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2018 Youth Homelessness Summit | Faces of Collaboration: Marquan and Patricia

The Las Vegas community joins together on November 2 at the 2nd Annual Youth Homelessness Summit
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The Las Vegas community joins together on November 2 at the 2nd Annual Youth Homelessness Summit in Las Vegas. Below are two stories from this collaboration between Las Vegas Sands and the Nevada Partnership for Homeless Youth.

Marquan's Story

3 Trends Shaping Today's Top CSR Programs

How to Lead the Charge in Doing Good
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Today’s employees want more than a paycheck. They want purpose. And consumers expect more than a product. They expect companies to take the lead in championing positive social change…  

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Top 10 Charitable Causes Trending (So Far!) In 2018

See What’s Currently Shaping Employee Giving
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Each year at Benevity, just before the biggest giving months of the year, we release data showing the top charitable causes that enterprise companies and their people are supporting through our platform… and the results are in!

Last year, we reported a major shift in giving, with employees rapidly responding to the issues that matter to them. In 2018, we continue to see the momentum flourish. Find out the top 10 charitable causes corporations are supporting and what factors are driving a shift in giving from the bottom up. 

The UPS Foundation Expands Its Disaster Relief Network for Hurricane Michael and Indonesia Earthquake Committing $1.5 Million

Contributes immediate and long-term recovery assistance through a network of public-private partnerships
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ATLANTA, October 12, 2018 /3BL Media/ – The UPS Foundation today announced a $1.5 million commitment to support relief and recovery efforts for the earthquake/tsunami in Indonesia and Hurricane Michael in Florida. Through a combination of cash grants, in-kind transportation movements and technical expertise, The UPS Foundation, in collaboration with its disaster relief partners, will provide urgent relief, as well as support for long-term needs ranging from rebuilding to personal and financial recovery assistance.

Relief Efforts for Indonesia: How You Can Help

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On September 28, a 7.5 magnitude earthquake hit areas outside the city of Palu on Sulawesi island in Indonesia. The earthquake also triggered a tsunami with waves as high as 6 meters. We are all deeply saddened and concerned to see the destruction and loss of life caused by these tragic events. As of Wednesday morning, the death toll had climbed to over 1,400 people, with an additional 70,000 displaced from homes, and thousands more injured. Food, water, fuel, and medicine has been slow to reach the hardest-hit areas, with many roads broken and split open.

HanesBrands Donates More Than $2 Million of Underwear, Socks and T-Shirts to Assist Hurricane Florence Victims

Nonprofit charity Delivering Good to distribute the donated apparel to relief agencies in Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina
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WINSTON-SALEM, N.C., October 5, 2018 /3BL Media/ -- HanesBrands announced today that it is donating nearly 350,000 pairs of underwear, socks and T-shirts to assist victims of flooding from Hurricane Florence in the Carolinas and the Southeast.

Hanes is partnering with nonprofit charity Delivering Good to distribute essential basic apparel valued at more than $2 million to storm and flood victims who have endured relocation, lost homes, power outages and other hardships in wake of the hurricane and associated flooding.

The Arbor Day Foundation’s Texas Community Tree Recovery Campaign Partners With Praxair, TruGreen, FedEx, Texas A&M Forest Service, LMC/Embark and Memorial City Mall to Distribute Free Trees to Local Texas Residents Affected by Hurricane Harvey

Arbor Day Foundation program helps rebuild and beautify communities one tree at a time
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HOUSTON, October 9, 2018 /3BL Media/ – The Arbor Day Foundation’s Texas Tree Recovery Campaign will hold a tree distribution event in Houston, TX on Saturday, October 13, 2018, for homeowners to replace trees lost in Hurricane Harvey. This event is a partnership between the Arbor Day Foundation, Praxair, TruGreen, FedEx, Texas A&M Forest Service, LMC/Embark and Memorial City Mall will distribute 1,000 new trees to local residents from 9:00 a.m. until noon at The Lawn at Memorial City, 9755 ½ Katy Freeway, Houston, TX 77024. These trees will be free of charge.

We Are Only Half As Good As We Want to Be

Here are 3 things companies are doing about it this charitable season.
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Last year, we saw seismic shifts in the causes people supported as we also crossed the $400 billion giving mark for the first time. We saw more people and companies give more than ever before, which is heartening in what has felt like a time of tension, crisis and unprecedented natural and “man-made” disasters.

Yet despite these seemingly huge numbers, most Americans are only half as charitable as they intend. 

Merck Announces “Safer Childbirth Cities” Initiative, Issues Call to Action to Reverse the Rise in U.S. Maternal Deaths

Merck for Mothers Commits Additional $10M to Support Locally Created Solutions to Improve Maternal Health and Reduce Disparities
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KENILWORTH, N.J., October 3 , 2018 /3BL Media/ – Merck (NYSE: MRK), known as MSD outside the United States and Canada, announced today a new effort to support cities across the country to help women have a healthy pregnancy and safe childbirth. The “Safer Childbirth Cities” initiative is intended to reduce the number of maternal deaths and life-threatening childbirth events and narrow disparities in maternal health outcomes in the U.S.

Calling on the Private Sector to Solve the Next Great Health Crisis of Our Time – Global Safe Surgery

Chief Medical Officer, GE Foundation
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The global health world periodically has rude awakenings that expose vulnerabilities in countries’ preparedness to handle health crises. The outbreaks of Ebola and Zika in recent years are a glaring example of this weakness, exposing how poorly prepared areas like West Africa were for threats of that magnitude. Governments, civil society, and the private sector leapt into action with the resources to help, but their aid arrived late and was not completely organized, rendering their relationships and resources underutilized.

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