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The UPS Foundation Commits US$3 Million to Gavi to Expand Innovative Last Mile Delivery Network and Bring Essential Vaccines to Children in Hardest to Reach Communities

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June 2, 2020 /3BL Media/ - The UPS Foundation, which leads the global citizenship programs for UPS (NYSE: UPS), and Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, announced today a commitment of US$3 million in new funding and in-kind logistics support spanning two years, provided by UPS and The UPS Foundation to Gavi.

The Path to a Purpose Led Business

Exploring CSR Strategies for Sustainable Impact in Unprecedented Times
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Over the past several years, a number of industry defining events have occurred, generating action and response from the philanthropy world. As members of this collective community, this is not the first time we have rallied behind disaster relief and response efforts. But this time is different.

Facing Layoffs and Uncertainty, Floridians Reach Out for Help

Duke Energy donates $1 million to COVID-19 relief in Florida to help pay housing and utility costs
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Like many service organizations, the Heart of Florida United Way has been flooded with an increase in requests for help during the pandemic.

At times their call volumes reached four times the average, said Ashley Blasewitz, SVP of donor and volunteer experiences, as many as 3,000 calls for help in a day.

“Each,” she said, “is a person who is stressed out, anxious, tense and trying to figure out what they’re going to do.”

Boosting the Impact of Social Purpose Leaders

Nonprofit organization GRAVIS receives this year's American Express Leadership Academy Alumni Award in recognition of its work in India's Thar Desert
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To continue backing the communities we serve around the world, including the nonprofit leaders who are helping drive positive change, American Express today announced the recipient of the 2020 American Express Leadership Academy Alumni Award: Prakash Tyagi, executive director of the India-based NGO, GRAVIS. The organization works to expand access to clean water, food, education and healthcare in rural communities in the Thar Desert.

Roll by Goodyear to Donate 100 Meals Through Feeding America for Every Tire Sold

A donation will be made for every tire purchased through Roll by Goodyear between now and June 30 in greater Philadelphia, Washington, D.C. areas
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AKRON, Ohio, May 26, 2020 /3BL Media/ – To help alleviate the pressures America’s food banks are facing to supply meals to communities impacted by COVID-19, Roll by Goodyear, an innovative new tire buying and installation provider in the greater Philadelphia and Washington, D.C. markets, will donate the cost equivalency of 100 meals to Feeding America for every tire sold. This donation will apply to all tires purchased through www.rollbygoodyear.com or at any Roll location through June 30, 2020. 

Everything You Need to Know About the COVID-19 Nigeria Solidarity Support Fund

The fund is looking to raise $50 million for the country’s coronavirus relief efforts.
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Why Global Citizens Should Care

The global COVID-19 pandemic has had a massive impact, with millions of people losing their incomes and food security, while many countries’ health systems are overwhelmed. Nigeria — the most populous nation in Africa — has fragile health systems and 100 million Nigerians don’t have access to the basic sanitation needed to tackle the pandemic. You can join us here to take actions that support the global response to COVID-19.

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Why Global Citizens Should Care

The global COVID-19 pandemic has had a massive impact, with millions of people losing their incomes and food security, while many countries’ health systems are overwhelmed. Nigeria — the most populous nation in Africa — has fragile health systems and 100 million Nigerians don’t have access to the basic sanitation needed to tackle the pandemic. You can join us here to take actions that support the global response to COVID-19.

International Paper Commits 2 Million Boxes for COVID-19 Relief

Corrugated boxes are essential to food banks’ ability to distribute food during this time of unprecedented demand, Company calls on others to #HelpFillTheBoxes.
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MEMPHIS, Tenn., May 20, 2020 /3BL Media/Food banks around the world are experiencing dramatic increases in demand for food assistance driven by the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Now, more than ever, food banks need support. International Paper (NYSE: IP) is responding with one of its essential products – corrugated boxes. The company has committed to donating two million corrugated boxes to hunger-relief organizations.

VF Corporation Donates More Than $10.3 Million to COVID-19 Relief Efforts

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  • VF Corporation, The VF Foundation, and the VF family of brands have donated more than $10.3 million in funds, products, and services worldwide to stem urgent medical needs, and help those struggling to cope in the face of the Coronavirus pandemic.
  • From backpacks to boots, coats to socks to gloves, VF’s brands have donated more than $3.2 million in products to help healthcare workers, foodbanks and those in need. VF and Dickies® are also producing as many as 3.4 million urgently needed medical gowns to help keep U.S. medical workers safe, while Vans is using shoe canvas to make 250,000 face masks.
  • Ensuring the safety and well-being of VF employees and business partners is a top priority. The company has implemented increased safety protocols at owned manufacturing and distribution centers, while also paying North American retail employees while stores are closed and supplier factories for all completed work.
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  • VF Corporation, The VF Foundation, and the VF family of brands have donated more than $10.3 million in funds, products, and services worldwide to stem urgent medical needs, and help those struggling to cope in the face of the Coronavirus pandemic.
  • From backpacks to boots, coats to socks to gloves, VF’s brands have donated more than $3.2 million in products to help healthcare workers, foodbanks and those in need. VF and Dickies® are also producing as many as 3.4 million urgently needed medical gowns to help keep U.S. medical workers safe, while Vans is using shoe canvas to make 250,000 face masks.
  • Ensuring the safety and well-being of VF employees and business partners is a top priority. The company has implemented increased safety protocols at owned manufacturing and distribution centers, while also paying North American retail employees while stores are closed and supplier factories for all completed work.

Quakes to Coronavirus: Red Cross Delivers Relief With Help From FedEx

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Pictured in the photo accompanying this post is American Red Cross Regional Executive Lee Feliciano in Puerto Rico. Lee is surrounded by communications and IT equipment, delivered by FedEx through donated shipping services provided year-round. The equipment pictured was used by the Red Cross in their relief response to the earthquakes earlier this year.

For many years FedEx has provided donated shipping services to the Red Cross to help transport various items including communications and IT equipment in preparation for and in response to disasters.

Kimberly-Clark Foundation Gives $2.5 Million to Accelerate Red Cross COVID-19 Response

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COVID-19 is having the largest impact on the poor and displaced, who have few resources to cope with disease or the global economic downturn.

To aid humanitarian relief in the US and around the world, the Kimberly-Clark Foundation donated $2.5 million to the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies and the American Red Cross. The international network of 14 million volunteers has mobilized to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus, provide basic aid and deliver lifesaving information to people in desperate need.

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