Redwood City, CA—Shutterfly, Inc., a retailer whose mission is to help consumers capture, preserve and share life’s important moments, sponsored efforts to support disaster relief in the wake of California wildfires. The company also committed to help families rebuild photographic memories lost in the fall fires.
“We stand together with our employees, neighbors and communities across the state who were so devastatingly impacted by the recent wildfires,” said Christopher North, president and chief executive officer of Shutterfly, Inc. “On Giving Tuesday, we did our part to serve those most in need and help rebuild for the future.”
Shutterfly donated a total of $150,000 to relief efforts, with $75,000 donated to the American Red Cross to support wildfire relief efforts across California. In addition, Shutterfly is matching employee donations, up to $75,000, to its Employee Hardship Fund. The fund supports employees in need.
“Shutterfly was founded in California. Our headquarters is in the Bay Area. With the acquisition of Lifetouch, the leading U.S. school photographer, earlier this year, we now also have a manufacturing site in Chico,” said North. “Our hearts go out to our employees as well as their families in Chico. Dozens of them have lost their homes in the fires. We’re fortunate to have a program in place to support employees in need with individual grants. It is funded through donations from the Shutterfly and Lifetouch Foundations as well as from fellow employees.”
Rebuilding Photographic Memories
In addition to disaster relief, Shutterfly is also helping families rebuild their memories lost in the fires.
“People often say their pictures are among the first things they grab in evacuation scenarios,” added North. “Our promise has long been to preserve our customers’ photos for free in the Shutterfly Photo Cloud. For families impacted by the California fires, as you begin to rebuild—whenever that is—we’ll also help recreate your most important memories. We will reprint your prints and photo books free of charge.”
Families impacted by the wildfires should reach out to Shutterfly customer service. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on replacing photographic memories lost in the fires.