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Comcast NBCUniversal Recognized as a Top 50 Community-Minded Company

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Points of Light, the world’s largest organization dedicated to volunteer service, unveiled its “Civic 50” list on June 17th, and Comcast NBCUniversal was honored to be included.

The Civic 50 recognizes companies that are dedicated to using their time, skills and resources to positively impact their communities.

Setting the Standard for Corporate Civic Engagement

Symantec is again recognized as one of the 50 most community-minded companies in the U.S.
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By Ashley Savageau

Smithfield Foods Donates Nearly 40,000 Pounds of Protein to FeedMore WNY

Tops Markets Joins the 30th Stop of Smithfield’s 2019 Helping Hungry Homes® Tour
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BUFFALO, N.Y., June 13, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Today, Smithfield Foods, Inc. and Tops Friendly Markets joined forces to donate nearly 40,000 pounds of protein to FeedMore WNY. Smithfield’s contribution was part of the company’s 2019 Helping Hungry Homes® donation tour.

My Special Aflac Duck® Makes Landing at CHOC Children's Hospital, Patients Receive Robotic Duck Designed to Help Them Cope with Cancer

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ORANGE, Calif., June 12, 2019 /3BL Media/ - Aflac, the leader in supplemental insurance sales at U.S. worksites, delivered My Special Aflac Ducks to patients at CHOC Children's Hospital. My Special Aflac Duck, designed by Sproutel, is a social robot that uses medical play, lifelike movement, and emotions to engage and help comfort kids during cancer treatment.

Arrow Electronics Employees Build Bikes to Improve Recreational Opportunities in Low-income Communities

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DENVER, June 11, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Nearly 100 members of Arrow Electronics’ Young Professionals Group teamed with Wish for Wheels to build 40 bikes for low-income children in Denver. This marks the third year that Arrow employees in the company’s Centennial, Colo. headquarters have worked with Wish for Wheels to expand healthy living opportunities in low-income communities. 

The Rainbow Railroad

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More people today are living as refugees or displaced persons than at any time since the end of World War II1 and many of those seeking asylum are from the LGBTQ2+ community. In more than 70 countries around the world LGBTQ2+ people are facing extreme violence and persecution.2 They are looking for hope and a safe place to call home.

Amplifying Diversity in the Arts

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North America is one of the most diverse regions globally, but is this reflected in its arts? Arts and culture capture the spirit of the time and communities. They help bring people together by sparking conversations, raising awareness on important and relevant issues, and fostering a sense of belonging as viewers relate to the story behind a piece.

But the arts sector has faced the challenge of creating a space that is reflective of everyone. Whoever creates and curates art impacts who feels reflected within it and how people can engage with it.

More Than 10,000 Racers Participated in the 16th Annual Scotiabank Blue Nose Marathon, Raising Over $500,000 for Local Community Charities

Clara Lownie and Cal Dewolfe take top placing in Halifax
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HALIFAX, Nova Scotia, June 11, 2019 /3BL Media/ - Known as "the people's marathon", over 10,000 participants lined up at the start line for one of the seven running events this weekend at the Scotiabank Blue Nose Marathon, raising over $500,000 as part of the Scotiabank Charity Challenge.

Cal Dewolfe (2:34.41) and Clara Lownie (3:24.24) were first to cross the finish line in the Scotiabank Full Marathon after a fantastic run through the vibrant streets of Halifax, Nova Scotia for the 16th annual Scotiabank Blue Nose Marathon weekend.

The Walt Disney Company Kicks Off Annual Disney Toy Delivery Program Supporting Children’s Hospitals Across the U.S. In Celebration of the Studio’s Upcoming Release “Toy Story 4”

Disney Toy Delivery Program to Reach 450 Children’s Hospitals
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BURBANK, Calif., June 10, 2019 /3BL Media/ – This past weekend, The Walt Disney Company kicked off its annual Disney Toy Delivery, a part of the Disney Team of Heroes philanthropic initiative, at AdventHealth for Children in Orlando, Florida. Tim Allen, the voice of Buzz Lightyear, and Tom Hanks, the voice of Woody, from the upcoming film Toy Story 4 were present and helped to bring some joy to the patients at AdventHealth for Children by distributing toys to kids and families.

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