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Georgia Tech Students Help CSX Create the Future of Freight Rail

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An essential piece of rail safety – elastic fasteners, or “e-clips,” which secure rails to metal plates – have been installed by sledgehammer since the 1930s.

To upgrade and modernize this decades-old installation process, CSX turned to seniors at Georgia Tech enrolled in The George W. Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering’s Capstone Design Course. The students work in small groups to design, build and test prototypes in response to challenges proposed by industry.

Corporate Responsibility: A 2017 Outlook

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When it comes to the social sector, philanthropy, giving back, helping others, improving our communities and our planet—however it’s defined—we are seeing clear and positive trends. Last year, charitable donations hit a record for a second year in a row at an estimated $373.25 billion, corporate giving reached $18.45 billion, an increase of 3.9 percent year-over-year (YoY), and employee participation in their companies’ community efforts has continued to rise, and last year reached 33 percent... How will this story continue to unfold? 

Enjoy Chocolate to Benefit Keystone Human Services at Chocolatefest Weekend

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HARRISBURG, Pa., January 4, 2017 /3BL Media/ - How much chocolate is too much? Keystone Human Services puts it to the test during its annual Chocolatefest Weekend, held on January 28-29, 2017 at Hershey Lodge in Hershey, PA as we raise funds to support our life changing services.

Arrow-sponsored Student Team Takes Fifth Place at Global Robotics Competition

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January 5, 2016 ​/3BL Media/ - Arrow Electronics sponsored a team of three 14-year-old German students to compete in the 2016 World Robot Olympiad (WRO) in Delhi, India last month. The Arrow-sponsored team, named “The Mindfactory,” took fifth place within their category at the competition.

Arrow Electronics Employees Spread the Love

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Two dozen employees from Arrow Electronics’ enterprise computing solutions business assembled more than 200 sack lunches last month for area homeless people who were turned away from a local housing shelter due to overcrowding.

In collaboration with the Mile High United Way, the Arrow volunteers made peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, assembled the sack lunches and helped to hand them out at the shelter.

Ecocentricity Blog: Musings from a Rainy Monday Evening

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If you need another New Year’s resolution, try this one on for size: celebrate sustainability by embracing the human experience.

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If you need another New Year’s resolution, try this one on for size: celebrate sustainability by embracing the human experience.

‘Mobile Eyes’ Clinics Provide Free Eye Exams to Those in Need

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While making general health care accessible to all has been a focal point for the most recent federal administration, bringing specialty health services like optometry to underserved communities has not been the priority.

Senator Andy Vidak, however, has made it his mission to help ensure those in the rural parts of California Senate District 14 have access to eye care. 

Read more in The Business Journal.

Employee Giving is Alive and Thriving

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On December 22, the Nonprofit Quarterly published an article announcing that “another workplace giving campaign loses steam” in reference to the federal government’s Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) – the largest workplace giving campaign in the country.

WestJet’s Christmas Act of Kindness is CSR Done Right

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In this season of giving, it’s not uncommon to see big companies getting in on the goodwill with CSR. Canadian airline WestJet could very well be tops when it comes to seasonal charitable acts; for the last five years, they’ve performed a “Christmas miracle” for deserving people. This year, their focus was on the residents of Fort McMurray in Alberta, a community devastated by wildfires in May 2016.

9-Year-Old Girl Battling Heart Problems Gets Dream Disney Trip

Charlotte will go on dream vacation to Hawaii with family
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RANCHO CORDOVA, Calif - Charlotte, a 9-year-old girl, suffering from a genetic heart condition got her wish granted Friday thanks to the Make-A-Wish Foundation and VSP Vision Care.

Watch the video of the wish reveal on KCRA.com

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