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Sappi and Its Communities – How We Get Involved

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We take great pride in the local footprint we have created in the communities in which we operate. Sappi’s history within North America dates back to the 1850s, and it’s no surprise our civic involvement has also been active from the very beginning. Strong collaboration between Sappi and local institutions, organizations and partners reflects Sappi’s commitment to support the community. In turn, the community is able to fulfill more needs in areas such as research and education, creating a positive cycle of mutual benefits.

Generation of Healthy Families: A Winning Partnership for the Local Communities and Sanofi Colombia

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Over 50% of employees at the Villa Rica, Sanofi’s factory in Colombia, live in the nearby town, one of the areas most affected by the armed conflict in Colombia, with attendant social problems such as drugs, prostitution and crime.

In 2014, Sanofi identified 41 employees living in vulnerable conditions. That’s the reason why, in order to develop greater social interaction with the community, the factory has launched the program Generation of Healthy Families.

Advice from a 15-Year Old Nonprofit-Preneur

By: Shondra Jenkins
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This blog originally appeared in sodexoinsights.com

Actively engaging young people in their community can result in positive and meaningful social change. Learn more about how to engage young people by reading Six Steps to Engage Millennials in Social Change and utilizing the complimentary Youth Engagement Toolkit.

Jay Bruce of the Cincinnati Reds Takes a Swing for Those at Home

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Jay Bruce, Cincinnati Reds outfielder, has hit 18 homeruns so far this season. The biggest swing he’ll take, however, is during the Jay Bruce Golf Benefit and Tournament this November.

Bruce’s older sister, Kellan, has intellectual and developmental disabilities, which inspired Bruce to create the golf benefit in 2010.

Sean Doolittle of the Oakland Athletics Celebrates America’s Freedom by Giving Back

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The Fourth of July is a day Americans celebrate their freedom, but for Sean Doolittle it’s also a day to recognize those who gave people that freedom.

Doolittle, a reliever with the A’s, is the seventh cousin of General Jimmy Doolittle, an aviation pioneer. He is credited with calculating that the 16 B-25 Army Air Force Mitchell bombers could be launched using “short-field takeoffs” – less than 500 feet of a runway on an aircraft carrier.

Carlos Beltran of the New York Yankees Teaches Children the Importance of Education

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Carlos Beltran recorded a hit and three RBIs on Wednesday, helping the New York Yankees beat the Colorado Rockies. What he did after the game, however, left an even bigger impression.

Beltran’s third annual gala was held at Gotham Hall in Manhattan Wednesday evening. Proceeds from the baseball-themed event “Let’s Score!” benefit the Carlos Beltran Foundation, which helps promote health, fitness and education for children from low income families.

Clay Buchholz of the Boston Red Sox Rocks Out to Raise Funds for Children

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Clay Buchholz usually throws strikes to benefit the Red Sox, but on July 7 the two-time All-Star will try rolling them to benefit a host of children’s charities his foundation supports.

The 4th Annual Buchholz Bowl and Benefit Bash is being held to fund the Clay Buchholz Foundation, which he founded with his wife, Lindsay, in March 2013.

The Clay Buchholz Foundation was created to provide health, educational and sports opportunities to improve the lives of children in need and provides resources to support existing nonprofit organizations.

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