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Rotary Club Pairs Student with Head of Whirlpool

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David Reimers has always dreamed of working at Whirlpool, and now he's living his dream. When David was in high school, a Rotary club set up an interview for him with Jeff Fettig, the CEO of Whirlpool. Fettig gave him good advice and helped him apply for a summer internship. Now out of college and working at Whirlpool in sales, David says, "I couldn’t be more thankful starting my career off this way.”

Read more about how Fettig is mentoring Reimers on Rotary.com

VSP Global and U.S. Conference of Mayors to Partner for Second Year

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RANCHO CORDOVA, Calif., March 30, 2017 /3BL Media/- San Francisco resident Mounir Ebdellaoi has depended on his glasses to see since age 14. Ebdellaoi lives in one of the city’s most distressed neighborhoods and was recently mugged and his eyewear was destroyed in the altercation. “You don’t know what it’s like not to see,” Ebdellaoi explained. “I could not function without glasses, psychologically even, not just crossing the street and all that, but you just don’t feel the same. You’ve got to be able to see.”

4 Ways to Help Employees Grasp the Impact of Volunteering

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By Scott Huntington

If you have employees who volunteer either time or money to a worthy cause your business supports, you may find that they don’t always realize how much good their service is actually doing.

Points of Light Civic Accelerator Launches Spring 2017 Class

The Points of Light Civic Accelerator invests in 12 civic ventures that are addressing ways to improve economic mobility of underserved communities around the country
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ATLANTA, March 29, 2017 /3BL Media/ – The Points of Light Civic Accelerator, with founding partners the PwC Charitable Foundation Inc. and Starbucks Foundation, and CapitalOne Investing for Good, Vodafone Americas Foundation, U.S. Small Business Administration, Dentons, Singing for Change, and hotel sponsor Hilton Worldwide, kicks off the Spring 2017 accelerator program with ventures working to increase economic mobility across the country.

The UPS Foundation Commits $14.1 Million To Humanitarian Relief & Community Safety

Investing in the Enhancement of Humanitarian and Public Health Supply Chains in Africa and Around the World
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ATLANTA, March 29, 2017 /3BL Media/ - From imbedding its logistics experts with the United Nation’s agencies to vaccine tracking programs to drones delivering medical supplies, The UPS Foundation, the philanthropic arm of UPS (NYSE: UPS), is taking on global humanitarian relief and community safety in a big way. This year, The UPS Foundation will award $14.1 million in grant funding and in-kind support to advance humanitarian relief and community safety initiatives around the world.

Voya Financial Announces First-Quarter 2017 Grant Recipients

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March 29, 2017 /3BL Media/ - Voya Financial, Inc. (NYSE: VOYA), today announced the nonprofit organizations selected to receive grants in the first quarter of 2017 through Voya Foundation, the company's charitable giving arm. Voya Foundation invests in programming to help foster healthy, sustainable communities and supports local and national nonprofits with missions that advance children’s education and financial resilience.  

Below is a summary of the first-quarter 2017 grant recipients:

Connecticut Science Center – Hartford, CT

Community Partners Bring Raised Garden Beds to Life for Local Boys & Girls Club

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The sound of hammers, the smell of fertile soil, and the promise of a bountiful harvest filled the air at the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Kingsport’s Eastman Center as seven raised garden beds came to life.

Gildan Investing Over $100,000 Into Community Projects in Latin America Thanks to the 2016 Gildan Glow Run

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Gildan proudly supports the communities in which we operate, often going well beyond simply creating employment in our facilities – towards driving our vision to make apparel better. Each year, Gildan organizes several employee volunteering activities enabling employees to get involved and contribute to the enrichment of their communities. For example, reforestation activities, improvements to schools’ infrastructure, as well as activities to raise funds for the fight against breast cancer.

2,000 Dow Volunteers and New Technology set the Stage for 2017 Partnership with Habitat for Humanity

Dow and Habitat collaboration enters 35th year
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ATLANTA and MIDLAND, Mich., March 29, 2017 /3BL Media/ – This year, The Dow Chemical Company and Habitat for Humanity enter their 35th year of partnership and will add new technologies to help make communities healthier and homes more sustainable for families in need of decent and affordable housing.

Announcing Our 2017 Inventor’s Challenge Winners

By Anne Wintroub
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For the past several months, AT&T has been collaborating with Imagination Foundation on our second-annual Inventor’s Challenge – bringing together young people from around the world to create innovative, imaginative and often totally viable solutions that solve problems in their schools and communities. This year, we saw entries from nearly 10,000 kids and teens from pre-k to high school, with ideas that ranged from a 3D-printed soap dispenser to spring-loaded “sky shoes” to help anyone reach great heights.

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