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Sappi's Ideas that Matter Program Featured in People Magazine: Teen Gives 4,000 Soccer Balls to Kids Around the World Who Can't Afford Them

Charity Ball has hand-delivered over 3,500 new, quality soccer balls to children in developing countries
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By Sharon Cotliar, People magazine article originally published 03/13/2014 at 02:55 PM EDT

One minute, 10-year-old Ethan King was standing alone, kicking his soccer ball around a dusty, deserted field during a trip to Mozambique, and the next, dozens of kids were playing soccer with him.

"It was crazy," says the Grand Haven, Mich., resident. "Everyone was screaming and laughing and having fun."

2014 VolunteerMatch Client Summit to Be Held September 18-19, 2014, in Detroit

General Motors to host the event at its world headquarters
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SAN FRANCISCO, December 11, 2013 /3BL Media/ – The 2014 VolunteerMatch Client Summit will be held on September 18-19, 2014, and will be hosted by General Motors at the company’s world headquarters in Detroit.

Taco Bell and the Taco Bell Foundation For Teens Launch Effort To Help End World Hunger

Taco Bell to Focus Donations on Teens and Education as the Key to Ending Hunger; Consumers Encouraged to Join World Hunger Relief Effort
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IRVINE, Calif., Oct. 1, 2013 /3BL Media/ – Taco Bell® and the Taco Bell Foundation for Teens™ – which seeks to inspire and enable America’s teens to graduate from high school – has announced that its seventh year of World Hunger Relief (WHR) efforts will focus on teens around the world.

Beauty That Counts: Playing with Makeup

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To commemorate our 50th Anniversary, we are setting a world record by creating a mural entirely from makeup. Four students from The University of North Texas were selected to work on the mural. They share their thoughts on working on this once in a lifetime project. Check back later this week to see the final mural created entirely from Mary Kay products.
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GE Assistance for Myanmar

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This year, the help is extended to Myanmar through a $7-million commitment to support significant training and capacity-building efforts throughout the country. Specifically, the commitment will focus on strengthening the healthcare system, improving the energy architecture and promoting the development of Myanmar's human capacity.

Bringing Healthcare Up to Speed in an Ancient Land

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The GE Foundation boosts medical efforts in a re-emerging Cambodia

Dararith Lim and his family had no other option. His father was an engineer and his mother a nurse. If the Khmer Rouge knew how well educated they were, they would have been killed; as his uncle and aunt, both doctors, had already been. In the mid-70′s, when Pol Pot’s men swept through the country and hauled the “elites” off to the killing fields, Dararith and his parents left their home, pretended to be uneducated, and were taken out to work the rice fields instead. 

GE Mobilizes 500 Volunteers and Celebrates One Year Anniversary of Developing Health Program in Detroit

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More than 500 local General Electric (NYSE: GE) employees are volunteering their time to help take on some of today’s toughest challenges − healthcare for the uninsured and underinsured, education and aiding in the makeover of the Motor City − during the 3rd Annual GE Community Day across the Detroit area.

During this single day of caring, GE volunteers will:

Health Statistics Pioneer Dorothy P. Rice, Sc.D., Named 2013 Recipient of the William B. Graham Prize For Health Services Research

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ARLINGTON, Va., and DEERFIELD, Ill., May 9, 2013 /3BL Media/ - Dorothy P. Rice, Sc.D., has been named the 2013 recipient of the William B. Graham Prize for Health Services Research. The Prize, funded by The Baxter International Foundation and managed by the Association of University Programs in Health Administration (AUPHA), will be awarded on June 20, 2013 during the AUPHA Annual Meeting in Monterey, Calif.

Teenage Girl Explores Algae-Powered Biofuel, Wins Intel Science Talent Search

Sara Volz of Colorado Springs, Colo. wins $100,000 Award from the Intel Foundation
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NEWS HIGHLIGHTS

  • Sara Volz, who investigated increasing the oil content of algae to create an economically viable source of biofuel, received the top award of $100,000 at the Intel Science Talent Search 2013, a program of Society for Science & the Public.
  • Other finalists from across the United States took home additional awards totaling $530,000.
  • The Intel Science Talent Search, the nation's oldest and most prestigious high school science and math competition, recognizes 40 high school seniors who are leaders in innovation and seeking to solve some of the world's greatest challenges.
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NEWS HIGHLIGHTS

  • Sara Volz, who investigated increasing the oil content of algae to create an economically viable source of biofuel, received the top award of $100,000 at the Intel Science Talent Search 2013, a program of Society for Science & the Public.
  • Other finalists from across the United States took home additional awards totaling $530,000.
  • The Intel Science Talent Search, the nation's oldest and most prestigious high school science and math competition, recognizes 40 high school seniors who are leaders in innovation and seeking to solve some of the world's greatest challenges.

Is a Foundation Right for You?

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Ever wondered if a foundation is the right move for your organization? Building off a recent exposé on athete-run foundations, Cone's own Social Impact expert, Erica Kendall, weighs in on why foundations fail and why they may not always be the best fit.

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