Yum! Brands, parent company to Taco Bell, KFC, and Pizza Hut, may bring in billions in profits, but the quick-service company also invests millions in giving back to their own employees. Launched in 2003, its Andy Pearson Scholarship, named for the company’s founding chairman, has provided restaurant associates with nearly $6 million in grants for higher education.
By Paula Bosler, FedEx Cares Indianapolis Market Coordinator
The numbers are staggering. Over one million people in Indiana go hungry every day and go to bed hungry every night. A simple meal, a necessity and indulgence for the rest of us, remains out of reach for many. Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana gives hope and removes the barriers for children, the elderly and their families to access the adequate nutrition they need.
Leading online donor portal now accessible from donors’ smartphones
New York, NY, September 10, 2014 /3BL Media/ – MicroEdge LLC, the leading provider of solutions to the giving community worldwide, today announced the release of DonorCentral Mobile, a mobile version of its industry-leading online donor portal for community foundations. This release allows MicroEdge’s community foundation clients to better support their donors’ philanthropic efforts through 24/7 access to their donor account, even from their smartphone.
Cherry Hill, N.J., September 10, 2014 /3BL Media/ - Subaru of America, Inc., through its partnership with the National Park Foundation (NPF), the official charity of America’s national parks, is encouraging people across the country to take advantage of free entrance to all of America’s national parks during the upcoming “fee-free day” on September 27, 2014.
Grant benefits ‘Keeping it Green’ program for schools and families
DETROIT, September 10, 2014 /3BL Media/ – For the second year in a row, the General Motors Foundation is donating $100,000 to aid Central Park Conservancy’s “Keeping it Green” program designed to introduce pre-kindergarten through 12th grade students to the importance of preserving and caring for New York City’s Central Park.
Despite pockets of recovery in the global economy, worldwide unemployment continues to rise, particularly among youth between the ages of 15 and 24. In the 2014 Global Employment Trends report, “Risks of a Jobless Recovery,” the International Labour Organization states that the global youth unemployment rate rose to 13.1 percent in 2013, resulting in 74.5 million unemployed young people around the world.
‘National Teddy Bear Day’ fitting time for donation
NEW YORK, September 10, 2014 /3BL Media/ – Chevrolet is celebrating National Teddy Bear Day and teamGM Cares Week by donating 48 small and one very large teddy bear to the Sunshine on Wheels program at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in Manhattan.
Three members of the GM Asset Management team, each of whom is a cancer survivor, will deliver the teddy bears to the patients.
GM employees volunteering within U.S. communities from September 8-12
DETROIT, September 9, 2014 /3BL Media/ – Communities and nonprofits across the country will receive a helping hand from General Motors’ employee volunteers next week as part of the company’s third annual “teamGM Cares Week.” From delivering Teddy Bears to cancer patients to cleaning up beaches and neighborhoods, countless projects will take place from Sept. 8-12.