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Rebuilding Together and Lowe’s to Complete Kickoff To Rebuild Project- Super Bowl XLVIII Event in Moonachie

Annual Super Bowl-sanctioned event on Jan. 31 to bring together more than 150 volunteers to revitalize local neighborhood devastated by Superstorm Sandy
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January 15, 2014 /3BL Media/ - Rebuilding Together, a national nonprofit organization, is teaming up with Lowe’s to revitalize a Moonachie, N.J. neighborhood as part of Kickoff to Rebuild, a Super Bowl XLVIII-sanctioned event.

More than 150 volunteers from Rebuilding Together Bergen County, Lowe’s and other community partners will complete critical home repairs for thirteen local low-income homeowners as part of Super Bowl weekend.

Rebuilding Together AmeriCorps celebrates the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service

Hazelwood community in Pittsburgh to benefit from renovations of eight homes for those in need
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Washington, D.C. , January 13, 2014 /3BL Media/ – Members and alumni of Rebuilding Together’s AmeriCorps program, CapacityCorps, will observe the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service on January 20 through 22 by rebuilding homes and revitalizing communities in Pittsburgh.

Global Banking Alliance for Women and MetLife Foundation Partner to Develop Mentoring Program for Banks

Program will use peer learning across member banks to develop financial products and services for low-income business women
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NEW YORK, January 14, 2014/ 3BL Media/ - MetLife Foundation and the Global Banking Alliance for Women [GBA], a global consortium of financial institutions committed to fostering wealth creation among women, are partnering to develop and launch a mentoring program across member banks of the Alliance with the long-term goal of building financial services and products for low-income women entrepreneurs globally. This grant is part of MetLife Foundation’s $200 million, five-year commitment to fund programs and services that help advance financial inclusion.

A Buzzworthy Project at Bloomberg

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Bee populations in the United Kingdom have dropped around 30% since 2007. What started as an employee idea at Bloomberg has become a project that signifies what's possible when open collaboration is encouraged. Our London office is now home to two beehives, tended by our local BGREEN Squad. The London Apiary, as we now call it, is helping curb the decline in global bee populations – locally.

Learn more at Bloomberg Sustainability.

Krystn Kuckelman - Senior National Walk Director, National Kidney Foundation

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Congratulations to Krystn Kuckelman, Senior National Walk Director, National Kidney Foundation the latest featured peer-to-peer fundraiser in our P2P Spotlight series.

Click here to read more about who motivated Krystn to dedicate her career to making lives better and some of the National Kidney Foundation's big goals in the coming five years.

Uzbekistan Cotton: Protect Your Brand

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In the pit of Central Asia one of the largest exporters of cotton Uzbekistan, is responsible for grave Human Rights abuses and the enforcement of child labor. During cotton season the country recruits over a million civilians to work in the fields without compensation. Schools are shut down and children along with working professionals are faced with torture and arrest if they refuse to pick cotton under the fatal working conditions.

Merck Commits to Improving Global Health by Advancing Health Literacy

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Low health literacy is a $200-billion global problem and is a challenge to improving health outcomes around the world. Learn more and see how Merck is committed to improving this challenge by advancing health literacy.

Slight Increase in Corporate Giving Found in Year-End Review of CSR Data with Annual Projections

Several Emerging Sectors Identified for 2014 in Sponsorship and Community Investment Data
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MONTREAL, January 2, 2014 /3BL Media/ – The New Year begins with a head start for brands able to benchmark their community investment activity, which through data reviewed in the annual version of the SPONSORIUM Report, sees year end averages for donated amounts up just 1.2% over last year. The Report compares data over the last five years, where the Health sector has seen the biggest increases (63%). Over 50,000 activities were tracked in 2013.

Slower-Paced Meal Reduces Hunger but Affects Calorie Consumption Differently in Normal-Weight and Overweight or Obese Individuals

According to New Study Published in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
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Philadelphia, PA, December 30, 2013 /3BL Media/ – Obesity rates in the United States increased from 14.5% of the population in 1971-1974 to 35.9% of the population in 2009-2010. It’s believed that one contributing factor to expanding waistlines is the reported increase in energy intake. Research suggests that the ability to control energy intake may be affected by the speed at which we eat, and a high eating rate may impair the relationship between the sensory signals and processes that regulate how much we eat.

Today Is The End Of The Conflict Minerals Reporting Period: How to Prepare Your Report & Streamline Your Compliance Program

Source Intelligence's Webinar on Conflict Minerals Filing Chalenges
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If you missed the live stream of Source Intelligence’s “Conflict Minerals Filing Challenges” webinar don’t worry, here it is.  The webinar addressed the steps that can be taken right now to get your organization ready to comply by the May 2014 reporting deadline. Their cast of experts helped viewers gain cross-industry best practices to craft a streamlined process and implement a conflict minerals program for reporting and beyond.

The experts featured were:

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