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The charities below were suggested by employees from SunPower sites around the world.

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Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Bay Area

Our mission is to provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported, one-to-one mentoring relationships that change their lives for the better...forever.

We Care Solar Inc

We Care Solar strives to save lives in childbirth by making solar power simple, accessible and affordable. We Care fills an
important gap in the developing world: the lack of reliable lighting and electricity in health centers.

Second Harvest of Silicon Valley

Lead our community to ensure that anyone who needs a healthy meal can get one.

Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC)

The Natural Resources Defense Council's purpose is to safeguard the Earth: its people, its plants and animals and the natural systems on which all life depends.

We work to restore the integrity of the elements that sustain life -- air, land and water -- and to defend endangered natural places.

We seek to establish sustainability and good stewardship of the Earth as central ethical imperatives of human society. NRDC affirms the integral place of human beings in the environment.

We strive to protect nature in ways that advance the long-term welfare of present and future generations.

We work to foster the fundamental right of all people to have a voice in decisions that affect their environment. We seek to break down the pattern of disproportionate environmental burdens borne by people of color and others who face social or economic inequities. Ultimately, NRDC strives to help create a new way of life for humankind, one that can be sustained indefinitely without fouling or depleting the resources that support all life on Earth.

Movember Foundation

The Movember Foundation is a global charity raising funds and awareness for men's health. The Foundation is committed to men living happier, healthier, longer lives. Since 2003, millions have joined the men's health movement, raising $710 million and funding over 1,000 programs in 21 countries focused on prostate cancer, testicular cancer and poor mental health.

The Movember Campaign operates in the following countries:

? Australia
? Austria
? Belgium
? Canada
? Czech Republic
? Denmark
? Finland
? France
? Germany
? Hong Kong
? Ireland
? Netherlands
? New Zealand
? Norway
? Singapore
? Spain
? South Africa
? Sweden
? Switzerland
? United Kingdom
? United States

Shriners Hospitals for Children

Shriners Hospitals for Children has a mission to:
Provide the highest quality care to children with neuromusculoskeletal conditions, burn injuries and other special healthcare needs within a compassionate, family-centered and collaborative care environment.
Provide for the education of physicians and other healthcare professionals.
Conduct research to discover new knowledge that improves the quality of care and quality of life of children and families.

This mission is carried out without regard to race, color, creed, sex or sect, disability, national origin or ability of a patient or family to pay.

Family Giving Tree

The Family Giving Tree fulfills the exact holiday wish and provides backpacks filled with school supplies to those children in the most need in our communities while inspiring the values of kindness, philanthropy and volunteerism.

Austin Pets Alive

To promote and provide the resources, education and programs needed to eliminate the killing of companion animals in Central Texas.

Students Rising Above

Students Rising Above invests in low-income, first generation college students who have demonstrated a deep commitment to education and strength of character in overcoming tremendous odds of poverty, homelessness, and neglect. We help each student to realize his or her potential by guiding and supporting them through college graduation, and into the workforce. Our graduates are breaking the cycle of poverty within their own families, serving their communities, providing a new generation of employees and leaders from diverse backgrounds, and accelerating positive change.

Keep Austin Beautiful, Inc.

Keep Austin Beautiful provides resources and education to engage citizens in building more beautiful communities.

St. Anthony's

St. Anthony Foundation is a social services agency in the Tenderloin neighborhood of San Francisco that offers a way out of poverty to the most vulnerable among us: seniors, veterans, the physically disabled, the mentally and addictively ill, the unemployed and underemployed. We were founded in 1950 by Fr. Alfred Boeddeker, a Franciscan priest, and for more than 60 years we have pursued our mission to "feed, heal, shelter, clothe and lift the spirits of those in need, and to create a society where all people flourish."

Through our many programs, we offer our guests a gateway to reclaim their sense of dignity, progress toward stability, and ultimately move out of poverty. In community with volunteers, donors and guests, we work on long-term solutions to poverty while meeting immediate, critical needs.

We will open the New St. Anthony's Dining Room in late 2014. Our new facility will meet the challenges of the 21st century and the increasing need for our services. There will be more space to store more food for longer periods, allowing us to maximize use of large food donations and bargains and ensuring our ability to guarantee ample and nutritious meals for our guests.

The new facility will also house our Social Work Center and Free Clothing Program-thus aligning these services in one building. This alignment is part of our Gateway Strategy that positions the Dining Room as the entry point for our guests to access our programs. Just steps away - and part of our Tenderloin Campus - at 150 Golden Gate Avenue, guests can access St. Anthony Medical Clinic and get computer training and job search assistance at the Tenderloin Technology Lab. Our programs work together to help guests transition to better lives.

The New St. Anthony's Dining Room is a bridge project between the Tenderloin and the new Mid-Market development. It will also be an indispensable part of San Francisco's disaster preparedness plan. In the event of a disaster, St. Anthony's will be equipped to distribute food and water for the community-at-large, treat people with emergency medical needs, and establish a communications and assistance center. We're proud to be able to offer critical services to the most underserved communities.

Twende Solar

Empower energy-deficient communities by implementing renewable energy systems in the world's most neglected areas.

Shoal Creek Conservancy

We work together to provide a voice for Shoal Creek and our community through a process of mobilizing volunteers. We team with the City and leverage partnerships, we raise funds and host events, and we also work hard and have fun.

Camp Augusta Incorporated

Camp Augusta's mission is to provide children a safe, fun-filled experience that will serve as a catalyst for personal growth and an appreciation of the outdoors. We provide a supportive environment geared toward each child's needs and interests.Our nurturing atmosphere is achieved by limiting our total number of campers per session, increased supervision, and a dedicated and caring staff.In a small, tight, true community set in natural splendor, campers develop self-confidence, independence, social skills (emotional intelligence), creativity, activity skills, environmental awareness and appreciation, friendships, and healthy living skills. Kids also learn what most modern children have forgotten -- how to just play and be a kid without television, video games, the internet, canned games, or social pressure.

National Boy Scouts of America Council

The Mission of the Boy Scouts of America is to prepare young people to make ethical choices over their lifetime by instilling in them the values of the Scout Oath and Law.

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