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Las Vegas Second Grader Recruits Help From the Venetian and the Palazzo for His Mission to Save the Planet

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Benji Bach, a seven-year-old second grader at American Heritage Academy in Las Vegas, has been on a quest to save the environment by reducing the use of plastic shopping bags after reading about plastic bags floating in the ocean and how they can harm sea life.  Benji decided to take action and sent a letter to The Venetian Resort asking for assistance with his efforts to seek help from his classmates to eliminate their use of plastic bags. 

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VIDEO | Las Vegas Teens Share Their Stories to Raise Awareness about Youth Homelessness

Las Vegas Sands debuts their plan to be a catalyst for the changes that could end youth homelessness in Las Vegas
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Since 2015, Las Vegas Sands has made addressing the homelessness issue in its corporate headquarters its primary issue. We have a core focus on youth homelessness, along with targeted initiatives that can strongly impact all people experiencing homelessness in our community. Our commitment involves a three-pronged strategy that leverages our position as a major business leader to be a catalyst for change: delivering immediate relief, driving long-term problem-solving, and advocating for change.

Duke Energy Teams up With DonorsChoose.Org to Help Teachers and Students Recover From Hurricane Florence

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  • Duke Energy Foundation providing $160,000 to support teachers' relief projects
  • Teachers in 16 counties across North Carolina and South Carolina eligible for grants
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  • Duke Energy Foundation providing $160,000 to support teachers' relief projects
  • Teachers in 16 counties across North Carolina and South Carolina eligible for grants

Subaru of America Kicks Off 2018 Share the Love by Hosting HQ Event to Help Combat Childhood Hunger and Feed Its Local Communities

Subaru employees and Food Bank of South Jersey joined forces to pack 6,600 KidzPacks to feed local youth impacted by hunger for an entire school year
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CAMDEN, NJ, November 16, 2018 /3BL Media/ - Subaru of America, Inc. today hosted a special kickoff event to celebrate the return of the Subaru Share the Love Event, the automaker’s annual philanthropic event aimed at supporting charities across the country.

Quincy Girl Scouts Troops Recycle, Earn Bronze Award

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QUINCY — Two Quincy Girl Scouts troops have been working on their Bronze Award, completing their Girls Scouts Journey; making a “Take Action” plan, and executing the project. Their project, which must offer a lasting impact on their community, deals with recycling and minimizing their carbon footprint.

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Boys and Girls Clubs in Santa Monica and Venice Get Halloween Make-overs by Kite Volunteers

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For Kite’s Week of Service, employees spent the day decorating for Halloween with local chapters of Boys & Girls Clubs of America in Santa Monica and Venice, which offer programs to inspire young people to reach their full potential as productive, caring and responsible citizens.

 

Partners In Preservation: Main Streets Awards $2 Million in Preservation Grants to Sites Reflecting America’s Diverse History

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October 29, 2018 /3BL Media/ — Today, American Express, the National Trust for Historic Preservation and Main Street America announced the winners of the 2018 Partners in Preservation: Main Streets campaign. The 11 winning historic sites will receive a total of $1.6 million in grants to fund their respective preservation projects.

An Interview with Arash Ghafoori, Executive Director, Nevada Partnership for Homeless Youth

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Arash Ghafoori is the Executive Director of the Nevada Partnership for Homeless Youth (NPHY), Southern Nevada’s most comprehensive service provider for homeless youth. Leveraging his diverse background in policy, academia, and the start-up and corporate worlds, Ghafoori has transformed NPHY into a community leader on issues affecting Southern Nevada’s homeless youth.

Introducing the MTV EMA Generation Change Award

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For the first time ever, the MTV EMA is recognizing the inspiring, young changemakers of the world with the MTV EMA Generation Change award. The five changemakers nominated for the award this year are Xiuhtezcatl "X" Martinez, Sonita Alizadeh, Mohamed Al Jounde, Hauwa Ojeifo and Ellen Jones. They're all no older than 25 and tackling some of the world's toughest problems in substantial ways.
 

NASCAR and eBay Launch Joint Auction

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eBay and NASCAR today launched their first joint charity sale giving fans the opportunity to bid on autographed memorabilia and once-in-a-lifetime racing experiences. 

Today through Nov. 1, fans can visit eBay.com/NASCAR and bid on 20 items including a chance to see who wins the 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series live at Homestead-Miami Speedway and the chance to be a VIP at the 2019 Daytona 500. 

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