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Brightening Our Corner Newsletter - February 2021

Quarterly Newsletter from the Ray C. Anderson Foundation
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The Ray C. Anderson Foundation has published its quarterly newsletter. Ray Anderson always said, "Brighten the Corner Where You Are."

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The Ray C. Anderson Foundation has published its quarterly newsletter. Ray Anderson always said, "Brighten the Corner Where You Are."

Scotts and MLB Launch 2021 Field Refurbishment Grant Program

Olympic Gold Medalist Jennie Finch & Three-Time MLB All-Star Ryan Howard Return as Ambassadors
Press Release

Marysville, OH, February 26, 2021 /3BL Media/ - Beginning today, the Scotts Company LLC (Scotts) and Major League Baseball will begin accepting submissions for the 2021 Scotts® Field Refurbishment Grant Program, which awards modern, playable youth baseball and softball field refurbishments to four communities in need within the United States.

ASPCA Commits Additional $2 Million to Animal Welfare Organizations Impacted by the COVID-19 Crisis

ASPCA COVID-19 Relief & Recovery Initiative has provided $7.5 million in emergency relief to help pet owners and shelters navigate the pandemic; Emergency relief grant funding made possible in part by $500,000 donation from Subaru of America, Inc.
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Earlier this year, Subaru of America, Inc. partnered with the ASPCA to distribute nearly $700,000 in grant funding to support virtual adoption events hosted by animal welfare organizations and local Subaru retailers across the country. Recognizing that a critical level of support is still urgently needed, Subaru is furthering its commitment to animals in need this holiday season by contributing over $500,000 to the ASPCA COVID-19 Relief & Recovery Initiative. This collective generosity is made possible by the Subaru Share the Love® Event.

ViiV Healthcare Builds on Accelerate Initiative, Extending Community-Centered Approach Nationally to Disrupt Disparities in Care for Black Same-Gender-Loving Men Living With HIV

Press Release

Expansion informed by new insights report featuring eight findings from the one-of-a-kind, place-based initiative focused on experiences of Black men in Baltimore, MD and Jackson, MS

New funding opportunity offers grants to engage more Black gay, bisexual, queer, trans and other men who have sex with men  

A Chance to Win $50,000 From FedEx for Your Small Business

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The story of your small business is one worth telling

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Here are a few simple tips to help you get started

Bicycle Theft Brings a Bonanza for East Camden Nonprofit

Written by Jim Walsh, Cherry Hill Courier-Post
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CAMDEN - When someone stole the bicycles used in a program for children here, the youngsters were "really devastated," the leader of a nonprofit said Tuesday.

But the kids displayed big smiles — and a fleet of new bikes — during a ceremony Tuesday at the East Camden headquarters of LUCY Outreach.

Bacardi and The NAACP Are Backing the B.A.R. with Grants to Black-Owned Businesses in the Industry

The focus is to support diversity in the beverage alcohol service, sales, and hospitality industry
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Coral Gables, Fla., February 24, 2021 /3BL Media/ – According to Nielsen, the Black community is significantly underrepresented in the ownership portion of the United States’ On-premise retail industry (bars and restaurants) at only seven (7) percent. Bacardi U.S.A. and the NAACP want to change that. The NAACP will be awarding Bacardi-sponsored grants to Black-owned businesses in the beverage alcohol service, sales, and hospitality industries as part of the Backing the B.A.R.

Quotes: Global Citizen Launches a 'Recovery Plan for the World' - a Campaign to End COVID-19 for All and Kickstart a Global Recovery

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NEW YORK, Genève, Switzerland | Brussels, Belgium – February 23, 2021 /3BL Media/ – International advocacy organization Global Citizen today launched a Recovery Plan for the World - a campaign to end COVID-19 for all and kickstart a global recovery. The Recovery Plan for the World is a year-long campaign and series of events that aims to: 1) end COVID-19 for all; 2) end the hunger crisis; 3) resume learning everywhere; 4) protect the planet; and 5) advance equity for all.

Benevity's Goodness Matters Industry Conference Announces An All-Star Speaker Lineup

Thought leaders and professionals from 300+ brands will gather at the corporate purpose event of the year
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CALGARY, Alberta, February  23, 2021 /3BL Media/ – Benevity, Inc., the leading provider of global corporate purpose software, today announced an all-star lineup of speakers for its Goodness Matters Virtual Conference, taking place March 2-5, 2021. Now in its eighth year, Goodness Matters has consistently grown in importance and attendance to become the premiere event for the latest trends, insights and proven strategies for purpose-driven brands.

'Race in the Workplace: The Black Experience,' a McKinsey & Co. Report Created in Collaboration with Walmart

By Donna Morris, Executive Vice President and Chief People Officer, Walmart
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By Donna Morris, Executive Vice President and Chief People Officer, Walmart

Immediately following the tragic murder of George Floyd, we knew Walmart had to be part of the solution. As the largest employer in the country, which includes a workforce of approximately 300,000 Black and African American associates, we quickly focused on what we could do to make a difference at scale.

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