Intuit Inc. (Nasdaq: INTU), makers
of TurboTax(R), QuickBooks(R) and Mint(R),
today announced it will donate $2 million to food banks in Alaska,
Hawaii, Maryland, New Mexico, Virginia, Washington D.C. and West
Virginia. These donations are focused on the regions that are most
impacted by the government closure, supporting federal workers and the
communities where they live and work.
Over 800,000 federal employees, along with countless contractors and
small business owners living in these communities, are financially
impacted by the closure. Most federal workers have missed at least one
paycheck already, with another missed payday quickly approaching. That
can make putting food on the table, in addition to paying for rent,
utilities, credit card bills, healthcare and other expenses, a challenge.
“We’re committed to powering prosperity around the world, especially in
communities that need it most,” said Sasan Goodarzi, chief executive
officer at Intuit. “Across the U.S. there are communities experiencing a
big financial impact from workers missing multiple paychecks. Food banks
are essential to putting food on the table for many of these workers
during this time of need,” said Goodarzi.
In Washington D.C., Intuit is donating to Capital
Area Food Bank, which cited a 20 percent increase in calls from
federal employees and federally contracted workers who need assistance
with food for the first time. In other regions of the U.S., Intuit has
selected food banks that are located in areas with a high concentration
of federal employees, and expressed a need for support, including:
Through Intuit’s We Care and Give Back program, the company will also be
doubling its match of employee donations to pre-selected, high-impact
food banks in cities where Intuit operates. Employees may request
donation matches up to $5,000 per fiscal year and are encouraged to use
their fully-paid volunteer hours to give back to local food banks that
are experiencing higher demand.
In addition, QuickBooks Capital customers who are affected by the
government shutdown are eligible to defer payments without accruing
interest until the government fully reopens. These customers are
encouraged to contact the QuickBooks Capital support team at
1-844-848-0430 or visit QuickBooks
Capital for assistance.
This donation is part of the company’s Corporate
Responsibility strategy that builds upon the collective strengths of
its people, products and partners as a good corporate citizen to power
prosperity in communities around the world. Each year Intuit employees
volunteer over 36,000 hours and donate over $4.9 million to charitable
organizations, including Intuit’s match. In 2018, the company made $6.7
million in philanthropic donations and $68 million in product donations.
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and Turbo, are designed to empower
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giving them complete confidence in their actions and
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