Mike Bloomberg: Modern philanthropy began as a substitute for government. Where government failed, philanthropists stepped in, providing food for the poor, hospitals for the sick, and libraries, museums, and colleges for the masses. Philanthropy continues to play a vital role in all of these areas. But some still see philanthropy as an alternative to government. I see it as a way to embolden government.
Major League baseball players, through the Players Trust, are focused on identifying and funding innovative approaches to help eradicate issues associated with poverty around the world.
For example, in 2008, more than one in 20 children under five years of age was dying from preventable causes in the province of Barahona, located in the western region of the Dominican Republic near the Haitian border.
On March 19, in partnership with KaBOOM!, the Irie Foundation and the City of Miami Beach, JetBlue built its 21st playground! With more than 200 volunteers, it’s safe to say we worked hard – and played even harder.
Yesterday Bloomberg celebrated the tenth anniversary of the English PEN’s Writers in Translation program. We are proud to have supported the program from the beginning, helping to enable English PEN to translate hundreds of books from nearly 50 languages into English.
Bloomberg continues our commitment to inspiring the next generation as lead sponsor of the 2015 NYC Regional FIRST® Robotics Competition. The Javits Center roared with 66 international teams and their families including 13 talented Bloomberg-sponsored robotics teams and their mentors. Five Bloomberg teams made it through to the final round with one, the Griffins 1884 from London, coming out on top.
Nestlé research aims to better understand children’s dietary intakes and lifestyle habits
BOSTON, MA, March 29, 2015 /3BL Media/ – According to new analysis of data from the 2009-2012 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) that evaluated eating patterns of 3,647 children ages 4-13 years, skipping lunch is a common practice among children and adolescents, with 13% of younger children and 17% of 9-13 year olds skipping lunch on a given day. The study found that the behavior persisted throughout the week with nearly a quarter (approximately 23%) of 9-13 year olds skipping lunch on the weekends.
Customers and Crewmembers join Miami Beach Residents to Build a New Playground at Crespi Park
FORT LAUDERDALE, March 23, 2015 /3BL Media/ - JetBlue Airways (Nasdaq: JBLU) welcomes South Florida residents to enjoy Miami Beach’s newest, safe playspace at Crespi Park. More than 200 of the airline’s customers and crewmembers joined Miami Beach residents on March 19 to rebuild the dilapidated park. Children discover the world through play. The new Crespi Park will restore play to more than 1,200 local children and families in Miami Beach by providing a safe location for recreation.
March 22 is a special day for the P&G Children’s Safe Drinking Water Program – we celebrate World Water Day and the transformative impact that clean water has on children, their families and entire communities. We take a moment to thank our partners along with the individuals and organizations around the world working to provide and protect this essential and life-changing resource.
PARIS, March 17, 2015 /3BL Media/ - World Water Day, organized each year on March 22nd by the United Nations, provides an opportunity for Nestlé Waters and Project WET (Water Education for Teachers) to raise awareness about the importance of water conservation and hydration.
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