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Homeless for the Holidays: 'Just Grateful for a New Day'

AOL Real Estate blog By Krisanne Alcantara
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While many of us fret over Christmas parties, stocking stuffers, turkeys and gifts, there are currently 633,782 Americans who don't have a bed or warm meal to come home to this holiday season.

General Motors Donates Vehicle Material for Homeless Apparel; Astral Media Invests $190 Million in Canadian Culture; Ethical Corporation Supply Chain Summit to Focus on Turning Risk into Opportunity - CSR Minute for September 19, 2012

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General Motors is supporting an effort to re-purpose scrap vehicle material into clothing for the homeless. Leftover sound absorbing material from the production of Chevrolet Malibu’s and Buick Verano’s is being used to create self-heated, waterproof coats that double as sleeping bags. The bad weather gear is the vision of a Detroit humanitarian, Veronika Scott, whose Empowerment Plan program works with GM for the source material.

Using Human and Technology Networks to Tackle Homelessness

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This post was written by Molly Tschang, customer solutions director with Cisco’s New York City public sector team

Ten to fifteen percent of America’s homeless population is chronically homeless. Yet they utilize more than 50 percent of public resources available to help the homeless. Housing people permanently reconnects them to society and amounts to annual savings of US$30,000 to US$40,000 per family in New York City, money that could potentially support other city services.

CBSR Blog: ATB Financial and Calgary Homeless Foundation – Embracing New Models of Partnership

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As Canadian businesses integrate social and environmental commitments into their organizations, those with a strong history of community involvement are moving away from traditional corporate philanthropy and sponsorship toward models with a much wider impact. ATB Financial and the Calgary Homeless Foundation recently announced a partnership which shows how a business can integrate their expertise with their community involvement strategy to

Allstate Honors Volunteer of the Year for Commitment to Homeless and Education

Maryland agency owner recognized for serving community for over 20 years
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(3BL Media) Northbrook, IL -  June 28, 2012 - Allstate Insurance Company today announced it had awarded Maryland Allstate agent Venice Mundle-Harvey the prestigious Ray Lynch award for exceptional community service.  As Allstate’s volunteer of the year, Mundle-Harvey was recoginized for a commitment that extends back more than 20 years of serving the Washington, DC and Montgomery County, Maryland areas. 

Kenneth Cole AWEARNESS Give Back Tote

Kenneth Cole and Help USA Raise AWEARNESS About Homelessness in the United States with the Launch of a Limited Edition Give-Back Tote
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(3BL Media) New York, NY - May 14, 2012 - “It’s on our shoulders (to help support the homeless).” Fashion designer and activist, Kenneth Cole invites customers to join the fight against homelessness in the United States, with the launch of his new limited edition AWEARNESS Give-Back tote.

CSR Minute: Singapore Compact for CSR Partners with City Developments Limited for Youth Initiative; Volcom Announces Third Annual Give Jeans a Chance Campaign

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The CSR Minute is your daily video digest of the most relevant Corporate Social Responsible news of the day. Our team of 3BL Media correspondents tracks the global world of corporate social responsibility to bring you coverage of the most important announcements, initiatives, issues, trends, ideas, and breaking news.

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The CSR Minute is your daily video digest of the most relevant Corporate Social Responsible news of the day. Our team of 3BL Media correspondents tracks the global world of corporate social responsibility to bring you coverage of the most important announcements, initiatives, issues, trends, ideas, and breaking news.

Beyond Barriers: Photographs from the Frontlines of Health ON DISPLAY NOW

The Frontline Health Program is a commitment by AstraZeneca Canada to help improve the capacity to serve those Canadians who face barriers to healthcare.
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Canada prides itself on its universal healthcare system, however the stark reality is that millions of Canadians have limited or no access to healthcare. They are the poor and homeless, street youth, victims of domestic violence, Aboriginals, and those living with mental illness and battling addictions. Some live in remote northern areas, others in small towns and in our busiest urban streets.

This exhibition is part of AstraZeneca Canada’s corporate citizenship initiative called Frontline Health, which supports dedicated health professionals who work with Canada’s most vulnerable populations. It’s a program intended to highlight a significant healthcare issue and address a great unmet need across Canada.

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Canada prides itself on its universal healthcare system, however the stark reality is that millions of Canadians have limited or no access to healthcare. They are the poor and homeless, street youth, victims of domestic violence, Aboriginals, and those living with mental illness and battling addictions. Some live in remote northern areas, others in small towns and in our busiest urban streets.

This exhibition is part of AstraZeneca Canada’s corporate citizenship initiative called Frontline Health, which supports dedicated health professionals who work with Canada’s most vulnerable populations. It’s a program intended to highlight a significant healthcare issue and address a great unmet need across Canada.

Halifax, Nova Scotia: Award-winning Canadian journalists and AstraZeneca exhibit photo essay to celebrate the courage, compassion and ingenuity of health practitioners who have dedicated themselves to working with Canada's most vulnerable populations.

Canada prides itself on its universal healthcare system, however the stark reality is that millions of Canadians have limited or no access to healthcare.
Summary: 

Canada prides itself on its universal healthcare system, however the stark reality is that millions of Canadians have limited or no access to healthcare. They are the poor and homeless, street youth, victims of domestic violence, Aboriginals, and those living with mental illness and battling addictions. Some live in remote northern areas, others in small towns and in our busiest urban streets.

This exhibition is part of AstraZeneca Canada’s corporate citizenship initiative called Frontline Health, which supports dedicated health professionals who work with Canada’s most vulnerable populations. It’s a program intended to highlight a significant healthcare issue and address a great unmet need across Canada.

Press Release

Canada prides itself on its universal healthcare system, however the stark reality is that millions of Canadians have limited or no access to healthcare. They are the poor and homeless, street youth, victims of domestic violence, Aboriginals, and those living with mental illness and battling addictions. Some live in remote northern areas, others in small towns and in our busiest urban streets.

This exhibition is part of AstraZeneca Canada’s corporate citizenship initiative called Frontline Health, which supports dedicated health professionals who work with Canada’s most vulnerable populations. It’s a program intended to highlight a significant healthcare issue and address a great unmet need across Canada.

Volcom’s Give Jeans A Chance Campaign Exceeds Goal, Illinois Independent Retailer Recognized as Top Collector

Volcom's Jeans Collection Campaign for the Homeless Meets Target with Help from the Trend Cellar in Illinois
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Volcom, Inc. (NASDAQ: VLCM), the youth clothing innovator, reports that they have exceeded their goal of 10,000 pairs of jeans collected for the homeless during this year’s Give Jeans a Chance campaign. Over 12,500 pairs of jeans were collected from over 300 different participating stores and have been donated to shelters across the world. The Trend Cellar in McHenry, IL gets recognition for collecting the most pairs in one, single place; they were able to collect 1,340 pairs of jeans from their community.
 

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Volcom, Inc. (NASDAQ: VLCM), the youth clothing innovator, reports that they have exceeded their goal of 10,000 pairs of jeans collected for the homeless during this year’s Give Jeans a Chance campaign. Over 12,500 pairs of jeans were collected from over 300 different participating stores and have been donated to shelters across the world. The Trend Cellar in McHenry, IL gets recognition for collecting the most pairs in one, single place; they were able to collect 1,340 pairs of jeans from their community.
 

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