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Making a Difference

Our long-standing commitment to the communities we serve is actively cultivated in a spirit of giving that is present throughout all our operating units.

Delivering the right assortment of products in an omni-channel business requires partnership with brands that reflect the Follett Values, as well as the values of campus partners and more than 47 million students across all Follett businesses.

For associates, Follett also offers a widely utilized gift matching program that reaches out to the community and resonates at the heart of our corporate culture. And through the Follett Educational Foundation, we help children of Follett associates realize the dream of receiving a college education. During the past decade alone, the Follett Educational Foundation has awarded more than $1 million in scholarships to the sons and daughters of Follett associates.

 

Alta Gracia

In 2010, Follett announced a partnership with Alta Gracia - a groundbreaking clothing line produced at the first-ever apparel factory in the developing world that pays its workers a living wage, demonstrating full respect for workers' rights. Workers in the Alta Gracia factory in the Dominican Republic are paid about three times what a typical factory worker makes in the country, eliminating barriers to basic life needs. This living wage is enough to provide an entire family access to three healthy meals a day, a safe home, transportation, healthcare and education-things that many take for granted every day.
 

Follett Challenge

It has become increasingly important that educators teach the 21st century skills students need in order to be prepared for life. The Follett Challenge promotes and advocates for educators who teach these skills and gives them a platform to share innovation with their school communities and the world. Each year Follett awards $200,000 in products and services to the most innovative programs that develop critical thinking, communication, creativity, and collaboration between students and among educators. FollettChallenge.com