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The Hamels Foundation Raises $300,000-plus for Schools

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Schools in Philadelphia, Missouri and Malawai, Africa will benefit from the $351,000 raised last week during The Hamels Foundation’s annual “Diamonds and Denim” event.

Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Cole Hamels and his wife Heidi created The Hamels Foundation to provide support for quality education in the United States and establish a school in Malawi, Africa. The Hamels Foundation takes a community-based approach to education by providing assistance to schools as well as supporting other education based non-profit entities in the United States in need of support.

Aramark and the American Cancer Society Help Congreso Address Critical Women's Health Issues in Philadelphia

Por Nosotras program provides community outreach on the importance of breast and cervical screenings
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PHILADELPHIA, May 13, 2015 /3BL Media/ – Congreso today announced that it will increase breast and cervical cancer screening rates for women in high-need communities in Philadelphia through a $50,000 contribution from Aramark and the American Cancer Society. The funds will be used to conduct community outreach on the importance of breast and cervical screenings in the Congreso service area, where women have lower rates of screenings than elsewhere in the city.

Local Nonprofits Contributing to a Healthier Community Encouraged to Apply for Ten $40,000 Awards

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April 14, 2015 /3BL Media/ - GlaxoSmithKline (@GSKUS) and United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey (@PhillySJUnited) today issued the call for applications for the GSK IMPACT Awards.  This annual awards program will honor up to ten local nonprofit organizations with $40,000 each in recognition of their exceptional achievements in contributing to a healthier Greater Philadelphia Region.

Philadelphia-Area Advertisers Collaborate to Feed Children in Need

Innovative Partnership Will Provide Weekend Meals to 150 Children at Camden, N.J. Elementary School for Three Years
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CAMDEN, N.J., March 26, 2015 /3BL Media/ – Local Philadelphia area advertisers, including the New Jersey Education Association, Holy Family University, ACME and Hand & Stone Massage and Facial Spa, have partnered with CBS EcoMedia to fund weekend meals for Camden students through Blessings in a Backpack.

To celebrate the partnership, a special school tour and backpack-stuffing event was held today at Henry L. Bonsall Elementary School in Camden, N.J. Financial support through EcoMedia’s WellnessAd program will feed 150 children at Bonsall Elementary School for three years.

Announcing the Recipients of the $5 Million GSK IMPACT Grant for a Healthier Philadelphia

10 nonprofits led by The Food Trust are working collectively to make kids healthier
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March 19, 2015 /3BL Media/ - GSK [LSE/NYSE: GSK] and The Philadelphia Foundation announced today that a three-year, $5 million charitable grant is awarded to Get HYPE Philly!, a collective of 10 nonprofits headed by The Food Trust. Working together, the nonprofits will focus on enabling Philadelphia teens to eat healthy, exercise and build healthier communities. The grant is from a fund established by GSK in 2011 to benefit young people in the City of Philadelphia, and is administered by The Philadelphia Foundation.

Make-A-Wish® Grants High School Athlete’s Running Blade Wish

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Five years after he first learned he had bone cancer, wish kid Yangzi can now be seen running cross country on his custom running blade. 

How Yangzi’s story began

At 14 years old, Yangzi learned he had osteosarcoma – bone cancer in his right leg. 

Yangzi’s best chance at recovery was with amputation, and after six months of physical therapy and his first fitting for a prosthetic leg, Yangzi was already standing again. 

Webinar: Best Practices in Obesity Prevention

Join Community Leaders to Discuss Ending Obesity on March 10
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Nine Local Nonprofits Receive $40,000 Each in GSK IMPACT Awards for Building a Healthier Philadelphia

Winners help keep kids in school and after-school programs, recover from loss, and help adults finish college, bike their way to a better future, and more.
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December 2, 2014 /3BL Media/ - GlaxoSmithKline (@GSKUS) today (#GivingTuesday) announced the winners of the 2014 GSK IMPACT Awards for the Greater Philadelphia region during a ceremony at GSK’s facility at The Philadelphia Navy Yard. Nine local nonprofits earned $40,000 each in recognition of their exceptional achievements in contributing to a healthier Philadelphia.

The 2014 GSK IMPACT Award winners are:

Shared Gifting in Philadelphia, the Third Experiment

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by Ellie Lanphier

“In a community of human beings working together, the well-being of the community will be the greater, the less the individual claims for himself the proceeds of the work he has himself done.” – Rudolf Steiner

Philadelphia Residents to be Rewarded for Keeping Their City Beautiful

Five Residents to Win Monthly SEPTA Passes
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October 22, 2014 /3BL Media/ - What: Keep Philadelphia Beautiful and Recyclebank are rewarding residents for the little things they do each and every day to help make Philadelphia a great place to live.

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