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Caterpillar Foundation Invests $50,000 in Second Harvest Japan Tokyo2020: Food for 100,000

Support will provide more than 23,000 meals for those in need
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TOKYO, November 20, 2018 /3BL Media/ – The Caterpillar Foundation has announced an investment with Second Harvest Japan that will provide direct assistance to households in need through pantries, care packages and mobile pantries. Second Harvest Japan provides a wide assortment of healthy foods for various recipients including refugees from more than 65 different countries. Second Harvest Japan also supports recipients with dietary restrictions, a concern which often impacts what can or cannot be accepted by a family in need.

Special Food Distribution Held for Families in Need

New Technology Funding to Be Announced at Thanksgiving Distribution Thanks to Technology Investment Made by Alliance Data
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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M., November 20, 2018 /3BL Media/ – On Tues., Nov. 20 Roadrunner Food Bank will hold a special holiday mobile food pantry distribution to provide food to low-income families and their children right before the Thanksgiving.  The distribution will take place at the Cesar Chavez Community Center located at 7505 Kathryn Ave SE starting at 3 pm.

Hanes Launches 2018 National Sock Drive to Help the Homeless

America’s No. 1 basic apparel brand enters ninth year of bringing comfort to those living homeless by supporting agencies fighting homelessness in every state, expanding program beyond the holiday season and launching online giving initiative
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WINSTON-SALEM, N.C., November 19, 2018 /3BL Media/ – Simple things can bring great comfort to those living without shelter.

VIDEO | Las Vegas Teens Share Their Stories to Raise Awareness about Youth Homelessness

Las Vegas Sands debuts their plan to be a catalyst for the changes that could end youth homelessness in Las Vegas
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Since 2015, Las Vegas Sands has made addressing the homelessness issue in its corporate headquarters its primary issue. We have a core focus on youth homelessness, along with targeted initiatives that can strongly impact all people experiencing homelessness in our community. Our commitment involves a three-pronged strategy that leverages our position as a major business leader to be a catalyst for change: delivering immediate relief, driving long-term problem-solving, and advocating for change.

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. 

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.

Las Vegas Sands Brings Their Community Together for a Global Hygiene Kit Build & Blood Drive

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More than 500 volunteers in Las Vegas joined Las Vegas Sands and social enterprises Clean the World and the American Red Cross to build 35,000 hygiene and comfort kits to support populations in need. The large community volunteer effort was in part with the company’s global annual kit build and its active approach on community preparedness. Through Sands Cares, LVS’ global corporate giving and Team Member engagement program, the company is committed to making the communities where they operate a better place to live and providing aid during times of disaster and emergencies.

Partners In Preservation: Main Streets Awards $2 Million in Preservation Grants to Sites Reflecting America’s Diverse History

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October 29, 2018 /3BL Media/ — Today, American Express, the National Trust for Historic Preservation and Main Street America announced the winners of the 2018 Partners in Preservation: Main Streets campaign. The 11 winning historic sites will receive a total of $1.6 million in grants to fund their respective preservation projects.

An Interview with Ron Reese, Senior VP of Global Communications and Corporate Affairs, Las Vegas Sands

Las Vegas Sands takes leadership role in implementing a plan to end youth homelessness
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Ron Reese is the senior vice president of global communications and corporate affairs at Las Vegas Sands, joining the global Integrated Resort developer in 2003. In his role, Reese drives the overall corporate communications platform and directs corporate affairs initiatives that bring awareness to the company’s business and corporate citizenship achievements, as well as support the company’s global expansion plans.

An Interview with Arash Ghafoori, Executive Director, Nevada Partnership for Homeless Youth

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Arash Ghafoori is the Executive Director of the Nevada Partnership for Homeless Youth (NPHY), Southern Nevada’s most comprehensive service provider for homeless youth. Leveraging his diverse background in policy, academia, and the start-up and corporate worlds, Ghafoori has transformed NPHY into a community leader on issues affecting Southern Nevada’s homeless youth.

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