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The Kering Foundation and Women’s Aid sign a joint charter to prevent and combat domestic violence in the UK
1/30/2015 11:28:29 AM
- The Kering Corporate Foundation partners with charity Women’s Aid to prevent and combat violence against women - Following similar charters signed in France and Italy, the Kering Foundation now commits to roll out training programmes across all Kering brands in the UK, another one of its key areas of action   Raising awareness amongst Kering employees in the UK The …
How the American Red Cross Spends Your Donations
1/29/2015 11:59:14 AM
Donors want to know how much of their donation goes to the humanitarian services and programs the Red Cross provides, and how much goes to our costs for fundraising and management and general. The fact is an average of 91 cents of every dollar the Red Cross spends is invested in our humanitarian services and programs. We calculate it by comparing our overall spending on …
Hundreds of Millions More Children to Receive Protection against Deadly Diseases, a Chance at a Healthy Future
1/28/2015 11:04:54 AM
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation today announced a five-year, US$1.55 billion commitment to Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, to bring life-saving vaccines to children in the world’s poorest countries. The commitment was announced at the Gavi Replenishment Conference in Berlin, hosted by German Chancellor Angela Merkel. At the conference, US$7.5 billion in pledges were made, …
Bob Aiken to Leave Feeding America as CEO in June
1/28/2015 9:59:06 AM
The Feeding America Board of Directors announced today that Bob Aiken has decided to resign as the organization’s CEO on June 30, 2015. “While we regret Bob’s decision, we support it,” said Jan Pruitt, Chair of the Feeding America Board of Directors. “We appreciate the strategic focus that Bob brought to the role and the momentum he created to realize our vision of a …
American Red Cross and Walmart Support Job Training Nationwide
1/27/2015 1:37:42 PM
The American Red Cross will help fund training for 2,500 students in the Red Cross Nurse Assistant Training (NAT) program over the next two years thanks to a $3.5 million grant from the Walmart Foundation. The grant also covers the cost of the state certification exam to become a Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA). This latest grant is part of a partnership between the Red …
CIHs Help Employers Comply with New OSHA Reporting Requirements
CIHs Help Employers Comply with New OSHA Reporting Requirements
1/27/2015 8:23:48 AM
In the past, employers under the federal jurisdiction of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) were required to report all workplace fatalities and when three or more workers were hospitalized in the same incident.  This all changed on January 1st of this year when new OSHA reporting requirements went into effect.   As of 2015, employers are now required …
Dow Partners with the American Chemical Society to Improve Chemistry Teaching Throughout North America
1/23/2015 11:31:42 AM
The Dow Chemical Company (Dow) and the American Association of Chemistry Teachers (AACT) are partnering to invigorate chemistry education and support STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) education in the nation’s schools. Dow and AACT will work together to convene a series of teacher summits and create more than 750 lesson plans, multimedia resources, …
Chicago, Philadelphia Teens Get Summer Jobs and Environmental Education As Exelon Foundation, Student Conservation Association Renew Partnership
1/23/2015 11:09:14 AM
More than 250 underserved high school students in Chicago and Philadelphia will enhance local parks, gain important career skills and earn a paycheck through an acclaimed summer jobs program conducted by the Student Conservation Association (SCA) and funded by the Exelon Foundation. The $150,000 grant announced today brings the Exelon Foundation’s total investment in local …
Thrivent Financial renews Habitat for Humanity partnership in 2015 with $12 million commitment
Thrivent Financial renews Habitat for Humanity partnership in 2015 with $12 million commitment
1/23/2015 9:50:16 AM
Thrivent Financial will commit $12 million in 2015 to Habitat for Humanity to support the Thrivent Builds with Habitat for Humanity partnership, which provides funding and volunteers to help construct or repair homes across the globe. The partnership also will be entering its 10th year in 2015. “It’s inspiring to see Thrivent members and others continuously give of their …
Vernon Jordan calls for renewed hope, meaningful action at the 25th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Breakfast
1/22/2015 10:41:29 AM
Vernon E. Jordan, renowned civil rights leader, presidential advisor, attorney and business leader, delivered the keynote address at the 25th annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday breakfast on the theme “Infinite Hope, Meaningful Action.” In his remarks to a sold-out audience at the Minneapolis Convention Center, Jordan said: “Today we celebrate the legacy of Martin …
Owner of Booth Insurance Agency in Skagit County Receives $4,000 in Grants from National Allstate Foundation To Benefit Local Nonprofits And Announces New Charity Campaign
