RetailROI, the Retail Orphan Initiative, today announced that TERiX Computer Service has become the first Founding Level Sponsor in their corporate logo program. Through its sponsorship, TERiX will help advance RetailROI's efforts to channel funds, goods and resources to vulnerable children around the world.
According to UNICEF’s latest report, there are over 163 million orphaned children worldwide, a group whose size is larger than the entire population of Russia. The Retail Orphan Initiative was created as a charitable foundation to help fund charities on the forefront of orphan care (i.e., providing food, shelter, education, medical treatment and clothing), adoption, and foster care.
“We are honored to have a company with the status of TERiX join RetailROI as a corporate sponsor,” said Greg Buzek, President of IHL Group and Donor Trustee for the Retail Orphan Initiative. “With thousands of customers and a who’s who list of clients in the Fortune 500, their work keeping data centers up and running for many of our retailer partners makes TERiX essential in extending the reach of RetailROI in the retail community. It is special to see that they are also a caring corporate citizen.”
Servicing over a thousand major data centers in North America, the EU and Asia, including over a dozen U.S. Federal Government agencies, TERiX is a leading maintenance provider for hardware and operating systems from Oracle Sun, IBM, HP, Cisco, EMC, STK and dozens of other OEMs. TERiX joins IBM, HP, Oracle, Intel, Microsoft, Epson, and many other great companies as sponsors of the Retail Orphan Initiative.
“We are grateful to be able to support RetailROI as a natural extension of our commitment to help,” said Jim Olding, Managing Partner and Executive Vice President for TERiX. “We help customers, and we can give a portion of that revenue back to help communities in a deeper way as well. The needs are vast, and the work RetailROI is doing is transforming the lives of vulnerable children here in the U.S. and abroad. The retail industry with its reach and vendor partnerships can make a huge difference, and we are thrilled to be a part of that."
The specific donation is being used to provide food to a school of 550 orphaned and vulnerable children in Honduras. This is the same school where members of RetailROI recently installed 59 computers to help train high school students for positions in computer support, providing business and vocational skills to lift them out of poverty.
About the Retail Orphan Initiative
RetailROI is a charitable foundation under the umbrella of the Giving Back Fund, established to help the 400 million orphaned and vulnerable children worldwide; RetailROI provides grants to charities that provide hands-on efforts in the following areas:
- Orphan Care (food, shelter, medical, clothing, education)
- Foster Care support organizations
- Adoption support organizations
- Grants and zero-interest loans for adoption
- Child rescue from human trafficking
- Life skills training for orphaned and vulnerable children
About TERiX Computer Service
TERiX is the leading independent provider of flexible server, storage, network and operating system maintenance offerings in North America, Europe, and the Asia Pacific region. Committed to delivering better support service at a better value, TERiX services organizations in the public sector, retail, manufacturing, high-tech, aerospace, telecom, banking/finance and chemical/pharmaceutical sectors, with many of each industry’s largest and most respected brands as current clients. For more information, visit us on the web at: www.TERiX.com