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TeamCITGO Lemont Awarded Volunteer Group of the Year

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LEMONT, Ill., October 17, 2017 /3BL Media/ - In September, the CITGO Lemont TeamCITGO volunteer organization was awarded the Volunteer Group of the Year by the MorningStar Mission in Joliet, Ill. at its annual volunteer banquet. 

According to MorningStar Mission volunteer coordinator Lisa Wainwright, customarily, the Volunteer Group of the Year Award is granted to individuals who display an exemplary volunteer spirit, but this year MorningStar Mission staff unanimously decided to honor the CITGO Lemont TeamCITGO organization as a whole. 

Actress Advocates for Diabetes Awareness, Health Care and Research

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At age 12, she was the voice of Nala in Disney’s “The Lion King” movie. Since then, she has appeared in TV shows, off-Broadway plays and commercials. But Niketa Calame-Harris found that developing a chronic illness – in her case, Type 1 diabetes – came without a script.

“When I was diagnosed with diabetes at age 19, all I knew about diabetes was from ‘Steel Magnolias,’ where Julia Roberts was dying because she had a baby and she was Type 1,” said Niketa.

Ismaili Muslim Leader Gathers 2,500 Volunteers for Hurricane Harvey Response

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As Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico face the aftermath of Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria, Points of Light is honoring everyday citizens who stepped up to serve their communities during the immediate response and to embark on the long road to recovery. 

As devastating as Hurricane Harvey has been, it continues to bring people together around one common goal: help Houston. When Murad Ajani saw the toll Harvey took on his hometown, he seized the moment to bring together a community of more than 2,500 volunteers to help with recovery efforts.

A Taste of General Mills Podcast: Partners in Food Solutions

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Africa’s food companies and entrepreneurs are getting a boost from Partners in Food Solutions, an organization that is working across the continent to strengthen food security, improve nutrition and increase economic development. For more information, visit us at blog.generalmills.com.

SHOW NOTES – Episode 26: October 16, 2017

Link: PartnersInFoodSolutions.com

A Global Passion for Fighting Hunger

by Claudine Galloway
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Picture this: It was a brisk, sunny January day in Davos, Switzerland in 2007. Ken Powell, former CEO of General Mills, was attending the World Economic Forum when Kofi Annan, then Secretary-General of the United Nations, challenged Powell and General Mills to help the world’s hungry.

Powell’s answer, ultimately, was to harness what we knew about food and connect with Africa’s small and growing food companies across Africa.

Our food knowledge is deep and wide, and includes solving technical problems, ensuring food safety and developing products.

Newmont Reducing Cases of Holes in the Heart in Ghana

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Investing in the wellbeing of our host communities is part of our mission as a sustainable and responsible mining company. In Ghana, we recently partnered with the Children’s Heart Foundation (CHF) to help save the life of Daniel Darkwa, a three-year-old boy suffering from atrial septal defect and patent ductus arteriosus, a rare condition that creates “holes” in the wall separating the top two chambers of the heart.

Xylem Korea Cleans Up Tae An Beach as Part of First-Ever Watermark Activity

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On September 22, 2017, all 39 employees from Xylem Korea participated in a beach clean-up at Tae An beach as part of their first-ever Watermark activity.

Tae An is one of South Korea’s most beautiful and popular beaches. During the Xylem Watermark clean-up, volunteers collected more than 10 bags of waste, including plastic bottles, paper and buoys from the beach. The activity was a chance for the Xylem employees to bond over voluntary work, while also reminding themselves about the priceless value of water and nature. 

Xylem Watermark Volunteers Participate in Little Miami River Kleen Sweep

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On September 30, Xylem Watermark volunteers from Yellow Springs joined Little Miami River Kleeners in the annual Fall Little Miami River Kleen Sweep. Little Miami River Kleeners works to enhance the quality of life along the Little Miami River by promoting the protection of, stimulating the public interest in, and encouraging the preservation of the Little Miami River in Ohio.  

Pro Bono Challenge Spotlights: YWCA Chicago

by Marjie Bland
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YWCA Metropolitan Chicago impacts more than 200,000 individuals annually through programs focused on safety and wellness, education and training, and economic sustainability. They provide career, financial management, digital literacy and business services to help youth and adult members achieve financial stability and obtain training to enter high-growth fields.

Pro Bono Challenge Spotlights: OCJ Kids

by Marjie Bland
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In 2016, 59 nonprofit organizations participated in the Charles Schwab Pro Bono Challenge—a skills-based flash consulting event where Schwab employees utilize their talents and expertise to support local nonprofit organizations in building capacity to serve the community.  The projects spanned across 8 regions, engaged 318 employee volunteers and generated almost half a million dollars in social return on investment to the nonprofit participants. Talk about impact!

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