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KeyBank Provides $6 Million in Financing for Preservation of Affordable Housing in Cleveland

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CLEVELAND, October 12, 2018 /3BL Media/ - KeyBank Community Development Lending & Investment (CDLI) has provided $6 million in construction financing to Woda Cooper Communities for the acquisition and substantial rehabilitation of the Stuyvesant Motor building in Cleveland, OH. Upon completion, the historic five-story building will be renamed Prospect Yard and contain 42 units serving individuals and families earning at or below 60% area median income (AMI).

Durkan’s Camélia Rose Raises Awareness, Funds to Fight Breast Cancer through Specify for a Cure Program

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October 12, 2018 /3BL Media/ - For centuries, both the rose and the camélia flower have been a symbol of longevity and purity — with the rose especially symbolic of love and passion. In the Victorian Era, when pink and red camélias were sent to someone, it meant that the recipient was the “flame” in the heart of the sender.

Walmart, Walmart Foundation, Sam’s Club and Foundation For The Carolinas Announce $2.5 million to Assist with Hurricane Michael Relief and Recovery

Donations and needed supplies to assist organizations leading Michael relief efforts
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BENTONVILLE, Ark., October 12, 2018 /3BL Media/ – In response to the devastation caused by Hurricane Michael, Walmart, Sam’s Club, and the Walmart Foundation are committing up to $1.5 million of cash and in-kind support for relief and recovery. In addition, $1 million from the Walmart 2018 Hurricane Relief Fund held at Foundation For The Carolinas will support Red Cross efforts for those most impacted in Florida, Georgia and the Carolinas.   

eBay for Charity and Council of Fashion Designers of America Partner to Fight Breast Cancer with 2018 ‘Fashion Targets Breast Cancer’ Campaign

One Hundred Percent of Proceeds Raise Funds for Breast Cancer Awareness This October
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eBay for Charity and the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) are teaming up to fight breast cancer this October to support Fashion Targets Breast Cancer (FTBC), a charitable initiative of the CFDA Foundation that raises funds and awareness for breast cancer in the U.S. and internationally. Starting today through October 18 (8am PT) eBay shoppers and fashion-lovers alike can visit www.eBay.com/CFDA to browse exclusive and special-priced items, of which 100% of the proceeds will benefit Fashion Targets Breast Cancer.

Join the GRI Global Sustainability Standards Board: Help Shape the Future of Sustainability Reporting

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The Independent Appointments Committee has an extraordinary open call for nominations to fill an unexpected vacancy in the Business Enterprise constituency on the GRI Global Sustainability Standards Board (GSSB). Apply before 31 October! 

Changing the World is Good Business

Jennifer Weston-Murphy, Associate Manager, Corporate Leadership
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The Fortune 2018 Change the World list features 57 companies that are doing well by doing good. These businesses are trying to fix big problems and make money while doing it. That’s right, it’s not a list about charity (though many of these companies also have charitable efforts). It’s about how business—one of the most scalable and sustainable engines we know of—is using its resources and expertise to tackle the biggest challenges.

Wells Fargo Assists Customers and Communities Impacted by Hurricane Michael

Donation of $1 million made to American Red Cross and local organizations for relief; customers can make additional donations through ATM Contributions and Go Far™ Rewards
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JACKSONVILLE, Fla., October 12, 2018 /3BLMedia/ --Wells Fargo (NYSE:WFC) today announced $1 million in donations to support communities impacted by Hurricane Michael. The company also activated special disaster assistance for customers in Florida, Georgia and Alabama.

Best. Year. Ever: Albertsons Companies Customers Set New Record in 5th Annual Hunger Is Campaign

Results bring total fundraising to $30.2 million — enough to provide 77 million breakfasts to kids in need
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BOISE, Idaho,  October 11, 2018 /3BL Media -- Albertsons Companies and Albertsons Companies Foundation announced today that, through the generous donations of customers, the Hunger Is fundraiser to fight childhood hunger in America raised a record $7.2 million in just 30 days. 
 
The 2018 campaign, which engaged communities to support their most vulnerable citizens, raised enough to provide 22 million breakfasts for kids in the 2,300+ communities in which Albertsons Companies operates.
  

Partnering to Empower Women Through Family Planning

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On International Day of Rural Women, we recognize the challenges women in remote and underserved communities around the world face in accessing health services for themselves and their families. It’s especially important to recognize those barriers while also continuing to propel ourselves and our partners forward in delivering unique solutions to help overcome them.

Educating a Generation of Syrian Children

A powerful partnership with HP, the Clooney Foundation for Justice, UNICEF, and Google.org is finding ways to ignite learning and inspire kids who fled Lebanon
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Every day begins the same for Marah, a 12-year-old girl living in Beirut. “At 8 o'clock, I have my breakfast. I spend some time with my family, while they are having their coffee. Then I prepare myself for school and I prepare my bag,” she says.

It’s a daily schedule typical by school children the world over, and yet to Marah it feels more like a privilege.

Life, interrupted

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