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Going The Extra Mile to Save Lives

Southwest Airlines Medical Transportation Grant Program Returns
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Imagine a child has a tumor that requires travel across the country each year for treatment. The parents declared bankruptcy, lost their home, and their car. How do they afford travel?

For a woman from Lexington, KY, air time is more than just a flight to St. Louis where she can receive treatment at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Air time is a second chance at life, despite multiple lung transplants.

Two children traveling to be fitted for leg braces find hope and relief from Denver Employees willing to go above and beyond to make their trips as comfortable as possible.

National Bike Challenge Reaches 10 Million Miles

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(3BL Media) Denver, CO - August 9, 2012 - With her polka-dot pinwheel spinning in the wind, Amy Schiebel propelled the National Bike Challenge past 10 million miles this morning. Riding three miles to work on her Electra cruiser, the Denver resident logged the trip that pushed the national initiative past its goal -- three weeks before the end of the online competition.

Building a Playhouse for Good

Southwest Airlines Mechanics Donate Time to Build Playhouse Benefitting CASA Parade of Playhouses
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By: Dale Dixon

This is a guest post from Dale Dixon, a Southwest Airlines Mechanic who has contributed to the CASA Parade of Playhouses for the past three years.

As a Southwest Airlines Mechanic, I spend my days working on Southwest’s all-Boeing 737 fleet.  Three years ago, I was given the opportunity to roll up my sleeves to work on a completely different kind of project—a project that would require many hours off the clock, creativity, and most of all, a passion for making a difference in a child’s life.

Hershey's CSR Report: Impacting the Communities Where We Live and Work

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  • Contributed more than $9.1 million in cash and product donations
  • Set a new giving record of more than $2 million to the United Way
  • Celebrated the More Than Three Decades of Hershey’s Track & Field Games
  • Contributed nearly 10,000 employee volunteer hours to deserving causes

CITGO Lemont Refinery and Cicero Lubes Plant Raise Money Towards a Cure for Muscular Dystrophy

CITGO Hosts 16th Annual ‘Driving for a Cure’ Golf Outing and Fundraiser
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ORLAND PARK, Ill. , Aug. 10, 2012 / 3BL Media / PRNewswire/ -- The CITGO Lemont Refinery and Cicero lubricants plant teamed up with the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) for the 16th Annual CITGO MDA Driving for a Cure Golf Scramble.  This year more than 310 CITGO employees, MDA employees, contractors, and various sponsors came together to raise more than $250,000 to help put an end to neuromuscular diseases.

Harnessing Technology to Help Victims of Abuse

Jack McArtney on the importance of technology training for advocates that help domestic violence survivors
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Jack McArtney is Director of Corporate and Community Responsibility for Verizon. He works with parents, educators, service providers, application developers and industry leaders to foster responsible use of Verizon's mobile and broadband networks.

Last Monday I spoke at a conference for the National Network to End Domestic Violence. Their Safety Net “Training of Trainers” event marks its 10th year, so I was happy to join the celebration – and I brought a robot to help. 

New Report: Evaluating Social Innovation

Timely, Actionable Data for Innovators
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FSG's new report, "Evaluating Social Innovation," challenges grantmakers to explore the use of Developmental Evaluation when evaluating complex, dynamic, and emergent initiatives.

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FSG's new report, "Evaluating Social Innovation," challenges grantmakers to explore the use of Developmental Evaluation when evaluating complex, dynamic, and emergent initiatives.

Towards an Economics of Happiness - Part I

Guest essayist Helena Norbert-Hodge on the connection between ecological sustainability and quality of life.
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by Helena Norberg-Hodge

Originally published in the Summer 2012 RSF Quarterly

Keep America Beautiful Kicks Off Second Annual Recycle-Bowl Competition

Visit Recycle-Bowl.org to Register Your School Today!
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(3BL Media) Stamford, CT - August 8, 2012 – Keep America Beautiful, the nation’s largest volunteer-based community action and education organization, is again teaming up with Nestlé Waters North America to announce the launch of the second annual Recycle-Bowl youth recycling competition.

MGM Resorts International Joins with the Jared Foundation to Battle Childhood Obesity

Coordinated Approach to Child Health to be Expanded
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(3BL Media) Las Vegas, NV - August 8, 2012 – MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM) and the Jared Foundation announced plans to work toward expanding a program that addresses chronic weight and obesity issues among children living in the region.

“We are what we eat and the United States is facing a widely-documented crisis and epidemic,” said Jim Murren, Chairman & CEO of MGM Resorts International at the announcement of the expansion of the Coordinated Approach to Childhood Health in Las Vegas.

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