Box Makes Donation to International Rescue Committee to Help Respond to Humanitarian Crises and Support Refugees Worldwide
REDWOOD CITY, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Box, Inc. (NYSE:BOX) today announced that it has made a donation of $100,000 to the International Rescue Committee (IRC) to support refugees in conflict zones across the world, as well as refugees resettling in cities across the U.S.
The funding will be used to help the IRC respond to humanitarian crises in 40 countries globally and support those who look to the IRC’s 29 offices across the U.S. for necessary and immediate aid. Contributions will also support the work of IRC’s dedicated field teams, who are crucial to ensuring clients are provided with a solid foundation to build on and successfully integrate into American society.
“We have tremendous respect for the work of the IRC in responding to humanitarian crises all over the world, having a real impact in the lives of millions of people,” said Aaron Levie, cofounder and CEO of Box. “Especially now, there is an incredible urgency to bring compassion and tangible relief to refugees and those displaced by conflict and disaster. At Box, we are pleased to make even a small contribution to the cause and help the IRC achieve its mission.”
“At this time of great uncertainty for refugees around the world, it is heartening to receive this gesture of support from our friends at Box,” said David Miliband, President and CEO of the International Rescue Committee. “They have been an invaluable partner of ours over the years and we look forward to working together to better the lives of the world’s most vulnerable.”
“We are incredibly supportive of the IRC and its mission, said Bryan Breckenridge, Executive Director of Box.org. “The IRC has been an important partner for Box.org. In addition to this donation, we love helping them get the most out of Box’s content and collaboration technology to help people in need.”
Through its relationship with Box.org, the IRC has used Box to prepare and respond to humanitarian crisis globally for nearly five years. Box.org was established in 2014 and helps more than 6,000 nonprofits around the globe better achieve their missions and deliver lasting social impact by providing access to Box products and support. Other Box.org nonprofits include the United Nations Foundation, Team Rubicon, Habitat for Humanity Australia, Teach For America, and Kiva. To learn more about Box.org, please visit: https://www.box.org/.
Founded in 2005, Box (NYSE:BOX) is transforming the way people and organizations work so they can achieve their greatest ambitions. As a leading enterprise content platform, Box helps more than 69,000 businesses, including AstraZeneca, General Electric, P&G, and The GAP securely access and manage their critical information in the cloud. Box is headquartered in Redwood City, CA, with offices across the United States, Europe and Asia. To learn more about Box, visit http://www.box.com/
About the International Rescue Committee
The International Rescue Committee responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises, helping to restore health, safety, education, economic wellbeing, and power to people devastated by conflict and disaster. Founded in 1933 at the call of Albert Einstein, the IRC is at work in over 40 countries and 29 U.S. cities helping people to survive, reclaim control of their future and strengthen their communities. Learn more at www.rescue.org and follow the IRC on Twitter & Facebook.