Mvix, the industry leader in technology and products for high-definition digital signage systems, video-wall appliances, interactive digital kiosk systems, hard-disk based HTPCs, portable media-centers, and content management systems, announced today that it has selected to work with water.org to raise awareness of the global water crisis and help raise funds for the cause. The effort is the first in Mvix’s newly launched corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiative (“Mvix Cares”) to provide for those in need across the world.
Co-founded by Matt Damon and Gary White, Water.org is a nonprofit organization that has transformed hundreds of communities in Africa, South Asia, and Central America by providing access to safe water and sanitation. Water.org traces its roots back to the founding of WaterPartners International in 1990. In July 2009, WaterPartners merged with H2O Africa, resulting in the launch of Water.org. Water.org works with local partners to deliver innovative solutions for long-term success. Its microfinance-based WaterCredit Initiative is pioneering sustainable giving in the sector. More than 3.4 million people die each year from water, sanitation and hygiene-related causes.
“Over the past several years, Mvix has long been involved in philanthropic and non-profit endeavors informally,” said Ross McClymonds, VP of Global Sales. “We believe its time for us to formalize this CSR program to ensure that we are able to quickly and effectively create opportunities to give back to those in need.”
As a part of this initiative, Mvix Cares plans to invest its financial and non-financial resources toward a cause that focusses on socio-economic relief and environmental growth worldwide. “Our commitment this year is to work with water.org to make a difference in the lives of people who lack access to clean water” said Ross. “We view this as one of the pressing issues of our global community.”