Making a Difference on World Humanitarian Day

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) means making a positive difference in the world. Whether that means improving the environment, contributing to community causes, or using your expertise to help those in the greatest need, every company should leave the world better than they found it.

On August 19, World Humanitarian Day, two PilmerPR clients highlighted their efforts to do just that.

Humless, founded by South African immigrant Glenn Jakins, announced its “Light the Night” initiative,  focused on creating affordable clean power systems specifically for NGOs in places that do not have electricity. They are already partnering with Safe Mothers Safe Babies in Uganda and We Care Solar in Nigeria. Both of them help rural medical clinics that do not have any electricity for lighting or medical equipment. See their press release for more information, and watch this video about how their custom units are already making a difference.

Humless also spent the day at Utah County’s Food and Care Coalition, serving food to hungry citizens in Provo. They understand that while they can make a huge difference in developing countries, true humanitarianism starts at home.

PilmerPR’s other client, Timpanogos Hearing & Balance, announced “Hearing for Christmas,” a program that collects lightly-used hearing aids and other equipment to donate to underserved Utah residents. Doctor of Audiology Layne Garrett, Au.D. will also make his fourth trip to Ghana to provide free hearing exams at a school for the hearing impared. Local residents may also donate their used hearing aids for those children. You can also get more information from their press release, and this video of Dr. Garrett and his wife describing their efforts.

PilmerPR is proud to assist companies that step beyond expectations to touch lives around them. If your business is socially responsible, or wants to be more socially responsible, contact PilmerPR today for a free 30-minute consultation.

About the Author:

As founder of PilmerPR, John Pilmer, APR serves as a PR and marketing communications advisor for both emerging and established companies. He offers customers more than 20 years of results-driven business PR and marketing experience. John and the firm have provided PR consultation and campaigns for clients such as Mozy, Novell, AdvancedMD, Certiport, NextPage, ElectraTherm, Altiris, Avamar, EmergeCore Networks, FSLogic, INVISUS, 10x Marketing, MWI, Project Insight, REIC, Seastone, US Synthetic and Funding Universe (now Lendio), among others.
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