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Rebuilding Together Announces $2.5 Million Donation from Lowe’s

Expanded Partnership Makes More Critical Home Repairs Possible for Low-Income Homeowners Across the Country
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WASHINGTON, D.C., May 22, 2014 /3BL Media/- Rebuilding Together, a national nonprofit with a vision of a safe and healthy home for every person, today announced a $2.5 million donation from Lowe’s to support the mission of providing critical home repairs for low-income homeowners.

JPMorgan Chase & Co. Announces $100 Million Commitment to Support Detroit's Economic Recovery

Long-term investment will focus on Detroit’s community development, blight mitigation, job skills training, small business promotion and other economic growth initiatives
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Detroit, May 21, 2014 /3BL Media/ – JPMorgan Chase & Co. unveiled today a $100 million, five-year commitment to support and accelerate Detroit’s economic recovery and strengthen its communities. This long-term investment is the Firm’s largest commitment to a city and among the largest corporate commitments to Detroit. It builds upon the Firm’s deep roots as one of Michigan’s leading financial services providers and corporate citizens. 

Corporations That Care, Part 3: The Tech Sector -The Minute

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The annual survey of corporate giving by the Chronicle of Philanthropy lists several tech corporations as among the most generous of all U.S. companies. The corporations that scored high donated between .02 percent of their pre-tax profit, recorded by IBM, and 1.4 percent, recorded by AT&T. AT&T donated $95 million to arts and culture, health, the United Way, education, and community development. Verizon gave $56 million for health and education issues and programs.

Corporations That Care, Part 2: The Health Sector -The Minute

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In the annual survey of corporate giving compiled by the Chronicle of Philanthropy, many major companies in the health sector scored high as the most generous in supporting urgent social issues. “Most generous” translates to about one percent of pre-tax profit. Merck donated $62 million for health, HIV/AIDS, women’s issues, education, and community development. Pfizer gave $60 million for health causes. Eli Lilly directed $54 million to diversity, hunger and food security, health, the United Way, education, and community development.

Citi Issues 2013 Global Citizenship Report

Citi surpasses $50 billion climate initiative target three years early, achieves 25% greenhouse gas reduction goal
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Citi has helped provide $365 million to 40 microfinance institutions in 22 countries, reaching 975,000 borrowers

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Citi has helped provide $365 million to 40 microfinance institutions in 22 countries, reaching 975,000 borrowers

Sew Awesome! Children International Volunteer Mothers Start Their Own Sewing Business

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By Lindsey Quinn

Volunteer mother Alejandra harbors no illusions about her neighborhood in Jalisco, Mexico: “There is a lot of crime and drug abuse, lots of violence and school dropouts.” It was exactly these threats that led the mother of three sponsored children to volunteer with Children International. Little did she know that this act of generosity would lead to new skills and a new business.

MetLife Foundation and KaBOOM! Partner to Build Their 17th Playground

MetLife Foundation's $2.1 million commitment to KaBOOM! provides children in low-income communities a safe place to play
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MetLife Foundation has been a long-time supporter of KaBOOM!, a national non-profit that envisions and enables a great place to play within walking distance of every child in America. Recently, on Saturday, September 7 MetLife employees, community members and KaBOOM! built their 17th playground. The playground, part of Morristown Neighborhood House, will now serve more than 90 children ages 2-6 years every day. Below is a short and heartfelt speech from a MetLife volunteer on the impact that KaBOOM! has had on him and his associates.

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MetLife Foundation has been a long-time supporter of KaBOOM!, a national non-profit that envisions and enables a great place to play within walking distance of every child in America. Recently, on Saturday, September 7 MetLife employees, community members and KaBOOM! built their 17th playground. The playground, part of Morristown Neighborhood House, will now serve more than 90 children ages 2-6 years every day. Below is a short and heartfelt speech from a MetLife volunteer on the impact that KaBOOM! has had on him and his associates.

Citi Small Business Lending Reaches $9.6 Billion in 2012, Surpasses Goal by $1.6 Billion as Part of $24 Billion, Three-Year Commitment

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New York, February 28, 2013 /3BL Media/ – As part of a three-year commitment to U.S. small businesses, Citi today announced that the bank surpassed its $8 billion lending goal in 2012 by more than $1.6 billion.

Citi loaned a total of $9.6 billion to small businesses in 2012, a 21 percent increase from 2011, when Citi loaned $7.9 billion. Citi has substantially increased its small business lending in recent years, from $4.5 billion in 2009 and $6.0 billion in 2010.

Massachusetts Approves New Balance's Boston Landing Commuter Rail Station

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By Matt Rocheleau, Town Correspondant 
May 22, 2013

The state Transportation Department's board voted unanimously Wednesday to approve plans for new commuter rail station in Brighton, which New Balance will pay to build and then operate for at least the first decade after the station opens.

Continue reading about the New Balance project and the Boston Landing announcement on Boston.com.

Sodexo Recognized at World Economic Forum in Davos for its Sustainability Leadership

Sodexo’s commitment to sustainability has been recognized for efforts and results in social, environmental and economic performance at the World Economic Forum 2013 in Davos with three awards: Sector Leader 2013, Gold Class 2013, and Sector Mover 2013.
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Issy-les-Moulineaux, January 30, 2013 /3BL Media/– Sodexo's commitment to sustainability has been recognized for efforts and results in social, environmental and economic performance at the World Economic Forum 2013 in Davos with three awards: Sector Leader 2013, Gold Class 2013, and Sector Mover 2013.

The RobecoSAM Sustainability Yearbook is regarded as the world's most comprehensive publication on corporate sustainability performance. These three distinctions recognize Sodexo’s strong performance in social, economic and environmental practices.

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