The UNCF in partnership with the Ad Council, announced today the launch of Better Futures, a national multimedia public service effort that will build on their 41-year old campaign to help African American students get to and through college.
Created pro bono by Y&R, new Better Futures PSAs transform the idea of donating to a cause to a more powerful idea of investing in the future, including the introduction of a stock for social change, where people can see the direct social return of their investment. Economists were consulted for the campaign and developed an algorithm to show the social return of donating just $10 to UNCF, including the impact on earnings, crime savings and health savings.
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Continuing to assist those who were affected by Hurricane Sandy, the CVS Caremark Charitable Trust, a private foundation created by CVS Caremark Corporation (NYSE: CVS), today announced that it is donating $50,000 to the Hurricane Sandy New Jersey Relief Fund. Established by Governor Chris Christie and chaired by First Lady Mary Pat Christie, the relief fund is a non-profit organization that raises and distributes funds to organizations to support the recovery and rebuilding efforts of New Jersey communities impacted by the storm.
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It was January 2012, Isaac dribbled the ball; shot it through the hoop, swish! This was a simple moment the 15-year-old athlete who once participated in cross country, soccer and basketball, thought he’d never experience again. Ten months earlier, Isaac was diagnosed with a brain tumor. He became a patient at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital® and through extensive treatment and care, his cancer is in remission and he is able to play the sports he loves.
Chili’s® Grill & Bar is helping St. Jude patients like Isaac enjoy their own special, everyday moments through the brand’s ninth annual Create-A-Pepper to Fight Childhood Cancer campaign. Participating Chili’s restaurants nationwide and in Puerto Rico are joining in the fight against childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases. September is National Childhood Cancer Awareness month and through Sept. 26, Chili’s guests can help the cause by donating at their local restaurants and online.
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official 2012 Debut video of Charlie\'s World by Charlie Hustle. Visit
www.CharlieHustleMusic.Com to purchase and download Charlie Hustle
Music. In 2012 Charlie will be donating 2% of his online sales to Bi
Polar research. Check him out doing public speaking engagements in
local New York CIty High Schools for at risk youths. - 2012 GiveBack
This holiday season, Whole Foods Market along with its shoppers and supplier partners will help end child hunger by donating to Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry® Campaign.
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The National September 11 Memorial & Museum (9/11 Memorial) today joined the Ad Council to launch a public service advertising (PSA) campaign asking citizens to “honor, remember and reunite” for the 10th anniversary of 9/11 by donating to or visiting the Memorial. The first PSA will air in the weeks leading up to the 10th anniversary of 9/11; the Memorial will be dedicated on that day and opens to the general public the following day, Sept. 12, 2011.
The 9/11 Memorial also today launched a new platform for the Memorial Guide, which displays the entire names arrangement of the Memorial. The Memorial Guide is now available as an app for iPhone through the Apple App Store on the smart phone. The app includes oral history content provided by StoryCorps, a partnership organization of the 9/11 Memorial.
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In their ongoing commitment to support fearless women, Secret Deodorant has created the Mean Stinks program; a supportive Facebook community that gives young women the courage to stand up to a stinky behavior – bullying. To help this cause, Secret is partnering with relatable role models—Amber Riley, best known as Mercedes on the hit FOX show Glee, and Rachel Simmons, nationally renowned relationship expert—to start a movement of “nice.” Together they are giving young women the strength to face challenges associated with bullying and mean behavior. Secret is also partnering with PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center by donating a portion of proceeds from select Secret Clinical Strength purchases to it’s prevention efforts.
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J. C. Penney Company, Inc. (NYSE: JCP) today announced that it is launching an inspiring new philanthropic initiative that invites customers in over 1,100 stores to turn small change into “pennies from heaven” by rounding up their purchases and donating the difference to life-enriching afterschool programs. For more than a decade, jcpenney has been the leading corporate advocate for the afterschool issue by distributing more than $100 million across every jcpenney community. To bolster support for the afterschool movement, jcpenney will unveil its most extensive cause marketing campaign to date. Serving as the Company’s signature cause-related event, pennies from heaven will be held four times a year starting July 31 through Aug. 27 during the Back-to-School season.
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Actress Sarah Michelle Gellar has teamed up with “The Nestlé Share the Joy of Reading Program” to raise awareness about the importance of children’s literacy and to encourage continued reading over the summer. Today, she visited the Los Angeles Public Library’s historic Central Library to read to children and share her love of reading. “The Nestlé Share the Joy of Reading Program” is donating up to $250,000 to Reading Is Fundamental (RIF) – the nation’s largest nonprofit children’s literacy organization – and consumers can help through everyday purchases of select Nestlé confections.
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Pampers, the iconic and first baby care brand to distribute disposable diapers around the globe, is turning 50! Pampers honors these 50 years of parenting by unveiling its Little Miracle Missions program, which seeks to celebrate, support and protect babies everywhere through acts of kindness to little miracles (babies) and their families, while encouraging parents to “pay it forward” and support others. On Monday, Pampers and Graham’s Foundation (an organization that provides care packages that offer both practical and emotional support for the parents of micro-preemies) began donating more than 30,000 care packages to families with babies in level-three Neonatal Intensive Care Units (NICU) across the country, for the care of premature or ill newborn babies. Yesterday, Pampers continued the celebration by partnering with a variety of celebrity parents who have their own personal miracle stories. Actors Joey Lawrence and Mark Consuelos, alongside actresses Ali Larter and LaLa Anthony delivered the care packages to The Mount Sinai Hospital’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) in New York City.
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"Like" the Nutri-Health Supplements Pets Probiotics fan page for a good cause! We are donating $1000 each to 3 local Northern AZ Humane Society Animal Shelters. If we get 3000 fans by Jan 31, 2011, we donate an additional $1000 each! Thanks everyone from Nutri-Health Supplements! Here is our page: http://www.facebook.com/NutriHealthforPets?v=app_4949752878&ref=sgm
Recognizing that the private sector is as responsible as government in solving the issue of veterans’ unemployment, Activision Publishing, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATVI) has pledged to find 1,000 jobs for veterans and is donating $1 million from the sales of its blockbuster video game Call of Duty®: Black Ops to help transition service members back to civilian life by providing them with job training and placement.
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