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Panasonic Raises $9,000 During Jeans for Troops Drive to Benefit the GI
Go Fund
Article by James Fanous
12/17/2015
News
(Newark, NJ)--The GI Go Fund
was once again the beneficiary of
the tremendous generosity of the
employees and executive
leadership of Panasonic, one of
the leading electronic companies
in the world, as the corporation
once again joined in the Jeans
for Troops drive honoring
Veterans Day, raising $9,000 to
benefit the organization and the
veterans they serve.

This is the second year in a row
that Panasonic has contributed
to the organization during the
Jeans for Troops Drive, raising
nearly $15,000 in that time.
Panasonic CFO & Treasurer Mike Riccio (2nd from right) is joined by members of
the Newark Recruiting Company as he presets a check of $9,000 to GI Go Fund
Executive Director Jack Fanous
The company also matched its employees’ donations to the GI Go Fund’s Jeans for Troops Drive,
leading the way for other companies to take charge in supporting our military veterans.
Panasonic CFO & Treasurer Mike Riccio was joined by members of the Newark Recruiting
Company to present the check to members of the GI Go Fund at the company’s headquarters in
Newark, NJ.

“I am simply blown away by the level of generosity and patriotism Panasonic has shown these past
two years,” said GI Go Fund Executive Director Jack Fanous. “Panasonic has seen all that we do
for our veterans, and they recognize the importance of our mission. They have been leaders in
the corporate world for generations, and I am proud to say that they are leading the way for other
companies to show their support and participate in future Jeans for Troops drives.”

The success of the drive at Panasonic was due in large part to the great work of Stephen Cafiero,
Group Manager EEO/AA/Recruiting & Inclusion at Panasonic, who promoted the drive within the
company, helped increase funds raised through online donations, and made employees aware of
all the great work that the GI Go Fund does for veterans.

During the “Jeans for Troops” program, schools, companies, and all other employers that choose
to participate allowed their employees to wear jeans to work on November 12 in exchange for a $5
donation to the GI Go Fund, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to assisting all veterans
with their needs upon their return home from combat. This year, over 2,100 schools, companies,
and government agencies took part in a nationwide movement to support returning veterans this
Veterans Day and help them get the assistance they need as they come home.

The GI Go Fund is an organization on the cutting edge of offering support to veterans, providing
veterans with innovative ways of finding employment, securing their educational and health
benefits, as well as providing aid and assistance to low income and homeless veterans. Since
their founding, the organization has helped tens of thousands of veterans improve their lives and
give them the capacity to provide and care for their loved ones.
© 2014 - The G.I. Go Fund is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.
CFO & Treasurer Mike Riccio Presents Check of $9,000 to GI Go Fund Executive Director Jack
Fanous from their funds raised during the Jeans for Troops Drive this past Veterans Day; Panasonic
has raised nearly $15,000 for the organization over the past two years