wish and inspires it to grant wishes that change the lives of the kids it serves.
Against Malaria Foundation: The Against Malaria Foundation helps protect people from malaria. The organization funds anti-malaria nets, specifically long-lasting insecticidal nets (LLINs), and works with distribution partners to ensure they are used. The Against Malaria Foundation also tracks and reports malaria case data.
Susan G. Komen Denver Metropolitan: Komen is the global leader of the breast cancer movement, investing hundreds of millions of dollars each year for research, education, screening and treatment and encouraging governments everywhere to make cancer a top priority.
"At Hostway, we're dedicated to the idea of giving back to the community, and we encourage anyone who visits the site to vote for whichever charitable organization they believe should receive the $10,000 donation," said Aaron Hollobaugh, Vice President of Marketing and Sales at Hostway. "All of these organizations make a real difference in the lives of the people they serve, and we're proud to contribute to their important mission."
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