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Players Trust Ends Summer of ‘15 on a High Note

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It was a banner summer for the Players Trust programs that engage kids in their communities when school is out.

Buses for Baseball brought underserved kids to the ballpark, through City Clinics players helped inner-city kids learn the game, Action Teams partnered with players to serve their communities and Operation Backpack ensured that some of the neediest children will have sufficient school supplies when they return to the classroom.

FOX and EMPIRE to Build Free Music Studios for Youth Across the U.S.

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As FOX prepares for the September 23 premiere of Empire's second season, the network is partnering with the nonprofit Notes for Notes for a new initiative entitled "FOX PRESENTS EMPIRE Behind the Beat." The campaign will raise money to build fully equipped music studios across the country for young people to have free access to instruments and audio equipment, as well as professional mentors to help them hone their talent. The program will inspire the next generation to create its own musical voice.

Morgan Stanley Volunteers Build New Play Space For Chicago Youth As Part of Healthy Cities Initiative

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NEW YORK, July 16, 2015 /3BL Media/ – Morgan Stanley (NYSE: MS) today will construct a new playground as part of its Morgan Stanley Healthy Cities Chicago initiative.  In partnership with KaBOOM!, a national nonprofit dedicated to bringing balanced and active play into the daily lives of all children, Morgan Stanley employee volunteers will help build the safe play space that will benefit more than 300 kids from Chicago Collegiate Charter School and the surrounding community.

CITGO Continues to Fuel the Special Olympics Across America

In Chicago, the Flame of Hope continues its journey to Los Angeles
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CHICAGO, June 17, 2015 /3BL Media/ —CITGO Petroleum Corp. employees, friends and family joined members of the Special Olympics community in Chicago to welcome the Unified Relay Across America at a ceremonial lighting of the cauldron event at Polk Bros Park on Saturday, June 13. CITGO is the official fuel sponsor of the Unified Relay Across America, which brings the Olympic torch along three routes traveling across the country before reaching the 2015 Summer World Games in Los Angeles.

Humana and CBS EcoMedia Join Forces to Renovate Athletic Fields at Chicago's Ridge Park

Community Leaders Celebrate in Special Ceremony During Weekend Games
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CHICAGO, April 21, 2015 /3BL Media/ - In an effort to support community health and revive a local play space for residents, Humana teamed up with CBS EcoMedia through its WellnessAd program to fund renovations to the athletic fields at Ridge Park, operated by the Chicago Park District. Renovations began in the fall of 2014 and were completed in the spring of 2015.

FirstMerit Bank Partners with National Nonprofit Kids in Need to Provide Educational Tools to Underserved Students at Critical Point in School Year

425 local elementary school students receive free backpacks and school supplies from FirstMerit Bank
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February 13, 2015 /3BL Media/ - Today, FirstMerit Bank volunteers surprised 425 students at Hope Institute Learning Academy with free backpacks filled with essential school supplies. The school also received supplies for its students with special needs to assist in tactile sensory stimulation, communication and academic skills.

Video: CBRE Workplace360 Chicago

CBRE Chicago shares the journey behind its innovative new office space
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CBRE Chicago shares the journey behind its innovative new office space as part of CBRE’s global Workplace Strategy program, Workplace360. Chicago is the 21st office -- and the largest in the U.S. -- to open as part of Workplace360. The office features free-addressing (unassigned seats), a mostly paperless environment, and advanced technology for all employees. More than just another “open plan” office, this environment features an emphasis on providing a variety of enclosed spaces which are available to everyone.

Kate Spade & Company Creates Impact in Rwanda

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Sydney Price, Senior Vice President of Corporate Social Responsibility at Kate Spade & Company, recently sat down for an interview with Waggener Edstrom and in this video she discusses how their on purpose initiative is impacting women in Rwanda.

For more information about on purpose, visit Kate Spade On Purpose 

If you're interested in Waggener Edstrom's social innovation work, please visit www.waggeneredstrom.com  

Taproot Foundation and Out Cold Marketing Pro Bono Truck Tour Hits Chicago Again

From October 20-24, look out for Taproot’s Pro Bono Ice Cream Truck at some of Chicago’s most philanthropic corporations and famous landmarks downtown!
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October 17, 2014 /3BL Media/ - Taproot Foundation and Out Cold Marketing are partnering together again to execute a five-day, guerrilla marketing campaign across Chicago. From October 20-24, a pro bono-themed Ice Cream Truck will be touring the streets of Chicago, raising awareness about civic engagement and volunteerism. The campaign, donated pro bono by Out Cold Marketing, aims to inspire Chicagoans to get more involved during national Pro Bono Week.

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