Reutlingen, December 22, 2015: iPoint, a leading provider of software and consulting services for environmental and social product compliance, and sustainability, once again uses the holiday season as an opportunity to provide financial support to charitable organizations.
Instead of sending Christmas cards or gifts to customers and partners, the compliance and sustainability expert has donated U.S. $5,000 to three organizations which were suggested by iPoint staff. 1,500 Euros each go to the association UHURU e.V. and the foundation “Gib Bildung eine Chance”, and U.S.$2,000 go to the campaign “Raise Hope for Congo”.
iPoint relies in customers’ and partners’ compassion and understanding for using the saved money to sponsor these organizations, particularly due to the social, charitable cause all three organizations have committed themselves to. Together with its Kenyan partner organizations, the registered association Uhuru e.V., which was founded by former students, supports children and adolescents (orphans, in particular) in the Kisumu area in western Kenya. With the donation, iPoint can support an education project for street children in Kisumu.
The foundation “Gib Bildung eine Chance” (Give Education a Chance) provides support to schools and, through civil and social engagement, aims to give children and adolescents a more equal opportunity, create enthusiasm for education, and improve the reading and language abilities as well as holistic education via different projects. iPoint’s donation, made for the second year in a row, supports the project “Bücherwerkstätte” which enables children to write and illustrate their own stories in book workshops.
Because iPoint also has a branch in the USA, the third donation goes to the North American campaign Raise Hope for Congo. This campaign of the Enough Project collaborates with national and local groups across the U.S., as well as local Congolese organizations, to raise awareness about the crisis in Congo, to provide activists with the necessary tools to educate themselves and their communities about the conflict in eastern Congo, and the role of conflict minerals funding the conflict.