Wipro has partnered with First Book to provide new books to children across five cities in the United States and Canada.
Together, Wipro and First Book will distribute 35,000 books to educators and program leaders in 2015, serving kids from low-income families in Jefferson City (Missouri), Atlanta, Houston, East Brunswick (New Jersey) and Edmonton, Canada to tens of thousands of children, according to a company statement. "The programme is designed to help children and young people gain access to reading material, and is especially important for children from disadvantaged families," said Anurag Behar, Chief Sustainability Officer, Wipro.
Wipro offices across the US and Canada recently completed a fundraising effort to support local schools and programs as part of the annual Spirit of Wipro Run. The funds raised by employees were matched by an equal contribution from Wipro.