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  • By Christina Frantz
    Twilio helps more than 300 million people access COVID-19 vaccines and trusted information Twilio helps more than 300 million people get COVID-19 vaccine access

    Announces $18 million in vaccine equity grants for UNICEF, Save the Children, Civic Nation and others

    The race to vaccinate the world against COVID-19 calls on all of us to build. If we drive up our worldwide vaccination rate, we can turn COVID-19 from a severe pathogen to a manageable virus. Every vaccination not only helps protect an individual life but also reduces community spread and tames the evolution of variants. Every vaccination means one more person can hug a friend and visit the grocery store with less fear.

    With the pandemic impacting everyone around the world, we believe focusing on vaccine distribution is the best way we can make an impact at Twilio in alignment with our crisis response and prevention focus area.

    That’s why in February, Twilio.org—our social impact arm—committed to helping 1 billion people over two years get access to vaccines.

    Our customers and grantees are …

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  • By Christina Frantz
    WePledge 1% Cause of the Month: 3 Ways to Celebrate Earth Month Earth Month 2021

    1% makes a world of difference. In honor of Earth Month, we’re taking small actions and making large commitments to fight climate change.

    To help you live your 1% pledge, we’re providing monthly inspiration and tips for doing good in support of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This month Twilio celebrates Earth Month and recognizes Earth Day on April 22nd.

    It’s no secret that urgent action is required to curb climate change and its impacts. According to the UN, “Climate change continues to exacerbate the frequency and severity of natural disasters, affecting more than 39 million people [globally].”

    With Earth Month beginning, there’s no better time for all of us to reflect on the role we play in the future of our planet. Many of us want to connect the dots between our values and our actions, but might not be sure how we can make a …

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  • By Christina Frantz
    WePledge November Cause of the Month: Children WePledge_Blog_800x400-OPTD.png

    November 20: World Children’s Day

    “Around the world, children are showing us their strength and leadership advocating for a more sustainable world for all. Let’s build on advances and re-commit to putting children first. For every child, every right.” -UN Secretary-General António Guterres

    Last month, Twilio open-sourced our WePledge program to empower individuals and company employees to build positive change globally by committing 1% of their personal time or resources to do good. To accelerate the WePledge community’s impact, Twilio is donating $1 million USD from our donor advised fund to global nonprofit organizations. If you haven’t yet, join our WePledge movement and select one of ten nonprofits to receive a $100 donation from Twilio.

    This November, the WePledge community is supporting children globally

    To help you live your Pledge, we provide monthly inspiration and tips for doing good in support of the UN Sustainable Development goals. This November, …

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  • By Christina Frantz
    Join the global movement for good with Twilio, Zoom, Atlassian, and Okta WePledge Global Movement for Good

    Just as COVID-19 has accelerated digital engagement, the pandemic has accelerated our responsibility to help others as companies and individuals. From helping a neighbor who is sick, to calling someone who is lonely, to giving what we can toward social causes, the pandemic has highlighted the many ways we depend on each other, both within our companies and across the communities we call home.

    Twilio founded WePledge last year to support employees in making a positive impact. Through WePledge, Twilions give 1 percent of their time and resources to do good, and we support them by providing volunteer time off, accessible volunteer opportunities, and matching gifts. It’s a model that has proven to drive impact at scale. Over 1,000 Twilions have donated $1 million dollars and contributed 6,000 hours of service to social good.

    A new global partnership for social impact

    Now, we’re calling on you to join us. Starting …

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  • By Christina Frantz
    Scaling Social Services with Machine Learning, Behavioral Science, and Programmable SMS Benefits Data Trust

    Are you part of a nonprofit or social enterprise that wants to build things for social good? Twilio.org offers credits and discounts to help you get started! Learn more.

    “I was on the food program and they cut me off...I was really struggling without it.”

    This is the experience of a 53-year-old woman from Maryland, who lives on an annual income of $8,880. To make ends meet, she was utilizing benefits from the Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP) to purchase groceries. SNAP, also known as Food Stamps, provides food-purchasing assistance for low- and no-income people living in the United States. One day, her benefits were turned off unexpectedly, and . er struggle was further compounded by a physical injury and the medical bills that came with it.

    Holes in the Social Safety Net

    Nearly 40 million people in the United States live in poverty, face hunger and feel the …

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