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The UPS Foundation Awards $16 Million to Increase Humanitarian Relief, Community Resilience, and Safety Efforts

UPS expands medical drone network and public health care supply chain initiatives in Africa
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ATLANTA, April 12, 2018 /3BL Media/ - The UPS Foundation, which leads the global citizenship efforts of UPS (NYSE: UPS), today announced it is awarding 2018 grants and in-kind support totaling more than $16 million to non-profit, non-governmental organizations and United Nations agencies for humanitarian relief, community resilience and safety programs worldwide. Grants provide support for disaster response, preparedness and recovery, enhancing public health care supply chains and improving global road safety.

Carnival Corporation's Holland America Line Establishes the Shared Humanity Award and Bestows First Honor on Archbishop Desmond Tutu on Grand World Voyage in Cape Town

Award honors leaders who have dedicated their lives to inspiring a better humanity; $40,000 donation presented to The Desmond Tutu Peace Foundation
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To further strengthen its commitment to the transformative power of travel and the belief that connecting people from different cultures opens minds, builds connections and inspires shared humanity, Holland America Line is establishing the Shared Humanity Award to be given annually starting this year. The award will be presented to a leader and change-maker who has dedicated their life to inspiring others to see that the things that unite us are greater than those that divide us.  
 

Business Aligning With Gen Z to Support March for Our Lives

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After sparking a national anti-gun violence movement, the Stoneman Douglas student group #NeverAgain is preparing to once again push for stricter gun laws with a nationwide march, led by the newest generation of activist consumers: Gen Z. This Saturday, over 1 million people are expected to descend on Washington, D.C.

Companies Standing Up for Gun Control

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The students of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School have been thrust into a national debate and have made it clear that thoughts and prayers are not enough – they are demanding action from politicians, schools, the NRA and even businesses. We have seen this highly-politicized and divisive issue in the news before, but this time is different. Those students can’t be ignored. Companies are increasingly more comfortable standing up for and speaking out on hot button issues that have dominated the news over the last year.

Celebrating Shared Value (CSV)

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Since the first day that I started working in corporate social responsibility (CSR) in the late 1980’s – under the wise tutelage of Reynold Levy, then president of the AT&T Foundation – I both learned and asserted that the purpose of any good corporate philanthropy or CSR program was to find the intersection between societal needs and the business interests of the company and to create real impact for both -- paying attention to a company’s various stakeholders and conducting your business in a responsible manner with an eye on the long-term value for business and society.

A Record $84 Million Raised for Charities Through eBay in 2017

With nearly $810 million dollars raised to date, 2018 is off to a dynamic start with TIME’S UP and GRAMMY charity auctions.
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eBay has announced that together with its global community, it raised $84 million for charities in 2017, bringing the total funds raised to nearly $810 million since 2003.

eBay Everyday Heroes VIDEO: Making a Difference

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Whether by selling goods to run a local food pantry or helping someone halfway across the country after a natural disaster, the eBay community is making a difference.

Meet Tiger Tech: Verizon Innovative Learning Students

The Tiger Techs “are like celebrities” at the school, says teacher Malikah Upchurch, thanks to the knowledge and empathy they bring each time a student or teacher asks for help.
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A group of 24 students, the Tiger Tech team keeps the school’s technology running smoothly. To see them at work, it’s hard to imagine the team is only four years old, but until 2014, Armstrong had little technology and no access to Wi-Fi. The school was transformed thanks to a Verizon Innovative Learning initiative that provides free tablets, two-year data plans and teacher training to select underserved schools across the country.

Tackling Modern Slavery With Transparency: GRI to Support the Reporting Community

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Do you want to improve the way you report on modern slavery? Are you willing to support other companies as they begin to communicate on the issue? You can now join GRI's work and engage in cutting-edge dialogue about the challenges and opportunities of transparency on modern slavery with diverse stakeholders, such as investors, media, human rights and legal experts and governments.  ​

Giving Tuesday: Save the Children is Changing Lives in Yemen

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This post was guest-written by Brendan McDonald, who has been an aid worker since 1999. He has a Masters of Social Science in International Development and has worked in Kosovo, North Korea, Sri Lanka, Libya, Jordan, and Iraq. Diagnosed with leukemia in 2015, Brendan recently co-founded Uncomfortable Revolution, a company dedicated to changing the way people talk about sensitive personal topics. 

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This post was guest-written by Brendan McDonald, who has been an aid worker since 1999. He has a Masters of Social Science in International Development and has worked in Kosovo, North Korea, Sri Lanka, Libya, Jordan, and Iraq. Diagnosed with leukemia in 2015, Brendan recently co-founded Uncomfortable Revolution, a company dedicated to changing the way people talk about sensitive personal topics. 

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