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Ҵý Earns Top Award for 2016 Chicago Charity Challenge

CHICAGO, Feb. 15, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Ҵý today announced it has earned the 2016 Community Impact Award, a top honor given by the Chicago Charity Challenge, for its community involvement in Chicagoland and Challenge partnership with Chicago Lights, a nonprofit dedicated to Chicago's children, youth and adults who face the challenges of poverty. Throughout 2016, Ҵý employees contributed 5,000 volunteer hours for Chicago Lights and similar organizations, and Ҵý provided more than $1 million in grants to support Chicago nonprofits.

"Ҵý employees are proud to play an active role in all the communities where we live and work. Our partnership with Chicago Lights has built on the strengths of this commitment and further strengthened our volunteer program," said Sarah Pang, Senior Vice President, Corporate Communications and Community Involvement, Ҵý. "Together, Ҵý and Chicago Lights are making socially responsible investments that help empower people to thrive academically, secure economic stability, lead healthy lives and build community, which is the simple, clear mission of Chicago Lights."

"Ҵý couldn't have been a more committed and fun Chicago Charity Challenge partner," said Stacy Jackson, Executive Director, Chicago Lights. "Their enthusiasm and support for our outreach further strengthened our mission of providing hope and opportunity to those in our community who need it most."

More than 10,000 employees on 16 teams participated in the 2016 Chicago Charity Challenge. The teams raised more than $33 million and donated nearly 100,000 volunteer hours to some of Chicago's most deserving nonprofit organizations.

For more information about Ҵý's participation in the Chicago Charity Challenge, please contact Brandon Davis at 312-822-5167. To learn more about Ҵý's Corporate Social Responsibility efforts, please visit .

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CONTACT:
Brandon Davis, 312-822-5167 / 312-834-6091
Sarah Pang, 312-822-6394 / 312-607-5544

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