Tis the season to be thankful. With Thanksgiving right around the corner, here at 20|20 we’ve been counting our blessings, and one of the biggest things we are grateful for is the support we’ve received throughout 2017. Because of our clients, we are able to give back to our communities and others around the world.
This year The Joseph School, 20|20’s corporate charity, welcomed its third class. Since September 27, 2015 the school has grown from 30 first graders to now serve 92 students across three grades. Our clients and supporters have empowered 92 smiling, sweet, and grateful Haitian children with the opportunity to transform into leaders by receiving an education when they otherwise wouldn’t. Pictured are 2nd grade students Batista Lavrillette and Johanna Jeune, two children from the Joseph School that 20|20 is sponsoring.
Beyond the student sponsorship, through the support of our clients and employees, over time 20|20 has been able to donate to The Joseph School $72,240. These contributions have funded programming, training, curriculum coordination, operational costs , educators’ salaries, and so much more. Over the summer, construction began on the permanent school which is designed to encompass 12 grades, plus new wells are being built to provide more fresh water to Haitians.
Additionally, earlier this year, the Market Research Education Foundation graciously decided to sponsor the entire incoming first-grade class of 30 children, with the intention of sponsoring them through graduation. They recently announced that in 2018, client- and vendor-side marketing researchers will join them once again on a vision trip to Haiti as they work toward their mission to improve childhood education globally. We are eternally thankful for this action that is creating lasting change and significantly improving the lives of Haitians.
So in this season of giving, we want to thank our supporters for the huge impact they are making on the lives of others, and we thank our clients for helping us execute our mission of doing good. Good can’t be patented, and for it to be felt, it must be shared. Happy Thanksgiving to all!
To read more about how the Marketing Research Education Foundation’s donation is being used at the Joseph School in Haiti, read the full article here.