Godwin's Charitable Contributions Committee recently presented its first donation to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. The mission of St. Jude is to "advance cures, and means of prevention, for pediatric catastrophic diseases through research and treatment. No child is denied treatment based on race, religion or a family's ability to pay."
St. Jude is
the first and only pediatric cancer center to be designated as a Comprehensive Cancer Center
by the National Cancer Institute. St. Jude developed protocols that have helped
push overall survival rates for childhood cancers from less than 20 percent,
when the hospital opened in 1962, to 80 percent today.
president, Michel Bakhos, says, "Godwin’s management and employees are
very happy to be able to contribute to the welfare of children. We are proud of
the engagement and excitement of our employees to participate in the welfare of
the society and contribute generously."
objective of Godwin’s Charitable Contributions Committee is to encourage
charitable giving and employee participation in a way that reaches a diverse
group of relevant charitable organizations. Annual giving will be divided among
efforts that include education, emergency and disaster relief, environmental,
medical, arts and humanities, and support to armed forces families. The company
also will begin a program for matching gifts based on employees' contributions
to specific charitable organizations, and continue initiatives from previous
years, like Operation Santa Claus.