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Over the past three years, Wayfair has partnered with Junior Achievement of Northern New England, a national organization whose mission is to inspire and prepare young people to succeed. Each year, they hold their Company Program, an event where high school students get together to innovate, create, and build a company and product from scratch. Through this partnership with JA, Wayfair employees have dedicated themselves as mentors and offered their subject matter expertise to students as they navigate their projects.
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At Wayfair, our purpose is to help everyone, anywhere create their feeling of home, and we know that feeling can take many forms, from having a roof over one’s head to receiving the support of friends, family and community - particularly during times of need. National Volunteer Week, which takes place in April each year, provides our team an opportunity to celebrate the impact of community service and identify new ways to give back. With the majority of our teams still working remotely and not able to volunteer in person, this year we had to get creative.
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Wayfair Partners with Community Solutions, Supports Built for Zero Movement to Help End Homelessness Across North America
Leader in Home to Donate an Initial $1 Million by End of Year as Part of its Long-Term Partnership
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For Veterans and military families, having a comfortable and accessible home where they can focus on their families, reconnect, and recover after serving is so important. That’s why Wayfair is a proud partner of Homes For Our Troops, a nonprofit organization that builds and donates specially-adapted custom homes nationwide for severely injured post-9/11 Veterans to enable them to rebuild their lives.
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During the Presidential campaign season in America, it can be almost impossible to escape the near constant coverage and conversations surrounding the premiere candidates and their positions on the issues. However, as voters look further down the ballot, they’ll find lesser-known candidates in local races who don’t receive the same kind of national attention that Presidential candidates do. As a result, voters may find themselves uninformed on those candidates' views and unsure of who they’d prefer to vote for.
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Wayfair Commits $30 Million to Social Impact Investing, Including $20 Million in LISC’s Black Economic Development Fund
BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Wayfair Inc. (NYSE:W), one of the world’s largest online destinations for the home, today announced that it has committed $30 million to social impact investing, including a $20 million investment in the Black Economic Development Fund (BEDF). The BEDF invests in Black-led financial institutions, anchor institutions and businesses to improve access to capital and expand economic opportunity for Black communities. The BEDF was launched and is managed by the Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC), one of the nation's oldest and largest community development financial institutions.
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