Kumon North America Donates Nearly $60,000 to Team for Kids
Education Company Sponsors 23 Employees to Run on behalf of Team for Kids in the New York City Marathon
TEANECK, NJ (November 5th, 2013) – Kumon North America donates nearly $60,000 to sponsor 23 Kumon Associates running in the 2013 NYC Marathon on behalf of Team for Kids on Sunday, November 3rd. The donation will fund running programs for underprivileged children. Kumon believes in supporting organizations that share the mission of discovering the potential of each child, and thereby fostering capable people who contribute to the community.
Kumon Associates celebrate just days after running in the 2013 ING New York City Marathon with Team for Kids.
Kumon CFO, Joe Nativo, believes in providing a better future for our youth. “We’re donating this amount of money to the Team for Kids charity because we, as a company, feel that children are our number one priority. Partnering with an organization that connects with Kumon on so many levels is worth every penny,” said Nativo.
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