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How one K-8 technology teacher is making computer programming curriculum more accessible to her students
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Ask Christine Lemmon where she’s meant to be, and she’ll tell you she’s exactly where she needs to be: standing in front of a classroom – or webcam – leading lessons on JavaScript, app design and digital citizenship for elementary and middle school students at a small parochial school in the Kansas City Metro Area.  

Free Face Shields Delivered to Iowa Schools; More Still Available

Alliant Energy and ISU Digital Manufacturing Lab partnering with Iowa companies to distribute 9,000 youth face shields
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CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa, January 6, 2021 /3BL Media/ – Alliant Energy and Iowa State University’s Digital Manufacturing Lab are partnering with two Iowa companies to provide 9,000 free face shields to schools and daycare facilities across the state.

Face shields, unlike face masks, let instructors see a child’s mouth when speaking, allowing for improved communication. These shields are specifically made for youth and fit on the bill of a hat. They can easily be trimmed to fit any size of head.

The Scotts Miracle-Gro Foundation Welcomes Applications for 2021 Grassroots Grants with KidsGardening to Connect More Children to Benefits of Gardening

Annual grant program aims to increase children’s access to fresh food, garden education
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MARYSVILLE, Ohio, January 4, 2021 /3BL Media/ – To support the rise in gardening nationwide and address the critical need to connect more children to healthy food, The Scotts Miracle-Gro Foundation today opened its GroMoreGood Grassroots Grants with national nonprofit KidsGardening.

ON Semiconductor Foundation Awards Over $710k in Grants to 55 Organizations Globally during Fall 2020 Cycle

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The ON Semiconductor Foundation is committed to serving the needs of communities through the investment of resources. Its primary focus of giving is in the areas of science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics (STEAM) education, health, disaster relief, environment and human services. 

Since 2016, ON Semiconductor has funded more than $5 million in grants, employee matching and in-kind donations, as well as sponsorships and dollars-for-doers for employee volunteerism.  

ON Semiconductor Foundation Grant Empowers Latina Youth with Adelante Mujeres' Help

Written by Cassandra Savel, corporate social responsibility intern
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The ON Semiconductor Foundation seeks to serve and provide for the needs of communities across the globe. Through its grant making, the ON Semiconductor Foundation is empowering and providing opportunities for growth among underrepresented populations. As an underrepresented population, the Latinx community in the United States faces challenges related to discrimination, economic poverty, immigration and community opportunity, which affect the experience of youth as they navigate childhood, adolescence and beyond.

Scotiabank Commits to Mentoring LBGT+ Refugees With Tent and HRC

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Yesterday, Tent Partnership for Refugees and the Human Rights Campaign Foundation held the first North American Business Summit for LGBTQ Refugees, where they announced that multiple organizations including Scotiabank have 

Bridgestone Donates $500,000 to Support Transportation Needs for Boys & Girls Clubs

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  • Funds will ensure Clubs have reliable transportation for winter months as they continue serving kids and families amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • The donation is part of the Bridgestone Driving Great Futures initiative, which helps kids and teens gain access to high-impact programming from Boys & Girls Clubs.
  • To date, Bridgestone has also donated $1.6 million to support COVID-19 relief efforts at Boys & Girls Clubs across the country.

Alessia Cara, Carrie Underwood, Common, Gwen Stefani, John Legend, JoJo, Tori Kelly to Perform at Global Citizen Prize Awards Hosted by John Legend

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With Appearances by John Oliver, Nick Jonas, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau and Priyanka Chopra Jonas

Televised Special Honoring People Shaping the ‘World We Want’ Will Air Starting December 19th on NBC, MSNBC, CTV, Albavision, Digicel, Insight TV, Mediacorp, MTV International, SABC, SKY Media, TRACE Anglophone West Africa and Vodafone

World Leader Finalists Include Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel, Chairwoman & Managing Director of the IMF Kristalina Georgieva, President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen and Executive Director of UNAIDS Winnie Byanyima

Country Hero Awardees Include Burnet Institute Director & CEO in Professor Brendan Crabb AC; Founder of Help A Girl Out in Yanique Brandford; Founder of Space2GroW Advocate Anab Mohamud; Co-Founder of Grupo Ecológico Sierra Gorda Martha Isabel Ruiz Corzo; Executive Director of Stand to End Rape Initiative (STER) Oluwaseun Ayodeji Osowobi; Directors of the WISE Collective Brenda Madumise-Pajibo, Onica N. Makwakwa and Pinky Mgobozi; and Co-founder and Co-Director of Green New Deal Fatima Ibrahim

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With Appearances by John Oliver, Nick Jonas, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau and Priyanka Chopra Jonas

Televised Special Honoring People Shaping the ‘World We Want’ Will Air Starting December 19th on NBC, MSNBC, CTV, Albavision, Digicel, Insight TV, Mediacorp, MTV International, SABC, SKY Media, TRACE Anglophone West Africa and Vodafone

World Leader Finalists Include Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel, Chairwoman & Managing Director of the IMF Kristalina Georgieva, President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen and Executive Director of UNAIDS Winnie Byanyima

Country Hero Awardees Include Burnet Institute Director & CEO in Professor Brendan Crabb AC; Founder of Help A Girl Out in Yanique Brandford; Founder of Space2GroW Advocate Anab Mohamud; Co-Founder of Grupo Ecológico Sierra Gorda Martha Isabel Ruiz Corzo; Executive Director of Stand to End Rape Initiative (STER) Oluwaseun Ayodeji Osowobi; Directors of the WISE Collective Brenda Madumise-Pajibo, Onica N. Makwakwa and Pinky Mgobozi; and Co-founder and Co-Director of Green New Deal Fatima Ibrahim

Companies All-In on #GivingTuesday During Uncertain Year

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With the economic strain of the pandemic causing people to give less and in different ways, events like GivingTuesday are even more important than ever. While point of sale donations may be seeing a decline, the virtual nature of GivingTuesday means individuals can donate from their laptops or in their homes, which is especially important as COVID cases rise.

44,600 Nonprofits Supported Through Benevity's Platform on GivingTuesday 2020

More than $55 million was donated on December 1, 2020, showing continued impact and momentum through global corporate purpose programs
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CALGARY, Alberta, December 3, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Benevity, Inc., the leading provider of global corporate purpose software, today announced that $55.5 million was raised on GivingTuesday 2020 (December 1, 2020) through its platform, an increase of 61 percent over the $34 million raised in 2019. This number is expected to increase as the dollars committed through companies’ payroll systems — the most cost-effective way to donate — make their way to 44,600 nonprofits.

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