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Major Leaguer Cameron Maybin is on a Mission to Help Kids

Angels Outfielder is #GoingToBat for Youth Where He Lives and Works
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Los Angeles Angels outfielder Cameron Maybin‘s 10-year career has taken him through Detroit, Florida, San Diego, Atlanta, Detroit again and now Anaheim, but the speedy outfielder has not lost track of his roots.

Maybin, who recently turned 30, hails from Asheville, N.C., and he spent the 2016 holiday season in his hometown; but instead of just visiting with family and friends, he and his wife, Courtney, had a bigger idea in mind—the creation and launch of The Maybin Mission.

"Are You Going to Be Back Tomorrow?”

By: Tom Nelson
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That’s what wide-eyed Andrew asked after his first meal at a No Kid Hungry supported summer meals site in Baltimore. When a volunteer assured him that, yes, they’d be back at the same time the next day, Andrew looked up into the volunteer’s eyes while lifting up his pinky and asked, “Pinky swear?

AEP Releases 2017 Corporate Accountability Report

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American Electric Power (NYSE: AEP) issued its 2017 Corporate Accountability Report today, the 11th annual assessment of AEP’s stewardship as a public company and a community partner. It is accessible online at www.aepsustainability.com.

The report explores AEP’s business strategy, governance, financial performance, corporate culture and social responsibilities in 2016. AEP made a positive economic, environmental and social impact on the communities it serves, while delivering positive financial returns to shareholders.

Michael Bloomberg Gives $75 Million to Shed Arts Center

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The ambitious new arts center known as the Shed, rising in Hudson Yards, has received $75 million from Michael R. Bloomberg, showing just how much the Far West Side continues to be shaped by a small group of influential billionaires.

They include Stephen M. Ross, the chairman of Related Companies, and Barry Diller, the media mogul. Mr. Bloomberg on Wednesday added $60 million to a $15 million contribution he had made to the Shed in 2012, which was previously undisclosed.

Habitat for Humanity and Wells Fargo Team Up with Veterans to Improve 100 Homes

Habitat for Humanity to launch effort in nearly 30 communities with $300,000 Wells Fargo Housing Foundation grant, Wells Fargo volunteer support
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SAN FRANCISCO, May 25, 2017 /3BL Media/ – Habitat for Humanity and Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) today announced a new commitment to improve 100 homes with veterans in nearly 30 communities across the country from Seattle to South Palm Beach, Florida.

Launched in May during Military Appreciation Month with the support of a $300,000 grant from the Wells Fargo Housing Foundation, Wells Fargo volunteers will work alongside veterans on projects such as painting, landscaping and other improvements that support sustainable housing.

Volvo Ocean Race Youth Academy Powered by AkzoNobel's International® Brand

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AMSTERDAM, May 26, 2017/3BL Media/ - AkzoNobel's International® brand has committed to helping young people all over the world learn more about sailing by becoming the official Youth Academy partner for the forthcoming Volvo Ocean Race. 

The Youth Academy aims to drive excitement and interest around the race by encouraging more children to experience and enjoy sailing and appreciate the value of winning together. AkzoNobel's involvement will also enable the company to connect and engage with communities along the race route. 

Blackbaud Increases Corporate Volunteer Engagement with New AngelPoints Updates

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MicroEdge + Blackbaud is pleased to announce exciting new updates to its AngelPoints employee giving & volunteering technology solution that will help companies improve the way they engage their employees in volunteerism! Adding a social media feel to the platform that creates excitement and more directly connects volunteers with the impact they are having, employees can now upload and share photos from volunteer events to the AngelPoints VolunteerMe mobile volunteering app.

Additional new features include:

How to Make Volunteering Work for All Your Employees [Webinar]

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Sam likes to volunteer with his hands. It gives his mind a break from his mentally demanding job. Jasmine prefers to use her specialized coding skills to volunteer. Otherwise, she feels her time volunteering is misspent. And Lena wants an opportunity to reconnect with colleagues she doesn’t see every day, and a chance to chat with the new faces around the office.

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