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Walmart Commits Funds to Feeding America, the Coast Guard Foundation and the United Way to Assist Those Affected by the Government Shutdown

Support will go to programs addressing critical needs
Press Release

BENTONVILLE, Ark., January 24, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Walmart has committed $300,000 to support Feeding America’s Shutdown Response Fund, the United Way’s United for U.S. Fund and the Coast Guard Foundation, providing much-needed assistance to each of these organizations that are all experiencing an increase in demand for their services, particularly in areas hardest hit by the government shutdown.

Smithfield Foods Donates More Than 30,000 Pounds of Protein to Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana

Kroger Joins the First Stop of Smithfield’s 2019 Helping Hungry Homes® Tour
Press Release

INDIANAPOLIS, January 24, 2019 /3BL Media/– On January 23rd, Smithfield Foods, Inc. and Kroger joined forces to donate more than 30,000 pounds of protein to Gleaners Food Bank of Indiana. Smithfield’s contribution was part of the company’s 2019 Helping Hungry Homes® donation tour.

Consumers Energy Provides $10 Million to Help Families in Michigan With Winter Heating Bills

Up to 7,000 Households Can Get Assistance Through CARE Program
Press Release

JACKSON, Mich., January 8, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Consumers Energy announced today that it has now contributed $10 million to help customers in need to pay their energy bills -- part of the energy provider’s ongoing efforts this winter to help Michigan residents stay safe and warm.

Giving Opportunity Throughout the New Year: From Your Family to Theirs

Join the Family Fund and help alleviate global poverty through entrepreneurship
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Whole Planet Foundation invites you to join the Family Fund, a program that leverages the power of community to alleviate global poverty for families through entrepreneurship.

When you join the Family Fund, you fund an average first microcredit loan for one or more women entrepreneurs around the world. A microcredit loan enables an entrepreneur to start or expand a home-based business, but it also does so much more than that—it creates opportunities for a family each month.

Lifting Her Family

Christmas Eve Feast: Salvation Army and Safeway Serve Holiday Dinner

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Hundreds of people came together to enjoy a hot meal on Christmas Eve – that they may not otherwise have had this holiday. The Christmas Eve feast was meant to warm the hearts of those in need. This meal is provided by the Salvation Army and Safeway.
 
“Sometimes people are just down on their luck and a warm meal goes a long way,” said Todd Broderick, Safeway Denver Division President.

Continue reading on CBS Denver

Holiday Purchases Power Her Potential: Gifts that Give Part II

7 more brands giving back this holiday season
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88 Acres

Woman-founded 88 Acres first opened its doors in Boston, where Whole Planet Foundation funds microcredit through microfinance partner Grameen America. Their goal was to open their bakery in an area of need to drive job growth in the community. Through their continued partnership with Whole Planet Foundation, 88 Acres also creates economic prosperity by finding microloans to support women microentrepreneurs domestically and internationally.

Holiday Purchases Power Her Potential: Gifts that Give Part I

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Divine Chocolate

Divine Chocolate is proud to partner with Whole Planet Foundation and continue the tradition of donating five cents of every Divine Chocolate Advent Calendar sold at Whole Foods Market to Whole Planet Foundation.

New York City Establishes Affordable Housing Fund with $2 Million Grant from Wells Fargo Foundation

Down Payment Assistance Fund is part of City’s Neighborhood Pillars Program, dedicated to affordable housing preservation
Press Release

NEW YORK, December 21, 2018, /3BL Media/ – The New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) and New York City Housing Development Corporation (HDC) announced today the City’s Neighborhood Pillars Program with a $2 million commitment from the Wells Fargo Foundation.

Mosaic’s Personal Mission to Combat Food Insecurity

by Natali Archibee, Sustainability Manager, The Mosaic Company
Article

Food is essential to life and necessary for healthy and secure communities. But around the world, millions of families don’t have enough food (or the right food) to live active and healthy lives. There are over 800 million hungry or food-insecure people in the world, including 41 million — nearly one-in-eight — in the United States.

“Matter to a Million” Global Giving Partnership Celebrates Five Years, $21M in Loans

by Megan Amrich
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Imagine turning a $25 loan into more than $21 million, impacting more than 1 million people globally, in just five years. No, this isn’t the latest Shark Tank pitch. It is the outcome of Hewlett Packard Company’s Matter to a Million employee-engagement program.

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