Deere & Company, founded in 1837 (collectively called John Deere), has grown from a one-man blacksmith shop into a corporation that today does business around the world and employs more than 50,000 people. The company continues to be guided, as it has been since its beginning, by the core values exhibited by its founder: integrity, quality, commitment, and innovation.
Johnson & Johnson is the world's most comprehensive and broadly based manufacturer of health care products, as well as a provider of related services, for the consumer, pharmaceutical and medical devices and diagnostics markets. The more than 200 Johnson & Johnson operating companies employ approximately 122,000 men and women and sell products throughout the world.
MLS W.O.R.K.S. is Major League Soccer's community outreach initiative dedicated to addressing important social issues affecting young people. Areas of focus include health and wellness, education, respect, fair play, leadership, human rights, and diversity with an emphasis directed at school-aged children.
NBA Cares is the league's social responsibility program that builds on the NBA's long tradition of addressing important social issues in the United States and around the world. In October 2005, NBA Cares set forth goals to be achieved by 2010, with the league, players and teams to contribute $100 million for charity, donate more than 1 million hours of hands-on volunteer service to communities around the world, and build more than 250 places where kids and families can live, learn and play.
The Nike Foundation in 2005 began investing in adolescent girls as powerful agents of change in the developing world. This focus emerged from the company's desire to support the world's developing countries, recognizing the benefits that both Nike's business and consumers derive from emerging economies. Funded by Nike, Inc., the Foundation leverages the brand's drive for innovation and positive change, and its ability to inspire both. We believe that when girls receive support and realize opportunity for their futures, they can become an unexpected and powerful force in transforming their families, communities and the world.
Orkin's Fight the Bite campaign was created to help American homeowners reclaim their yards and save lives in Africa by waging war on mosquitoes and the deadly diseases they can carry. Orkin and its sister pest control companies will donate at least $100,000 in 2008 to Nothing But Nets for 10,000 bed nets! To learn more about the Fight the Bite campaign, please visit nets.orkin.com.
Believing that creativity can motivate new ways of giving, Project Perpetual raises funds through auctions of exceptional artworks. In the process of developing each project, it engages the broader public in causes in vital need of attention. The first mission is to shift the needle for vaccination and halt the vaccine-preventable deaths of young children. This inaugural partnership of art and advocacy is united by the belief that every child deserves a shot at a healthy life, no matter where they live.
Shell is a global group of energy and petrochemicals companies employing 90,000 people in more than 80 countries and territories. Shell’s aim is to help meet the energy needs of society in ways that are economically, environmentally and socially responsible. Its Upstream business explores for and extracts crude oil and natural gas, often in joint ventures with international and national oil and gas companies. Shell’s Downstream business manufactures, supplies and markets oil products and chemicals worldwide. Projects & Technology manages the delivery of Shell’s major projects and drives its research and development program.
SI is a multimedia sports brand that takes the consumer into the heart and soul of sports. The SI franchise is anchored by SPORTS ILLUSTRATED, the most respected voice in sports journalism which reaches a weekly audience of nearly 21 million adults, and www.SI.COM, the magazine's 24/7 sports news website that delivers more than 150 original stories to its users each week. The SI franchise also includes SPORTS ILLUSTRATED KIDS (www.sikids.com), a monthly magazine targeted to kids age 8 and up; GOLF MAGAZINE and www.GOLF.COM; www.FANNATION.COM, a social networking and sports-news aggregation platform; www.SIONCAMPUS.COM, a website dedicated to college sports and the college sports lifestyle; SI PRESENTS the magazine's specialty publishing division; as well as SI BOOKS, SI PICTURES, SI PRODUCTIONS, SI DIGITAL and SI EVENTS. Founded in 1954, SI is a division of Time Inc., the world's leading magazine publishing company and a subsidiary of Time Warner.
Time Inc. Home Entertainment (TIHE) specializes in publishing high quality, branded books, calendars and videos for such Time Inc. titles as People, Time, Sports Illustrated, Life, InStyle, Real Simple and Fortune. Their client list includes Mayo Clinic, NFL, Guinness World Records, HBO and Warner Brothers. On March 5, 2006, ESPN columnist Rick Reilly wrote an influential column titled "Nothing But Nets" which challenged readers to donate to the organization and helped to raise $1.2 million. Now Rick Reilly in conjunction with TIHE, has published a new book, Hate Mail From Cheerleaders, which is a collection of 100 of Rick's best hits over the years. A portion of the proceeds from the sales of this book will help further benefit the Nothing But Nets organization. Please visit your local bookstore or Amazon.com to get your copy of Hate Mail From Cheerleaders.