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VF Corporation Partners With Pattrn® to Launch New “Sustainable Solutions” Digital Media Series

Series seeks to connect with younger audiences about climate change challenges and potential solutions
Press Release

DENVER – February 8, 2021 /3BL Media/ VF Corporation (NYSE: VFC), one of the world’s largest apparel, footwear and accessories companies, today announced that it has partnered with Pattrn®, sister brand to The Weather Channel, to launch a new digital media series that highlights the company’s innovative solutions to address climate change. The new series will launch February 9, 2021, on all Pattrn social media channels. 

1 Million Kids Workshop Kits Donated by Home Depot During COVID-19

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Kids Workshops has been a hands-on program offered inside The Home Depot stores for young doers since 1997. Following new COVID-19 safety procedures, it moved online in August 2020 to provide digital instruction and offer take-home kits for pickup.

Aflac Program Soothes and Engages Childhood Cancer Patients

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By Shannon Dominy

“We have heard from several parents and child life specialists at hospitals saying that My Special Aflac Duck has helped provide social and emotional support for children who have been in greater isolation during their cancer journey as a result of the pandemic,” said Jon Sullivan, the director of corporate communications at Aflac.

Twenty-Five New IOC Young Leaders Join the Programme

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TWENTY-FIVE YOUNG LEADERS HAVE BEEN SELECTED BY THE IOC AS PART OF A FOUR-YEAR PROGRAMME SUPPORTED BY WORLDWIDE OLYMPIC PARTNER PANASONIC. COMING FROM 25 COUNTRIES AND FIVE CONTINENTS, THESE FUTURE LEADERS WILL BUILD SUSTAINABLE, SPORT-FOCUSED SOCIAL BUSINESSES FROM IDEATION TO FRUITION, SUPPORTED BY WEEKLY LEARNING MODULES AND LEADERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES.

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TWENTY-FIVE YOUNG LEADERS HAVE BEEN SELECTED BY THE IOC AS PART OF A FOUR-YEAR PROGRAMME SUPPORTED BY WORLDWIDE OLYMPIC PARTNER PANASONIC. COMING FROM 25 COUNTRIES AND FIVE CONTINENTS, THESE FUTURE LEADERS WILL BUILD SUSTAINABLE, SPORT-FOCUSED SOCIAL BUSINESSES FROM IDEATION TO FRUITION, SUPPORTED BY WEEKLY LEARNING MODULES AND LEADERSHIP OPPORTUNITIES.

Ecocentricity Blog: Poetry for the Planet

By: John A. Lanier
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It’s going to be a short post today, mainly because I want to lift up the work of someone else. A friend of mine sent me a 2018 Youtube video of a young poet reciting a poem she wrote about climate action (thanks Deron!). The poet’s name is Amanda Gorman, and though I hadn’t heard of her previously, I think I should have. She’s tremendously talented and already accomplished in her 22 years, and her star is only rising higher. She has been invited to share a poem at the Biden Inauguration, which will make her the youngest inaugural poet for a president in American history.

Lausanne 2020 Youth Olympic Games: Young People Put Olympic Values Into Action

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One year ago, Lausanne hosted the Opening Ceremony of the Youth Olympic Games (YOG) Lausanne 2020, living up to its symbolic second name: the Olympic Capital.

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One year ago, Lausanne hosted the Opening Ceremony of the Youth Olympic Games (YOG) Lausanne 2020, living up to its symbolic second name: the Olympic Capital.

Today's Young People Are Transforming Giving Back: Mobilizing 25,000 Hours of Volunteer Service

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OAKLAND, Calif., January 6, 2021 /3BL Media/ – Now is the time to support our young people in giving back in innovative ways and volunteering in their communities. As they lead with service, today’s young people are modeling one of the greatest lessons preached by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., “If you want to be great, wonderful. But recognize that he who is greatest among you shall be your servant. … [B]y giving that [new] definition of greatness, it means that everybody can be great because everybody can serve.”

Finish Line in Sight for the Next Generation of IOC Young Leaders

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Thousands of aspiring IOC Young Leaders are currently participating in a six-week learning sprint, exploring several key themes around Olympism, sport and social business.

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Thousands of aspiring IOC Young Leaders are currently participating in a six-week learning sprint, exploring several key themes around Olympism, sport and social business.

Companies All-In on #GivingTuesday During Uncertain Year

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With the economic strain of the pandemic causing people to give less and in different ways, events like GivingTuesday are even more important than ever. While point of sale donations may be seeing a decline, the virtual nature of GivingTuesday means individuals can donate from their laptops or in their homes, which is especially important as COVID cases rise.

2020 Impact Report - Press Release

Working Capital Innovation Fund
Press Release

SAN FRANCISCO, December 2, 2020 /3BL Media/ — The Working Capital Supply Chain Innovation Fund (WCIF), an early-stage venture fund that is addressing the urgent need to protect vulnerable workers in global supply chains, today released its 2020 Impact Report. The report outlines the Fund’s process for impact measurement and management, progress to date, lessons learned, and future growth opportunities.

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