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Clooney Foundation for Justice Partners with UNICEF to Open Seven Public Schools to Syrian Refugee Children in Lebanon

With support from Google.org and HP Inc., the Clooney Foundation for Justice's $2.25 million partnership and $1 million technology grant will enroll thousands of currently out-of-school refugees in formal education, provide additional support for Lebanon
Press Release

NEW YORK, July 31, 2017 /3BL Media/ – The Clooney Foundation for Justice today announced a $2.25 million partnership, which includes a generous donation from Google.org, and a $1 million technology grant from HP, to support formal education for Syrian refugees in Lebanon. The partnership with UNICEF will help seven public schools to provide critical education opportunities to nearly 3,000 currently out-of-school refugee students this school year, and will also support a pilot of technology tools in these schools to advance learning outcomes for refugee children.

Whirlpool's Problem Solvers

By Tony Wittkowski
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BENTON HARBOR — Instead of just volunteering, more than two dozen Whirlpool Corp. workers took part in a team-building exercise Tuesday that simultaneously solved a few kinks for a nonprofit organization.

In an effort to put their training to the test, workers from Whirlpool’s North American Region International Logistics team spent half the day at the Southwest Michigan Community Action Agency’s warehouse in downtown Benton Harbor to evaluate the boxing-cycle process.

Cargill Commits to Providing Free Fresh Chicken to an Organisation Tackling Hunger in the UK

by Rebecca Cain
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HEREFORD based poultry firm, Cargill, has committed to providing free fresh chicken to an organisation tackling hunger in the UK.

Cargill has agreed to supply FareShare, a U.K-based organisation fighting hunger by tackling food waste, with fresh chicken every week, free of charge.

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Wells Fargo Grants The Kitchen Community $2MM For Hundreds of School Gardens

Edible gardens educate, connect 200K underserved children to fresh, healthy food
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Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) announced today a $2 million grant to

Caterpillar Provides Advanced Solutions to Meet a Basic Need

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Caterpillar and the Caterpillar Foundation are committed to reducing energy poverty so that sustainable progress is possible — progress such as sanitation and education. These are the building blocks to grow economies and improve living standards for millions.

Click here to explore some of the solutions that Caterpillar and its customers are deploying around the world today.

Cargill Expands Partnership with FareShare

Cargill sets up supply chain for FareShare to distribute fresh chicken
Press Release

HEREFORD, U.K., July 17, 2017 /3BL Media/ - Global agriculture, food and nutrition company Cargill launched a new agreement to supply FareShare, a U.K.-based organization fighting hunger by tackling food waste, with fresh chicken every week free of charge. The agreement will help FareShare grow its capacity to redistribute even more food to communities in need in the South West of England.

When Global Health Benefits From a Breath of Fresh Air

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Breaking the mould of the work routine is invaluable. I was reminded of this recently as I walked around the white tents of the Aspen Ideas Festival. Here, against the backdrop of Colorado’s Rocky Mountains, you’re more likely to see shorts and t-shirts than suits and ties. There's also a good chance you’ll finally talk with that expert you’ve been trying to connect with for months - while waiting in line for a famous Let’s be Frankgrass-fed beef hot dog.

Closing Critical Gaps in Family Planning: What I Learned from Three Youth Champions

by Mary-Ann Etiebet, MD, MBA, Executive Director, Merck for Mothers
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Family planning is widely cited as one of the “best buys” in global development, a relatively low-cost, high-impact intervention offering transformational benefits to individuals, their families and communities. In low- and middle-income countries, where pregnancy is the leading cause of death among girls aged 15 to 19, increasing access to and uptake of modern contraceptive methods among adolescents can save lives.

HPE and Kiva Partner to Loan $14.5 Million to Low-Income Entrepreneurs

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Patricia is a devoted single mother and teacher by day, with dreams of opening her own bakery to better the life of her family. For her, just a $5,000 loan for machinery would kick-start her business and provide her with a second source of income. I’m proud to say that through the Matter to a Million program, over 100 employees joined forces to help Patricia fulfil her dreams.

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