Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Activates Hurricane Sandy Education Relief Initiative to Assist its Customers and Communities

Million-Dollar Initiative Will Provide Assistance, Cash and Materials to Schools and Districts Impacted by Storm

BOSTON--()--To support the recovery efforts in areas impacted by Hurricane Sandy, global education leader Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH) has pledged its help to schools, public libraries and community organizations in affected regions. HMH has committed in excess of $1 million in total relief support, including cash and book donations, as well as discounted products to replace books and materials lost in the storm.

Through a partnership with First Book, HMH will immediately donate more than $750,000 worth of books and educational materials to support the rebuilding of school libraries, afterschool programs, community centers and community libraries devastated by Hurricane Sandy. HMH is also donating $50,000 in cash to New York and New Jersey state relief agencies to assist in rebuilding efforts in the states most impacted by the storm. In addition, HMH will donate a percentage of all customer replacement purchases to relief efforts in the affected states, and offer strategic support to states re-imagining and re-building their school infrastructures as a result of the storm.

“The devastating effects of this storm have extended into every facet of life for people on the east coast, including education. Hundreds of schools were damaged and many have suffered substantial loss of materials due to water damage, building collapses, and fire,” said Mary Cullinane, Executive Vice President, Corporate Affairs and Social Responsibility, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. “Quickly equipping in-need facilities with books and instructional materials will provide them with the necessary resources to resume instruction and daily routines critical for children at this turbulent time.”

The company is providing special assistance to affected employees and HMH employees are encouraged to participate in the company’s matching donation program.

For more information, visit www.hmheducation.com/sandyrelief. HMH will also offer a 20% discount on replacement products for impacted schools, in addition to deferred payment terms and prioritized delivery. Impacted customers should call the toll free number 1.877.246.5410 and reference the coupon code HMHrelief1 for cost proposals and orders.

About Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt is a global learning company with the mission of changing lives by fostering passionate, curious learners. Among the world’s largest providers of pre-K–12 education solutions and one of its longest-established publishing houses, HMH combines cutting-edge research, editorial excellence and technological innovation to improve teaching and learning environments and solve complex literacy and education challenges. HMH’s interactive, results-driven education solutions are utilized by 60 million students in 120 countries, and its renowned and awarded novels, non-fiction, children's books and reference works are enjoyed by readers throughout the world. For more information, visit hmhco.com.

Contacts

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Emma Doherty, 617-351-5473
Manager, Communications
emma.doherty@hmhpub.com

Release Summary

To support recovery efforts following Hurricane Sandy, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt has committed in excess of $1 million in total relief support, including cash and book donations.

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Contacts

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Emma Doherty, 617-351-5473
Manager, Communications
emma.doherty@hmhpub.com