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Poverty is Not a Destination

By Deirdre, President, NA Pharmaceuticals
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By Deirdre, President, NA Pharmaceuticals

We're in the middle of our United Way campaign at GSK.  

Our theme this year is "Poverty is not a destination." Just because someone's path appears to lead toward poverty, that isn't paved in stone. Whether someone's dropped out of school, has a hard time making ends meet, or is sick and without adequate access to healthcare, they can change course with the right support.

Meet Dr. Diane Earle

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Kool Smiles believes every person deserves access to quality dental care. Dr. Diane Earle, a Senior Regional Dental Director at Kool Smiles, learned the importance of offering medical care to all people - whether they could afford it or not - from her father.

 

CITGO Lemont Refinery Donates 60 Computers to Help Unemployed Succeed

Contribution from CITGO Lemont Community Action Team Will Support Training Courses and Job Search Assistance
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LEMONT, Ill., Sept. 5, 2012 / 3BL Media / PRNewswire/ -- The CITGO Lemont Refinery donated 60 desktop computers to the POWER Connection, a community organization that works to "Empower People for Life." The equipment will be used as part of the POWER Connection's training courses designed to help men and women who are under-trained, under-paid and overlooked. Together, POWER Connection and the CITGO Lemont Refinery are working toward eradicating poverty by providing resources to neighbors in need and helping them get the credentials necessary to succeed.

DUCA Builds Value by Giving

Their "DUCA Village" PrDUCA’s Partnership with Opportunity International Canada Aims to Fight Poverty in South America
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DUCA Financial Services Credit Union has a clear vision – financial security for everybody. They do their part to help make that vision a reality, by giving 4% of their profits to promote health and education and to alleviate poverty.

Their commitment is making a real difference in their brand, their staff and in communities both at home and abroad, as highlighted by two DUCA initiatives.

Fair Trade: Protecting the Environment

Second film in new micro-doc series helps explain Fair Trade in two minutes or less
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At the heart of everything we do at Fair Trade USA is our ultimate goal to alleviate poverty among farming communities around the world. If you're reading this blog, you understand that one way we do that is by helping consumers and businesses understand how they can make every purchase matter.

BRAC Is The Largest Global Anti-Poverty Organization, And It's A Secret

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Founded by former Shell Oil executive Fazle Hasan Abed in 1972, BRAC reaches 138 million of the poorest people in nine countries in Asia and Africa, and recently launched in Haiti. Its mission is to empower people and communities in situations of poverty, illiteracy, disease and social injustice. Its annual operating budget is half a billion dollars.

Vigilant strips their feet bare for a good cause

Vigilant Futtures employees go barefoot in downtown Montreal for One day without shoes
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Vigilant Futures lends support in the way of barefoot feet hitting the cold and rainy pavement of downtown Montreal with local ‘One day without shoes’ event organizers on April 5th.

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Vigilant Futures lends support in the way of barefoot feet hitting the cold and rainy pavement of downtown Montreal with local ‘One day without shoes’ event organizers on April 5th.

Alleviating Hunger in America or Not?

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As I scan the news related to hunger in America, the list of companies and brands supporting the issue seems to be growing each day.

Women & Entrepreneurism

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by Emily Drew, BCLC Researcher and Writer

If you were a woman in rural Benin today, you would spend 10 hours each week carrying food and water. As a Tanzania Masaai woman, you would walk up to 30 kilometers to collect water in the dry season and, of course, walk back with your liquid burden.

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