Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption: Finding Forever Families for Children in Foster Care


John had a very interesting story in foster care. He was in seven placements and had no behavior issues of his own, but his three siblings needed specific care to work through their trauma. Due to these needs, several placements disrupted, or broke down. Wendy's Wonderful Kids recruiters do their best to keep sibling groups together, but sometimes the best thing for the child on their caseload is to be removed from the sibling group. In John's case, that was recommended. Once John was placed with a family on his own, we saw him thrive.

Finally, A Place To Call Home


Samantha had been in foster care for eight years and during that time was separated from her brother. It was a traumatic experience made worse when a pre-adoptive home broke down, but little did Samantha know there was a ray of sunshine around the corner. After speaking with her Wendy's Wonderful Kids recruiter, Samantha revealed that she really liked her best friend's family and that she had grown close with them. It took some time and a structured plan, but Samantha was adopted by her best friend's family and now her best friend is her sister.

New Video Series From Carnival Featuring Country Music Superstar Carrie Underwood Highlights Military Families of Honor. Family. Fun. Initiative Benefiting Operation Homefront

Carnival Awards Vaughn Family Free Cruise While Underwood Invites Them to Private Concert for Military Families aboard Carnival Vista In New York in November 2016
Press Release

MIAMI, April 5, 2016 /3BL Media/ Carnival Cruise Line today released the first in a new video series featuring heartwarming meet-and-greet opportunities between seven-time GRAMMY-award winning country superstar Carrie Underwood and U.S. military families recognized through the Honor. Family. Fun. program benefiting Operation Homefront. The video can be viewed here.

Together We’re a Powerful Match

By Tina Morefield

What do you get when you merge AT&T and DIRECTV, two of the nation’s most community-minded companies?   An even greater impact on the communities where we live and work – not to mention a union that will redefine our industry. 

Our shared values – including our commitment to advancing education and fostering a culture of employee volunteerism– make us a powerful match. 

GLAAD Commends FOX for "Excellent" LGBT Representation on TV


In its ninth annual Network Responsibility Report, the LGBT media advocacy organization GLAAD has commended FOX for its inclusion of LGBT characters in its programming, giving the network its highest grading of "Excellent." The NRI report assesses the quantity, quality, and diversity of LGBT representation on television.

11 Eco-Friendly Tips for an Energy-Efficient Road Trip

Reduce your carbon footprint with eco-friendly ideas for your journey.

One of life’s greatest family adventures is making the trek to a favorite destination.  From sing-a-long songs, to posing next to the world’s largest rocking chair, to playing a round of 21 questions, road trips are  a great and relatively inexpensive summer vacation. However, trips can take a toll on the environment and your carbon footprint:

• Each gallon of gasoline burned creates 20 pounds of GHG.

• It would take about 3 newly planted trees 10 years of growth to balance an average road trip of 261 miles.

“Housing The Homeless”: 6 Apartments Renovated and Assigned to People in Need in Genoa

Thanks to the project promoted by the Costa Crociere Foundation and the Community of Sant’Egidio, 12 people, including a family with children, have a home to live in and from which to begin the process of social reintegration.
Press Release

Genoa, June 15, 2015 /3BL Media/ - Costa Crociere Foundation, the foundation established by Costa Crociere, and the Community of Sant'Egidio presented the social assistance project "Housing the Homeless". 

Through this project, launched in the fall of 2014 and supported by funds from the foundation, 6 apartments in Genoa's historic centre were renovated and assigned by the Community of Sant'Egidio to 12 people in need or homeless, including a family with children. 

GLSEN Honors Matthew Morrison and 'Glee' for LGBT Support


On June 1, Glee star Matthew Morrison was honored by the Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network (GLSEN) at a ceremony in New York City for his work as Wil Schuester on the FOX musical series Glee.

Service as a Family Tradition – Four Generations Strong


This post is by Joyce Yamaato, vice president with Wells Fargo’s Strategic Philanthropy and Partnerships Group. Her service in AmeriCorps led her to pursue a philanthropic career spanning 20 years.  


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