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Is Your Company Running a “Healthy” Food Drive?

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Each year, millions of food drives are run to support more than 50,000 food pantries, soup kitchens, shelters and other organizations in the United States.  And many of these food drives are held by companies as a way to engage employees in their workplace giving programs.  But how much are those food drives really helping and are we running them as well as we could be?

David Robertston Leads Off Action Team Teleconference Series

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If this month’s call set the tone for the 2014-2015 Action Team Monthly Conference Calls series then we are in for a treat! 
 
October’s call featured New York Yankees relief pitcher David Robertson, an influential star both on and off the field.
 

Major Leaguers to Tee it Up for Charity – Las Vegas Style

Players Trust golf tournament moves to exclusive Shadow Creek
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The Players Trust will bring its off-season fund-raising activities to the bright lights of the Las Vegas strip when Major Leaguers host their annual golf tournament at Shadow Creek on January 15.
 
Sculpted from the desert by renowned golf architect Tom Fazio, Shadow Creek is among the world’s most exclusive and exquisite golf courses.
 

Wanda Sykes Teams Up with Stand Up to Cancer and the Safeway Foundation to Launch New Campaign to Raise Funds and Awareness in the Battle Against Breast Cancer

New Campaign Features Limited-Edition Reusable Tote
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LOS ANGELES / NEW YORK, October 1, 2014 /3BL Media/ – Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C), The Safeway Foundation and  actress and comedian Wanda Sykes have collaborated on a campaign to raise money and public awareness for a cause that is important to all women — breast cancer awareness and treatment.  The PSA campaign launches on October 1, the start of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Action Team: Throwback Thursday Edition

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Each year an increasing number of high school students across the U.S. are joining the Action Team national youth volunteer program.  When they join the Action Team, they’re joining a team that’s 50,000 strong, and one that includes Major League baseball players and students from Maine to Maui and points in between.  

For over 10 years the Action Team Captains have been making a positive impact in their communities through a variety of activities, including neighborhood cleanups, volunteering at senior centers, and hosting other charitable efforts.

Major League Baseball Players Announce Finalists for 2014 Players Choice Awards

Kershaw, Stanton & Trout finalists for Player of the Year
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• Winners to be announced exclusively on MLB Network, Monday, November 3 & presented by PlayStation, makers of MLB 14 The Show
• Kershaw a finalist for four Players Choice Awards
• LaRoche, Kershaw and Rizzo in running for Marvin Miller Man of the Year

 

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• Winners to be announced exclusively on MLB Network, Monday, November 3 & presented by PlayStation, makers of MLB 14 The Show
• Kershaw a finalist for four Players Choice Awards
• LaRoche, Kershaw and Rizzo in running for Marvin Miller Man of the Year

 

Why Workplace Giving Matters

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Regardless of how small or inexperienced your company might be when it comes to social responsibility and corporate philanthropy, your company and its employees have the power to easily impact social issues like education, human rights, hunger, poverty, medical research, animal rights, veteran services, disaster relief and health services.  And it's as simple as giving employees the opportunity to donate through workplace giving.

CureSearch Day 2014: Why We're Raising Awareness for Childhood Cancer & How You Can Get Involved

Accelerate the Search for a Cure to Childhood Cancer, Because Soon is Not Soon Enough
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Today, 42 parents will hear the words, “your child has cancer,” and one out of eight children will not survive.  While more than 40,000 children undergo cancer treatment each year, only two cancer medications have been specifically developed for children in the last twenty years.

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