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Habitat for Humanity and Bank of America Kick Off Fourth Global Build

Press Release

ATLANTA, September 29, 2017 /3BL Media/ – Habitat for Humanity and Bank of America are partnering for the fourth consecutive year on a Global Build that will engage bank employees and local Habitat organizations around the world.

Between Sept. 30 – Oct. 7, approximately 2,500 employee volunteers (#BofAVolunteers) will join their local Habitat organizations to help build, rehab or repair homes and revitalize neighborhoods in more than 90 communities in six countries, including the United States, Canada, Ireland, Australia, Hong Kong and Indonesia.

Aramark Volunteers Bring Nutrition and Culinary Education to Nashville Youth

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Aramark chefs, dietitians and dozens of other volunteers created whole wheat pita and vegetable sandwiches and bananas on a stick for Nashville's Martha O'Bryan Center pre-schoolers on Aramark Building Community Day (ABC Day), the company’s global day of service. The volunteer service day is part of the company's year-round community engagement that inspires people t lead healthier lives and succeed through education and employment.  

Bringing Hope

When disaster strikes, Convoy of Hope is ready
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by Mary Burich

Hormel Foods has been a partner of Convoy of Hope for several years, sending resources to help the group stage community events that give people an opportunity to get services otherwise out of their reach. “Groceries and even haircuts,” says Kelly Braaten, manager of external communications for Hormel Foods.

The relationship expanded recently when the company jumped at the chance to stock Convoy of Hope’s warehouse shelves, giving the group much-needed supplies for its disaster-relief program.

General Mills Foundation & No Kid Hungry

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School breakfasts are important for a child’s emotional, social and academic well-being. Fueling youngsters in the classroom is the goal of the General Mills Foundation and No Kid Hungry.

Click here to learn more about No Kid Hungry

Whirlpool EMEA: First Community Day

150 EMEA HQ employees, five NGOs, and a whole day’s voluntary work.
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More than 150 employees at the headquarters of Whirlpool EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) left suit and tie at home for one day to volunteer in their local communities as part of the company’s first-ever Community Day. This event allowed employees the opportunity to spend working hours volunteering for one of five, local non-profit organizations.

Vote Your Main Street

By Timothy J. McClimon, President, American Express Foundation
Blog

Throughout my childhood, 5th Avenue was the center of my universe. It was where I watched my first parade and attended my first day of school. Where I worked my first job and spent the first dollar I ever earned. Most importantly, it was the street where all of Clinton, Iowa came together to shop, eat and celebrate.

Main streets continue to matter. Not just to a kid from a small town in Iowa, but to America as a whole. According to a recent American Express-sponsored study from Morning Consult [1]:

Food Companies Support Social Issues Despite Profit Pressures - CSR Minute

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The food industry is facing unprecedented pressure to change its practices and strategies, and boost its bottom lines. But behind the headlines about thin profit margins, cutthroat competition, changing consumer tastes, and technological disruption, the largest food companies are addressing social issues. Some examples:

'The Stronger the Language, the Stronger the Culture': Working With the Osage Nation to Preserve Their Heritage

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As you walk into the studio of nationally acclaimed artists Wendy Ponca and Alex Ponca Stock, you immediately sense the pride and passion the two pour into their works of art.

Wells Fargo Donates $250,000 for Mexico Earthquake Relief Efforts

Company also waives transfer fees for remittances to Mexico through October 6
Press Release

SAN FRANCISCO, September 25, 2017 /3BL Media/ - Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) today announced a $250,000 donation to the American Red Cross to assist with relief efforts in areas of central Mexico that were devastated by a Sept. 19 earthquake. This donation will help the Red Cross assist with preparedness, relief and recovery efforts following the 7.1 magnitude earthquake that killed more than 200 people, injured hundreds more and destroyed buildings and key infrastructure throughout the region. Wells Fargo has maintained a presence in Mexico since 1860.

Collaboration is Key to Success, Says Carlsberg Group During Climate Week NYC

by Marie Reynolds
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Demonstrating clear corporate leadership during Climate Week NYC 2017, RE100 member Carlsberg Group has highlighted the importance of working in partnership with others to reduce emissions and address climate change.

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