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Wesley Wright Shares Passion for Service with Action Team Captains

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It was an evening for reminiscing, when Major Leaguer Wesley Wright was reunited with New Hope Academy Action Team Captains on the final Conference Call of the 2014 calendar year.

On December 12, just days before the conference call, Wesley joined teens and adults coordinators from Prattville, Alabama’s New Hope Academy, one of the newest Action Teams, during a holiday senior luncheon and dance party for residents at the nearby Gillespie Senior Center.

High School Volunteers Get In On The ”Action”

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Between homework, sports, club activities, part-time jobs and other after-school obligations, high school is a busy time in a young person’s life. So it’s not surprising that students take their free time very seriously.

Yet, every year thousands of these busy teens dedicate a portion of that valuable free time to give back to their communities under a nationwide program established in partnership by Major League baseball players and Volunteers of America. These students make up the Action Team.

Action Team Blog Series: How the Action Team Experience has Shaped my future Goals

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I am currently a senior at my school and have been an active member of the Action Team since freshman year. My role as a captain is to plan and organize community service events for students and we do so almost every weekend. 
 
Our school’s efforts include feeding the homeless, working at a food bank and distributing groceries to elderly low-income senior citizens. I also encourage other members of my community to become involved in serving those in need. 
 

Large Companies' Participation in #GivingTuesday Harnesses Scale and Resources to Deliver Innovative Solutions for Social Issues

CECP Drives 2014 Corporate Involvement in Movement to Celebrate and Encourage Giving with More than a 50% Increase in Participation by CECP-Affiliated Companies
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NEW YORK, December 2, 2014 /3BL Media/ - CECP, a nonprofit organization focused on creating a better world through business and a founding partner of #GivingTuesday announces unprecedented participation in #GivingTuesday by some of the world’s largest companies.

Versaic Teams With Family Dollar To Support #GivingTuesday

Combined Effort Delivers Supplies to Support Literacy Program and Basic Needs at Local School
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San Mateo, CA, December 2, 2014 /3BL Media/ – Versaic partnered with client Family Dollar to support Giving Tuesday, the global day of giving back held today. The two companies provided vital school supplies to support the Belle Haven School in Menlo Park, CA. The donations from Versaic and Family Dollar included book bags to support the school’s literacy program, sports equipment as well as classroom essentials such as art supplies.

Fighting the Tragedy of Hunger

By John Chambers
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In Silicon Valley – home to one of the greatest economic engines in the world – there is a silent tragedy that affects more than 250,000 people every month – and that’s hunger. Hunger doesn’t discriminate. It affects the young and the old, families of every size, shape and background.  The challenge, sadly, knows no bounds. Ten thousands miles away – in India – the problem is acute. Here, some students who go to government schools often don’t have enough to eat.  Mothers sometimes don’t have enough to feed their children.

Fighting Hunger, Feeding Hope

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As a parent, teachable moments often come up in the most unexpected ways.

Discovery Communications Employees Discover Their Impact Around the World

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Last Friday, more than 4,000 Discovery employees around the world left their offices to make a difference in their communities during Discovery Communications’ fifth annual Discover Your Impact Day.

Wildlife Rescue Team Lands New Home

Wildlife Haven in Ile-des-Chenes, MB has just signed a community land lease partnership with TransCanada to create a long-term foundation for their rehabilitation and educational programming.
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A volunteer-driven, non-profit organization, Wildlife Haven has occupied various locations since it began rehabilitating injured wildlife and educating the public in 1984. For the past five years, their home has been an unused dairy barn donated by the Van Gorp family in Ile-des-Chênes.

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