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Aflac Ducks Go to Kids With Cancer

By Jessica Hardin
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American Family Life Assurance Company of Columbus, Ga., has partnered with Children’s Miracle Network to provide a free duck to every child diagnosed with cancer in the country.

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Fair Trade USA® Reaches $25 Million Goal in Transformative Capital Campaign

Five-year campaign concludes with record philanthropic contributions to empower businesses and consumers, identify new opportunities to expand the impact of fair trade, and improve the lives farmers, factory workers, and fishermen around the world.
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OAKLAND, Calif., July 29, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Fair Trade USA, the leading third-party certifier of fair trade products in North America, has announced the successful conclusion of its first-ever Capital Campaign, which raised $25 million to launch new fair trade products, reach new producer communities, and channel millions of dollars in cumulative additional income to farmers, workers, and fishermen. 

Caesars Entertainment Announces Release of its 10th Annual Corporate Social Responsibility Report, Marking a Decade of Positive Impact

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July 31, 2019 – Caesars Entertainment Corporation (NASDAQ:CZR), one of the world’s most diversified gaming and entertainment companies, today published its annual PEOPLE PLANET PLAY corporate social responsibility (CSR) report, marking a decade of positive impact in Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) strategy.

The Report covers progress made by the Company in 2018 and during the first half of 2019 in six key areas:

Leadership in Responsible Business

Smithfield Foods “Smokes Out Hunger” With 40,000 Pound Protein Donation To Food Bank of Iowa

Donation presented during Annual Smoke Out Hunger Event as part of Smithfield’s Helping Hungry Homes® Tour
Press Release

DES MOINES, Iowa,  July 29, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Smithfield Foods, Inc. joined the Des Moines community to benefit the Food Bank of Iowa during their annual Smoke Out Hunger event. To celebrate, Smithfield donated more than 40,000 pounds of protein, equivalent to more than 160,000 servings, as part of the company’s 2019 Helping Hungry Homes® donation tour.

WSB’s AFLAC Cancer Center Careathon raises $1.7 million; 680/The Fan fans bring in $100K for Camp Twin Lakes

By Rodney Ho
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WSB radio listeners pledged $1.7 million for this year’s 19th annual AFLAC Cancer and Blood Disorders Center Careathon at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. It slightly exceeded last year’s pledge total of $1.697 million and fell just short of the record $1.75 million from 2017. 

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Shared Sense of Urgency With Safe Kids Leads to Inclusion in Congressional Record

by Tim Wertner, SVP, FedEx Express Operations
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Did you know that unintentional injuries are the number one cause of death to children in the United States, and that, around the world, nearly one million children die of injuries each year, with countless others experiencing disabling injuries? Without question, it’s a cause that needs to be addressed with a sense of urgency.

It was my great pleasure last week to deliver awards luncheon remarks at the Safe Kids Child Injury Prevention Convention (PrevCon) in Washington, DC. I addressed the importance of having a sense of urgency about one’s work.

Wells Fargo Donates Additional $7.9 Million for Small Business Growth

Diverse Community Capital program already supports 16,000 business loans, helped create more than 103,000 jobs across country
Press Release

SAN FRANCISCO, July 26, 2019 /3BL Media/ - Wells Fargo announced another new boost to diverse small businesses today with $7.9 million in grants from its Diverse Community Capital program, which offers

AEG Teams Up With Mayor Eric Garcetti to Boost Diversity in Entertainment Industry Through Evolve Entertainment Fund

Evolve Entertainment Fund hosts 2019 Summer Kickoff at L.A. LIVE; Exclusive Panel and Q&A with Issa Rae and Issa Rae Productions Team
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AEG, the world’s leading sports and live entertainment company, recently teamed up with Mayor Eric Garcetti in Los Angeles to host the Evolve Entertainment Fund (EEF) 2019 Summer Kickoff at L.A. LIVE on June 15, 2019.

The EEF is a public-private partnership aimed at creating new opportunities for communities that have been historically excluded from the entertainment industry through an alliance between the City of Los Angeles, industry leaders in entertainment, such as AEG, and digital media, non-profit organizations, and educational institutions.

Hanesbrands Partners With Free The Girls to Support Women Rescued From Human Trafficking

Press Release

More than 200 of the company’s retail outlets are collecting new and gently used bras to assist the nonprofit in helping women in Mozambique, El Salvador and Costa Rica become entrepreneurs in the secondhand apparel market

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C., July 25, 2019 /3BL Media/ – HanesBrands, a socially responsible global marketer of everyday basic apparel, has joined forces with the nonprofit group Free The Girls to help women rescued from human trafficking re-establish their lives.

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