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Yaskawa Motoman IMPACT Corporate Giving Program Reinforces Commitment to Community

Yaskawa America, Inc.

Dayton, OH — Yaskawa Motoman is pleased to announce it has established the IMPACT Corporate Giving Program. IMPACT was founded to encourage and support giving, volunteering and community involvement through company-sponsored programs and initiatives. Yaskawa Motoman selected Goodwill Easter Seals Yaskawa Motoman IMPACT Corporate Giving Program Reinforces Commitment to CommunityMiami Valley as its first partner.

“We want to promote community awareness and help improve the communities we serve. For our first year, we chose to partner with Goodwill Easter Seals based upon their ability to impact people who need assistance with education, employment, disabilities and achieving independence,” stated Bart Suver, Chief Business Analyst/Planner of Yaskawa Motoman.

Over the last year, Yaskawa Motoman held a donation drive and a 5k event. Through IMPACT, proceeds from both events were donated directly to Goodwill Easter Seals, which will in turn:

  • Provide wages for someone in a transition job to build skills before securing permanent employment
  • Provide job coaching to help someone understand work requirements, maintain employment or learn new skills for advancement
  • Allow a person with age-related disabilities to attend an Adult Day Service
  • Provide car seats to families who would not be able to purchase one
  • Distribute special radios to people who have vision loss so that they can listen to local newspaper broadcasts and stay connected to their communities
Also through IMPACT, a group of individuals from within the company have volunteered for the Goodwill Easter Seals’ Radio Reading Program, scheduled to commence in January 2014. Yaskawa Motoman created a recording room for this program in its Dayton, Ohio headquarters.

“We truly appreciate our partnership with Yaskawa Motoman. The IMPACT Corporate Giving Program directly affects the lives of the people GESMV serves, and it helps us grow our mission of empowering people with disabilities and other needs to achieve independence,” shared Kathy Rearick, Director of Development of Goodwill Easter Seals. “We are especially excited about Yaskawa Motoman’s interest in building a recording studio on their site to enhance our Radio Reading Service. This will allow us to increase the programming options for our listeners.”

Yaskawa Motoman plans to continue to support Goodwill Easter Seals and partner with other local community organizations through regular IMPACT fundraising events and sustained volunteering services.

About Yaskawa Motoman
Founded in 1989, the Motoman Robotics Division of Yaskawa America, Inc. is a leading robotics company in the Americas. With over 270,000 Motoman® robots installed globally, Yaskawa provides automation products and solutions for virtually every industry and robotic application; including arc welding, assembly, coating, dispensing, material handling, material cutting, material removal, packaging, palletizing and spot welding. For more information please visit our website at www.motoman.com or call 937.847.6200.

About Goodwill Easter Seals Miami Valley

Goodwill Easter Seals Miami Valley has more than 40 programs and services and 27 retail locations, across a 23-county service area in west-central Ohio. GESMV provided employment, quality of life, children and youth, senior and behavioral health services to more than 15,000 people in 2013.

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