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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.”

De Beers Endorses Botswana’s Top Travel Rating

De Beers has stepped in to support Botswana as a leading tourist destination at the world’s biggest travel trade show.
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The country was this year’s official partner at the Internationale Tourismus-Borse (ITB) in Berlin, and Botswana’s President Seretse Khama Ian Khama was among leading figures to attend.

Overall, from 8 to 12 March, more than 100,000 trade visitors came to the ITB, which featured 10,000 exhibiting companies from 184 countries and regions on almost 1,100 stands in an area of 160,000 square metres.

As well as sponsoring the Botswana Pavilion, the premium pavilion at the show, De Beers played a significant role in its design and execution.

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.

Amway Facebook LIVE Video: Addressing Childhood Malnutrition in Southern Africa

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The Nutrilite Power of 5 Campaign was LIVE on Facebook from southern Africa addressing the critical issue of childhood malnutrition.

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

CLP Publishes Its 15th Sustainability Report: Powering the Changing World Today for a Better Tomorrow

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CLP, one of the largest investor-operators of power assets in the Asia-Pacific region, has published its 2016 Sustainability Report showing a detailed picture of its performance on how it manages financial and other capitals to create value for its stakeholders over the long term.

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.

Avnet and Arizona State University to Host Inaugural ASU Innovation Open

Finalists will compete for $100,000 at final round pitch competition on April 2
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PHOENIX, March 29, 2017 /3BL Media/ – As part of its ongoing partnership with Arizona State University (ASU) to drive technology innovation and entrepreneurship, Avnet (NYSE:AVT) is sponsoring the inaugural ASU Innovation Open (ASUio). The final round of the ASUio, the ASUio Demo Day, will take place this Sunday, April 2 at Arizona State University’s Beus Center for Law and Society, from 1:30 to 4:00 p.m.

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