Taj and Tata Sons Partner With First Book
“I am thrilled that our employees have embraced the opportunity to help the children of our community, bringing attention to the importance of children’s literacy through this event,” said Jodi Leblanc. “The Taj spirit of giving back to the community is a legacy that is being carried forward from the time of our founder Jamsetji Tata, who believed that communities will be truly empowered when companies work together with them to enhance their potential self-reliance. We are happy to lend our support to First Book, which shares our commitment to education.”
“Today’s event is part of our continuing partnership with Tata Sons. We are extremely grateful for the generosity of Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces and Tata and are pleased to say that their donation will give the gift of reading to children throughout the New York City area,” said Julia Hornaday. “Thanks to Tata’s generous ongoing annual donation of 40,000 books to communities around the country, we have been able to further our mission to give the gift of reading to children nationwide.”
Since December 2007, Tata companies have developed a robust and sustainable partnership with First Book. With the help of First Book, the Tata Group has donated more than 100,000 books, valued at well over $1 million, to children across the United States.
Eight Tata Group entities, including Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces, Tata Consultancy Services, Jaguar Land Rover, Tata Chemicals and Tata Global Beverages have offices, manufacturing and sales centers, headquarters or factories in the New York/New Jersey area, employing over 1,750 individuals.