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Homeless No More: A Friendship that Turned a Life Around

The homeless shelter wasn’t David Williams’ rock bottom; it was his springboard to a better life. Today, he’s a Wells Fargo home loan servicer who says a Wells Fargo volunteer helped him turn his life around.
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After years of joblessness, homelessness, and depression, David Williams began to turn his life around not long after he arrived at a homeless shelter in Des Moines, Iowa.

On first impression, it might appear that being in a homeless shelter would represent a low point in his life. But for Williams, that’s where he found himself again — and a life-changing friendship with John E. Johnson Jr., a community volunteer, Christian minister, and full-time customer service representative for Wells Fargo Home Lending.

Las Vegas Sands and Clean the World Launch Mobile Shower Program to Aid Homeless

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Las Vegas Sands and Clean the World have announced a first-of-its-kind service in Las Vegas to help homeless people.  The Sands Cares Fresh Start Mobile Showers Powered by Clean the World is a traveling hygiene unit that visits locations serving the homeless to provide showers, hygiene supplies and other resources.

Domtar Difference Makers: Khloe Thompson & Stephanie Arnold Help Homeless Women

At just 9 years old, Khloe Thompson has already had a remarkable impact on her community, and she’s following in the footsteps of her grandmother: Stephanie Arnold, a technical sales manager with Domtar Enterprise Group.
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Through Khloe’s efforts, four generations of women are working together to provide help for homeless women through Khloe Kares. This small but heartfelt initiative provides basic necessities to homeless women in and near Fullerton, California.

How do you make a difference in your community?

Arrow Electronics Employees Spread the Love

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Two dozen employees from Arrow Electronics’ enterprise computing solutions business assembled more than 200 sack lunches last month for area homeless people who were turned away from a local housing shelter due to overcrowding.

In collaboration with the Mile High United Way, the Arrow volunteers made peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, assembled the sack lunches and helped to hand them out at the shelter.

Cop’s Kindness Inspires Hanes to Donate Socks to Homeless

By Amanda Woods
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The Hanes clothing company is going to sock it to Big Apple’s homeless.

Inspired by a cop who bought a pair of socks for a homeless man last week, the company will be donating 500 pairs of socks to New Yorkers in need.

Jose Bautista, Drew Hutchison, Jake McGee and Ryan Weber Work with Local Action Team teens

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José Bautista, Drew Hutchison, Jake McGee and Ryan Weber joined more than 40 student volunteers from the Tampa-St. Petersburg area on Saturday (Nov. 19) to assemble "hygiene kits" for the area's homeless population this winter.

The players and Action Team Captains from George Steinbrenner High School, King High School and Manatee School for the Arts assembled the kits at Volunteers of America's Kaylee Bay Village in Tampa, which is a housing complex for veterans who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless.

Jake Peavy and Volunteers of America Upgrade Veterans Transitional Home

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Jake Peavy led a team of volunteers who spent part of the weekend building out a community area at a transitional home for more than 30 formerly homeless veterans in Mobile, Ala., called Eagle’s Landing.

The service project brought together the Jake Peavy Foundation and Home Depot together with Volunteers of America Southeast, a local affiliate of the Players Trust’s national partner that operates the Eagles Landing facility and others like it across the country.

Las Vegas Builds 35,000 Hygiene Kits with Clean the World at The Venetian

Over 500 volunteers created much-needed hygiene kits to give to people in need in the Las Vegas community
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LAS VEGAS, October 4, 2016/3BL Media/ – Las Vegas Sands Corp. (NYSE: LVS) completed part of  its worldwide volunteer effort last Saturday, October 1 to build 100,000 hygiene kits this year for social enterprise Clean the World to help improve the health and well-being of populations in need. Kits assembled last Saturday by volunteers at The Venetian Las Vegas will benefit a number of non-profit organizations in Las Vegas serving homeless populations in the area as well as military families.

Kimberly-Clark’s U By Kotex Brand And Dosomething.Org Introduce Power To The Period To Benefit People Experiencing Homelessness

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  • Launch the First-Ever, National Period Products Drive and Second Installment of the U by Kotex Period Projects
  • Eighty-six Percent of Americans Say It’s Important for Society to Help Increase Access to Period Products for Homeless Americans

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.

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