A new Wells Fargo report, ‘Living our Commitment,’ provides a comprehensive look at the company’s progress in corporate social responsibility and reinforces a pledge to donate more than $1 million a day to nonprofits this year.
March 29, 2017 /3BL Media/ - Voya Financial, Inc. (NYSE: VOYA), today announced the nonprofit organizations selected to receive grants in the first quarter of 2017 through Voya Foundation, the company's charitable giving arm. Voya Foundation invests in programming to help foster healthy, sustainable communities and supports local and national nonprofits with missions that advance children’s education and financial resilience.
Below is a summary of the first-quarter 2017 grant recipients:
Bill Gates is getting help from some fellow billionaire philanthropists as he and other health leaders work to overcome setbacks that have delayed the eradication of polio despite a recent sharp decline in the number of cases.
Carlos Carrasco, who grew up in Venezuela, learned to pitch and reached the Major Leagues with the Phillies at age 22, likes to show that if you work hard and pursue your dreams, anything can happen.
The goal the hard-throwing right-hander most recently realized was U.S. citizenship. For months, teammates including Jason Kipnis and Mike Napoli peppered him with questions, then last week Carrasco passed the test.
Scott came into the foster care system when he was six years old and remained in foster care for 10 years. During that time he had seven placements and fell behind in school. His Wendy's Wonderful Kids recruiter saw his potential and his special story and knew she could find the right family. Through diligent research, she was able to find Scott's older sister who was living with her foster family as an adult. After approaching this family, they were more than happy to meet Scott and realized that he was the missing piece to make their family complete.
You’ve likely heard of Wendy’s® restaurants and you might even have heard of The Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption. But, have you heard of Wendy’s Wonderful Kids and do you know how this program is impacting children in foster care? The Foundation works to find forever families for children waiting in foster care.
Columbus, OH, June 16, 2016 /3BL Media/ – For children in foster care, a forever family can often times feel far off, but at the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption we won’t stop until every waiting child goes home. In May, the Foundation surpassed 5,500 children who have found their permanent, loving homes thanks to the work of our Wendy’s Wonderful Kids adoption recruiters. These women and men work tirelessly for the children they serve and are diligent in their search to find the right fit for the child.
John had a very interesting story in foster care. He was in seven placements and had no behavior issues of his own, but his three siblings needed specific care to work through their trauma. Due to these needs, several placements disrupted, or broke down. Wendy's Wonderful Kids recruiters do their best to keep sibling groups together, but sometimes the best thing for the child on their caseload is to be removed from the sibling group. In John's case, that was recommended. Once John was placed with a family on his own, we saw him thrive.