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Employees of Toshiba America, Inc. raise more than $20,000 to support charities for COVID-19 relief


Funds will be distributed to City Harvest of New York City and Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County, CA.

NEW YORK, NY, September 1, 2020 – In response to the Covid-19 pandemic and the burden it is placing on so many Americans, 30 generous employees of Toshiba America, Inc. have raised $ 20,539 to support charities. The funds will be distributed to City Harvest of New York City and Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County, CA, two locations hard hit by Covid-19 and where the majority of these employees work.

Toshiba America, Inc., held a charity drive from July 1st thru July 15th encouraging employees to participate in an act of collective generosity that benefits local communities and improves the lives of others. Employees were permitted to donate up to 40 hours of paid time off (PTO) that was converted to a cash equivalent, or paycheck deductions and one-time donations towards the program.

Ayumi Wada, Toshiba America, Inc. Chairwoman & CEO, said “I am very proud of our employees for stepping up and supporting this initiative that will benefit our communities, who now more than ever need assistance, and I’m pleased to announce that the company will also contribute an additional $5,000 to this employee led fundraising program."

Since the effects of COVID-19 have been felt worldwide, the Toshiba Group has launched a number of measures that prioritize the safety of our employees and their families, our customers and business partners, and the communities in which we operate. Learn more about our global Covid-19 response:

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About Toshiba America, Inc.
Founded in 1965, Toshiba America, Inc. (TAI) is a subsidiary of Tokyo-based Toshiba Corporation and the holding company of four Toshiba operating companies that offer a broad range of products and solutions for the residential, commercial and industrial sectors. The four companies, which along with TAI are known collectively as Toshiba America Group, are Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc. (Semiconductor solutions), Toshiba America Energy Systems, Corp. (Power generation solutions), Toshiba International Corporation (Industrial, power electronics & transmission & distribution solutions) and Toshiba America Research, Inc.(R&D).

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