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Mielke Award Winners Demonstrate Giving Spirit of PG&E Employees | PG&E Currents


By Tracy Correa

From helping improve the lives of children in a low-income neighborhood to supporting a family car show to benefit local youth to encouraging those with disabilities to play soccer, PG&E employees are making a difference in their communities.

And, on Thursday (Oct. 25), these exemplary employees were honored by the utility with Frederick W. Mielke Jr. Awards at an afternoon reception at PG&E’s San Francisco headquarters.

Focus on Childhood Obesity Takes Center Stage at ING KiDS ROCK LA

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  • 1,500 local kids participate in youth fitness program
  • Former Lakers great AC Green, WNBA legend Ruthie Bolton and Sparky, the LA Sparks mascot, join ESPN’s Bonnie Bernstein and celebrity chef Antonia Lofaso to celebrate runners


MGM Resorts International Employees Rally to Help Community Organizations and Programs, Pledge 2,000 Volunteer Hours to Week Observing National Make A Difference Day

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LAS VEGAS, October 18, 2012 /3BL Media/ - Making its communities healthier by feeding the homeless, cleaning graffiti, and planting trees, these are just a few of the community improvement activities MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM) and its employees will undertake during “Make A Difference Day” on October 27th, as well as the days leading to this nationally recognized day of service.

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Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer and Chairman and Founder Bill Gates commemorated Microsoft’s 30th Employee Giving Campaign during a special town hall event today and announced that Microsoft employees have raised $1 billion in cash since 1983 for more than 31,000 nonprofits and community organizations in the U.S. and around the world.  Redmond, Wash. — Oct. 18, 2012. 

A Billion Ways to Make a Difference


October is a magical month at Microsoft. There’s a sense of something powerful happening. There are clues everywhere, such as the frantic bidding for the (often quirky) items in the online auction and the brochures in the kitchens seeking submissions for the annual cat calendar. Or the thousands of employees and their families who take to the streets around our headquarters to participate in the 5k run.

The signs are different but the outcome is always the same – millions of dollars raised to help people in real need.

Microsoft Employees Raise $1 Billion for Communities Around the World

Microsoft Commemorates 30th Employee Giving Campaign with CEO Steve Ballmer and Chairman and Founder Bill Gates
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REDMOND, Wash., October 18, 2012 /3BL Media/ - Microsoft Corp. today commemorated its 30th Employee Giving Campaign and announced that U.S. employees raised $1 billion in cash since 1983 for approximately 31,000 nonprofits and community organizations around the world. CEO Steve Ballmer announced the milestone during a special town hall event at the Microsoft Redmond campus, which included Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates and Washington State Gov. Chris Gregoire.

Incite Partners with E3 Alliance and Get Schooled to Launch "Get Schooled Central Texas Fall Attendance Challenge" Campaign to Increase School Attendance

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Austin, TX., October 16, 2012 /3BL Media/ - Incite has partnered with E3 Alliance and Get Schooled to launch the “Get Schooled Central Texas Fall Attendance Challenge” campaign aimed at increasing school attendance in Central Texas.

Keep America Beautiful’s Graffiti Prevention Grants Awarded to Seven Local Organizations

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STAMFORD, Conn., /Oct. 12, 2012/ 3BL Media / - Keep America Beautiful, Inc. (KAB) today announced the winners of the 2012 Graffiti Hurts® Grant Program. This year, KAB provided four $2,500 cash grants as well as two $2,500 paint supply certificates from The Sherwin-Williams Company. Q-Star also provided a FlashCAM, valued at $6,100, to one deserving recipient. The FlashCAM is a deterrent system effective in preventing illegal trespassing during hours it most often occurs.

$2,500 cash grant recipients:

Domtar and the Student Conservation Association Partner for Habitat Restoration in Montreal

Employee volunteers and student conservationists join forces on Saturday, October 13 in LaSalle Borough's Parc des Rapides
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MONTREAL, Oct. 10, 2012 /3BL Media/ - Domtar Corporation (NYSE: UFS) (TSX: UFS) today announced that on Saturday, October 13th, more than 50 employee volunteers and their families from the company’s  head  office in Montreal, along with local and international members of the Student Conservation Association (SCA), will converge on Parc des Rapides in LaSalle for an intensive half-day of habitat restoration activities.


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