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Yum! Brands' World Hunger Relief Recognized for Efforts to End Hunger

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At Yum! Brands we believe it is our responsibility and privilege to do everything we can to make a difference in the fight against hunger. Our World Hunger Relief (WHR) program is the largest private sector hunger relief effort, spanning more than 125 countries and territories, 40,000 KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell restaurants and more than 1.5 million employees and franchise associates.

2013 WHR efforts created unprecedented awareness and engagement and raised a record-breaking $37 million in overall cash and food donations for WFP and other hunger relief agencies.

WFAA: Grant Will Fund Repairs at Plano Women's Shelter

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Posted on June 3, 2014 at 5:01 PM
Updated yesterday at 8:36 PM

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WFAA
Posted on June 3, 2014 at 5:01 PM
Updated yesterday at 8:36 PM

Medical Professionals Fold 1,000 Paper Cranes to Share "Words of Comfort" with Cancer Patients

Participants will create short messages to share with cancer patients in need, as part of McKesson's Giving Comfort initiative
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MONTVILLE, CT, June 4, 2014 /3BL Media/– As part of Moore Medical’s annual education conference (EdCon), Giving Comfort – a program of the McKesson Foundation that provides care packages to low-income cancer patients – will issue a challenge to attendees to create one-thousand origami paper cranes with wishes and words of comfort for patients. These “Comfort Cranes” will then be shared with cancer patients and caregivers through Giving Comfort’s partners in 33 states.

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UTC-Sponsored East Hartford Relay For Life Raises More Than $295,000
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On a clear, starry evening at Rentschler Field in East Hartford, Conn., hundreds of people stood in the darkness at the East Hartford Relay For Life event, waiting expectantly for the final speaker at the Luminaria Ceremony to address them.

Minutes earlier, with the overhead lights extinguished, participants took one final lap around the track – walking, skipping and even doing handstands as they crossed the finish line, lit by bulbs forming the word “HOPE.” The track was encircled by 750 glowing luminaria bags adorned with a photo or name of a loved one lost or battling cancer.

Downtown Topeka Inc. Receives Boost With BNSF Railway Foundation Donation

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The Downtown Topeka Inc. project to revitalize South Kansas Avenue in downtown Topeka, Kan., recently received a boost from the BNSF Railway Foundation.

Andy Williams, regional director, Public Affairs, presented the first check, which will be used to beautify South Kansas Avenue. The total donation will be paid over a three-year period. BNSF and the seven other sponsor companies will have input into amenities, pocket parks and other aesthetic improvements in the downtown Topeka area.

The Mary Kay Foundation(SM) Gives Emergency Grant to Dallas Area Women’s Shelter Facing Financial Crisis

The Only Domestic Violence Shelter in Collin County Receives Helping Hand Following a Devastating Leak
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DALLAS, June 4, 2014 /3BL Media/ –  Hope’s Door, a domestic violence shelter known for offering a helping hand is now on the receiving end after a devastating plumbing leak forced the Plano, Texas center to close its doors to new clients. With a $25,000 repair bill looming, the shelter is already currently at capacity and began sending women and children elsewhere.

America’s Charities Welcomes New Board Directors

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WASHINGTON, D.C., June 4, 2014 /3BL Media/ – America’s Charities is pleased to announce the appointment of five new members and two re-elected members to its Board of Directors. 

UTC Supports Marines Toys for Tots Foundation with $80,000 Donation

Employee volunteers help to shop and deliver toy donation.
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On a blustery early December morning, nearly 40 UTC volunteers from across the company convened at two Toys “R” Us locations to make UTC’s $80,000 donation to the Marine Corps’ Toys for Tots foundation a reality.

Morgan Stanley Launches Healthy Cities – Innovative Integration of Health and Wellness Resources for Children

$1.5 Million Commitment in Three Cities, Starting in Chicago
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NEW YORK, June 4, 2014 /3BL Media/ – Morgan Stanley today announced the launch of Healthy Cities, a philanthropy program designed to fuel innovation in coordinating the wellness, nutrition and play resources that can underpin a child’s healthy start in life. 

Recycle Across America® Joins Participant Media® and TerraCycle® to Revitalize Recycling and Advance Sustainable Manufacturing

Inspired by Pivot’s Upcoming Docu-Series, ‘Human Resources,’ Recycle Right! Aims to Distribute 1 Million Standardized Recycling Labels in U.S. by Year’s End
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Minneapolis, MN, June 3, 2014, /3BL Media/ – Recycle Across America® (RAA) has joined forces with Participant Media to launch a social action campaign focused on transforming recycling and improving the economics and prevalence of sustainable packaging and manufacturing. The campaign, unveiled today at the European Union’s Environmental Summit by RAA’s founder Mitch Hedlund, is inspired by Participant’s new show “Human Resources,” premiering August 8 on its television network Pivot.

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