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UTC Employees Lead 2014 Green Apple Day of Service Events Around the World

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  • UTC employees worldwide will volunteer at service projects that enhance the environment of schools. 
  • Event promotes awareness of the importance of Green schools for the health and academic success of students
  • UTC is a founding sponsor of the US Green Building Council’s Center for Green Schools.

Two CSR Nonprofit Partners Win Tech Innovation Awards

by Austin Belisle

Two of Cisco’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) nonprofit grantees, Gooru and Worldreader, have won 2014 Tech Awards from the Tech Museum of Innovation for their work in applying technology to some of the world’s most urgent educational challenges.

Caterpillar Invests $2.5 Million to End Extreme Poverty

The Global Poverty Project will help bring access to sanitation and education to millions of people
Press Release

September 29, 2014 /3BL Media/ - Continuing its efforts to alleviate poverty worldwide, Caterpillar Inc. and the Caterpillar Foundation are making a $2.5 million investment in The Global Poverty Project (GPP). The investment will support growing the Global Citizen grassroots movement around the world to end extreme poverty by 2030.

Unilever Canada, Children's Miracle Network Canada, TELUS, and Canadian Tire Featured Speakers at Companies & Causes Canada

Inaugural Canadian Conference Showcases Brands Doing Well by Doing Good
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September, 30, 2014 /3BL Media/ - A new conference focused on Canadian corporate citizenship will arrive in Toronto on October 28th featuring invaluable content attendees will be talking about for weeks after the event. For example:

6 Transformational Companies Honored with VolunteerMatch Corporate Awards

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September 25, 2014 /3BL Media/ - In a city as that exemplifies the importance of corporate community involvement, six socially responsible companies were honored last week as winners of the 2014 VolunteerMatch Corporate Volunteer Awards.

Action Team: Throwback Thursday Edition

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Each year an increasing number of high school students across the U.S. are joining the Action Team national youth volunteer program.  When they join the Action Team, they’re joining a team that’s 50,000 strong, and one that includes Major League baseball players and students from Maine to Maui and points in between.  
For over 10 years the Action Team Captains have been making a positive impact in their communities through a variety of activities, including neighborhood cleanups, volunteering at senior centers, and hosting other charitable efforts.

Action Teams Honored for Their Community Service Involvement


Action Teams on opposite sides of the country were honored this week for serving their communities.

The Manatee School for the Performing Arts Action Team, an active participant in the program since 2012, was recognized at the Palmetto (Fla.) town hall meeting on Monday night for adopting four local parks. Each Saturday morning during the school year, the Manatee Action Team Captains come together for three hours to help clean the local parks.

Medtronic Announces $6 Million Philanthropic Effort to Prevent and Control Rheumatic Heart Disease

$6 Million Marks the Largest Private-Sector Contribution to Date to Address One of the World’s Most Neglected, Yet Preventable, Diseases Affecting the World’s Poor
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MINNEAPOLIS, September 25, 2014 /3BL Media/ – Medtronic today announced a five-year, $6 million (USD) funding commitment from Medtronic Philanthropy to reduce premature mortality resulting from Rheumatic Fever (RF) and Rheumatic Heart Disease (RHD). Funding will support projects focused in three countries yet to be determined. 

Samsung and the Children’s Health Fund Announce a Partnership to Expand Access to Quality Healthcare for Children Across the United States at the 2014 Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting

Two Year, $2 Million Grant, in Collaboration with Faculty at Columbia University, to Improve Pediatric Care through the Samsung Innovation Center at the Children’s Health Fund
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New York, NY, September 25, 2014 /3BL Media/ – Samsung, the Children’s Health Fund (CHF) and faculty members from Columbia University announced this week a two year partnership to develop the Samsung Innovation Center at the Children’s Health Fund, dedicated to advancing access to, and quality of, healthcare for medically underserved children across the United States. The collaboration will remove barriers to care, develop pilot programs and improve communications among providers, specialists, care centers and parents through telehealth and other strategies.

Community Partners Spotlight: Honda Explorers

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Every week, Honda’s Training Center in Torrance, CA transforms into an interactive workshop that prepares local teens for automotive careers through hands-on technical training and professional development. It’s one of the many ways Honda Associates give back to the communities in which we live and work.

In 2010, Thomas Laymon, then assistant vice president of Honda Parts & Service, recognized an opportunity to use Honda Training Center equipment and vehicles for the education of youth in the Los Angeles community.


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