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National Park Foundation Boosts Volunteer Outreach & Programs Across National Parks Community

American Express funds much-needed volunteer efforts in national parks
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WASHINGTON, April 18, 2018 /3BL Media/​ - In celebration of National Volunteer Week, the National Park Foundation and American Express are announcing seven grants supporting volunteer capacity-building efforts at national parks across the country. Designed to support the growth of park volunteer programs, projects funded by the grants include expansion of volunteer housing space, development of recruitment handbooks, and outreach to neighboring communities.

Sierra Nevada Brewing Company Taps Kimberly-Clark Professional to Recycle Used Gloves at its California and North Carolina Facilities

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ROSWELL, Ga., April 16, 2018 /3BL Media/ — To the Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. sustainability is not simply an initiative, it is integral to every aspect of its operations. The company has won numerous local, state and national awards for its efforts and its Chico, California, headquarters has onsite wastewater treatment and composting facilities as well as the largest solar installation of any craft brewer.

Astellas Volunteers Spread Cheer to Patients Battling Cancer

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Being away from families and friends during the holidays can be difficult. For a person battling cancer and their loved ones – this can be especially challenging. 

Consumers Energy Foundation Announces $500,000 in Grants for Kitchen Incubator, School of the Arts in Jackson

Contributions boost downtown development in energy provider’s hometown.
Press Release

JACKSON, Mich., April 16, 2018 /3BL Media/ – The Consumers Energy Foundation today announced $500,000 for two major projects near its downtown headquarters, supporting an incubator for chefs to grow their businesses and the relocation and expansion of the Jackson School of the Arts.

Arrow Electronics Teams with Salesforce to Fight Hunger in Colorado

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Denver – Employees from Arrow Electronics and Salesforce volunteered earlier this month at the Food Bank of the Rockies to support hunger relief efforts. Working in two shifts, the volunteers helped sort, pack and load 70,000 pounds of food that will be distributed throughout Colorado.

All Good, All Year Pedals on with Cycle for Survival Fundraiser

by Michael Valentino
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Another year, another Team Viacom success story.

In a continuing tradition central to Viacommunity’s All Good, All Year initiative, 24 Team Viacom employees in  New York and Los Angeles joined the battle to beat rare cancers by participating in Cycle for Survival’s 12th year of rides, helping to raise some of the more than $40 million in critical funds that the organization has raised for rare cancer research this season alone.

Scotiabank Commits $300,000 in Support of the Community of Humboldt and the Province of Saskatchewan

Press Release

TORONTO, April 16, 2018 /CNW/ - To demonstrate our support following the recent tragedy involving the Humboldt Broncos Junior hockey team, Scotiabank is committing $300,000 in support of the people of Humboldt, Saskatchewan and area.

College of Staten Island and Rhode Island School of Design Named Champions of RecycleMania 2018

3.6 Million Students Recycle and Compost 68.6 Million Pounds in Nation’s Premier Collegiate Recycling Competition
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STAMFORD, Conn., April 16, 2018 /3BL Media/ – College of Staten Island, which is a four-year, senior college of The City University of New York, and the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) have been named the winners of the two primary categories of the 2018 RecycleMania competition, sponsored by Rubbermaid Commercial Products®. With a recycling rate of more than 94.8 percent, College of Staten Island is the victor in the Diversion category, while RISD finished first in the Per Capita Classic category at 82.36 lbs.

Could It Be the Last Straw for Plastic Straws?

Drinking straws are pointless and damaging, but it’s hard to leave them behind
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By Bee Wilson

Plastic drinking straws, I realized recently, are enmeshed with many of my fondest memories. When I was a child, a glass of lemonade with a straw was heaven. Drinking straws were also part of going to the movies, huddled in the dark with a giant, icy Diet Coke. In my 20s, I remember the thrill of sipping whiskey sours through one of those short, slender cocktail straws and feeling carefree and sophisticated.

Smithfield Foods Donates More than 70,000 Pounds of Protein to Food Banks Across America

Smith’s Food and Drug Joins Smithfield’s 2018 Helping Hungry Homes® Tour
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This week, Smithfield Foods, Inc. joined forces with Smith’s Food and Drug to donate more than 35,000 pounds of protein to Utah Food Bank. Smithfield also contributed nearly 35,000 pounds of protein to the Maryland Food Bank. Smithfield’s contributions are part of the company’s 2018 Helping Hungry Homes® donation tour. Now in the program’s 10th year, Helping Hungry Homes® is Smithfield’s signature hunger-relief initiative focused on alleviating hunger and helping Americans become more food secure.

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