1% for People Initiative to fund school donations, charitable humanitarian organizations
Online PR News – 07-January-2020 – Orlando, Florida – At the start of the new year, people around the world are inspired to start fresh, see a little more good and get a little better. MICROJIG, the leader in innovative table saw accessories and smarter woodworking tools, will start 2020 the same way.
The company today announced the kickoff of its newest effort to give back—the 1% for People Initiative. Starting in 2020, MICROJIG will donate 1 percent of company revenues to humanitarian nonprofits and other charitable organizations.
“The MICROJIG mission is to empower others to succeed at their passions and build their dreams,” CEO Bruce Wang said. “The 1% for People Initiative continues that mission by supporting those who have been afflicted by injustice, poverty or unfortunate circumstances so they can pursue their passions. They, too, deserve the chance to build their dreams.”
MICROJIG will use the money from the program in three ways. First, it will help fund the company’s efforts to donate two GRR-RIPPERs for every table saw in public U.S. high schools. Second, the company will allow each of its associates to select a nonprofit and will make a $500 donation per year in their name. Finally, MICROJIG itself will select worthy causes to receive a special gift donation.
The company did not wait until 2020 to start implementing the program. In a gesture of goodwill, MICROJIG completed several donations in the names of employees in 2019. The company also made a donation to Bee Humble, a 501(c)(3) organization founded by Wang’s wife, Ryah, with the mission of bringing hope, health and dignity to some of the world’s most vulnerable people, including refugees. All funds go toward this mission.
Additionally, the company supported Franklin’s Friends, St. Jude, Sweetwater Episcopal, Florida United Methodist Children’s Home, Clean the World and Guyana Budget & Policy Institute.
Growing and giving back is at the core of MICROJIG. The company has donated thousands of dollars of products to high schools across the country as part of its school donation program, founded in 2018, and has made thousands of dollars of charitable donations throughout its history.
With the new 1% for People Initiative, MICROJIG hopes to be able to do even more. The growing company recently celebrated the milestone of selling its one-millionth product worldwide.
For more information about MICROJIG, visit https://www.microjig.com/.
About MICROJIG, Inc.
MICROJIG, the No. 1 brand and product leader in table saw accessories and safety, has been introducing innovative solutions to the tool industry for more than 15 years. The company aims to make it safer and more intuitive for people to succeed at their passions and build their dreams. The company was started in 2001 in an Orlando, Florida, garage by Henry Wang, a woodworking hobbyist who knew there had to be a smarter, safer way to complete his projects. Since the release of the original GRR-RIPPER, the company has grown to offer seven distinct product lines serving 20 countries and has sold more than 1 million products. MICROJIG continues to engineer innovative solutions. Several of MICROJIG’s products are No. 1 best sellers on Amazon and are featured in major retailers like Home Depot, Menards, Walmart, Woodcraft and Rockler. The company objective is to end all table saw injuries, altogether. For more information about MICROJIG, or to find a retailer, visit www.microjig.com.