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Smithfield Foods Supports Its Local Communities Through Educational Giving

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Smithfield Foods, Inc. has recently made several contributions to support the communities in which it operates and its employees live in order to further the education of future generations.

Butler Avenue Elementary School - Clinton, NC

Smithfield Foods contributed $7,400 to Butler Avenue Elementary School. The donation provides funds to supply second and third grade level students with Chromebooks for in-class use, which help advance students for grade-level requirements and beyond. 

Guest Post: Timberland Shares Best Practices and Lessons Learned at Corporate Service Council Meeting in Atlanta

By: Jill Holt, Community Service Coordinator

Earlier this month, I had the opportunity to attend and participate in the 2018 Points of Light Corporate Service Council (CSC) Annual Meeting in Atlanta, Georgia. Those of us who arrived on Sunday January 14th were invited to the Annual Martin Luther King Sunday Supper, which encourages corporate and civic leaders to break bread and barriers by having open conversations about topics currently affecting their community.

Arrow Electronics Employees Support Food Bank in Neu-Isenburg


Employees from the Arrow Electronics office in Neu-Isenburg, Germany recently volunteered their time at local food bank Speisekammer. For several weeks, Arrow employees helped food bank staff transport, unpack and dispense food to the low-income families who utilize Speisekammer’s services. 

“We are very pleased with Arrow's contribution to the food bank,” said Herbert Hunkel, mayor of the city of Neu-Isenburg. “This is one of our most important social projects, and we thank the many volunteers. The team is looking forward to welcoming more helpers in the future.”

CITGO Raises More Than $65,000 for Local Community Programs with 2017 Spirit Pump Initiative

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HOUSTON, Jan. 30, 2018 /3BL Media/ – CITGO Petroleum Corporation, along with its Marketers and Retailers, raised more than $65,000 in 2017 through the installation of “Spirit Pumps” at participating CITGO stations across 29 states. These specially wrapped, branded fuel pumps were operational at different times throughout the year to raise money for a variety of education, charitable and community service programs. 

KeyBank Offers Free Tax Preparation Services at Nine Super Refund Saturday Events on February 3

KeyBank and partner organizations will help eligible low- to moderate-income individuals and families take advantage of the Earned Income Tax Credit
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CLEVELAND, January 30, 2018 /3BL Media/– KeyBank will host its annual Super Refund Saturday event on February 3, 2018, partnering with organizations in nine communities to provide free tax season and post-tax season support.

Citi Community Development Announces $2.6 Million Investment in Collaboration with 12 Municipalities and Regions, to Support Free Tax Preparation Services

Citi’s investment will expand awareness of Earned Income Tax Credits and availability of high quality free tax preparation services in 12 cities and regions across the country
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NEW YORK, January 26, 2018 /3BL Media/ -- Citi Community Development announced today a $2.6 million investment to support free tax preparation services for eligible workers in major cities and regions across the country. Launched on National Earned Income Tax Credit Awareness Day, the investment will support municipal efforts to expand awareness, access and capacity of Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) sites during the 2018 tax season.

Gildan Glow Run Lights Up the Night for Communities in Latin America

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The brightest night in the city once again raised a total of more than $100,000 for communities in Honduras, Nicaragua and Dominican Republic. The Glow Run, a 5k run and fundraising event, united more than 12,000 Gildan employees and their families at the end of 2017 to celebrate a night of physical activity and entertainment in support of their communities.

Colleges Nationwide Seek RecycleMania 2018 Championship

Last Chance to Register as Hundreds of Colleges and Universities Join Annual Competition; Recycling Program Heightens Stakes with New ‘Food Organics’ and ‘Most Improved’ Categories
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STAMFORD, Conn., January 25, 2018 /3BL Media/ - RecycleMania, the premier collegiate recycling competition managed by national nonprofit Keep America Beautiful, is back for its 18th year as college and university campuses across the country compete to see who will claim the championship title in the fight to reduce, reuse, recycle and compost the most on campus. Registration for the 2018 RecycleMania competition will close on Friday, Feb. 2. RecycleMania will begin on Sunday, Feb.

Teen Builds Friendships, Fosters Acceptance Through Inclusive Team Sports


For Josh Kaplan, giving back to the community is part of who he is. Driven by the Jewish concept of Tikkun Olam, or “repairing the world,” he believes each of us has the power to create change and participate meaningfully in the world around us.

Taking a Day at the Clearbrook Funfest

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Forty Astellas employees from Astellas US Technologies (AUST) took a day to volunteer at the Clearbrook Funfest in Rolling Meadows, Illinois.  AUST employees represented Supply Chain, Product Security, Project and Product Management and Quality Assurance Americas.


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