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International Paper's Two Million Box Commitment Continues to Help Feed the Need in California

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As quarantines and stay-at-home orders put people out of work and closed schools in the first few months of 2020, food banks around the world began to see a dramatic increase in need for food. International Paper, a leading producer of fiber-based packaging, pulp and paper, quickly responded with a commitment to donate two million corrugated boxes to food banks in its communities. As the year drew to a close, team members in the company's Anaheim, Ca. box plant produced the final 5,000 boxes of their commitment.

How a 'Hamburger' Can Help Alleviate Food Poverty

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When you hear the word ‘Hamburger’ the first thought that springs to mind is probably the ubiquitous fast-food snack. However, in Germany it can also mean something a lot more. It is a way of helping alleviate food poverty.

Arrow Electronics 2020 Holiday Giving Supports Food Banks and Needy Families

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CENTENIAL, Colo., December 24, 2020 /3BL Media/ - This holiday season, Arrow Electronics employees contributed to food banks and other charities to help families manage the hardships associated with COVID-19.

Nonprofits have reported a 60% increase in demand for food relief in the United States and other countries this year. One third of people now using food banks had not experienced food insecurity before the coronavirus pandemic.  

United Airlines Brings Santa Claus Float and Gifts to Residents at Warren Village

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On Saturday, Dec. 12, Warren Village, a Denver-based organization focused on helping low-income, single-parent families make the journey from poverty to self-sufficiency, received a visit from Santa & Mrs. Claus, thanks to United Airlines. 

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The Consumer Goods Forum Unites Its Members on Actions to Support Vulnerable Communities Impacted by COVID-19

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PARIS, December 18, 2020 /3BL Media/ -  The Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) has today announced its members are working together on actions to support vulnerable communities, part of a coordinated, global response to mitigate the impact of COVID-19 on those who have been hit hardest by the pandemic.

ON Semiconductor Foundation Awards Over $710k in Grants to 55 Organizations Globally during Fall 2020 Cycle

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The ON Semiconductor Foundation is committed to serving the needs of communities through the investment of resources. Its primary focus of giving is in the areas of science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics (STEAM) education, health, disaster relief, environment and human services. 

Since 2016, ON Semiconductor has funded more than $5 million in grants, employee matching and in-kind donations, as well as sponsorships and dollars-for-doers for employee volunteerism.  

CIT Donates Two Million Meals to Fight Hunger

In response to unprecedented need, CIT doubled its annual commitment
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NEW YORK – December 16, 2020 /3BL Media/ – CIT Group Inc’s (NYSE: CIT) annual partnership with Feeding America® has helped provide Two Million Meals to people in need this holiday season. With the support of its customers, employees and followers, the company brought awareness to the pressing issue of food insecurity across the country. 

International Paper Global Cellulose Fibers Business Donates 1,000 Feminine Hygiene Kits to Combat Period Poverty

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Each year, more than 40 million women and girls around the world are affected by period poverty – the lack of access to sanitary products, feminine hygiene education, toilets, handwashing facilities or waste management during menstrual cycles. Period poverty is a global issue that creates health risks, contributes to truancy in school and can lead to feelings of shame and fear.

Taylor, MI Veteran Chosen for Full Roof Replacement After Losing His Job

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A Taylor, MI veteran remains thankful after more than a dozen people chipped in to replace his entire roof and fully upgrade his house to city code.

Fraser-based Premier Roofing and Renovations did the work for free on the home of Army veteran Brian Reaume as part of the Owens Corning Roof Deployment Project.

Owens Corning began the project in 2016 to “show gratitude” to veterans by upgrading roofs of those in need.  

 

Levelling the Odds for Caribbean Children With Cancer

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Surviving cancer, for many children, can come down to where they live. In several regions around the world, the risk of poor clinical outcomes for cancer and serious blood disease patients is determined by ongoing economic challenges, limited access to essential medicines and specialized diagnostic services, and not enough health care professionals with specialized training.

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