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Hershey's CocoaLink Mobile Phone Program Delivers 100,000 Farmer and Family Messages During First Year in Ghana

Press Release
  • 40% of registered farmers in CocoaLink have attended community farming and literacy training sessions
  • Outreach program in Ghana’s cocoa growing region includes local language text and voice mail to improve farmer output and raise income
  • Largest mobile farmer technology program of its kind on track to reach 25,000 farmers in 2012

Run in Key Human Services’ 4th Annual 5K Run, One Mile Walk, and Kids Fun Run

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The 4th Annual 5K Run, One Mile Walk, and Kids Fun Run will be held on September 8, 2012 at the West Hartford Reservoir on Route 4 in West Hartford, Connecticut. Trophies will be awarded to the top three male and female finishers, and all children participating in the Fun Run will receive an award. Participants can register online. The 5K, One Mile Walk, and Kids Fun Run benefit Key Human Services.

Press Release

The 4th Annual 5K Run, One Mile Walk, and Kids Fun Run will be held on September 8, 2012 at the West Hartford Reservoir on Route 4 in West Hartford, Connecticut. Trophies will be awarded to the top three male and female finishers, and all children participating in the Fun Run will receive an award. Participants can register online. The 5K, One Mile Walk, and Kids Fun Run benefit Key Human Services.

Fair Trade USA Announces Winners of New Cooperative Small Grants Program

Fair Trade Coffee Cooperatives in Peru and Colombia Receive Funding to Address Key Challenges in Quality and Productivity
Press Release

(3BL Media) Oakland, CA - August 3, 2012 - Fair Trade USA, the leading third-party certifier of Fair Trade products in the United States, has announced the first two winners of its new Cooperative Small Grants Program, which offers Fair Trade Certified™ coffee cooperatives access to funding for specific capacity-building projects. The winners, APROCASSI from Peru and ASOPROKAN from Colombia, were awarded a combined $40,428 to improve crop productivity and quality management.

Third Group of 25 Winners Announced in Toyota's 100 Cars for Good Program

Press Release

- Public Encouraged to Show Their Support in the Final Days of Voting

- Public Voting Determines Which Nonprofit Organizations Receive New Toyota Vehicles

- Five Nonprofit Organizations Will Continue to be Profiled on Toyota's Facebook Page (www.100carsforgood.com) Each Day through August 21

 

TORRANCE, Calif., Aug. 2, 2012 / 3BL Media / PRNewswire/ -- Toyota today announced the third group of winners of Toyota's

Together We Stand To Help Aurora Victims

Press Release

(3BL Media) Denver, CO - August 2, 2012 - The mGive Foundation is working with Community First Foundation to launch a text donation campaign that allows Americans to donate to the Community First Foundation Aurora Victim Relief Fund. Donations will be used to meet the immediate and long-term needs of victims and their families and, as funds are available, the broad needs of those affected in the community. To help, anyone can donate $10 by texting the word TOGETHER to 80000.

Local CITGO Marketer Condon Oil Raises $40,286 For The Muscular Dystrophy Association In 2012

Wisconsin Marketer Raises $33,000 in June with 13th Bi-Annual Golf and Fishing Event
Press Release

RIPON, Wis., Aug. 2, 2012 / 3BL Media / PRNewswire/ -- Condon Oil teamed up with CITGO Petroleum Corporation and members of the Ripon community to raise $33,000 for muscular dystrophy research and support. On June 6, 2012, 216 golfers and 34 fishing charter boats joined together for the 13th Bi-Annual Condon Charity Golf and Fishing Event. The total funds raised for the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) in 2012 currently exceed Condon Oil's 2010 total by close to $12,000. 

Allstate Partners with Feeding America During National “Week of Service”

Employees to help deliver nearly 240,000 meals; lead more than 250 volunteer projects
Press Release

(3BL Media) Northbrook, IL - August 2, 2012 -  As part of the company’s first Week of Service, Allstate is partnering with Feeding America and local food banks to help fund nearly 240,000 meals to families at risk of hunger. The Week of Service, running from August 6-10, also includes hundreds of employee-led volunteer efforts across the country aimed at supporting local communities through non-profit organizations.

My Favorite Window Seat: One Patient's Journey to Recovery with the Help of St. Luke's Rehabilitation Center and a Southwest Airlines LUV Jet

A Patient's Journey to Recovery with the Help of St. Luke's Rehabilitation Center and a Southwest Airlines LUV Jet
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This is a guest post from Lynda Housden, who let us know about her favorite “therapy module” at St. Luke’s Rehabilitation Institute (hint: it’s the interior of a SWA plane).  

My career takes me to cities across the nation. Every week, I take a plane ride on Monday and return home on Thursday. Airplanes are my mode of transport.

When I had my knee replaced last month, I knew it wasn’t going to be an ordinary surgery and recovery would be a hard journey since my hip was replaced last year, and I was recently diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis.

Feeding the Hungry is Just Peachy

Blog

By: Amanda Bauman, Manager – Community Affairs, Campbell Soup Company

Each year during peach season, Glassboro, NJ, farmer Anthony Yula’s 90 year-old grandfather stares into a dumpster full of peaches, grumbles and says, “These peaches are perfectly fine – so why aren’t they going anywhere?”

Building a Stronger Community through Local Newspapers

De Courant Helps the Dutch Community by Supporting Go Green Go Dutch Go Bike
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Local ethnocentric newspapers are one of the major players in developing Canadian culture as being one of the most multicultural countries in the world. They educate Canadians on the events taking place, in a language and style that specific ethnic groups can understand. These newspapers unite the people of a specific culture in Canada and allow them to read about the news in their community.

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