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Purple Purse Challenge helps bring awareness to domestic violence and financial abuse; raises funds for service providers SOURCE: Allstate Foundation DESCRIPTION:NORTHBROOK, Ill., September 17, 2014 /3BL Media/ – According to a new national survey released by The Allstate Foundation, nearly two-thirds (64 percent) of Hispanic women say they have personally known a victim of some type of abuse and...
Watch and listen as members of our sustainability team explain the work we've done -- and the work we're doing -- to reduce our environmental impact. SOURCE: General Motors DESCRIPTION:We talk a lot about the environment on this blog. After all, it is a sustainability blog. But sometimes words just don’t cut it. You, the reader, need a visual; something that stimulates your occipital...
First-of-its-kind vehicle to improve economic inclusion of young people SOURCE: Citi DESCRIPTION:LONDON, September 17, 2014 /3BL Media/ — Citi priced a $500 million four-year Education, Youth and Employment (EYE) bond on behalf of The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB or IADB) on Tuesday – a first-of-its-kind investment vehicle, created with the support of Citi Microfinance. Proceeds from the...
SOURCE: World Environment Center DESCRIPTION:September 17, 2014 /3BL Media/ - The U.S. Department of State has awarded the World Environment Center (WEC) and its partners, Le Groupe-conseil baastel ltée (Baastel) and Context Partners, additional funding to select and bring to scale innovative, local solutions in support of the multilateral Pathways to Prosperity in the Americas initiative (...
Papa Murphy’s Gives Away New School-Ready Supplies from National Nonprofit Kids In Need Foundation SOURCE: EcoMedia DESCRIPTION:September 17, 2014 /3BL Media/ - More than 16 million children in the United States – 22 percent of all children – live in families with incomes below the federal poverty level. Many of these families can’t afford to buy school necessities for their children. Teachers...
Shop Your Way® members get five percent back in points with each donation SOURCE: Sears Holdings Corporation DESCRIPTION:HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill., September 17, 2014 /3BL Media/ – Kmart, the all-time leading St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital® St. Jude Thanks and Giving® fundraising partner, has kicked off its 2014 fundraising campaign, continuing a holiday giving tradition that last year...
SOURCE: Major League Baseball Players Trust DESCRIPTION:Dozens of high school students from the  New York, New Jersey, Virginia and the Washington, D.C. area converged at Citi Field to train as Action Team high school volunteers.   Victor Black and Eric Young, Jr. of the Mets as well as Kevin Frandsen and Craig Stammen from the Nationals joined the young people in an auditorium at the ballpark...
by Gina-Marie Cheeseman SOURCE: Justmeans DESCRIPTION:When someone thinks of a car company’s sustainability initiatives, electric or hybrid vehicles generally come to mind. However, at America’s two major car companies, General Motors (GM) and Ford Motor Company, green building is part of their sustainability programs. GM launched its Green Construction program in 2012. Now, all of GM’s...
Nearly 4,000 Toyota Employees Join Forces with 175,000 volunteers at 40 U.S. Sites SOURCE: Toyota DESCRIPTION:TORRANCE, Calif., September 17, 2014 /3BL Media/ – Parks (and other public lands) do their part. They provide a safe place for native flora and fauna. They help keep air and water clean. They provide a laboratory for environmental learning.  So the time has come: ask not what your park...
SOURCE: Southwest Airlines DESCRIPTION:DALLAS, September 17, 2014 /3BL Media/ —Southwest Airlines (NYSE: LUV) recognizes Hispanic heritage and culture this month as a part of Hispanic Heritage Month. Southwest partners with the Latino community to show its passion for diversity and inclusion; to highlight those efforts, the Company proudly sponsors events throughout the year geared toward the...