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Hunger Month Tweetup - #C4Gchat


By Allison McGuire

The statistics are scary: 1 in 5 kids in America is hungry. That means 16 million kids don’t get enough to eat and are attending school on empty stomachs.

In September—aka Hunger Action Month—companies and nonprofits alike are honoring this cause through awareness campaigns, food drives, and employee volunteering. We’re hosting a Tweetup on the subject with some great guests.

Meet Dr. Diane Earle

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Kool Smiles believes every person deserves access to quality dental care. Dr. Diane Earle, a Senior Regional Dental Director at Kool Smiles, learned the importance of offering medical care to all people - whether they could afford it or not - from her father.


Meet Dr. Tu Tran

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Meet Dr. Tu Tran, founder of Kool Smiles, and hear how his experience with dental care as a child influenced the Kool Smiles philosophy. 

ARAMARK Volunteers Create Hub for Nutrition and Wellness in High Point

ARAMARK Building Community Opportunity Zone will encourage healthy lifestyles for families in partnership with Neighborhood House, High Point Center
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(3BL Media) Seattle, WA - September 13, 2012 - While the redevelopment of West Seattle’s High Point community has transformed it into a beautiful neighborhood, more than 75 percent of the residents live at or below the area median income. The average income for a family of four is less than $20,000 a year, and residents lack access to fresh, nutritious food, and suffer from higher-than-average nutrition- and obesity-related health issues.

UnitedHealthcare Brings Comfort to U.S. Military Families at Fisher House Naval Medical Center of San Diego and Joint Base Lewis-McChord Fisher House in Tacoma Through CBS EcoMedia’s WellnessAd

“Sponsor A Family” program receives a full year’s worth of financial support for family lodging and well-being at both locations
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(3BL Media) Manhattan Beach, CA - September 13, 2012 - CBS EcoMedia Inc. (“EcoMedia”) today announced substantial financial support for Fisher House Foundation, the non-profit veteran’s support organization, resulting from UnitedHealthcare’s advertising through EcoMedia’s WellnessAd program.

Helping Businesses Better Engage & Inform Employees Around Health & Wellness

See How and Why Benevity & Community Health Charities Are Working Together
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Benevity announced today a new partnership with Community Health Charities of America to help businesses better engage and inform employees around health, wellness and community involvement. Watch the video to find out more about the benefits of our new partnership and why we teamed up. 

A Postscript To The Conventions: Nonprofits Are Part Of The Solution


President Barack Obama and presidential candidate Governor Mitt Romney each addressed the nation’s major challenges in their recent convention speeches. With different perspectives and emphases, the candidates spoke to some or all of these issues: job creation and economic recovery, deficit reduction, education, healthcare, alternative energy development, and the elimination of poverty. In addition to the solutions offered by the candidates, the “third sector”--nonprofit organizations--can be a vital partner to the government and business sectors in achieving success.

CVS Caremark to Sponsor The Partnership at Campaign to Curb Medicine Abuse

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Five-year goal is to prevent half a million teens from abusing prescription drugs and over-the-counter medicines

The Partnership's "Medicine Abuse Project" will launch the week of September 23-29, 2012


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