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 user 2013-06-23 at 4:47:41 am Views: 89
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    Pitney Bowes 'Pushes the Envelope' to Support Literacy  

    Pitney Bowes Inc., The leading provider of integrated mail and document management solutions, has enlisted actors, musicians, athletes and politicians to design and autograph envelopes as part of its program to support literacy during National Literacy Month in September.

    The "Pitney Bowes Pushing the Envelope to Support Literacy" program is a global initiative to raise awareness of and funding for select literacy charities in the U.S. and Europe through the auction of one-of-a-kind celebrity-designed envelopes. The envelopes will be auctioned off on eBay from September 22-29, and all proceeds will go the following four literacy organizations: First Book, the National Center for Family Literacy, ProLiteracy Worldwide, and Reading Is Fundamental. The U.K. auction will run from September 30 to October 8, and all proceeds will go to the National Literacy Trust.

    Bruce P. Nolop, executive vice president and chief financial officer, Pitney Bowes, explains that “Pushing the Envelope” is a natural tie to the company’s business platform.

    “Our core business revolves around communications and supporting literacy is the focus of our philanthropic efforts. The ability to communicate effectively – which includes being able to read and understand what is being communicated – is the cornerstone of both personal and professional success. We encourage everyone to participate in the envelope auctions to support the literacy charities and the people they assist.”

    To date, contributors to the U.S. eBay auction include:


    • Hank Aaron – Baseball Hall of Famer
    • Marcus Allen – NFL Hall of Famer
    • Dr. Maya Angelou – Poet, Author, Actress
    • Sean Astin – Actor and Director
    • Halle Berry – Oscar winning actress
    • David Broder – Political Columnist Washington Post
    • Janet Evans – 4-time Olympic Gold Medalist
    • Doug Flutie – San Diego Chargers football player
    • Jason Kidd – NJ Nets basketball player
    • Matt Lauer – Co-host Today Show
    • Lindsay Lohan – Actress, Mean Girls
    • Eli Manning – #1 Overall NFL Draft Pick
    • Christina Milian – Actress, Singer
    • Beverly Mitchell – Actress, 7th Heaven
    • Brittany Murphy – Actress, Little Black Book
    • Mike Myers – Actor and Comedian
    • Jeff Probst – Host of Survivor
    • Al Roker – America’s Most Loved Weatherman, Today Show
    • Molly Shannon – Actress
    • Brittany Snow – Actress, American Dreams
    • Joe Torre – NY Yankees Manager
    • Bill Walton – NBA Hall of Famer
    • Sharon Stone – Actress
    • Ryan Seacrest – Host American Idol


    * Post was edited: 2004-09-26 10:52:00