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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.

Kohler Mexico Comes Together to Support Earthquake Victims

Associates rally to help relief efforts
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A 7.1-magnitude earthquake struck Mexico City on Sept. 19, killing 369 people, collapsing 38 structures and leaving nearly 200 buildings severely damaged—but through the chaos, goodwill is prevailing

"Landslides, shattered glass, shouts and fear paralyzed all of Mexico," said Claudia Sanchez, Associate Market Analyst – Latin America Engines. "But, as in any crisis situation, Mexicans jumped into action, risking their own lives to help those still buried in rubble."

100 Advocates Join The Poverty Is Unnecessary Project

City of Austin, Texas Proclaims October 25th, 2017 as Poverty Is Unnecessary Day
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Las Vegas Sands Corp., Nevada Partnership for Homeless Youth Announce Exclusive Private Screening of Youth Homelessness Documentary at Summit 17 on Nov. 2

First Annual Southern Nevada Youth Homelessness Summit Tackles the Issue Head-On with Expert Insights, Homeless Youth Perspective and the Kick-Off of a Collaborative Regional Plan
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LAS VEGAS, Oct. 17, 2017 /3BL Media/ – Las Vegas Sands Corp. (NYSE: LVS) and Nevada Partnership for Homeless Youth (NPHY) today announced that the Intersections: The 2017 Southern Nevada Youth Homelessness Summit will feature an exclusive private screening prior to national mass release of Lost In America, a feature documentary that follows director Rotimi Rainwater's journey to shine a light on youth homelessness in America.

A Look Into Fair Trade

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Fair Trade Certified works unlike any other ethical label by enabling direct economic benefit for farmers, workers, and fishermen. It’s simple: each time you buy something that's Fair Trade Certified, you help drive additional money—called Community Development Funds—back to the people who worked hard to make that product according to rigorous Fair Trade standards.

Walmart Foundation Commits $500,000 to Operation Homefront to Support Military Families Impacted by Recent Hurricanes

The funding will meet critical needs for up to 1,000 military family members affected by the 2017 Hurricane Season
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SAN ANTONIO, October 16, 2017 /3BL Media/ – The Walmart Foundation is committing $500,000 to Operation Homefront’s Critical Financial Assistance program to help meet the unique and urgent needs of military families affected by the 2017 hurricane season.

Harbor Habitat, Whirlpool Volunteers Work on Several Builds

By Tony Wittkowski
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BENTON TOWNSHIP — Trianna Sims is rarely speechless, but Thursday wasn’t like most days for her.

Alongside her husband, Dontrell, the Sims were given a ceremonial hammer Thursday morning at the site of their future Benton Township house being built by them and Harbor Habitat of Humanity volunteers.

Dontrell explained how much a home meant for him and his family. The Sims have moved three times within the past year, while tending to a 2-year-old boy, with another child on the way.

Local Organization Rolls Out a Mobile Kitchen in Efforts to Bring Health to Hartford

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HARTFORD – Eating healthy can be costly but not doing so can come at a cost to your health.

Since many in Hartford don’t have access to food, a local organization plans to bring it to the city’s poorest areas.

Hartford native Herb Virgo is the behind the plan to turn an old school bus into a kitchen on wheels, to bring cooking classes and healthy food to the food deserts of Hartford.

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Consumers Energy Foundation Commits $200,000 to Habitat for Humanity of Michigan, Supporting Affordable Housing

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JACKSON, Mich., October 10, 2017 /3BL Media/ - The Consumers Energy Foundation announced today that it has contributed $200,000 to Habitat for Humanity of Michigan, supporting its mission to provide safe and affordable housing to residents across Michigan.

“Consumers Energy, our foundation, employees and retirees are committed to the communities we serve, and we are proud to work with Habitat to build bright futures for families across our state,” said Carolyn Bloodworth, secretary/treasurer of the Consumers Energy Foundation.

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