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Whole Planet Foundation Supports Refugees with Microcredit

Learn how you can #StandWithRefugees
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Today is World Refugee Day, a time to celebrate the courage of refugee children, women and men around the world. The UN just announced a new figure for the global refugee crisis: Every 60 seconds, 20 people are displaced by conflict and disaster. They are fleeing for their lives. The refugee crisis is real—but we know the solutions are too. That's why your participation today is so important.

JetBlue Helps Viscardi Students Take Flight

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Last week, JetBlue welcomed aboard 12 students from the Viscardi Center a non-profit organization that educates and empowers children with disabilities. The students and their caretakers took flight on the airline’s Blue Bravest A320 aircraft from New York’s JFK Airport to Boston Logan Airport and back – some flying for the first time ever.

O-Cedar Partners with Habitat for Humanity to Help Make New Homes Shine

Company provides financial support and product to local Habitat organizations across the country
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AURORA, Ill., and ATLANTA, June 26, 2017 /3BL Media/ – O-Cedar has joined a new partnership with Habitat for Humanity, committing to donate products to help with on-site cleanup and post-construction deep cleans to get houses ready for Habitat homeowners.

Schneider Electric Partners with Habitat for Humanity for 17th Year

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ATLANTA and ANDOVER, Mass. June 23, 2017 /3BL Media/ – Schneider Electric announced a partnership renewal with Habitat for Humanity that will help more than 20 families secure an affordable place to call home. With a cash donation of more than $725,000, Schneider Electric’s commitment to Habitat exceeds $7.5 million in 17 years of partnership.

A Taste of General Mills Podcast: Protecting Pollinators

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The Xerces Society is on the forefront of protecting pollinators in the U.S. and we’re proud to partner with them. In this episode, you’ll hear about their mission from Eric Lee-Mäder, who co-directs the Xerces Society’s pollinator conservation program. And, you’ll find out how you can help, too. For more information, visit us at blog.generalmills.com.

SHOW NOTES – Episode 22: June 19, 2017

Whole Cities Fast Facts

Whole Cities Foundation collaborates with community-led initiatives to broaden access to fresh, healthy food and high quality nutrition education.
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Whole Cities Foundation, a nonprofit established by Whole Foods Market in 2014, partners with U.S. neighborhood efforts to build thriving local food systems and grow community health. 

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Whole Cities Foundation, a nonprofit established by Whole Foods Market in 2014, partners with U.S. neighborhood efforts to build thriving local food systems and grow community health. 

Subaru of America and Lambs Farm Plant a New Set of Skills in Non-Profit Participants

New partnership added to automaker’s list of charitable efforts during Subaru Loves to Care Month
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LIBERTYVILLE, Ill., June 16, 2017 /3BL Media/ –  Subaru of America, Inc. today announced support of Lambs Farm, a premier non-profit organization whose mission is helping people with developmental disabilities lead productive, happy lives.

Strengthening Food Security in the Developing World

by Madison Barre
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One of the lessons I’ve learned as an employee at General Mills was that food security is not proprietary. Rather, it is our collective responsibility.

Everyone wants to ensure food is safe, accessible, nutritious, and available for all.

GRI Focuses on Three Key Areas to Promote Sustainable Development in Emerging Markets

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Triggering tangible economic, social, and environmental improvements in the developing countries was the underlying essence of GRI’s second annual donors meeting. The discussion centered on GRI’s work in emerging markets and how sustainability reporting can support solutions for tackling critical development challenges.

Helping to Bring Clean, Potable Water to Mkutani, Tanzania

Supporting Engineers Without Borders to provide a Tanzanian community with clean drinking water
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Through its Engineers Without Borders (EWB) USA Grant Program, Tetra Tech supports projects that help communities in developing countries meet their basic human needs. The grant program provides funding to individual projects with which U.S.-based Tetra Tech associates are involved. The Mkutani, Tanzania, Water Supply Project, run by the EWB Boston Professional Chapter (EWB-Boston), was a 2016 grant recipient.

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