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Marcone Canada Supports Women & Children in Crisis at ETA Vaughan Women’s Shelter

Employees, customers, & industry vendors have come together since 2013 to help families fleeing abuse
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As a featured charity in Marcone Canada’s philanthropic work, the ETA Vaughan Women’s Shelter has been a top priority for the company since 2013. In just two years, Marcone’s employees, customers, and business partners have come together on several occasions to raise donations that support the families helped by the shelter. 

Aramark Volunteers in Cleveland Inspire Women to Lead Healthier Lives

At Friendly Inn Women’s Health Expo, employees host healthy cooking demonstrations and provide nutrition information and education
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According to estimates from the National Center for Health Statistics, more than 60 percent of U.S. adult women are overweight, and have a greater risk for heart disease, stroke, diabetes, high blood pressure and other health issues.

To help women focus on their health and lead healthier lives, Aramark employees recently joined other health care service providers for the Friendly Inn First Annual Women’s Health Expo “It’s All About You.”  

Astellas USA Foundation Partners with Stupid Cancer on Mobile Health App to End Cancer Isolation

Isolation and lack of one-on-one peer connection is the largest challenge facing millennial cancer patients and caregivers 15-39 years old
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NEW YORK and NORTHBROOK, Ill., April 27, 2015 /3BL Media/ – The Astellas USA Foundation is partnering with Stupid Cancer by providing a grant to support Instapeer, the first mobile app dedicated to ending isolation among young adults impacted by cancer. Stupid Cancer anticipates more than 50,000 users adopting Instapeer by 2016.

Focus on the Future: Kentucky, Toyota Expand Early Childhood Academies

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Frankfort, Ky, April 27, 2015 /3BL Media/ – Preparing parents helps prepare students…which leads to a prepared workforce.
 
Today half of the children in Kentucky arrive at kindergarten unprepared. The United Way Born Learning Academies meet a critical need in Kentucky communities: helping parents turn everyday moments into learning opportunities to help prepare their kids for kindergarten and beyond.
 
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The Mary Kay Charity Golf Classic

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Despite severe storm alerts, more than 200 golfers attended The Mary Kay Charity Golf Classic and raised more than $233,000 for The Mary Kay Foundation℠.

While the rain poured, more than 187 people packed the house to attend a network breakfast hosted by Chief Marketing Officer Sheryl Adkins-Green. Even the very soggy course didn't deter the golfers who started tee time a little late.

The CSR Scoop - 4/24/2015

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Volunteer Week may have officially ended on April 18, but chatter from the corporate and nonprofit sectors this week demonstrated that volunteering is at the forefront of the CSR discussion year-round.

The scoop this week touches upon various indexes of CSR success, the imperative for businesses of all sizes to engage in corporate giving, the wraparound business benefits of corporate volunteering, and nonprofit tricks to engage “the modern volunteer.” Read on!

Live Chat: What's Next for INGO Partnerships?

Traditional aid models are changing. Join #FutureINGO on 4/29 to learn more.
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Explore the future of partnerships for International NGOs in the #FutureINGO live Twitter chat on 4/29 at 12pm ET. 

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Explore the future of partnerships for International NGOs in the #FutureINGO live Twitter chat on 4/29 at 12pm ET. 

Major League Baseball Players Trust to Live Below the Line in support of Physicians for Peace and other nonprofits

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From April 27 through May 1, the Major League Baseball Players Trust is joining forces with The Global Poverty Project’s Live Below the Line campaign to raise awareness and funds for the more than 1.2 billion people around the world living in extreme poverty (Learn more here.).  

Through the Players Trust, Major Leaguers provide funding to support the work of several non-profits dedicated to helping improve the lives of people living below the poverty line. One such partner is Physicians for Peace.   

How a Bollywood Star is Tackling Women's Rights Issues in India

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Since its launch in 2012, STAR India's groundbreaking social awareness series Satyamev Jayate has become the premier platform through which Indians can discuss their society's most pressing issues. The series features Bollywood star Aamir Khan in conversation with victims, activists, and experts, as they explore such subjects as the caste system, alcoholism, and political corruption. On April 22 at the 6th annual Women in the World Summit in New York City, Khan spoke at length about how the show has addressed women's rights issues over the course of its three-season run.

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