Owner of Booth Insurance Agency in Skagit County Receives $4,000 in Grants from National Allstate Foundation To Benefit Local Nonprofits And Announces New Charity Campaign
1/21/2015 4:34:13 PM
Mount Vernon, WA – Annette Booth, the agency owner, was nationally recognized by the Allstate Foundation through four $1,000 grants to be given to the Boys And Girls Clubs of Skagit County, Humane Society of Skagit Valley, Hospice of the NW and the Skagit Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Services. With a new charity program campaign in the Skagit County Mount Vernon …
Save The Children Action Network Praises President Obama’s Call For Investing In Children
Save The Children Action Network Praises President Obama’s Call For Investing In Children
1/21/2015 12:36:45 PM
Save the Children Action Network commends President Obama for prioritizing the needs of children in his State of the Union address last night. This is the third consecutive year the President has pushed for greater federal investments in early childhood development during the State of the Union. The president proposed tripling the Child and Dependent Care Tax Credit (CDCTC), …
Spring 2015 CIH Exam Application Deadline is less than Two Weeks Away
Spring 2015 CIH Exam Application Deadline is less than Two Weeks Away
1/20/2015 11:06:54 AM
For those industrial hygiene professionals that have made 2015 the year that they plan to take their careers to the next level by becoming a Certified Industrial Hygienist® (CIH®), an important date occurs in less than two weeks.  Applicants for the CIH program have until February 1st to submit their completed applications in order to be eligible to take the spring …
Wayra seeks new start-ups for its Spanish and Latin American academies
1/20/2015 10:28:03 AM
Wayra , Telefónica ’s international network of digital start-up fast trackers,  announced today the opening of a new global call for projects aimed at finding innovative new business proposals. Until February 15, entrepreneurs whose projects are still at an early stage of development and involve a significant degree of technological content shall be able to apply, via …
Noncommunicable diseases prematurely take 16 million lives annually, WHO urges more action
1/19/2015 3:38:40 PM
Urgent government action is needed to meet global targets to reduce the burden of noncommunicable diseases (NCDs), and prevent the annual toll of 16 million people dying prematurely – before the age of 70 – from heart and lung diseases, stroke, cancer and diabetes, according to a new WHO report. “The global community has the chance to change the course of the NCD epidemic,” …
Ski for Light Celebrating 40th Annual International Ski Week at Snow Mountain Ranch
1/19/2015 2:31:56 PM
Media Contacts: Rachel Anderson, Snow Mountain Ranch 970-509-0316 RAnderson@ymcarockies.org Peter Slatin, Ski for Light 917-584-6094 PSlato@gmail.com     FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE GRANBY, CO (Friday, January 16) -   Ski for Light, Inc® will be celebrating its 40th annual International Week at Snow Mountain Ranch Sunday, January 25 through Saturday, …
Ray Insurance Agencies Inaugurates Charity Program in the Fort Worth Area, and Debuts With Campaign Providing A Gift for Your Starving Neighbor
Ray Insurance Agencies Inaugurates Charity Program in the Fort Worth Area, and Debuts With Campaign Providing A Gift for Your Starving Neighbor
1/19/2015 11:29:50 AM
Ray Insurance Agencies in Fort Worth, TX announced the debut of its charity program designed to benefit the local community. The agency will work closely with nonprofit organizations in the area, to nominate a new beneficiary every 60 days. The idea is to create a campaign to help the elected individual, family or organization with immediate support and awareness to the …
Philips calls for action to end light poverty and prevent millions of needless deaths
1/19/2015 10:43:24 AM
Millions of people are needlessly dying because a fifth of the world’s population does not have access to electric light, Royal Philips (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA), the global leader in lighting, warns today. More than 1.3 billion people  are trapped in light poverty as they don’t have access to electricity. Most of those affected resort to kerosene lamps and candles to light …
Duke Energy announces contributions totaling $25,000 to Northern Kentucky emergency management agencies
1/19/2015 10:29:20 AM
Duke Energy today announced contributions of $5,000 each to Northern Kentucky Emergency Management Agencies from Boone, Kenton, Campbell, Grant and Pendleton counties. Agency teams in these counties, all located within Duke Energy’s service territory, often work closely with the company in various ways throughout the year, including during storm restoration efforts and …
Save the Children and UNICEF Receive $11.9 Million from IKEA Soft Toys for Education Campaign
Save the Children and UNICEF Receive $11.9 Million from IKEA Soft Toys for Education Campaign
1/16/2015 10:57:19 AM
During this past 2014 holiday season, millions of IKEA customers and co-workers around the world participated in the IKEA Soft Toys for Education campaign. Through their purchase of soft toys and children’s books, the IKEA Foundation will donate $11.9 million* (€10.1 million) to UNICEF and Save the Children for educational projects. Since 2003, the IKEA Soft Toys for Education …