NVIDIA announced that they will not be holding a holiday party this year, instead, the technology company will be donating $250,000 to two San Jose non-profits and providing 1,000 volunteers to help build an urban garden and restore a park. Skipping the holiday party and giving back to the community is a ten year tradition for NVIDIA who calls the event “Project Inspire.”
NVIDIA will provide volunteers on Saturday, December 11, 2010 at History Park in San Jose where they will be working hard to achieve the following:
- “Build an Urban Garden: Improve the health of the local community by developing a large garden plot and working with local partners to support the neighborhood in its pursuit of a healthy lifestyle
- Assemble a Large Working Greenhouse: Create a hands-on education facility in which a love of science can be fostered among the several thousand youth expected to visit each year
- Create Square-Foot Gardens: Build 1,000 1 ft. x 1 ft. garden boxes so local youth can grow produce at home or school
- Reinvigorate History Park: Repair various buildings through carpentry and painting, improve the grounds and add decorative murals.”
NVIDIA will also be donating $250,000 through the company’s Project Inspire to benefit the following non-profits in San Jose:
- “Schmahl Science Workshops, which conducts science programs with youth at the History Park site, as well as throughout the San Francisco Bay Areas and Silicon Valley. Schmahl will be given a grant to provide ongoing support for the urban garden through The Health Trust and Silicon Valley HealthCorps, an AmeriCorps program
- History San Jose, an organization that works toward preserving and sharing regional history by engaging diverse audiences in Santa Clara county”
From NVIDIA: “Project Inspire Facts:
- Project Inspire has contributed over $1.3 million in direct grants and volunteer hours to Silicon Valley communities
- The event features over 1,000 employee and community members participating in a single day of service
- NVIDIA has partnered with City Year (www.cityyear.org/sanjose) for the second year to execute the daylong event. City Year will oversee the logistics of all projects and will engage local youth to serve as project leaders on Dec. 11
- To learn more about Project Inspire, please visit http://www.nvidia.com/content/project_inspire/project_inspire10.html“
NVIDIA (NASDAQ: NVDA) awakened the world to the power of computer graphics when it invented the GPU in 1999. Since then, it has consistently set new standards in visual computing with breathtaking, interactive graphics available on devices ranging from tablets and portable media players to notebooks and workstations. NVIDIA’s expertise in programmable GPUs has led to breakthroughs in parallel processing which make supercomputing inexpensive and widely accessible. The company holds more than 1,600 U.S. patents, including ones covering designs and insights which are essential to modern computing. For more information, see www.nvidia.com.
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