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SDL colleagues around the world support BeadforLife

For the second year running SDL colleagues took part in the BeadforLife Global Bead Sale, a charity supported by the SDL Foundation.

Colleagues in 12 SDL offices around the world supported the non-profit organisation that provides entrepreneurial skills and educational support for women in Uganda. In Los Angeles and San Jose (CA), Wakefield (MA) and Superior (CO), SDL employees purchased beautiful recycled paper bead jewellery, shea nut butter products and tailored items. Colleagues in the Maidenhead, Munich, Granada and Tokyo offices hosted Bead Parties, while colleagues in Lebanon, Norway, Poland and Turkey shopped at BeadforLife’s online web store. A group of volunteers from the Superior office also spent a lunch hour helping to assemble wreath-shaped Christmas ornaments with repurposed BeadforLife beads.

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It’s estimated that SDL raised around $12,000 dollars for BeadforLife in support of charity work such as numeracy training and coaching, income generation from the manufacture and sale of beads, sustainable farming through the provision of ox ploughs and improved seeds, and sponsorship for young girls to attend school.

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For more information about the charity or to support its online store, please visit

More about the SDL Foundation, a UK charity…


The SDL Foundation is a UK charity, registered with the Charity Commission (registered charity no. 1127138) and is managed by an independent Trustee committee, chaired by ex SDL CFO, Alastair Gordon. To show its commitment to the SDL Foundation, the SDL Board has resolved to donate a percentage of the Group’s pre tax profits to the SDL Foundation each year.

The SDL Foundation is committed to supporting charities and projects across the world which work with disadvantaged communities to provide sustainable aid through financial grants and educational and vocational training to help people become self sufficient.

If you would like to understand more regarding the Foundation and this aspect of SDL’s Corporate Social Responsibility then please contact