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Dow Corning Employees Extend Helping Hand to SOS Children’s Village Chengdu

Chengdu, China – As part of Dow Corning’s “Inspiring the Future” Corporate Social Responsibility initiative, representatives from the company today presented an employee donation of nearly RMB 120,000 to the SOS Children’s Village Chengdu, which aims to establish a long-term relationship with children in the Village by improving the quality of their lives while paving the way for a brighter tomorrow.

This initiativehas drawn support from local and the US government departments with Michael Toyryla, Consul of US Consulate General in Chengdu;Zhou Lianghua, Party Secretary Bureau of Civil Administration of Chengdu Municipal Government; Song Zhengxiang, Secretary General of Chengdu Charity Federation and Tao Gang, International Affairs Division, Department of Commerce Sichuan in attendance.

“Dow Corning takes corporate social responsibility very seriously and improving the quality of life in our communities as well as supporting social advancement have become vital parts of our DNA,” said Jeremy Burks, Greater China President of Dow Corning. “I am delighted to see that the initiative continues to grow from the ongoing support of our dedicated China employees as we extend our volunteerism culture to Chengdu. This effort signifies our commitment to our community in the western region of China.”

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The SOS Children’s Village Chengdu, opened in 1997 andjointly supported by SOS Children’s Village International and local government, focuses on helping abandoned and orphaned children through family-based child care. With 116 children currently living in the village, Dow Corning’s donation aims to enable the organization to continue fulfilling its mission to improve the living and learning environment for the children by rebuilding local facilities as well as purchasing sporting equipment for the football team. In addition, Dow Corning volunteers provided English classes on-site to develop children’s linguistic talents while enriching their cultural lives in the village.

“We are thankful for these contributions to our community,” said He Sheng, Head of SOS Village Chengdu. “By introducing our children to professionals from all walks of life, we hope this will foster long-lasting relationships that can have a positive impact on the children’s future development.”

“Inspiring the Future” program is a local initiative launched by Dow Corning in 2010 that aims to establish a long-term relationship with children from low-income families or in need in the community. The program has donated educational resources to several schools in Shanghai Zhangjiang and Songjiang in the last two years.

Operating in China for nearly four decades, Dow Corning is committed to contributing to its surrounding community. In 2008, Dow Corning Greater China matched employee donations to victims of the severe earthquake in Sichuan. Local talents have also contributed their expertise through programs such as the “Fascinating Silicone in Life” Dow Corning Science Day program, which incorporates scientific experiments for students and strives to educate and inspire young people about science and technology.

Dow Corning established its Chengdu office in 1998, tapping into the growth of the western region of China market.

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