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  • Dust off your Sneakers.

    April 5, 2013

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    Ready to run? San Francisco kicks off this year’s series of global RFRT events.
    Register today for a 5K or 1Mile run/walk with all proceeds benefiting the Red Tab Foundation.

    It’s time to pull out your running and walking shoes for the 5th annual Run for Red Tab San Francisco. Gather your friends, coworkers, dogs, and kids. On Sunday April 21st, we’re challenging you to a 5k or 1Mile run/walk, with all the funds you raise going directly to the Red Tab Foundation.

    This is the fifth Run for Red Tab San Francisco, and will be the kick off for the events globally. Last year alone, Run For Red Tab events brought in a total of $35,000 around the world; $21K raised in San Francisco, over $5K from participants in Brussels, and $10K from employees in South Africa. We are inspired by these results, and are challenging San Francisco participants to help raise $35,000 for the April 21st race.

    All Run for Red Tab events are employee led and organized by dedicated volunteers who are passionate about the cause; truly embodying the idea of employees helping employees.

    HOW can we raise $35,000? CLICK HERE to sign up for the race or get involved with one of the below options:

    1. Register for the race. All registration fees are covered by LS&Co., which means more money can go directly to RTF aid recipients.
    2. Fundraise. Want to help raise money but don’t want to run? Set up your personal fundraising page.
    3. Form a team with your department! A little inter-department competition never hurt anyone.
    4. OR, support the efforts in San Francisco without tying a shoelace or sending an email. Sponsor a participant directly.

    Interested in organizing a Run for Red Tab event in your city? Email redtabfoundation@levi.com to find out how.

  • Scholarships Due 4/15

    March 13, 2013

    The Red Tab Foundation is now accepting scholarship applications for dependents of LS&Co. employees for the 2013-2014 school year.

    The application period for 2013 Red Tab Scholars program begins today, March 4th, and concludes on April 26th.

    Red Tab Scholars is a need-based program that awards up to $1,500 USD per year to the dependents of LS&Co. employees around the world. Award determination is based on financial need (75 percent) and scholastic merit (25 percent). Scholarships can be used for post-secondary education at colleges, universities and vocational schools.

    “I encourage employees and their children to look into this great opportunity”, Chip Bergh stated.  “I am so impressed with the Red Tab Scholars program which truly exemplifies LS&Co.’s values of empathy and integrity, providing opportunity for scholastic achievement for those who might find it difficult to meet tuition requirements or buy books.”

    Since it’s induction in 2008, over 400 students from 16 different countries have been awarded 1.3M USD in scholarships due to generous donations from Bob and Colleen Haas along with LS&Co. employees, retirees, and shareholders.

    Vikas Kumar, a retiree of our Bangalore office recently expressed his gratitude after his son Goutham was awarded the scholarship for his third year in school:

    “Thank you for the renewal of Goutham’s Scholarship.  I can proudly say that the Red Tab Foundation is doing a noble gesture in supporting the education of the dependents of our employees.  I always feel that supporting one’s education is the best possible gift you can give, and this will be remembered forever”.

    Applications for the 2013-2014 school year must be submitted by April 26, 2013. For more information or to apply, go to www.sms.scholarshipamerica.org/redtab

  • RTF Featured on NPR

    November 1, 2004

    The Foundation received attention in the U.S. nationally when it was featured in a National Public Radio broadcast regarding innovative services for hourly wage earners. This RTF “safety net” story from November 2004, can be heard by accessing the NPR archives HERE.

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