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Tips for Celebrating the Fourth of July in a COVID-19 Environment

Though celebrations may still look different this Fourth of July, it is still possible to have fun and celebrate sustainably.
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With the likelihood of increasing personal, smaller fireworks displays following some cancellations of public displays around Independence Day, we are sharing some tips to stay safe while keeping the environment in mind. In fact, it is important to take steps to prevent litter when you can and dispose of fireworks waste properly – and safely.

Announcing the July Coffee Talk Series with US Bank and the Levi Strauss Foundation

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We are excited to announce the kick off of our July Coffee Talk Series, hosted by CyberGrants team members, and covering pertinent topics impacting Corporate Social Responsibility leaders. These 45-minute web-based strategic discussions will focus on current social impact topics and provide the audience opportunities for learning and information gathering. No slides, just candid conversations.

Duke Energy Pledges $150,000 to Support Women-, Veteran- and Minority-owned Small Businesses Impacted by Pandemic in Greater Cincinnati Area

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CINCINNATI, July 1, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Duke Energy, through its foundation, is partnering with the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber and the Northern Kentucky Chamber to provide financial assistance to local women-, veteran- and minority-owned small businesses impacted by the coronavirus.

Each chamber will receive $75,000 from Duke Energy to be distributed to qualified small businesses.

Keep America Beautiful Joins SoulBuffalo's Ocean Plastics Leadership Network as Nonprofit Member

Organizations to Partner on Promoting National Clean Beaches Week, July 1-7, 2020
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STAMFORD, Conn., June 30, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Keep America Beautiful®, the nation’s premier community improvement nonprofit organization, today announced it has joined SoulBuffalo’s Ocean Plastics Leadership Network (OPLN), a global community of retailers, brands, NGOs and alliances committed to developing new approaches, innovations and solutions-based projects to address the impacts of plastic waste.

Continuing to #DoGood through “Operation Double Helpings”

by Mark Herrmann VP, Fundamentals & Structuring at NRG
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At NRG, we are driven to be active members of our communities. Many of us, both individually and collectively, give our support, our time, and our resources to nonprofit organizations dedicated to helping vulnerable members of our community. This need to help has only been heightened as we begin to understand the breadth of COVID-19.

Unique Retail Chain Provides Affordable and Nutritious Food to Low-Income Workers in Bangladesh

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DHAKA, Bangladesh, June 30, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Bangladesh-based Direct Fresh Ltd has made a renewed inclusive business commitment to Business Call to Action (BCtA) aiming to provide 1 million low-income factory workers with quality produce and essential goods at lower than market price through a unique base of the pyramid (BoP) retail chain by 2022 and hoping to reach an additional 3 million over the next five years.

Cox Curbs Loneliness for Older Adults With One Call a Day

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ATLANTA, June 25, 2020 /3BL Media/ — Cox Communications announced on June 11 its One Call a Day initiative, a virtual volunteer program that connects Cox employees with seniors for daily touch base calls. 

FedEx Courier Personifies Passion in Support of Food Bank

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Ever see someone in need, just trying to make ends meet? It’s an all-too common sight, especially in the midst of the pandemic. Seeing people in need happens daily for FedEx driver Steve Warner as he goes out making deliveries in the community. But what can one person do?

Steve put his passion for helping people to work and decided to champion a food drive in the midst of the pandemic. With support from his leadership, and help from his team mates, they replicated their typical Christmas holiday food drive to help meet the critical need for food due to the pandemic.

Empower Your Employees to Support Justice and Equity for Black People

10 actions to help people stand up against racism and social injustice
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Recent events involving racial inequity and injustice have shown us that racism is still very much alive. Change starts with each of us and we can play a role in addressing the far-too-prevalent discrimination against Black individuals—both now and in the future, forever.

Some companies are helping their people take action. And many are looking to strengthen their existing diversity and inclusion programs to create long-term, collective impact.

How a Father and His Teenage Daughter Bonded Over a Motorcycle Retrofit

Over the course of a month, Gwen and John Jessup completely revamped a 1982 Harley-Davidson together — and received a coveted award in recognition of their efforts.
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Forget malls and movie theaters; sixteen-year-old Gwen Jessup prefers to spend time in her father’s motorcycle shop. So when her dad, John Jessup, suggested completely remaking a classic Harley-Davidson bike last summer with Gwen to exactly fit her tastes and style, she jumped at the chance. The only hitch was that they had a month deadline to finish their project before showing their bike at the renown Sturgis Motorcycle Rally — and eBay was the perfect place to source their specialized products.

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