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Toyota Delivers Hybrid Vehicles To Twenty-Two Historically Black Colleges And Universities

Toyota Green Initiative Promotes Sustainability with Hybrid Vehicle Donations
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TORRANCE, Calif., Sept. 24, 2014 /3BL Media/ -- Toyota will deliver brand new hybrid vehicles to select Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) to kick-off the fifth-year of the Toyota Green Initiative—an environmental stewardship platform designed to educate HBCU students and alumni on the benefits of adopting a sustainable lifestyle. The donation is in conjunction with Toyota's continued support of HBCU athletic programs in both the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) and Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC).

$3 Million Ways to Stretch a Dollar and Fight Domestic Violence


Domestic violence has dominated the news recently, and while it can be a difficult issue to talk about, its importance cannot be diminished. I recently sat down with Anne Crews, Vice President of Public Affairs for Mary Kay Inc. and board member of The Mary Kay FoundationSM.

Habitat for Humanity International and Bank of America Launch Global Build

Over One Week and Seven Time Zones, Bank Employees Will Revitalize Neighborhoods in the U.S., U.K., China, Thailand and Indonesia
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September 23, 2014 /3BL Media/ - In partnership with Habitat for Humanity, Bank of America today launched their first global multi-city build in 36 communities around the world. The builds focus on helping low-income families create opportunities to experience the stability and security that homeownership brings. The global build is part of a new $6 million investment from the Bank of America Charitable Foundation to local Habitat affiliates around the world and aligns with the company’s commitment to community revitalization.

Toyota U.S.A. Foundation Helps Develop the Engineers and Scientists of Tomorrow by Supporting STEM Education Today

More Than $5 Million in Grants To Be Distributed to K-12 Programs That Focus on Science, Technology, Environmental Science and Math
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TORRANCE, Calif., September 24, 2014 /3BL Media/ – Robotics competitions in Detroit that inspire students from low-income families to explore engineering. An outdoor learning lab on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota that encourages Lakota students to pursue degrees in the environmental sciences.  Mobile workshops across New York state that engage young people from diverse backgrounds in STEM careers.  These are just some of the innovative education programs that the Toyota U.S.A.

Why Workplace Giving Matters


Regardless of how small or inexperienced your company might be when it comes to social responsibility and corporate philanthropy, your company and its employees have the power to easily impact social issues like education, human rights, hunger, poverty, medical research, animal rights, veteran services, disaster relief and health services.  And it's as simple as giving employees the opportunity to donate through workplace giving.

VIDEO: Watch Kohler ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

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Kohler President David Kohler accepted the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge at the Kohler Design Center. The challenge has raised support for the ALS Association in the form of donations and awareness about ALS, or Lou Gehrig's Disease.

To learn more about ALS, the Ice Bucket Challenge, or to donate, click here.


Rockefellers to Divest from Fossil Fuel Investments - The Minute

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In a highly symbolic gesture with real bottom line impact, the Rockefeller family has announced that its $860 million philanthropic organization will sell off its assets linked to fossil fuel companies and invest in renewable energy. The Rockefeller fortune was, of course, originally earned from Standard Oil, the first great oil company.

The Walt Disney Company Funds Good World Solutions

Leveraging Mobile Technology to Promote Worker Engagement in China
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OAKLAND, SEPTEMBER 23, 2014 /3BL Media/ – With project funding from The Walt Disney Company, Good World Solutions will utilize its cutting-edge Labor Link platform to capture half a million new data points from up to 100,000 workers on job satisfaction, working hours, and worker-management communications in up to 70 factories in China.

Ecolab Foundation Awards $1 Million to Teachers in 2014 Through Visions for Learning National Education Grant Program

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ST. PAUL, Minn., September 22, 2014 /3BL Media/ -- In keeping with its tradition of supporting community schools, Ecolab Inc. has awarded $1 million in grants to K-12 educators throughout the country through the Ecolab Foundation's 2014 Visions for Learning grant program. The grant program provides K-12 teachers with funds to obtain additional materials to help enrich the classroom experience for their students.

Toyota Takes Home the UW Medicine Lifetime Achievement Award

Recognized for donating $875,000 over eight years
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SEATTLE, September 22, 2014 /3BL Media/ – Toyota was honored on Sept. 18 as the recipient of UW Medicine’s Lifetime Achievement Award for the company’s commitment to supporting Harborview Medical Center, one of UW Medicine’s world-class teaching hospitals.


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