Pitney Bowes Supports The Non-Violence Project Foundation to Help Make Schools Safe and Close the Achievement Gap

  Pitney Bowes Supports The Non-Violence Project Foundation to Help Make
  Schools Safe and Close the Achievement Gap

  Pitney Bowes’s in-kind donation helps The Non-Violence Project distribute
  educational materials for solving conflicts peacefully and to foster safe
                            learning environments

Business Wire

STAMFORD, Conn. & BAGNES, Switzerland -- November 19, 2012

It's no secret that victims of school bullying also suffer from low
self-esteem and are regularly disengaged learners who have a tough time
keeping up their grades. In fact, one in ten students drop out or change
schools due to bullying.

Pitney Bowes Inc. (NYSE: PBI) today announced their support of The
Non-Violence Project Foundation to help foster a climate of safe learning in
schools by educating teachers on how to help build self-esteem in students and
inspire, motivate and engage youth in solving conflicts peacefully.

Pitney Bowes is providing consulting and in-kind software donations to benefit
the Schools and Sports for Peace Programs of The Non-Violence Project. As part
of the global Imagine One Billion Faces for Peace initiative, The Non-Violence
Project is one of the world’s largest violence-prevention organizations
actively eliminating youth-violence and helping to make schools and
communities safe.

“Pitney Bowes’s in-kind donation will enable us to more easily distribute our
educational materials in many languages and with local adaptations, thereby
providing a better user experience for those who wish to foster and promote
peace in their communities,” said Jan Hellman, co-founder, The Non-Violence
Project Foundation. “We are grateful for their generosity – which will help us
to increase the operational efficiency of our Schools and Sports for Peace
Programs – as well as their commitment to fostering safe learning
environments.”

Each year, Pitney Bowes grants approximately $1.4 million to literacy and
education organizations, with a particular focus on improving access to books,
closing the achievement gap and preparing people for successful employment.

“Safe learning environments enable students and teachers to focus on the
learning for growth of future leaders,” said John O’Hara, president, Pitney
Bowes Software. “As a global leader in helping organizations communicate more
effectively, Pitney Bowes is proud to maintain its legacy in support of
literacy and education through our support of the Non-Violence Project.”

Pitney Bowes’s in-kind software donation of the EngageOne Communication Suite
enables the Non-Violence Project Foundation to provide educational kits for
school groups and individuals via their preferred channel of communications –
including mail, text, online or print.

Pitney Bowes Software is a global leader in customer data, analytics and
communications management. The Pitney Bowes EngageOne™ Communication Suite
also provides organizations with the capabilities to address the processing of
transactional documents such as bills and statements, as well as on-demand and
interactive communications.

About Pitney Bowes

Pitney Bowes provides technology solutions for small, mid-size and large firms
that help them connect with customers to build loyalty and grow revenue.The
company’s solutions for financial services, healthcare, legal, nonprofit,
public sector and retail organizations are delivered on open platforms to best
organize, analyze and apply both public and proprietary data to two-way
customer communications. Pitney Bowes includes direct mail, transactional
mail, call centers and in-store technologies in its solution mix along with
digital channels such as the Web, email, live chat and mobile applications.
Pitney Bowes is a $5.3 billion company with 29,000 employees worldwide. Pitney
Bowes: Every connection is a new opportunity™. www.pb.com

About The Non-Violence Project

The Non-Violence Project Foundation is a non-profit organization with the
mission to inspire, motivate and engage young people to understand how to
solve conflicts peacefully. The NVP has educated more than 5 million young
people, teachers and sports coaches around the world and the objective is to
reach out to 100 million young people via local educational activities
connected to our global call for peace and non-violence – Imagine One Billion
Faces For Peace – IOBFFP. Founded in 1993 in Bagnes, Switzerland, NVP has
offices in 15 countries. The NVP symbol, the iconic knotted gun – Non Violence
– was originally created as a memorial tribute to John Lennon after he was
shot and killed. One of the original Non-Violence sculptures is displayed
outside of the United Nations Headquarters in New York City. Sir Paul
McCartney, Lionel Messi and Yoko Ono are, among others, ambassadors of the
Non-Violence Project. Join the global peace movement on www.nonviolence.com
and www.iobffp.com.

Contact:

Media:
Pitney Bowes Inc.
Colette Cote, 203-351-6132
Colette.cote@pb.com
Twitter: @ColetteCote
or
The Non-Violence Project Foundation
Bjorn Bertoft, + (46) 70 770 2008
bertoft@nonviolence.com
 
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