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SunTrust Bank to Donate $250,000 to American Red Cross for Hurricane Dorian Disaster Relief

SunTrust Bank also Accepting Financial Donations at All Branches
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ATLANTA, September 7, 2019 /3BL Media/—SunTrust Banks, Inc. (NYSE:STI) has announced it will give $250,000 to the American Red Cross for disaster relief and recovery efforts in support of the communities and businesses impacted by Hurricane Dorian and the global efforts of the Red Cross to help in the Bahamas. The SunTrust Bank donation is to aid first responders as they bring relief to people who've lost their homes and need food and shelter.
 

Jackson Charitable Foundation and Discovery Education Launch Third Annual “Cha-Ching Money Smart Kids Contest” to Encourage K-6 Grade Students to Become Financially Empowered Adults

Annual Jackson Charitable Foundation Pledge Contest to Award $10,000 to a Winning School, Plus $1,000 to a Local Charity of Students’ Choice
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Silver Spring, Md., Friday, September 6, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Jackson Charitable Foundation, a nonprofit with the mission to advance financial knowledge on a national scale and Discovery Education, the global leader in standards-aligned digital curriculum resources, engaging content and professional learning for K-12 classrooms, today announced the third annual Cha-Ching Money

Carnival Cruise Line to Deliver Hurricane Relief Supplies to the Bahamas Aboard Carnival Pride and Carnival Liberty

Employees and guests can join in the relief effort through online giving tools
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MIAMI, September 6, 2019/3BL Media/ – Continuing its ongoing efforts to assist and support residents of The Bahamas following Hurricane Dorian, Carnival Cruise Line has announced that two ships departing from U.S. homeports next week will make stops in Freeport to distribute food, water and relief supplies.

The stops at Freeport to deliver supplies will be part of Carnival Pride’s seven-day cruise from Baltimore departing Sept. 8 and Carnival Liberty’s four-day cruise from Port Canaveral departing Sept. 9.

Smithfield Foods Donates More Than 30,000 Pounds of Protein to Mid-Ohio Foodbank During September’s Hunger Action Month

Kroger Joins the 40th Stop of Smithfield’s 2019 Helping Hungry Homes® Tour
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COLUMBUS, Ohio, Sept. 6, 2019 /3BL Media/ –  Smithfield Foods, Inc. and Kroger have joined forces to donate 30,000 pounds of protein to Mid-Ohio Foodbank.

Education Has a Laundry Problem: Whirlpool Helps Fight Back by Expanding Landmark Program to Schools Across Nation

Surprising Solution For One Factor Contributing to Chronic Absenteeism Backed by Successful Three-Year Study: Access to Clean Clothes Leads to Increased Attendance and Grades
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Education has a laundry problem and Whirlpool brand is fighting back. According to teachers nationwide, one in five students struggle with access to clean clothes, leading students to miss school. Students who miss school are seven times more likely to drop out.

In the midst of Attendance Awareness Month (September) and as chronic absenteeism, a hidden educational crisis, is top of mind, Whirlpool brand is picking up the pace in its quest to prevent kids from missing school by removing one small but important barrier to attendance – access to clean clothes.

Wells Fargo Donates $400,000 for Housing and Revitalization Efforts in Sacramento

Sacramento NeighborhoodLIFT® program awards grants to five nonprofits serving the local community
Press Release

SACRAMENTO, Calif., September 9, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) today announced $400,000 in donations to five local nonprofits to support housing and neighborhood revitalization for Sacramento residents.

Timberland Commits to Plant 50 Million Trees over Next Five Years

Company launches “Nature Needs Heroes” campaign to empower global community to be champions for the planet
Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – STRATHAM, N.H., September 6, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Global outdoor lifestyle brand Timberland today announced a new commitment to plant 50 million trees around the world by 2025 as part of its pursuit of a greener future. This bold goal builds on Timberland’s longstanding commitment to make products responsibly, strengthen communities, and protect and enhance the outdoors. One key area of focus has been tree planting; since 2001, the brand has planted more than 10 million trees worldwide.

Responding to the Bigger Picture: Telstra’s 2019 Sustainability Report

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September 12, 2019 — Telstra has released its Bigger Picture 2019 Sustainability Report, detailing the company’s progress in implementing its Sustainability Strategy – aimed at helping everyone to thrive in a digital world – and in responding to the issues that matter most to its stakeholders.

AIDA Cruise & Help Is Financing Four More School Projects

Press Release

September 5, 2019 /3BL Media/ — With the opening of the first AIDA school in the Philippines in the spring of 2019, the initiative AIDA Cruise & Help launched its first aid project. Now, AIDA and its partner, the Reiner Meutsch FLY & HELP foundation, have selected the next four projects to be funded with over 230,000 euros.

How We Give: Data & Insights From PayPal

Oktay Dogramaci, Global Head of Cause-Related Solutions, PayPal
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This past June, Giving USA released its annual report examining how Americans donated to charity in 2018, and changes from years past. While giving has steadily been on the rise since the 2008 economic recession, the report indicates that gifts to charity dropped 1.7 percent year-over-year. The decline was just the 13th drop in overall giving it has charted in the past four decades. Nonprofits in the U.S.

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