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Enroll Your Family in Healthy Habits With Aramark and the American Heart Association

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Kicking off with healthy habits at the start of the school year encourages the whole family to achieve a smooth transition back-to-school, that can last the whole year. Aramark connected with the American Heart Association’s Linda Van Horn, a Registered Dietician and Professor of Preventive Medicine at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, who recommended six simple strategies to help kids jump into back-to-school mode, with habits that will help them succeed both in and out of the classroom.

Breaking Down Barriers to Health Care Access for Women and Children

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For nearly 65 years, the Pfizer Foundation has been making important global health contributions around the world. This includes investments that support innovative approaches to breaking down barriers to health care access for women and children in low-resource communities, ultimately advancing the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 5 for Gender Equality.

Through our Women and Children’s Health portfolio, the Pfizer Foundation provides grants to organizations to help improve access to immunization and family planning services. The portfolio includes initiatives to:

Scotiabank Partners with The Rumie Initiative for Project North

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Scotiabank marks #Canada150 by partnering with @RumieInitiative to bring educational tablets to children in remote areas. #InfinitePotential

 

From Foster Care to Forever Families

Adoption Recruiter Kerri Byrd on Finding a Forever Family for Each and Every Child in Foster Care
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In her job as an adoption recruiter for Wendy’s Wonderful Kids® (WWK), Kerri Byrd often works long hours. She works continually to earn the trust of children and teenagers who have bounced around the foster care system living in home after home. She fills out paperwork—lots of it. And day after day (which often spills into night), she coordinates with therapists, caseworkers, attorneys and others as she advocates on behalf of her children.

Kerri calls it “the best job ever.”

Enhancing the Lives of Children in Canada’s North

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For the third year in a row, Scotiabank partnered with Project North – a non-profit organization committed to enhancing the lives of children in Canada's North –travelled to Canada’s North alongside the National Hockey League, Rumie, Canadian Tire Jumpstart Charities and First Air to deliver 150 bags of new hockey equipment and 150 Rumie educational tablets to children in seven Nunavut communities.

Making Unadoptable Unacceptable

Learn how you can help the 130,000 children living in foster home get adopted
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With more than 130,000 children in foster care who are in need of a permanent, loving home, foster care adoption is as critical as ever. Learn why we believe that unadoptable is unacceptable. #FosterCareMonth

If you’d like to help more children be adopted from foster care, you can make a donation by clicking here.

 

New Infrastructure Promotes Education in Sinaloa, Mexico

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For years, children in the northern region of Mexico’s Sinaloa state had no real place to learn. Teachers would move from one house to another, or cram their young students into a tiny room measuring 6m x 4m – with no furniture, no power, no running water and no washrooms.

“For more than 12 years, the level of education for our Indigenous initiation class was deplorable,” said Francisca Torres, who teaches Indigenous programming in Sinaloa.

“We had to work in bad conditions, with no infrastructure.”

Breaking Down the Borders of Education

By Jonathan Moore, employee communications manager for AT&T’s Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region.
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We take our mobile devices for granted. Always on. Always connected. NGO Télécoms Sans Frontières, with support of AT&T Foundation and AT&T, is using this technology to deliver education to young refugees in Syria.

Because when trouble strikes, connectivity can be tricky. And it’s not just natural disasters. For some, their homes, neighborhoods or entire cities may be a war zone – weeks, months or years of conflict reducing the local infrastructure to piles of smoking rubble.

Nestlé Waters North America Celebrates World Water Day 2017

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On March 22, Nestlé companies around the world celebrated World Water Day, an observance created by the United Nations (UN) in 1993 to start a global conversation around water. For over 20 years, millions of people around the world have marked the occasion by participating in local events to help educate communities about sustainable water use and water stewardship. Some 4,000 Nestlé employees globally have helped educate more than 100,000 children as part of this important initiative.

#NationalWeekoftheYoungChild: James M. Cox Foundation Supports Early Childhood Education

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April 24 - It’s the National Week of the Young Child, and one of the most important things we can do as a society is prepare children for success. The James M. Cox Foundation has a focus on early childhood education and is supporting initiatives and models in Georgia that can provide a national impact.

Here are three recent ways the James M. Cox Foundation has supported early childhood education. Overall, the James M. Cox Foundation has invested more than $14 million in early childhood education initiatives in Metro Atlanta.

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