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Empowering Entrepreneurs | Interview with Joy Stoddard, Development and Outreach Director of Whole Planet Foundation

New interview series to feature women empowering women
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Joy Stoddard is the Development and Outreach Director for Whole Planet Foundation, the nonprofit arm of Whole Foods Market. We were lucky enough to have a conversation with Joy about her motivation to give back, stemming from her earliest job as a candy striper to her career with Whole Foods. Joy has traveled the world working with microentrepreneurs and shared her unique perspective of having sought out opportunities to make an impact through for-profit businesses and nonprofit organizations alike.

Subaru Donates 50 Cars to Meals on Wheels America in Celebration of 50th Anniversary in the U.S.

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CHERRY HILL, NJ, August 8, 2017 /3BL Media/ - In celebration of its 50th anniversary, and in keeping with its philosophy of supporting local communities, Subaru of America, Inc. announced today its donation of 50 vehicles to Meals on Wheels America. This fall, 50 new 2018 Subaru Outback vehicles will be donated to select Meals on Wheels programs throughout the country, to be used in the delivery of an estimated 53,000 meals to an additional 3,700 seniors across 39 states.

Virtual 10K Aims to Help Entrepreneurs in Developing Countries

Charity arm of Whole Foods is staging the race August 3-7.
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The 10K is hosted by Whole Planet Foundation, a nonprofit established by Whole Foods Market. The foundation pledges to give 100 percent of registration fees to “fund microcredit loans to lift entrepreneurs and their families out of poverty in 69 countries.” Many of the entrepreneurs are women in developing countries. Here’s a great infographic that highlights the work of the foundation.

STEMpact Invests in Developing STEM-Capable Teachers

St. Louis STEM-Based Companies Invest in the Future
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Each summer, St. Louis area companies, in collaboration with Washington University, invite approximately 200 teachers to the campus of Washington University in St. Louis for two weeks of in-depth STEM development. This includes new research-based methodologies and on-site experiences at local STEM companies to see practical application of some of the concepts that are being taught to make the connection between academia and industry. 

Getting Their Hands Dirty

By Tony Wittkowski
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BENTON TOWNSHIP — When Navya Radhakrishnan agreed to an internship at Whirlpool Corp., she never imagined using a hammer and nails.

However, the 28-year-old who spent her summer in the appliance maker’s finance leadership program did just that on a Friday afternoon, where she helped build a wall for a Harbor Habitat for Humanity house in Benton Township.

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Join Our Virtual 10k Run to Enable Her to Run Her Business
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To join the run CLICK HERE | To enter the Whole Planet Foundation sweepstakes CLICK HERE 

To see more videos from the Whole Planet Foundation - Visit their YouTube channel

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To join the run CLICK HERE | To enter the Whole Planet Foundation sweepstakes CLICK HERE 

To see more videos from the Whole Planet Foundation - Visit their YouTube channel

GM Helps Accelerate Resident-Led Community Transformation Plan

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General Motors, The Skillman Foundation and the Cody Rouge Community Action Alliance are collaborating to revitalize and strengthen the Cody Rouge community in Detroit. The groups will amplify collective strengths and capital – both human and financial – to achieve measureable positive change in the neighborhood, which recently announced a strategic, resident-led transformation plan.

GM will invest $225,000 to three nonprofits to support classroom readiness, sustainable employment and neighborhood revitalization, an approach aligning with GM’s social impact strategy for Detroit.

“Subaru Loves Learning” Initiative Brings World of Science to Students Across the Country

Subaru retailers and the American Association for the Advancement of Science look to make an impact on Science Education
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CHERRY HILL, NJ, August 1, 2017, /3BL Media/ – This month, Subaru of America, Inc. will work alongside the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) to once again support its “Subaru Loves Learning” initiative and provide students with award-winning science books.

Celebrating 25 Years of the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption

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Editor's Note: In celebration of the 25th Anniversary of the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption, we're sharing a blog post by President & CEO of the Foundation, Rita Soronen.

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Editor's Note: In celebration of the 25th Anniversary of the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption, we're sharing a blog post by President & CEO of the Foundation, Rita Soronen.

Continuing Her Daughter’s Fight for Homeless Children in Uganda

Wells Fargo team member Amy Cook started the nonprofit McKinsey Foundation to honor her daughter’s memory and commitment to fighting homelessness and poverty in Uganda.
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After her 20-year-old daughter died in a 2015 car accident, Amy Cook turned a tribute to her daughter’s memory into her life’s passion. McKinsey Cook had done missionary work in Uganda building a home for young boys living on the streets in the capital city of Kampala. When her mission was over, she had intended to return full time one day as a missionary.

After the accident, Cook, a Wells Fargo phone bank manager, traveled to Uganda so she could experience the country and meet the people who had such a profound impact on her daughter’s heart.

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