Since 1996, with the beginning of our volunteer alliance, HSBC–North America has been providing essential resources to local JA offices in the U.S. But JA's relationship with the organization goes back even further, to 1942, when HSBC made a $25 grant to JA of Chicago.
By providing a stipend for 2,405 of its employees who volunteered to deliver JA programs in 2007, local JA operations were able to reach nearly 50,000 young people with its business and economic education curricula.
More than five percent of HSBC's employees are involved in Junior Achievement across the country. HSBC is the largest corporate provider of JA volunteers in the U.S. Additionally, substantial financial resources are made available through HSBC's bowling efforts on behalf of Junior Achievement as well as HSBC's support of other JA special events and programs. During 2007 alone, for example, HSBC contributed more than $3 million to JA operations around the world.
Junior Achievement USA gratefully acknowledges HSBC for its dedication to the development and implementation of JA More than Money.