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National Rebuilding Month: Rebuilding Together Affiliates Impact

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During #RebuildingMonth, Rebuilding Together affiliates are planning to complete over 1,700 rebuilding projects, including homes and community centers across the country. Find out ways to get involved here: http://bit.ly/1Yb8mBa

Volkswagen Employees Against Racism

Broad Support for U.N. Initiative
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• About 40 locations, brands and subsidiaries worldwide participated in the "I am against racism" photo campaign
• Chairman of the Board of Management Müller supports the "Prominent figures against Racism" initiative
• Board of Management for Human Resources Blessing and Chairman of the Group and General Works Council Osterloh commend commitment and dedication of employees
• Joint events with VfL Wolfsburg in home game in the Volkswagen Arena

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• About 40 locations, brands and subsidiaries worldwide participated in the "I am against racism" photo campaign
• Chairman of the Board of Management Müller supports the "Prominent figures against Racism" initiative
• Board of Management for Human Resources Blessing and Chairman of the Group and General Works Council Osterloh commend commitment and dedication of employees
• Joint events with VfL Wolfsburg in home game in the Volkswagen Arena

Ecocentricity Blog: How to Heal the Ocean

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The environment wins as the fishing net pollution is reduced. The fishing villages win with access to micro-finance, a cleaner environment, and a bit of extra revenue. Interface wins by increasing the recycled content in its supply chain. Pure triple bottom line goodness.

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The environment wins as the fishing net pollution is reduced. The fishing villages win with access to micro-finance, a cleaner environment, and a bit of extra revenue. Interface wins by increasing the recycled content in its supply chain. Pure triple bottom line goodness.

Walmart is Empowering Women

Walmart announced that they are one of nine corporations joining in a collaborative effort to track and report sourcing from self-identified and certified women-owned businesses (WOBs) over the next five years.
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#DidYouKnow that empowering women worldwide can add $12 Trillion to the world economy? #EmpowerWomen

In South Carolina, Duke Energy, Reading Is Fundamental Renew Partnership to Boost Childhood Reading Skills

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  • Read for Success begins second year in South Carolina's Pee Dee region.

  • Program reflects a combined $400,000 investment by both organizations.
     

GREENVILLE, S.C., April 5, 2017 /3BL Media/ -- Following last year's successful pilot program, Duke Energy and Reading Is Fundamental (RIF), the nation's largest children's literacy organization, are partnering for a second consecutive year to minimize the summer slide and improve the reading proficiency of more than 3,000 current second graders in South Carolina.

New Points of Light Report Provides Roadmap for Impactful Employee Volunteering in Asia

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WASHINGTON, March 30, 2017 /3BL Media/ — Today, Points of Light released a new report, “What’s Working: Effective Employee Volunteering in Asia, A Framework for Corporate Volunteer Leaders.” This report features a framework to equip corporate volunteer leaders to build effective employee volunteer programs in Asia, and examples of what’s working for global and regional brands.

Xylem Watermark | Two Million and Counting

Bringing clean water and sanitation solutions to communities around the world
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About Xylem Watermark
Xylem Watermark, Xylem’s corporate citizenship program, provides and protects safe water resources for many of the world’s most vulnerable communities and educates individuals around the globe about water issues. This social commitment reflects Xylem’s ethos of valuing the “triple bottom-line”: financial, environmental and social.  The company firmly believes in the notion of doing well by doing good, and dedicates resources to initiatives that demonstrate its commitment. 

Subaru of America Celebrates the Return of Spring as the 2017 Cherry Blossom Festival Title Sponsor

Subaru Sponsors 20th Anniversary of Japanese Cultural Festival in Philadelphia
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Cherry Hill, NJ., March 30, 2017/3BL Media/ – Subaru of America, Inc. announced today its continued title sponsorship of the annual Subaru Cherry Blossom Festival as the Japanese cultural celebration marks its 20th anniversary of hosting the festival in Philadelphia. Subaru is sponsoring the Cherry Blossom Festival for the 14th year and will once again host Sakura Under the Stars, an exclusive cocktail party in honor of the returning sakura season.

KeyBank Arranges $18.2 Million in Total Financing to Preserve Affordable Housing in Troy, NY

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CLEVELAND, March 27, 2017 /3BL Media/ - KeyBank has provided a total of $18.2 million in financing for the Martin Luther King Revitalization Apartments, built in 1971 and located in Troy, NY. The Troy Housing Authority partnered with Beacon Communities Development to renovate and preserve 104 units of affordable housing through HUD’s Rental Assistance Demonstration Program.

Whole Foods Market's Foundations

A short overview of Whole Foods Market's three Foundations; their areas of focus, longterm goals, and how you can participate!
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Whole Foods Market established and supports three nonprofit foundations:  Whole PlanetWhole Kid

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