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Sands Cares Honored with Governor’s Award in Nevada

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The Venetian Resort Las Vegas was recognized for their community service through Sands Cares, the company’s corporate giving and Team Member engagement program, at the 2018 Governor’s Points of Light Awards in October. Sands Cares integrates the company’s philanthropic work worldwide including financial giving, Team Member volunteerism, and in-kind support while making an impact in the areas we care about most: our people, planet, and communities.

Las Vegas Second Grader Recruits Help From the Venetian and the Palazzo for His Mission to Save the Planet

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Benji Bach, a seven-year-old second grader at American Heritage Academy in Las Vegas, has been on a quest to save the environment by reducing the use of plastic shopping bags after reading about plastic bags floating in the ocean and how they can harm sea life.  Benji decided to take action and sent a letter to The Venetian Resort asking for assistance with his efforts to seek help from his classmates to eliminate their use of plastic bags. 

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Pro Bono Perspectives Podcast Thanksgiving Special! Episode 9: Robert Lee, Rescuing Leftover Cuisine

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We are thrilled to welcome Robert Lee, Co-Founder and CEO of Rescuing Leftover Cuisine for a special Thanksgiving week episode. Rescuing Leftover Cuisine is a national nonprofit that targets both the prevention of quality food waste and putting an end to hunger. In the United States alone, 40 percent of food gets tossed every year and on average, 1,160 pounds of food are lost to the garbage pail each year by an American family of four.

UPS Employee Volunteers Give Back in Big Ways

UPS is thankful for the outpouring of support our employees give to our communities
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As with our business, the scope and scale of volunteer efforts at UPS have the potential to make a significant impact. We never lose sight, however, that our collective impact is the result of individual commitment. Those commitments are on full display each October during our annual Global Volunteer Month.

Mow a yard. Create a home.

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Did you know a poorly maintained yard causes moisture and pest problems? Both of which can be detrimental to the health of the home and those inside. Rebuilding Together affiliates nationwide help neighbors in need, like Cheryl, protect their homes from these dangers by removing debris, pruning overgrown bushes and trees and installing drain pipes that carry water away from the home’s foundation. 

Turkey Dinners Delivered to Customers by Consumers Energy Employees

By J. Scott Park
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Consumers Energy employees understand that utility work can be a pain for customers.

Torn up lawns and landscaping. Trucks blocking driveways and roads. Holes in the road and yards.

So, on Wednesday, Nov. 14, employees gave back to their customers affected by this work. About 600 turkey dinners were assembled and delivered in Jackson, Saginaw and Warren.

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Duke Energy Teams up With DonorsChoose.Org to Help Teachers and Students Recover From Hurricane Florence

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  • Duke Energy Foundation providing $160,000 to support teachers' relief projects
  • Teachers in 16 counties across North Carolina and South Carolina eligible for grants
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  • Duke Energy Foundation providing $160,000 to support teachers' relief projects
  • Teachers in 16 counties across North Carolina and South Carolina eligible for grants

Subaru of America's Share the Love® Kickoff Event Donates Enough “KidzPacks” to Combat Hunger for Impacted Children for an Entire School Year

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Subaru of America hosted a special kickoff event to celebrate the return of the Subaru Share the Love Event, the automaker’s annual philanthropic event aimed at supporting charities across the country.

Employees at the Subaru of America headquarters in Camden, NJ partnered with the Food Bank of South Jersey to donate and pack a record-breaking number of “KidzPacks” containing items that can produce up to four nutritionally-balanced meals and snacks for children in the local Camden community.

Subaru of America Kicks Off 2018 Share the Love by Hosting HQ Event to Help Combat Childhood Hunger and Feed Its Local Communities

Subaru employees and Food Bank of South Jersey joined forces to pack 6,600 KidzPacks to feed local youth impacted by hunger for an entire school year
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CAMDEN, NJ, November 16, 2018 /3BL Media/ - Subaru of America, Inc. today hosted a special kickoff event to celebrate the return of the Subaru Share the Love Event, the automaker’s annual philanthropic event aimed at supporting charities across the country.

Consumers Energy Works with Michigan-Based Business to Help Students in 29 Counties Stay Warm This Winter

Classrooms will use low-energy approach to dry gloves, mittens
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TRAVERSE CITY, Mich., November 16, 2018 /3BL Media/ - Helping to keep schoolchildren safe and warm this winter, Consumers Energy is working with a Michigan-based business to provide products to over 900 West and Northern Michigan schools that quickly dry cold and wet gloves and mittens.

This week, TheGreenGloveDryer® School Project is delivering 3,140 EcoDryers to classrooms in nearly 60 public, private and charter schools in the Traverse Bay area. Consumers Energy is funding the school outreach to help students just in time for another cold Michigan winter.

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