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Johnson County Library and Black & Veatch Renew MakerSpace Partnership

Gift continues support for popular STEM programs for problem solvers of all ages
Press Release

July 25, 2018 /3BL Media/ - Modern American libraries are centers of access to ideas, books, AV – and technology.

Wells Fargo Pledges to Give Away $400 Million This Year

By Shannon Prather, Star Tribune
Article

Wells Fargo has pledged to dramatically increase its philanthropy, largely through its Minnesota-born foundation, with plans to give away $400 million to nonprofits, schools and other good causes this year.

Healthy Birth Outcomes Through Cross-Sector Collaboration

Article

A black baby in the U.S. is more than twice as likely to die before its first birthday as a white baby. In addition to the medical care and access a woman and baby receive, these poor outcomes are also driven by social determinants of health—non-clinical factors such as social, educational, environmental, and economic opportunities that affect a woman’s overall health and wellbeing. This multi-faceted challenge requires a multi-faceted approach.

Hormel Foods Announces Three Employee Engagement Trips to Guatemala

Employees and guests help those in need through the company’s Project SPAMMY® program
Press Release

AUSTIN, Minn., July 25, 2018, /3BL Media/ – Hormel Foods Corporation (NYSE: HRL) today announced the company has coordinated three trips for employees and their guests to travel to Guatemala this year to help those in need through its Project SPAMMY® program.

The company’s Project SPAMMY® program consists of three core elements:

Viacom Interns Paint and Pack Meals for First-Ever Intern Viacommunity Day

by Jillian Baker
Blog

The White Box event space at Viacom’s Times Square headquarters was getting loud and rowdy in the late afternoon on Tuesday, July 16 as 95 interns from three New York City offices sang along to music, socialized and volunteered to help others in need.

Assessing the Effectiveness of Our New Community Response System at Eleonore

Blog

In an effort to increase collaboration and transparency, our Éléonore operation formally established a site-based grievance mechanism in 2016 using the principles set out in our Sustainability Excellence Management System (SEMS). Through discussions with our Cree Nation of Wemindji partners, a joint decision was made to refer to it as a “dialogue mechanism,” with the intent of facilitating meaningful conversations with our stakeholders.

Novartis Renews Drug Donation of Egaten® (Triclabendazole) Until 2022, Reaffirming Its Commitment to the Fight Against Liver Fluke

Summary: 
  • Novartis extends agreement with the WHO for the donation of Egaten® for the treatment of liver fluke, a neglected tropical disease, also known as fascioliasis, that infects more than 2.4 million people globally1
  • Since the start of the donation program in 2005, Novartis has donated approximately 4 million tablets of Egaten, valued at USD 41 million, helping to treat around 2 million fascioliasis patients worldwide

  • Egaten is currently the only treatment for fascioliasis recommended by the WHO and is on the WHO Model List of Essential Medicines

Novartis extends agreement with the WHO for the donation of Egaten® for the treatment of liver fluke, a neglected tropical disease, also known as fascioliasis, that infects more than 2.4 million people globally
Article
  • Novartis extends agreement with the WHO for the donation of Egaten® for the treatment of liver fluke, a neglected tropical disease, also known as fascioliasis, that infects more than 2.4 million people globally1
  • Since the start of the donation program in 2005, Novartis has donated approximately 4 million tablets of Egaten, valued at USD 41 million, helping to treat around 2 million fascioliasis patients worldwide

  • Egaten is currently the only treatment for fascioliasis recommended by the WHO and is on the WHO Model List of Essential Medicines

Arrow Electronics Takes Service to New Heights

Blog

This July, a group of summer interns at Arrow Electronics participated in a day of volunteer work at Gray’s and Torrey’s peaks in Colorado, taking service initiatives to an elevation of 12,000 feet. Throughout the day, they performed trail maintenance, guided by leaders from the Colorado Fourteeners Initiative (CFI).

Engaging with Children: Taking Care of the Planet

Gildan’s employees and their families participate in activities to help the environment.
Multimedia with summary

Employees and their families in Honduras, Nicaragua, Dominican Republic and Mexico and their children joined in a number of community initiatives to raise awareness of the importance of environmental protection.  Families participated in reforestation activities and children were invited to compete in an environmental drawing contest and recycling challenge.

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