Printful donates €14,106.00 in support of accessibility for people with disabilities
Dec 27, 2021
Charlotte, North Carolina—Printful has teamed up with an annual charity movement in Latvia, Dod Pieci, to help create a more accessible environment for people with disabilities. Printful donated 10,000 euros for a charity marathon run by a Latvian media personality and DJ Toms Grevins. Additionally, the company donated 5 euros for each kilometer run by an employee in support of this charity, so an additional 4,106.00 euros was raised for a total of 821.15 kilometers.
This year's Dod Pieci charity marathon highlighted the lack of accessibility in infrastructure for people with disabilities. It invited the public to recognize the daily hardships of people with visual, hearing, or mobility impairments. The main focus of the charity is emphasizing the right of every person to live as independently as possible, pointing out that an inaccessible environment is an obstacle for 200,000 people in Latvia alone.
“I am thrilled with the involvement from our team in this run. This donation from our colleagues coincides with a number of Printful values—to get involved in social issues, stand up for diversity and inclusion, and take care of oneself by moving. Our support reminds each of us that we are all making changes together,” comments Santa Rozkalna, Chief People Officer at Printful.
Thanks to the support of Printful and other partners who participated in this charity movement, the funds donated will be used for installing ramps and lifts, home improvements, and purchasing technical aids and other needs to improve environmental accessibility in public infrastructure.
Printful is an on-demand printing and fulfillment company that helps people turn their ideas into brands and products. The company fulfills and ships custom clothing, accessories, and home & living items for online businesses. In 2020 the company hit a revenue milestone of $208 million and has recently become the first unicorn company (valued at over $1 billion) with Latvian roots. Since its founding in 2013, Printful’s been trusted to deliver over 40M items and has scaled to a team of 1,800+ people across ten in-house fulfillment centers around the world.