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Join the American Cancer Society for the Great American Smokeout® and Be a Quitter

As the official sponsor of birthdays, the American Cancer Societymarks the 37th Great American Smokeout on November 15 by encouraging smokers to use the date to make a plan to quit, or to plan in advance and quit smoking that day. An estimated one billion people worldwide will die during the 21st century because of tobacco use, according to The Tobacco Atlas, published by the…

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Added by Jessi Copeland on November 20, 2012 at 8:09am — No Comments

Collaboration, A Crucial Step On The Road To Improving Health And Safety Performance: ICMM 2012 Health And Safety Conference

Yesterday, over 300 health and safety experts and mining and metals executives brought the ICMM 2012 Health and Safety Conference in Santiago, Chile, to a close . 

The three-day conference saw over 60 speakers from ICMM member companies discuss topics such as leadership, worker health programs, community health management, safety in operations and eliminating fatalities. 
 
“The last three days have been a successful exercise in sharing lessons learned and good…
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Added by Jessi Copeland on November 20, 2012 at 8:07am — No Comments

$1.3 Million Donation Combats A Grim Reality: One In Three Women Diagnosed With Cancer

A mother. A sister. A daughter. For every three women, one will develop some type of cancer in their lifetime, according to the American Cancer Society. To combat this sobering statistic and to continue its steadfast mission to support research of cancers affecting women, The Mary Kay FoundationSMawarded grants to 13 respected doctors and medical scientists. Each grant provides crucial funding in the amount of $100,000 for a total of $1.3 million.

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Added by Jessi Copeland on November 20, 2012 at 8:03am — No Comments

BCLC Asks Hilton Worldwide What It Means to Be a Good Partner with the Global Soap Project

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For the final week of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Business Civic Leadership Center’s Best Partnership award contest, Hilton Worldwideresponded to a series of questions regarding their partnership with TheGlobal Soap Project…

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Added by Jessi Copeland on November 13, 2012 at 8:44am — No Comments

Free volunteering and support

Would you like the exciting opportunity to volunteer and work side by side in the heat of Ghana, whilst supporting the orphanage in ways that could create change for the better? We are seeking an individual who has experience in administration and coordination, and who has a passion for helping the…

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Added by Francis Adu on November 2, 2012 at 12:53am — No Comments

Why I Help Kids Dream Big Dreams

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Added by Jessi Copeland on October 21, 2012 at 1:13pm — No Comments

Marriages and women

Dowry or bride price is one of the major violations of women and girl's rights in South Sudan. Women and girls feel that this practice is now a form of "selling and buying" due to extreme abuse and exploitation for quick enrichment. Bride price is considered as the legal contract by which the husband and his family have power over the bride for the rest of her life. The bride price varies from one region to another. Among the Dinka and other Nilotic tribes, dowry is…

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Added by William Logai Ochieng on October 17, 2012 at 3:24pm — No Comments

Feedback

Changents, a great website for social action, is unfortunately no more.  Some feedback we received on it can be found here: Change%20Agent.pdf

Added by Policies for the Poor on September 22, 2012 at 5:30am — No Comments

Walmart's Global Community Donations Top US$958.9 Million

"Walmart founder Sam Walton said, 'If we work together, we'll lower the cost of living for everyone...we'll give the world an opportunity to see what it's like to save and have a better life'. Sam's words helped to shape a purpose for Walmart and have guided us in delivering everyday low prices to our customers, as well as in supporting the aspirations of communities to realise a 'better life' through community giving, sustainability initiatives, our employment practices and the empowerment…

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Added by Jessi Copeland on September 9, 2012 at 4:08pm — No Comments

Keep America Beautiful Kicks Off Second Annual Recycle-Bowl Competition

Keep America Beautiful, the nation’s largest volunteer-based community action and education organization, is again teaming up with Nestlé Waters North America to announce the launch of the second annual Recycle-Bowl youth recycling competition.

In its inaugural year, more than 1,200 elementary, middle- and high-schools around the country, representing more than 500,000 students, participated in a fun, interactive way to learn about waste reduction and environmental responsibility…

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Added by Jessi Copeland on August 13, 2012 at 9:27am — No Comments

Fair Trade USA Announces Winners of New Cooperative Small Grants Program

Fair Trade USA, the leading third-party certifier of Fair Trade products in the United States, has announced the first two winners of its new Cooperative Small Grants Program, which offers Fair Trade Certified™ coffee cooperatives access to funding for specific capacity-building projects. The winners, APROCASSI from Peru and…

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Added by Jessi Copeland on August 8, 2012 at 8:47pm — No Comments

Sanofi US Products Reach People Affected By Western Wildfires

In response to recent wildfires in the western U.S., Sanofi’s humanitarian aid partner Direct Relief activated its emergency response to more than 13 community-based nonprofit health clinics in Colorado. The fires have destroyed hundreds of homes and forced more than 30,000 people in Colorado alone to evacuate in the last few weeks.

Because Sanofi's participation in Direct Relief’s U.S. Disaster Relief Preparedness Program, the organization was able to immediately release…

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Added by Jessi Copeland on July 30, 2012 at 10:20pm — No Comments

Subaru and United By Blue Head to the Nation's Capital

Every year, 20,000 tons of trash enters D.C’s forgotten river-the Anacostia. Subaru and its partner, United By Blue, will be combating the Anacostia River’s trash problem with a river cleanup on Saturday, July 21 from 10 a.m. to 2 pm. 

Volunteers will be supplied with free breakfast, lunch, bags, gloves, supplies, bug…

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Added by Jessi Copeland on July 22, 2012 at 12:03pm — No Comments

AmeriCares And GSK: Helping People When Disaster Strikes

By Sue, GSK Community Partnerships
 
Usually Randy from AmeriCares calls me to tell me about a disaster that has struck somewhere in the world, where our donated medicines will be needed. 

However, several weeks ago when the phone rang, it was different. Out of the blue Randy informed me that AmeriCares had nominated GSK for a prestigious honor that they award…

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Added by Jessi Copeland on June 20, 2012 at 8:58pm — No Comments

Random Acts of Insuring

The idea of a “random act of kindness” first became popular a few years ago.  A prime example is a motorist at a toll both paying for the stranger’s car in back of him.  Giving insurance to the poor is a very similar concept.  By contacting one of the organizations listed at www.policiesforthepoor.com and making a donation so they can purchase insurance for their clients, you are helping a stranger, but in a much more…

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Added by Policies for the Poor on June 10, 2012 at 5:40am — No Comments

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