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Rescuing One Billion Pounds of Food

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One billion of anything is a lot.

One billion pounds of perfectly good food given to hungry people instead of landfills is life changing for those who face hunger. And according to Feeding America, that’s one in eight people in America.

With wasted food in landfills being one of the largest sources of greenhouse gas going into the atmosphere, every pound of food we can use to feed hungry people – rather than send to a landfill – really helps the environment.

Crafton Hills Fire Academy Hopes to Increase Number of Female Firefighters

The fire academy recently partnered with Edison International to provide scholarships with the goal of increasing diversity among its cadets.
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YUCAIPA, Calif.— Jessica Renfrow, 21, recalls a story her police officer father told her as a young girl about being called out to a burning building. The fire department hadn’t arrived yet, but a woman said her child was still inside.

Her father raced in and rescued the child, his scorched uniform evidence of the intense heat.

Pro Bono Perspectives Podcast: Episode 5 - Harriet Harral, Leadership Fort Worth

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We are thrilled to welcome Dr. Harriet Harral the Executive Director of Leadership Fort Worth (LFW) to Pro Bono Perspectives! LFW is a Texas-based nonprofit that is among the oldest community leadership-development programs in the nation. Harriet has acquired expertise in organizational effectiveness and leadership development through her experience working in not only the non-profit sector but also the public and corporate sectors. Talk about a cross-sector leader!

‘Much More Than a Scholarship’

The Hispanic Scholarship Fund has found that its scholarship recipients excel when it offers mentorships, career opportunities, wellness coaching, and other support services.
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When Vanessa Velasquez was in high school, she knew she wanted to go to college, but she wasn’t sure where to start. As the daughter of a single mother and the first in her family to go to college, she didn’t know how the college admissions process worked or how to find financial aid.

When a Financial Institution Takes a Stand on Corporate Citizenship

by Laura K. Wise
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The financial services industry is one in particular where a commitment to a triple bottom line is most critical. In leading up to 3BL Forum: Brands Taking Stands – The Long Viewlater this month, TriplePundit sat down with Andrea Barrack, Vice President of Global Corporate Citizenship at TD Bank, to talk about the stand that TD has taken to be the best corporate citizen possible.

Ebook | The Biggest Threats to Your Corporate Philanthropy Initiatives

Know the fast-emerging CSR risks – and how to respond to them.
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How can bad things happen to programs that are all about doing good? It’s an unfortunate fact of doing CSR work in a changing and volatile world. It takes a nimble, agile approach to stay ahead of them.

To Increase Michigan’s Brain Gain, Engage Talent at All Levels

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By Patti Poppe

By all accounts, there is not a more exciting time to be in Michigan and in the energy industry. We’re on the cusp of an innovation economy, where technology makes it easier and more affordable to leave the planet better than we found it through renewable energy.

Arbor Day Foundation Partners With Brambles and CHEP for International Reforestation Projects

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LINCOLN, Neb., October 16, 2018 /3BL Media/ – The Arbor Day Foundation, CHEP and Brambles, CHEP’s parent company and a global supply-chain logistics leader operating in more than 60 countries, have announced a partnership that will plant trees in the United States and France. At a recent event, Brambles and CHEP kicked off the partnership with the Arbor Day Foundation by donating $75,000 to begin the reforestation projects. As part of their commitment, Brambles and CHEP will plant 60,000 trees in the Mississippi River Valley and 5,000 trees in the Landes region of France this year.

Overcoming Our Barriers to Find Peace and Purpose

No Barriers USA uses transformative experiences, tools, and inspiration to help people embark on a quest to contribute their absolute best to the world.
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Viewpoints’ invites guest authors from outside of Wells Fargo to share an important perspective related to their work. Today, we welcome Erik Weihenmayer, the first blind climber in history to reach the summit of the world’s highest mountain, Mount Everest, and the co-founder and board vice president of No Barriers USA.

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Viewpoints’ invites guest authors from outside of Wells Fargo to share an important perspective related to their work. Today, we welcome Erik Weihenmayer, the first blind climber in history to reach the summit of the world’s highest mountain, Mount Everest, and the co-founder and board vice president of No Barriers USA.

The UPS Foundation Expands Its Disaster Relief Network for Hurricane Michael and Indonesia Earthquake Committing $1.5 Million

Contributes immediate and long-term recovery assistance through a network of public-private partnerships
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ATLANTA, October 12, 2018 /3BL Media/ – The UPS Foundation today announced a $1.5 million commitment to support relief and recovery efforts for the earthquake/tsunami in Indonesia and Hurricane Michael in Florida. Through a combination of cash grants, in-kind transportation movements and technical expertise, The UPS Foundation, in collaboration with its disaster relief partners, will provide urgent relief, as well as support for long-term needs ranging from rebuilding to personal and financial recovery assistance.

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