New York, April 6, 2015 /3BL Media/ -- In addition to a wide range of celebrity appearances and musical performances, the New York International Auto Show’s Opening Day ceremony included a brand new vehicle donation to an Afghanistan War hero who was injured in combat. Toyota and the Auto Show are joining forces with the Wounded Warrior Project, a national organization designed to provide help and raise public awareness for injured service m
As the wealth gap broadens and many parts of the world become isolated in war, the bridge to deliver aid to those in need has become increasingly complex. While NGOs and governments have the compassion and the institutional will to help, they too can sometimes lack the resources and technical expertise to solve such diverse problems.
Give Wishes Wings® encourages travelers to donate unused miles
Trillions of airline miles sit unused each year, and nearly 75 percent of the wishes granted by Make-A-Wish® involve travel – that’s why, on April 2, Make-A-Wish launched Give Wishes Wings, a month-long, national campaign focusing on the unique and critical need Make-A-Wish has for airline miles.
Donating airline miles or making a financial contribution helps grant the one true wish for children with a life-threatening medical condition – wishes like Aubrey’s, who wished to go surfing in Hawaii, or Colin’s, who wished to go whale watching.
Major League baseball players, through the Players Trust, are focused on identifying and funding innovative approaches to help eradicate issues associated with poverty around the world.
For example, in 2008, more than one in 20 children under five years of age was dying from preventable causes in the province of Barahona, located in the western region of the Dominican Republic near the Haitian border.
On Tuesday, March 31, DIRECTV welcomed 25 young people serving as City Year Los Angeles AmeriCorps members to their headquarters in El Segundo, Calif. The event focused on preparing the City Year corps members for careers after their year of service in high-need schools.