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The Donate a Photo app by Johnson & Johnson enables students to get tutoring and mentoring support with United Way every time someone uploads a photo
ALEXANDRIA, Va., Aug. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Johnson & Johnson, with an exclusive partnership at Walmart, just launched a new back to school campaign with United Way to support students through mentoring and tutoring, in order to ultimately improve their school grades and attendance. Donate a Photo is a free app (available on Android and iOS devices) from Johnson & Johnson that turns users' photos into a way to do good. For every photo uploaded to United Way through the Donate a Photo app, Johnson & Johnson will donate $1 to United Way education programs.
Getting involved is easy:
People can donate one photo each day. The app also lets you see and share the impact of each uploaded photo. Johnson & Johnson will donate $1 to United Way for each photo donated until October 14, 2014 or until $50,000 is raised. United Way will receive a minimum of $30,000.
Every year, more than one million students drop out of high school. As a result, fewer young Americans are likely to earn a diploma than their parents- a distinction not shared by any other industrialized country. That's why United Way is working to ensure that children and youth are: 1) ready for school, starting with the skills they need to succeed; 2) reading on track by fourth grade; 3) transitioning successfully to and from middle school; 4) graduating high school on time and 5) are either working, pursuing advanced education, or are in training by 21.
About United Way
United Way is a worldwide movement of nearly 1,800 community-based United Ways in 41 countries and territories. It advances the common good by focusing on education, income and health – the building blocks for a good quality life. The United Way movement mobilizes millions to action – to give, advocate and volunteer – to improve conditions in their local community. For more information about United Way, please visit: UnitedWay.org.
About Johnson & Johnson
Caring for the world, one person at a time inspires and unites the people of Johnson & Johnson. We embrace research and science -- bringing innovative ideas, products and services to advance the health and well-being of people. Our approximately 127,600 employees at more than 275 Johnson & Johnson operating companies work with partners in health care to touch the lives of over a billion people every day, throughout the world.
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