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Why Fairfax County Needs a Food Bank

By Food for Others
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People ask us all the time why Fairfax County needs a food bank. Just do the math.

In 2015, Fairfax County had a median family income of $129,538 a year. The average housing rental cost was $1687 a month. The poverty level for a family of four is now $24,600 a year. And, of course, the national minimum wage is still $7.25 an hour.

Sands Cares and Nevada Partnership for Homeless Youth host Southern Nevada Youth Homelessness Summit at The Venetian

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Nevada Partnership for Homeless Youth (NPHY) and Las Vegas Sands, with our continuous efforts to combat youth homelessness and dedication to being a good corporate citizen through our corporate giving program, Sands Cares, hosted the first annual Intersections: The 2017 Southern Nevada Youth Homelessness Summit, at The Venetian on Thursday, November 2.  The summit was held to accelerate community awareness of the youth homeless problem and kick-start a year-long planning process.  The plan is a community-wide master plan targeted at reducing the high incid

NALCAB to Strengthen Financial Inclusion for Latino and Immigrant Communities With Support From Wells Fargo

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SAN ANTONIO, Texas, November 10, 2017 /3BL Media/ - NALCAB—National Association for Latino Community Asset Builders has received $375,000 from Wells Fargo to support the NALCAB network’s programmatic efforts in small business lending and family financial capability. Funding will support seven NALCAB member organizations working in low and moderate-income (LMI) Latino and immigrant communities nationwide to advance family financial capability and increase access to small business capital.

Whole Planet Foundation’s Poverty Is Unnecessary Project to Support Ten Thousand People

Impoverished Entrepreneurs and Their Family Members Can Live a Better Life Through Microcredit
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Whole Planet Foundation’s annual Poverty Is Unnecessary Project provides opportunity for the world’s poorest people – mostly women – to take a microcredit loan and create or expand a home-based business for the opportunity to lift themselves and their family members out of poverty through their own hard work and creativity.  Whole Planet Foundation supports impoverished entrepreneurs through microfinance partners in the United States and 69 other countries around the world.

Consumers Energy Says Help is Available for Those in Need as Winter Weather Sets in Across Michigan

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Keeping costs low

Consumers Energy works to keep heating costs low for Michigan homes and businesses:

  • The price that customers pay for natural gas is nearly 60 percent lower than a decade ago.
  • Consumers Energy keeps prices low by buying gas when it costs less in the summer and storing it the company’s underground storage system, the largest of its type in the nation. The gas can then be used in the winter, helping Consumers Energy avoid buying gas that would be more expensive.
  • Learn more about ways to reduce your energy use: www.ConsumersEnergy.com/energyanswers  
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Keeping costs low

Consumers Energy works to keep heating costs low for Michigan homes and businesses:

  • The price that customers pay for natural gas is nearly 60 percent lower than a decade ago.
  • Consumers Energy keeps prices low by buying gas when it costs less in the summer and storing it the company’s underground storage system, the largest of its type in the nation. The gas can then be used in the winter, helping Consumers Energy avoid buying gas that would be more expensive.
  • Learn more about ways to reduce your energy use: www.ConsumersEnergy.com/energyanswers  

Regional Impact Assessment Unveiled at Southern Nevada Youth Homelessness Summit, Presented by Nevada Partnership for Homeless Youth and Sands Cares

UNLV Greenspun College of Urban Affairs State of Youth Homelessness White Paper Shows that Regional Needs Far Outweigh Resources
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LAS VEGAS, November 8, 2017 /3BL Media/ - With support from the UNLV Greenspun College of Urban Affairs and the Las Vegas Review-Journal, the event showcased the youth homelessness issue through data and personal stories, as well as insights from a range According to a new assessment developed by the UNLV Greenspun College of Urban Affairs, Southern Nevada is facing a youth homelessness crisis, leading the nation in incidence rates with a service delivery system that is ill-equipped to handle the case load. The findings were announced today at Intersections: The 2017 Southern Nevada You

Fix (Don't Flush) the Estate Tax

Recirculating this wealth, either voluntarily or through taxation is fundamental to a healthy metabolism, as we know from the study of all regenerative systems. It’s not ideological.
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“The external glitter of wealth conceals a corrupt political core that reflects the growing gap between the very few rich and the very many poor.” – Mark Twain, The Gilded Age: A Tale of Today (1873)

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“The external glitter of wealth conceals a corrupt political core that reflects the growing gap between the very few rich and the very many poor.” – Mark Twain, The Gilded Age: A Tale of Today (1873)

EARN in Partnership with MetLife Foundation and Other Funders Approaches Millionth Dollar Saved Nationally

EARN launches SaverLife nationwide
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DALLAS, October 26, 2017 /3BL Media/ – EARN announced today at #FinCon17 that SaverLife, EARN’s user-centric savings platform initially launched in San Francisco, is on track to pass a million dollars saved by users. To celebrate this milestone, EARN is launching SaverLife nationwide today. Designed to serve consumers making an average income of $25,000, SaverLife is transforming the way low-to-moderate income Americans can use financial technology to save money. More information is available at SaverLife.org.

Impact of Pro-Bono Volunteering

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“Why not extend the benefit of volunteering to more people?" This question became the spark that inspired the Global Month of Volunteering at GSK, now underway in October. GSK has been working towards democratizing volunteering—by taking it from the 100 or so employees who can participate in PULSE (our three or six month full-time, immersive volunteer program) to our global employee population of 100,000 employees. To realize that ambition, GSK employees all over the world are coming together this October to volunteer and to inspire other colleagues to participate as well.

Wells Fargo Housing Foundation Announces $6 Million in Grants

Priority Markets Program awards 47 grants to nonprofits for neighborhood revitalization
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SAN FRANCISCO, October 25, 2017 /3BL Media/ – Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) today announced $6 million toward neighborhood revitalization efforts with 47 grants to nonprofits through the Wells Fargo Housing Foundation’s 2017 Priority Markets Program.

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