JJ Bender, LLC, a leading provider of digital presses and high volume printing equipment, recently made donations to the Connecticut Food Bank and Heifer International. Choosing to make a charitable donation in place of sending out gifts, JJ Bender has also encouraged their vendors to do the same.
"Last year we sent out a letter to our main vendors asking them to please make a donation to the Connecticut food bank rather than send us a gift, and we were pleased that it had such a positive response. This year we've decided to reciprocate by making a sizable donation to two organizations that we feel do great work," says JJ Bender President, Jeffrey Bender.
JJ Bender hopes this donation will also bring more awareness to non-profits such as Heifer International, which Forbes Magazine included in their Gold-Star List of 10 charities worthy of your attention. Heifer International is also a winner of the coveted Hilton Humanitarian award.
"We really hope that instead of sending out gifts, more companies will choose to donate to a credible non-profit this holiday season. It's been a rough year for the economy, so it's nice to feel like you can have an impact by simply sending out or receiving one less gift basket," says Jeffrey Bender.
To learn more about Heifer International or to make a donation, please visit their website at http://www.heifer.org/