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The eBay Community Raises More Than $1 Billion for Charities Globally

eBay for Charity reaches major milestone ahead of its 2020 goal.
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Today, eBay for Charity announced that the program  reached a major milestone ahead of its 2020 goal: $1 billion in total funds raised for charities around the world.

Charitable giving on the platform is on the rise. To date, eBay for Charity has more than 83,500 global charities registered on platform – up 26% year-over-year – and is enabling $211 every minute in charity funding by eBay buyers and sellers, an increase of almost 10% compared to last year. Through eBay for Charity, 100 percent of funds raised go back to intended nonprofits.

10K Turkey Trekkers and $10,000 Fund Partners are Moving for Microcredit

Compete in Whole Planet Foundation's Virtual 10K Activity Challenge during November to create opportunity
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Grab your running shoes, kayak, skateboard, or whatever gets you moving and travel 10 kilometers (6.2 miles) or more between November 1-30th to complete the Whole Planet Foundation Turkey Trek Challenge to support micro entrepreneurs. Set your own personal goals in November and compete with your friends and family.

Registration remains open for the duration of the Trek, so jump in and join whenever you can.

How Sodexo is Swiping Out Hunger on Campus

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Rachel Sumekh

Founder and CEO, Swipe Out Hunger

As the founder and CEO of Swipe Out Hunger, I’ve spent the past nine years devoted to a cause – ensuring all college students have access to nourishing meals.

Sodexo and Swipe Out Hunger Take Action to Combat Food Insecurity on College Campuses

Industry-leading program to fund Meal Swipe Banks at 13 campuses and provide more than 25,000 free meals annually
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GAITHERSBURG, Md., October 29, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Today, Sodexo announced an industry-leading and first-of-its-kind pilot program to expand its partnership with Swipe Out Hunger – a leading national nonprofit group committed to reducing food insecurity on college campuses. The program will be piloted on 13 campuses and would establish a “Meal Swipe Bank” at each participating college or university for students in need.

The Project SPAMMY® Experience

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As told by Frank Kubesh
Written by Kelly Braaten

In June, I traveled to Guatemala for the first time. The company’s Project SPAMMY® employee engagement trips had sounded interesting to me for some time, and I had heard great things from others who had gone on such trips. I decided to go, as I felt it would be a great opportunity to do some social good while spending time with my daughter, Karla, who was a college student.

I’d like to share about my experience on the trip and what I learned along the way.

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The Impact of Pro Bono on Communities Around the Globe

Celebrating Taproot's Nonprofit Partners this Pro Bono Week
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This Pro Bono Week, Taproot Foundation is spotlighting nonprofits who are making a difference in their communities through pro bono support.

Students Leading Sustained and Innovative Hunger-Fighting Solutions Can Apply for $10,000 from the Sodexo Stop Hunger Foundation

Applications for the 2020 Stephen J. Brady Stop Hunger Scholarships now being accepted.
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GAITHERSBURG, Md., October 15, 2019 /3BL Media/-- The Sodexo Stop Hunger Foundation announced the opening of the application period for the 2020 Stephen J. Brady Stop Hunger Scholarships which will run from October 5 through December 5, 2019. The scholarship program urges students to apply to #Get5KGive5K to help end hunger in their communities. Students from kindergarten through graduate school are eligible to apply for a $5,000 scholarship with matching $5,000 grant for the hunger-related charity of their choice.

Sands Takes Youth Homelessness Advocacy to the National Stage

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Since 2015, Las Vegas Sands has invested more than $4 million in homelessness-related issues and has become a champion for tackling youth homelessness, in particular, as co-founder of the Southern Nevada Youth Homelessness Summit with long-time partner Nevada Partnership for Homeless Youth (NPHY).

This fall, Sands is amplifying its advocacy for youth homelessness to help drive a national conversation around the issue with financial backing for Lost In America, a feature documentary film scheduled for release by Indican Pictures in November 2019.

Mars, Incorporated Joins G7 Business for Inclusive Growth Coalition Powered by the OECD

Companies joining forces to tackle inequality
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  • Business for Inclusive Growth (B4IG) coalition to be launched in connection with the G7 Leaders’ Summit in Biarritz, France
  • Mars joins initiative sponsored by French President Emmanuel Macron, spearheaded by Danone and coordinated by OECD
  • Call to action for other companies to join first-of-a-kind B4IG coalition
  • Coalition companies investing a combined total of 1 billion USD in more than 50 current and future initiatives
Press Release

Summary

  • Business for Inclusive Growth (B4IG) coalition to be launched in connection with the G7 Leaders’ Summit in Biarritz, France
  • Mars joins initiative sponsored by French President Emmanuel Macron, spearheaded by Danone and coordinated by OECD
  • Call to action for other companies to join first-of-a-kind B4IG coalition
  • Coalition companies investing a combined total of 1 billion USD in more than 50 current and future initiatives

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