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Domestic Violence Victims Get New Option For Connecting To Help

Verizon donates $250,000 to help launch online chat service
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Austin, Texas,  Oct. 30, 2013 /3BL Media/ – The National Domestic Violence Hotline (NDVH) announced today that visitors to TheHotline.org looking for information or help will now be able to chat live online with advocates thanks to a $250,000 donation from Verizon, through its HopeLine program. The organization also learned that it has the opportunity to receive an additional $250,000 in matching funds through a national wireless phone drive.

Verizon Foundation Launches App Challenge for Middle and High School Students

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The Verizon Foundation, in partnership with the Technology Student Association, has opened the 2013-2014 Innovative App Challenge, giving middle and high school students across the country a chance to develop a concept for a mobile app and bring it to market.

Verizon Foundation to Make $100,000 Donation to the Hurricane Sandy New Jersey Relief Fund to Assist Businesses Impacted by Boardwalk Fire in Seaside Park and Seaside Heights, N.J.

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SEASIDE HEIGHTS, N.J., October 28, 2013 /3BL Media/ – The Verizon Foundation will provide a $100,000 grant to the Hurricane Sandy New Jersey Relief Fund to aid the dozens of businesses that faced additional setbacks from Superstorm Sandy recovery due to last month’s devastating boardwalk fire in Seaside Park and Seaside Heights.

App Challenge Open to Secondary Students

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The Verizon Innovative App Challenge increases students' interest in science, technology, engineering and math, while exposing them to the creative thinking and skills used in STEM-related careers. The App Challenge offers a project-based learning experience that fosters teamwork among students. The challenge is sponsored by the Verizon Foundation in partnership with the Technology Student Association, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Media Lab, and Samsung Telecommunications America.

Accenture Grants African Medical and Research Foundation US$ 1.4 Million, Teams with Vodafone to Develop Mobile Training for Community Health Workers

Grant is part of Accenture’s corporate citizenship focus, Skills to Succeed
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NEW YORK, Oct. 1 2013 /3BL Media/ – Accenture today announced that Accenture and the Accenture Foundations have awarded the African Medical and Research Foundation (AMREF) a grant of $US1.4 million to help AMREF develop a pilot mobile health training program for community health workers in Kenya. This grant brings Accenture’s direct support to AMREF to more than US$4.3 million since 2005.

Ecolab Foundation Awards $912,000 to Teachers in 2013 Through Visions for Learning National Education Grant Program

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ST. PAUL, Minn., Sept. 26, 2013 /3BL Media/ - In keeping with its tradition of supporting community schools, Ecolab Inc. has awarded $912,000 in grants to K-12 teachers through the Ecolab Foundation's 2013 Visions for Learning grant program, a 22 percent increase from 2012's $710,000 in grants to teachers.

Verizon Grants To Help 42 New England Domestic Violence Prevention Organizations Expand Programs

Verizon Foundation Awards $335,000 In Grants During Boston Red Sox Pre-Game Ceremony at Fenway Park
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BOSTON, September 19, 2013 /3BL Media/ – Forty-two New England nonprofits received a boost for their domestic violence prevention efforts from the Verizon Foundation on Wednesday, September 18, 2013.

AT&T and GameDesk Launch Educade, a Revolutionary Teaching Portal That Puts Fun and Creativity Back Into Learning

Interactive Portal Makes Serious Learning Fun With Free Lesson Plans and 21st Century Teaching Tools
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LOS ANGELES, September 16, 2013 /3BL Media/ – GameDesk, named one of Fast Company’s “Top 10 Most Innovative Companies in Education” with funding and support from AT&T has created Educade, a revolutionary portal that meets the needs of teachers and parents everywhere by providing the largest online library of free, ready to use lesson plans paired with engaging and innovative learning tools.

Verizon Awards $20,000 Disaster Relief Grant to the American Red Cross for Colorado flood victims

Company activates Text-to-Donate campaign to make it easy for customers to support flood relief efforts in Colorado
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September 13, 2013 /3BL Media/ - What: The Verizon Foundation today approved a $20,000 disaster relief grant to the American Red Cross to support the agency’s relief efforts for Colorado residents. The grant will help those Coloradoans affected by the devastating flood waters in Boulder County and other parts of the state.

The company also activated its mobile giving program so Verizon customers can use their mobile phones to donate to the American Red Cross Disaster Relief fund to help those affected by the catastrophic flooding.

Sappi Fine Paper Announces Grant Recipients for the 14th Annual Ideas that Matter Program

Ideas that Matter is a highly respected grant program helping designers create projects for charitable causes
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BOSTON, September 5, 2013 /3BL Media/ - Sappi Fine Paper North America announced today the 11 grant recipients for its 14th annual Ideas that Matter program, the industry’s highly respected grant program aimed at helping designers create and implement print projects for charitable causes. Since 1999, Sappi's Ideas that Matter program has awarded over $12 million worldwide in grants to designers around the globe to support their work for nonprofit programs and organizations.

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