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Classroom Central Announces $30,000 Grant from the James M. Cox Foundation

Grant allows for expansion of classroom supply delivery programs
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CHARLOTTE, N.C., March 12, 2015 /3BL Media/ – Classroom Central has been awarded a $30,000 grant from the James M. Cox Foundation to help provide free school supplies to students living in poverty.  The funds will allow Classroom Central to reach more students in need via the Classroom Up and Mobile Free Store programs.

Sharing Aloha with Wish Kids Worldwide

Make-A-Wish sends more than 1,000 families to Hawaii each year
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From pink unicorns to sailing the ocean blue with pirates, Hawaii appeals to thousands of wish kids for reasons as unique as each child’s imagination. As a result, Make-A-Wish Hawaii hosts about 1,000 wish kids and their families each year while on their wish trips to Hawaii’s beautiful shores. The trips allow the wish kids to make memories that have the potential to mark a turning point in their battles to overcome life-threatening medical conditions and start anew.

Uniting to Conserve the Waldron Ranch

Conservationists, ranchers and pipelines unite to protect Canada's largest conservation easement
Blog

There are places where you’re there and time seems to stand still. You could imagine yourself in 1830 watching a herd of buffalo or a First Nations community moving across the landscape with their horses and travois. Most of it still looks that natural, and it still is that beautiful, to me.

From Denmark to Mozambique: Health on Two Wheels

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Company bikes, which help employees get around on Novo Nordisk’s sites, are getting a second life to support the work of SOS Children’s Village in Mozambique. Here, volunteers use the bikes to attend vulnerable families and to deliver medicine and food.

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Company bikes, which help employees get around on Novo Nordisk’s sites, are getting a second life to support the work of SOS Children’s Village in Mozambique. Here, volunteers use the bikes to attend vulnerable families and to deliver medicine and food.

RSF Social Finance Seed Fund Grantee Highlight

Dane County TimeBank's Mutual Aid Networks
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by Kelley Buhles

What would it look like if everyone were doing the work they loved, what they felt called to do?

This is the driving question behind the research and development of Mutual Aid Networks (MANs), a project of Dane County TimeBank which was supported in 2014 by the RSF Social Finance (RSF) Seed Fund with a grant of $2,500.

Ecocentricity Blog - March 2015

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Why is silence so hard for us?  I really don’t know the answer to that, especially considering the good that can come from it.  So rather than answer the question, I’ll just urge you all to allow silence to find you.  Go outside and let yourself slip into the rhythms all around.  

Read the full blog.

 

Players Trust Encourages Others to Live Below the Line

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The Players Trust is joining Global Citizen’s Live Below the Line fundraising and awareness campaign in 2015 to help improve living conditions for the 1.2 billion impoverished people around the world.

The Live Below the Line campaign challeges people across the U.S., Australia, New Zealand, Canada and the United Kingdom to feed themselves with just $1.50 a day – the equivalent of the international Extreme Poverty Line – so they can better understand the lack of choice and opportunity faced by people living in poverty.

The Citi Foundation and Cities for Financial Empowerment Fund Expand Summer Jobs Connect to New Cities as Part of National Pathways to Progress Initiative

$4.6 Million Grant from Citi Foundation to Provide More than 2,000 Low-Income Youth with Job Skills and Financial Training
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Washington, D.C. and St. Louis join Chicago, Los Angeles, Miami, New York City, and San Francisco

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Washington, D.C. and St. Louis join Chicago, Los Angeles, Miami, New York City, and San Francisco

Sandoz Announces Training Program for Midwives in Ethiopia, to Reduce Maternal and Newborn Mortality

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  • Approximately 400 mothers and newborns die in Ethiopia each day1,2 partly due to health workers’ limited knowledge in the area of obstetrics
  • Enhancing medical knowledge and skills of health workers helps reduce maternal and newborn mortality
  • Sandoz is committed to increasing access to high-quality, affordable medicines, as well as healthcare services and education for mothers and children
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  • Approximately 400 mothers and newborns die in Ethiopia each day1,2 partly due to health workers’ limited knowledge in the area of obstetrics
  • Enhancing medical knowledge and skills of health workers helps reduce maternal and newborn mortality
  • Sandoz is committed to increasing access to high-quality, affordable medicines, as well as healthcare services and education for mothers and children

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