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ION Solar Donates over 300,000 Meals to Feeding America


PROVO, UT — MAY  2020 — ION Solar donates over 300,000 meals to Feeding America to help with the current economic crisis. In response to the COVID-19 outbreak, ION Solar employees and customers quickly came together to commit to giving back to the community and helping those in need. For every customer who purchased a solar system in April, ION donated meals to Feeding America. “We want to thank every customer for their commitment to their community and to making the earth a cleaner place for future generations by choosing to go solar for their energy needs,” Said Jeremy Call, President of Sales for ION Solar. “We aim to make giving back an imperative part of our company culture and we wanted to help our customers’ decision to go solar make an even bigger impact to our communities by donating meals to those in need during this time of uncertainty.”

Feeding America’s goal is to provide meals and other aid to the 40 million+ people in America that are struggling with hunger. ION Solar’s goal is to foster meaningful change in communities by empowering families, organizations and individuals. They are doing this by providing many families and individuals with access to meals during this world-wide pandemic.

About ION Solar
ION Solar is a premium, full-service solar provider. ION offers affordable solar solutions that give customers the benefits of solar with little or no up-front costs. ION’s professionals handle the solar process from start to finish giving homeowners a carefree switch to solar. Learn more at www.ionsolar.com

About Feeding America
Feeding America is a United States based nonprofit organization that is a nationwide network of more than 200 food banks that feed more than 46 million people through food pantries, soup kitchens, shelters, and other community-based agencies. They are the nation’s largest domestic hunger-relief organization and provide over 4.3 billion meals annually, helping 1 in 7 Americans facing hunger live more secure and stable lives.

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COV-AID™ ANNOUNCES PARTNERSHIP WITH DOORDASH TO DONATE MEALS TO THOSE IN NEED DURING 10-HOUR STREAMING CHARITY EVENT ON #GIVINGTUESDAY, TOMORROW, MAY 5


All Proceeds from COV-AID Event to Support Americares and Boys & Girls Clubs of America Initiatives Related to Covid-19 Relief.

Giveaways to Include Signed Gloves from MLB Hall of Famer John Smoltz; Signed Gloves from Boxer Evander Holyfield; Custom Hand-Painted Shoes from Subnation and King of Sneakers; Gaming Equipment from HyperX and KontrolFreek; Opportunity to Participate in “Millionaire DJ Academy” Hosted by Grammy Award-Winning Producer DJ Babey Drew; and Free Esports Clinics from University of New Haven.

Talent to Feature Lil Jon, Rob “Gronk” Gronkowski, Waka Flocka Flame, SiLLY, SoaR Gaming, Jessie T. Usher, Donovan Carter, Slim Jxmmi, DJ Babey Drew, Harrison Bader, DJ Infamous, Lea Salonga, MonsterDFace, AussieAntics, Ghost Gaming, FaZeBloo, Stephanie Styles, FroZone, Kim Lee, Leah Culver, Brandi Cyrus, Corey “Mr. Hanky” Dennard, Kelly Olynyk, Kris Lofton and More

Event to be Hosted by Leading Gaming Personalities Joshua Gray, Michele Morrow, Rachel “Seltzer” Quirico, Sam Seum, Erin Simon and djWHEAT

ATLANTA –– As part of the upcoming COV-AID™ event — a massive, multi-platform, one-day online charity event — DoorDash, the nation’s leading on-demand local logistics platform, will donate up to one million meals to those in need (one meal per viewer). The streaming event, scheduled for #GivingTuesday tomorrow, May 5, 2020, at 1pm EDT, will feature more than 10 hours of content showcasing popular gamers, athletes, artists and other personalities streamed across top social game-streaming platforms including Twitch, YouTube, Mixer, Twitter and Facebook. All proceeds will be donated to Americares and Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BCGA) to help the fight against COVID-19, and to support front-line medical professionals, first responders, and families most directly affected by COVID-19 (Watch video HERE).

