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Mohawk Fine Papers Partners with "charity: water" to Aid Developing Nations

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Mohawk Fine Papers Inc., Cohoes, N.Y., USA, this week reported that it is working with charity: water to bring clean, safe drinking water to people in developing nations. Tom O'Connor Jr., chairman and CEO of Mohawk, noted that "almost one billion people on our planet don't have access to clean, safe drinking water. That's one in eight of us. Charity: water is taking giant strides every day to lower this number and Mohawk's efforts will help move them further towards accomplishing this goal."

This is the first time that all of Mohawk's business units are concentrating their efforts to raise awareness and funds for the same non-profit organization, the company said. These efforets include:

  • PinholePress.com, an online boutique for personalized photo gifts, has launched a new line of limited-edition photo gifts designed around charity: water's signature yellow Jerry can. These include exclusive photo books, photo pads, desk calendars, and personal stationery. A significant portion of the proceeds from these items will go directly to charity: water.
  • A breakout of donations generated from each product is available online.
  • FeltandwireShop.com, a curated marketplace of designer paper goods, also began offering an exclusive line of charity: water products this week.
  • MohawkPaperStore.com will provide customers with an option to donate $5, $10, $1, or $20 to charity: water at checkout.
  • Robust employee fundraising efforts called "A Drop in the Bucket" began at all of Mohawk's corporate and manufacturing facilities this month and the company will make a dollar-for-dollar matching donation at the end of the drive.
  • 100% of all donations to charity: water will go directly to funding water projects in the field. To simplify the donations process and to receive a direct tax receipt from the organization, general cash donations from anyone can also be made at a Mohawk-specific page on the charity: water website.

"Mohawk has been a long-time supporter of charity: water and we're excited to expand this partnership into a multi-tiered fundraising campaign across the various Mohawk offerings. One of the most important tasks at charity: water is to maintain a strong, design-driven brand that elevates the importance of our mission. Mohawk understands the impact of compelling design to inspire their customers to engage and give back," said Viktoria Harrison, creative director for charity: water.


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