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Major Leagues Continue to Provide Funding to Help Lower Infant Mortality Rates in the Dominican Republic

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The Major League Baseball Players Trust has made it a priority to support programs in the Dominican Republic—a place so many major leaguers call home. Since 2003, the Players Trust has partnered with Medicines for Humanity (MFH), a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing effective and transformative healthcare to children and pregnant women to prevent and reduce needless child deaths in the DR and around the world.

Join Our Growing List of Adoption-Friendly Workplaces

Apply by May 31 for annual ranking by Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption.
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The Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption is celebrating its 10th year of honoring companies that offer the country’s most impressive adoption benefits, through the 100 Best Adoption- Friendly Workplace list. Since the list’s inception in 2006, The Wendy’s Company has earned the coveted title of Best Adoption-Friendly Workplace because of their deep commitment to offering employees substantial financial assistance and paid leave. 

United Way Campaign at Northern Trust Facilitates Little Free Libraries

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As part of the United Way campaign at Northern Trust, the Advancing Professionals Business Resource Council, in conjuntion with all BRCs, is facilitating a project around Little Free Libraries. Volunteers from each BRC will decorate the libraries and donate them to a designated site in the Auburn Gresham neighborhood. There will be a company-wide book drive to fill the libraries, and reading days at which partners can engage with students in the neighborhood schools. 

I Am

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Children in foster care face stereotypes that simply aren’t true. These children are not trouble makers, too old or unable to live with a family; they are not unadoptable. Children come into care because they have been abused or neglected. Through no fault of their own, they are removed from their homes. The Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption is committed to finding permanent, loving homes for the more than 130,000 children waiting in foster care in the U.S. and Canada.The Foundation was founded by Dave Thomas, who is also the founder of Wendy’s restaurants.

I'm Just a Kid

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Children of all ages have dreams and that doesn’t stop just because they enter the fostercare system. Hear the dreams of the children being helped by the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption and Wendy’s Wonderful Kids recruiters. 

The Foundation was founded by Dave Thomas, who is also the founder of Wendy’s restaurants. He was adopted and believed strongly in social responsibility. He often said “These children are not someone else’s responsibility. They are our responsibility.”

Fox Television Group Chairmen Dana Walden and Gary Newman Honored for Their Longtime Support of Children's Rights

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At the Beverly Hilton's International Ballroom on March 10, the Alliance for Children's Rights honored Fox Television Group Co-chairmen and CEOs Dana Walden and Gary Newman with its 2016 National Champions for Children Award, in celebration of the duo's longstanding support for children in need. "Grandfathered" star John Stamos emceed the awards dinner, which also featured appearances by Seth MacFarlane, Ryan Murphy, Julie Bowen, Terry Crews, Trai Byers, and a musical performance by Ne-Yo.

'I'm No Good at Art, Miss!'- Why Art Should Not Be Just for the Experts

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I will never forget how shocked I felt when, having volunteered in my children's school to run art activity groups, several eight year olds declared loudly 'I'm no good at art, Miss!'. I thought: 'Who told you that? You are too young to feel like this!'. The sad thing was that they were all very keen to join in, attracted by the display of bright collage materials, paints and crayons, but the feeling of 'being no good at art' definitely held them back, making them hesitate.

JetBlue Pushes STEM in Volusia Classroom

Airline donates 500 books to elementary school students
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erica.breunlin@news-jrnl.com

Five hundred books dropped from the sky Wednesday as JetBlue Airways donated a library worth of books to Turie T. Small Elementary School students in celebration of its new daily service between Daytona Beach and New York.

Building Bikes for Children in Need with the NY Mets and Bike NY

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This holiday season, Bloomberg employees joined forces with the New York Mets and Bike New York to build and distribute 1,000 bicycles for children in need in the five boroughs of New York City. More than 400 Bloomberg, Mets and Bike NY employees gathered at Citi Field for what turned out to be the largest bike-build in the Northeast.

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