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Community Investing: Tools for These Times

Fueling Transformational Change
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by Donna Katzin, founder of Shared Interest 

Today, in our current political and social environment, the demand to invest in undercapitalized Black and Brown communities resonates with particular urgency – and for good reasons. In the U.S. alone, white families have accumulated seven times more wealth than Black families and five times more than Latinx families, and during the pandemic twice as many Black-owned as white-owned businesses have been forced to close. 

IP's Mansfield Team Addresses Clothing Insecurity at Local Elementary School

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MANSFIELD, La. – After learning about school uniform insecurity at the Mansfield Elementary School, Industrial Packaging’s Mansfield, Louisiana, Mill team donated 466 articles of clothing to local students in grades in pre-kindergarten through fourth grade. Team members at Mansfield believe every child deserves to attend school in decent clothing and hosted a uniform drive where employees could pick up a pink or blue tag representing a Mansfield Elementary School student to purchase clothing aligning with the school district’s uniform policy.

LA Galaxy Unveil Mural Honoring Landon Donovan at Bonita Street STEAM Academy in Carson, Calif.

The Galaxy’s school beautification project kicked off the week-long celebrations honoring Landon Donovan, Part of Landon Donovan Legacy Project
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On Sunday, Oct. 3, AEG’s LA Galaxy completed of its latest school beautification project at Bonita Street STEAM Academy in Carson, Calif.  with a mural honoring LA Galaxy legend, Landon Donovan.

After a week of painting by Galaxy staff and community members, Landon Donovan and LA Galaxy mascot Cozmo, joined students and school faculty in putting the final touches on the mural designed by PeQue Brown honoring Donovan’s tenure with the club, prior to addressing the crowd.

Strengthening Small Businesses & Communities Through Preparedness

By Jennifer Pipa, Vice President, Disaster Programs, American Red Cross
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In an emergency, every second counts — that’s why it’s crucial to be prepared.

National Preparedness Month is recognized each September to promote family and community disaster and emergency planning.  

The past year reminded us that no one is beyond the reach of emergencies. In the U.S., millions of people across the country were impacted by an unrelenting wave of devastating disasters — from back-to-back hurricanes, to record-breaking wildfires, historic storms and, of course, home fires — compounded by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Gender Stereotypes, Social Media and Confidence Challenges Holding Teen Girls Back

New book featuring research with 10,000+ girls launching at Ruling Our eXperiences, Inc. (ROX) 10-year anniversary celebration
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COLUMBUS, Ohio, October 7, 2021 /3BL Media/ - The organization that executed the country’s largest survey of teen girls is celebrating its 10th anniversary with the release of a groundbreaking new book, Girls Without Limits: Helping Girls Succeed in Relationships, Academics, Careers and Life. 

Breckenridge Brewery Raises $100,0000 for National Parks Conservation Association With Completion of 'In Good CO.' Campaign

1% of profits from all beer sold across the U.S. this summer benefited NPCA
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LITTLETON, Colo., October, 7 2021 /3BL Media/ - Breckenridge Brewery is proud to announce the completion of the In Good CO. campaign, which kicked off in April and ran all summer long. Breckenridge Brewery donated 1% of profits from all beer sold this summer to the National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA).

Pact Launches New Three-Year Strategy

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October 6, 2021 /3BL Media/ - Pact launched a new strategy this week that will guide its work over the next three years. The strategy directly engages with and responds to the needs and priorities of the communities Pact serves, addresses major new trends in the development sector and responds to the demand to change power relationships within the sector itself.

Where It Started: A Pro Bono Website Redesign

Team Consulting with America Needs You and Fidelity Investments
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This is the first in a series of blog posts tracking a long-term skills-based volunteering project with America Needs You and Fidelity Investments to upgrade the nonprofit’s website. Look out for the next edition coming later this Fall.

The Need: A New Website for a New Chapter

Aflac Sickle Cell Awareness with Jordin Sparks

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Jordin Sparks is best known as the youngest winner on American Idol and multi-platinum hit songs like Battlefield and No Air. What people may not know about the megastar is how Sickle Cell Disease has impacted her family. Jordin’s stepsister died from the disease, and now she is teaming up with Aflac for a special campaign to support sick children.

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