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STEM Education

ExploraVision & Toshiba America Foundation

In this spirit of innovation, the two main pillars of Toshiba's math and science educational initiative in North America are the Toshiba/NSTA ExploraVision Program and the Toshiba America Foundation.

Community Education

Tall Ships Festival

Tall Ships FestivalThe Tall Ships Festival is the largest gathering of historic sail boats on the West Coast. The festival offers living history demonstrations, live music, an art show, ship tours, and other family-oriented activities.

Hosted by the Ocean Institute in the Dana Point Harbor, it is a celebration of California's maritime history that has become a favorite annual event.

Toshiba America Business Solutions, Inc. (TABS) employees and their families participate in the festival by helping the crew of one of the tall ships during the Sail-In Parade, and giving visitors to the Dana Point Marine Life Refuge.

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Adopt a class TABS sponsors a class and the teacher in Anaheim, CA to participate in the Ocean Institute's ocean education programs. Students learn about the Ocean Institute's Marine Life Refuge. TABS employees accompany students on their trips.

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Toshiba Classic Scholarship

Mark Siimons and 2011 Scholarship Finalist Toshiba has been sponsoring the Toshiba Classic Scholarship for 17 years, which has awarded over $324,000 in scholarships and support to local schools and a total 196 Toshiba laptops to deserving local high schools and seniors.

Students go through an intensive application and interview process for what has become one of the most prestigious annual scholarships offered to Orange County students.

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Protection of the Environment

Power to the People

Power to the People Panels to RoofPower to the People is a grassroots organization bringing solar power to schools and medical facilities in remote villages throughout Nicaragua. In December, ten TAEC volunteers visited the isolated town of El Caribe. The town and its surrounding villages are home to more than 5,000 people living without electricity or access to basic services such as health care, secondary education and telephone lines. A single two-room schoolhouse serves the entire community's children. Power to the People volunteers installed a 900W photovoltaic system at the school, providing dependable AC power and lights. The system includes a PV battery charging station that allowstownspeople to charge their cars and a battery that powers a single light bulb for 50 hours.

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Disaster Relief

Southern Relief Efforts

April 2011 tornadoes were devastating to many in the South, and Toshiba's proud to be doing our part to help with rebuilding efforts. Toshiba America, Inc. (TAI) in New York City, donated $10,000 to American Red Cross Southern Relief efforts after tornados and rivers rise in in May 2011. Most recently, Toshiba provided in-kind product donations of Toshiba laptops, TVs uninterruptable power supplying devices, and photocopiers to to Habitat for Humanity to help them rebuild their offices and to more efficiently aid reconstruction in stricken regions in both Alabama and Tennessee. The in-kind technology donations follow Toshiba Corp.'s pledge of over $50,000 made in June to help recovery and cleanup efforts throughout the impacted communities. The company’s overall in-kind donations will total nearly $65,000.

Toshiba Group Japanese Earthquake Relief Efforts

Toshiba Group initially decided to make a donation equivalent to 500 million yen (approximately $6 million) immediately after the earthquake, in order to contribute to relief and recovery efforts in the aftermath of the disaster. Toshiba Group has now decided to donate an additional 500 million yen (approx $6 Million), raising the total donation to 1 billion yen ($12 Million).

Earthquake and Tsunami Recovery: Toshiba Group is supplying free residential photovoltaic power generation systems, rechargeable batteries and energy-efficient home appliances, including LCD TVs, air-conditioners, refrigerators, rice cookers and LED lighting for 100 public housing units the government is providing for earthquake victims in the region.

Toshiba America is also supporting American Red Cross earthquake relief efforts with employee donations matching the amount of over $85,000 donated by Toshiba America Companies in June 2011. Toshiba employees in the U.S. have raised over $125,000.

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Social Welfare

Habitat For Humanity®

Habitat for Humanity of Orange CountyIn order to help strengthen community pride, TABS and TAIS participated in several "build days." As a Whole House sponsor, Toshiba contributed $250,000 toward building one of the 27 new homes in San Juan Capistrano as part of the Habitat for Heroes & Foundations for Families™ project.

As the group's Official Technology Sponsor, Toshiba has committed to donate 150 laptops in Habitat for Humanity homes over the next three years.

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South County Outreach

TAIS annually donates hundreds of pounds of canned and other non-perishable items to the food pantry South County Outreach, an Orange County, non-profit, providing a host of services to help the community's homeless, unemployed, and underemployed supporting over 900 families per month.

Toshiba also became the Official Technology Sponsor of South County Outreach, outfitting its computer learning lab with 24 new laptops.

United Ways

TIC carries out an annual United Way fund raising campaign and raise fund to help support children in need. The United Way donation is driven by its employee and the company matches.

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Promotion of Sport and Culture

Toshiba Classic

Toshiba ClassicToshiba has been title sponsor of the Toshiba Classic since 1994. Toshiba Classic is one of the most charitable golf tournaments on the PGA Champions Tour. For the 19 past years it has raised almost $19 million for more than 45 different charities making a significant impact in the Orange County community.

The primary beneficiary of the tournament is Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian, a nationally acclaimed facility that provides world-class healthcare. These charitable accomplishments are a testament to the generous support of the Toshiba Classic's sponsors and the tireless efforts of its more than 1,000 community volunteers.

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Support to Cultural Institutions

Toshiba supports New York cultural institutions such as Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center and the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

International Exchanges

  • Toshiba supports Japanese cultural institutions such as Japan Society and JCCI.
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