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Turning Textile Effluent Into Life-Sustaining Water: A History of Gildan’s Biotop

In celebration of World Water Day, Gildan looks back on almost two decades of naturally returning clean water to the environment
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In the spirit of World Water Day, Gildan celebrates the 17th anniversary of its Biotop wastewater treatment system, which treats water in a natural process using only bacteria, sunlight and gravity.

JetBlue’s “Destination Good” Revealed

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Last fall, JetBlue embarked on one of its most surprising initiatives to date. In October, JetBlue kicked off JetBlue for Good month with its second annual “#CheckInForGood Contest.” The contest had a twist - entrants did not know where they were traveling. It wasn’t until the winners arrived at New York’s JFK Airport that when JetBlue revealed “Destination Good” as the Dominican Republic.

Surprise! JetBlue Reveals the Location of ‘Destination Good’ and Takes Its Mission of Inspiring Humanity® to New Heights

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  • On #GivingTuesday, Winners of JetBlue’s #CheckInForGood Contest Depart for a Four-day Volunteer Trip to Destination Good on the Airline’s Newest Livery
  • JetBlue Debuts Its Latest Branded Aircraft, JetBlue For Good, Marking Its Commitment to Community Service
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  • On #GivingTuesday, Winners of JetBlue’s #CheckInForGood Contest Depart for a Four-day Volunteer Trip to Destination Good on the Airline’s Newest Livery
  • JetBlue Debuts Its Latest Branded Aircraft, JetBlue For Good, Marking Its Commitment to Community Service

Pueblo Viejo Power Plant to Convert to Natural Gas

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Pueblo Viejo, Goldcorp’s joint venture gold mine in the Dominican Republic, has just taken a huge step towards becoming a more sustainable mine.

One of the world’s largest gold mines, Pueblo Vieja, operated by Pueblo Viejo Dominicana Corporation (PVDC), a joint venture between Barrick Gold Corporation (60%) and Goldcorp (40%), announced that it has signed a 10-year natural gas supply contract, generating key cost-savings at the operation.

Major League Baseball Players Team With Medicines for Humanity to Distribute Toys in the Dominican Republic

All-Stars Robinson Cano and Miguel Sano return home to San Pedro de Macoris to distribute thousands of toys to children living in batey areas
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All-stars Robinson Cano, of the Seattle Mariners, and Miguel Sano, of the Minnesota Twins, recently visited 16 impoverished Dominican Republic communities where they distributed thousands of toys to children.

Gildan Glow Run Lights Up the Night for Communities in Latin America

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The brightest night in the city once again raised a total of more than $100,000 for communities in Honduras, Nicaragua and Dominican Republic. The Glow Run, a 5k run and fundraising event, united more than 12,000 Gildan employees and their families at the end of 2017 to celebrate a night of physical activity and entertainment in support of their communities.

All-Star Robinson Canó’s RC22 Foundation is Improving Lives in Seattle and the Dominican Republic

Robinson Cano is passionate about providing children with important resources here and abroad
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Over the course of his 12-year career, Seattle Mariners second baseman Robinson Canó has proven to be one of the top players at his position.

The five-time Silver Slugger Award winner, two-time Gold Glover, 2009 World Series Champion and eight-time All-Star has certainly racked up the accolades since breaking into the majors in 2005.

HanesBrands' Continuing Education Program For Employees is Transforming Lives in Central America and the Caribbean

More than 7,500 employees have taken advantage of high school and college programs to improve their skills, support their families and enrich their communities
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WINSTON-SALEM, N.C., February 23, 2017 /3BL Media/ — When Felipa Benitez joined HanesBrands’ Honduras operations seven years ago, she could not read or write. Today, the 34-year-old mother of two is one of the latest HanesBrands employees to hold a new high school diploma after participating in the company-sponsored continuing education program.

Major Leaguers are Committed to Improving Lives in the Dominican Republic

The Players Trust provides valuable resources to an area so many Players call home
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Through a partnership between the Major League Baseball Players Trust and the U.S. nonprofit Esperanza International, Major Leaguers are helping improve the lives of families across the Dominican Republic – a place so many Players call home.

Grants from the Players Trust help some of the Dominican Republic’s most vulnerable populations by supporting and funding Esperanza’s microfinance program and its water purification and distribution project.

AIDA Supports SOS-Kinderdorf e.V. in the Philippines and the Dominican Republic in 2017

Cruise company has donated over 1 million euros to children’s charity since 2005
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Continuing its longstanding commitment to SOS-Kinderdorf e.V. projects in 2017, AIDA Cruises has presented the children’s charity with a donation of 102,450 euros.

This year the proceeds from the New Year’s raffle that is traditionally held on board the AIDA fleet on December 31 will once again go to the SOS Children’s Village in Iloilo, Philippines and an SOS Children’s Village in Los Mina/Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic.

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