Throughout the event, COV-AID will have hourly giveaways for donors, which will include:
● One-of-a-kind signed items including:
○ Signed gloves from MLB Hall of Famer John Smoltz
○ Signed gloves from World Champion Boxer Evander Holyfield
○ and More!
● HyperX gaming equipment including keyboards, headsets and more
● Custom, hand-painted shoes from Subnation and King of Sneakers
● KontrolFreek equipment including performance thumbsticks, performance grips, and gaming
lights
● Free slots to The Millionaire DJ Academy hosted by Grammy-award winning producer, DJ
Babey Drew
● Free spots at the University of New Haven’s Youth Summer Esports Clinic and a new
esports scholarship opportunity will be announced

“It’s so amazing to see artists from all sectors of the entertainment industry coming together for #GivingTuesday to help Americares and Boys and Girls Clubs of America,” said United in Gaming Co-Founder Andrew Smoltz. “I want to extend special thanks to our partners, brand sponsors, and in-kind donors for stepping in to support these efforts. This is such an extraordinary time for everyone all around the world, but we know gaming brings communities together — so that is what we’re doing
on May 5.”

The COV-AID event will feature a mix of interactive, live-streamed competitions and performances, plus pre-recorded content from entertainers, athletes and other personalities. Event Talent includes:

Lil Jon: Grammy Award-winning artist
Rob “Gronk” Gronkowski: Super Bowl champion
Waka Flocka Flame: Rapper
Jessie T. Usher: Actor
SiLLY: Call of Duty champion
SoaR Gaming: Esports organization
Donavan Carter: Actor (HBO “Ballers”)
Slim Jxmmi: Rapper
DJ Babey Drew: Grammy Award-winning producer
Harrison Bader: Former St. Louis Cardinals outfielder
Hungrybox: Three-time, number one Super Smash Bros. player in the World
DJ Infamous: Grammy Award-winning record producer
Lea Salonga: Tony Award-winning actress and singer
MonsterDFace & AussieAntics: Fortnite Commentators
GhostSean: Professional Fortnite Player
Kelly Olynyk: Professional NBA basketball player for the Miami Heat
Garrett “FaZeBloo” Underhill: Call of Duty professional gamer
DJ Whoo Kid: Hip Hop DJ
Stephanie Styles: Actress, singer, and dancer
Corey “Mr. Hanky” Dennard: Musician and Producer
FroZone: Streamer and content creator
Kim Lee, Leah Culver and Brandi Cyrus: DJs
Event Hosts:
Michele Morrow: On-Camera host, Actor, Producer, Voice Over Artist and all-around gamer
Joshua Gray: On-air host, as well as writer and producer for segments in the video game and
digital entertainment industry
Rachel “Seltzer” Quirico: Gaming and esports host
Sam Seum: Streamer
Erin Simon: Writer, producer, host and contributor for The Shadow League, and host of
Cheddar Esports and Grass Routes Podcast
djWheat: Popular commentator and streamer in StarCraft II community

COV-AID was created, and is being produced by, a consortium of media and technology firms with close ties to the gaming and esports community, including: United in Gaming, Skillshot Media, Uspech Marketing, Film Quality Services, Subnation, Visual Weaponry, Softgiving, KontrolFreek, Mojichat, Lunchbox.gg, and Enthusiast Gaming.

For more information, or to make a donation, please visit cov-aid.org.

COV-AID media contact:
Melissa Sanders, Tadpole Communications
melissa@tadpolecomm.net

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MadPax Supporting Mary’s Meals Backpack Project


MadPax is pleased to announce we are supporting Mary’s Meals – Backpack Project!

Recycling never felt this good! The Backpack Project helps children receiving Mary’s Meals in Malawi get the most out of their learning – and it’s a great way to recycle your school bag and P.E. kits.

MadPax is asking it’s customers to send their old backpacks to: Mary’s Meals Mary’s Meals Warehouse, 25 Glentanar Rd, Glasgow , G22 7SF to help Children in Malawi get the most out of their education. You could also fill your old backpacks up with items as detailed below.

Mary’s Meals is a registered Charity providing daily meals in school for hungry children in some of the world’s poorest communities. To find out how you can help, visit: www.marysmeals.org.uk

Items to fill your old backpack with: Notepads, pencils, crayons, eraser, sharpener, ruler, pencil case, towel, shorts or skirt, t-shirt or dress, flip-flops or sandals, small ball (e.g. tennis ball), soap, toothbrush, toothpaste, spoon.

Handy Hints: Don’t buy new, recycle where you can!
We encourage you to send schoolbags and backpacks in good condition. Please don’t send drawstring gym bags.  Clothing for children between four and 12 years is suitable.
Please label filled bags for boy/girl and age e.g. girl, 8.
Don’t be tempted to put in toys or sweets. This can cause problems during delivery.

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