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Subaru of America Kicks Off 2018 Share the Love by Hosting HQ Event to Help Combat Childhood Hunger and Feed Its Local Communities

Subaru employees and Food Bank of South Jersey joined forces to pack 6,600 KidzPacks to feed local youth impacted by hunger for an entire school year
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CAMDEN, NJ, November 16, 2018 /3BL Media/ - Subaru of America, Inc. today hosted a special kickoff event to celebrate the return of the Subaru Share the Love Event, the automaker’s annual philanthropic event aimed at supporting charities across the country.

Las Vegas Sands Brings Their Community Together for a Global Hygiene Kit Build & Blood Drive

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More than 500 volunteers in Las Vegas joined Las Vegas Sands and social enterprises Clean the World and the American Red Cross to build 35,000 hygiene and comfort kits to support populations in need. The large community volunteer effort was in part with the company’s global annual kit build and its active approach on community preparedness. Through Sands Cares, LVS’ global corporate giving and Team Member engagement program, the company is committed to making the communities where they operate a better place to live and providing aid during times of disaster and emergencies.

Partners In Preservation: Main Streets Awards $2 Million in Preservation Grants to Sites Reflecting America’s Diverse History

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October 29, 2018 /3BL Media/ — Today, American Express, the National Trust for Historic Preservation and Main Street America announced the winners of the 2018 Partners in Preservation: Main Streets campaign. The 11 winning historic sites will receive a total of $1.6 million in grants to fund their respective preservation projects.

An Interview with Ron Reese, Senior VP of Global Communications and Corporate Affairs, Las Vegas Sands

Las Vegas Sands takes leadership role in implementing a plan to end youth homelessness
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Ron Reese is the senior vice president of global communications and corporate affairs at Las Vegas Sands, joining the global Integrated Resort developer in 2003. In his role, Reese drives the overall corporate communications platform and directs corporate affairs initiatives that bring awareness to the company’s business and corporate citizenship achievements, as well as support the company’s global expansion plans.

An Interview with Arash Ghafoori, Executive Director, Nevada Partnership for Homeless Youth

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Arash Ghafoori is the Executive Director of the Nevada Partnership for Homeless Youth (NPHY), Southern Nevada’s most comprehensive service provider for homeless youth. Leveraging his diverse background in policy, academia, and the start-up and corporate worlds, Ghafoori has transformed NPHY into a community leader on issues affecting Southern Nevada’s homeless youth.

125 Advocates Join the Poverty Is Unnecessary Project

City of Austin, Texas Proclaims October 25th, 2018 as Poverty Is Unnecessary Day
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The Poverty Is Unnecessary Project includes Poverty Is Unnecessary Fund members donating $25,000 each to alleviate global poverty, and the 

MetLife Foundation and Verb Announce Winner of Financial Innovation Competition

Onward Financial receives $100,000 grant to expand full-service employee financial wellness program
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NEW YORK, October 22, 2018 /3BL Media/ – MetLife Foundation and Verb announced Onward Financial as the first place winner of the Inclusion Plus competition in the United States. The competition was open to entrepreneurs, non-profits and other social impact organizations focused on addressing the financial health needs of low- to moderate-income Americans. Standing out among more than 150 entries, Onward Financial received a $100,000 grant from MetLife Foundation.

Changing the World is Good Business

Jennifer Weston-Murphy, Associate Manager, Corporate Leadership
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The Fortune 2018 Change the World list features 57 companies that are doing well by doing good. These businesses are trying to fix big problems and make money while doing it. That’s right, it’s not a list about charity (though many of these companies also have charitable efforts). It’s about how business—one of the most scalable and sustainable engines we know of—is using its resources and expertise to tackle the biggest challenges.

Follow the Kit: The Builds

Las Vegas Sands and long-time partner, Clean the World, have hosted hygiene kit builds every year since 2014.
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Las Vegas Sands and long-time partner, Clean the World, have hosted hygiene kit builds every year since 2014. The first year, the large volunteer effort brought in a total of 100,000 hygiene kits for populations in need. The kit builds have expanded into a global event in the US, Macao, and Singapore and support the company’s active approach on community relief and disaster preparedness efforts through Sands Cares, the company’s global corporate giving and community engagement program.  

Aramark CEO Eric Foss Appointed to Back on My Feet National Board of Directors

Aramark joins forces with Back on My Feet to combat homelessness
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Back on My Feet, the national nonprofit organization committed to addressing homelessness, has announced that Eric J. Foss, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Aramark, has joined its national board of directors.
 
Back on My Feet combats homelessness through the power of running, community support and essential employment and housing resources in 12 cities across the country, including Philadelphia, Aramark’s headquarters city. 

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