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Wells Fargo Donates $300,000 for Kansas City Housing, Education and Community Resources

Kansas City NeighborhoodLIFT® program awards local initiative grants to three nonprofits
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Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) today announced $300,000 in donations to three local nonprofits to support housing, education and neighborhood improvement for Kansas City residents.

“We are committed to strengthening and empowering communities,” said Kirk Kellner, Wells Fargo region bank president. “The work being done by these nonprofits will provide families and individuals with resources in Kansas City to create new opportunities and improve lives.”

FCA Community: Plant Manager Hopes to Bring Vocational Training to Rural Kenya

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Kevin and Nancy Sell call themselves “empty nesters on a mission.”

“We’re following our hearts and how our faith drives us,” says Kevin, FCA US plant manager at Indiana Transmission Plant 1 in Kokomo, Ind. “We have been so blessed in our lives that we feel compelled to give back to others, whether it’s here in the U.S. or in Kenya.”

Northwest Harvest Joins Safeway and Albertsons for Food Bank Donations

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Originally posted on Q13 Fox

Northwest Harvest partnered with area Safeway and Albertsons stores to collect groceries for local food banks who saw an increased demand during the government shutdown.

U.S. Conference of Mayors, Wells Fargo Announce 2019 CommunityWINS® Grant Program

$1 million commitment in 2019 shared by 8 nonprofits to support neighborhood revitalization, economic development and job creation in local municipalities
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SAN FRANCISCO and WASHINGTON, January 28, 2019 /3BL Media/ - The U.S. Conference of Mayors and Wells Fargo today announced the 2019 CommunityWINS® grant program, aimed at accelerating neighborhood revitalization, economic development and job creation in municipalities across the U.S., with a $1 million commitment by the Wells Fargo Foundation.

Walmart Commits Funds to Feeding America, the Coast Guard Foundation and the United Way to Assist Those Affected by the Government Shutdown

Support will go to programs addressing critical needs
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BENTONVILLE, Ark., January 24, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Walmart has committed $300,000 to support Feeding America’s Shutdown Response Fund, the United Way’s United for U.S. Fund and the Coast Guard Foundation, providing much-needed assistance to each of these organizations that are all experiencing an increase in demand for their services, particularly in areas hardest hit by the government shutdown.

Smithfield Foods Donates More Than 30,000 Pounds of Protein to Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana

Kroger Joins the First Stop of Smithfield’s 2019 Helping Hungry Homes® Tour
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INDIANAPOLIS, January 24, 2019 /3BL Media/– On January 23rd, Smithfield Foods, Inc. and Kroger joined forces to donate more than 30,000 pounds of protein to Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana. Smithfield’s contribution was part of the company’s 2019 Helping Hungry Homes® donation tour.

Consumers Energy Provides $10 Million to Help Families in Michigan With Winter Heating Bills

Up to 7,000 Households Can Get Assistance Through CARE Program
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JACKSON, Mich., January 8, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Consumers Energy announced today that it has now contributed $10 million to help customers in need to pay their energy bills -- part of the energy provider’s ongoing efforts this winter to help Michigan residents stay safe and warm.

Giving Opportunity Throughout the New Year: From Your Family to Theirs

Join the Family Fund and help alleviate global poverty through entrepreneurship
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Whole Planet Foundation invites you to join the Family Fund, a program that leverages the power of community to alleviate global poverty for families through entrepreneurship.

When you join the Family Fund, you fund an average first microcredit loan for one or more women entrepreneurs around the world. A microcredit loan enables an entrepreneur to start or expand a home-based business, but it also does so much more than that—it creates opportunities for a family each month.

Lifting Her Family

Christmas Eve Feast: Salvation Army and Safeway Serve Holiday Dinner

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Hundreds of people came together to enjoy a hot meal on Christmas Eve – that they may not otherwise have had this holiday. The Christmas Eve feast was meant to warm the hearts of those in need. This meal is provided by the Salvation Army and Safeway.
 
“Sometimes people are just down on their luck and a warm meal goes a long way,” said Todd Broderick, Safeway Denver Division President.

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Holiday Purchases Power Her Potential: Gifts that Give Part II

7 more brands giving back this holiday season
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88 Acres

Woman-founded 88 Acres first opened its doors in Boston, where Whole Planet Foundation funds microcredit through microfinance partner Grameen America. Their goal was to open their bakery in an area of need to drive job growth in the community. Through their continued partnership with Whole Planet Foundation, 88 Acres also creates economic prosperity by finding microloans to support women microentrepreneurs domestically and internationally.

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