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United Way Of Greater Los Angeles Hosts 7th Annual HomeWalk
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United Way Of Greater Los Angeles Hosts 7th Annual HomeWalk

Kobe Bryant Joins Over 12,000 Participants Who Mobilized to End Homelessness in the Homeless Capital of the Nation LOS ANGELES, Nov. 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Today, United Way of Greater Los Angeles hosted the 7th Annual HomeWalk to end homelessness, a 5k run and walk in Exposition Park in downtown Los Angeles. Lakers star Kobe […]

Gates Foundation Awards Grants to Test Ideas Ranging from using Big Data for Social Good to Inventing the Next Generation of Condoms
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Gates Foundation Awards Grants to Test Ideas Ranging from using Big Data for Social Good to Inventing the Next Generation of Condoms

SEATTLE, Nov. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation today announced a new round of winners as part of its Grand Challenges Explorations (GCE) initiative. GCE grants fund innovative ideas to tackle persistent global health and development problems. Winning proposals this round will tackle a wide range of issues including: using social […]

First major distribution of aid reaches nearly 4,000 people in Philippines
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First major distribution of aid reaches nearly 4,000 people in Philippines

TABUGON, Philippines, Nov. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Emergency food, water and hygiene kits were distributed to nearly 4,000 people in a typhoon-ravaged area of Cebu Island, Philippines today, following a major relief operation by World Vision. Four trucks hauled the 25 tons of supplies into remote villages in the hills of Tabugon Municipality, five hours […]

Appeals for Serious World Attention on Cambodia
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Appeals for Serious World Attention on Cambodia

Cambodia is fast on a path to another severe tragedy, threatening regional stability. SEATTLE, Oct. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The Khmer People Network for Cambodia* (KPNC) will host a press conference at The National Press Club, 529 14th Street, NW, Washington, DC, 13th Floor, First Amendment Lounge on Wednesday, October 23, 2013 from 9:15 AM […]

Big Food And Drink Companies Urged To Act To Stop Conflicts Over Land As Global Sugar Production Continues To Soar
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Big Food And Drink Companies Urged To Act To Stop Conflicts Over Land As Global Sugar Production Continues To Soar

BOSTON, Oct. 2, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The biggest names in the food and drink industry are not doing enough to stop land grabs and conflicts in their supply chains, warned international relief and development organization Oxfam America in a new report today. Oxfam noted that the sugar trade is helping to fuel the problem of […]

G20 must include the world's poor in growth agenda, urges NGO alliance
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G20 must include the world’s poor in growth agenda, urges NGO alliance

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia, Sept. 6, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — As the G20 seeks to build a stronger and more stable global economy, leaders must include the world’s poor in their plan, NGO alliance InterAction urged at the close of the 2013 G20 summit. G20 leaders met Sept. 5-6 in St. Petersburg, Russia, where they discussed a […]

Low-income moms can't afford diapers in US
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Low-income moms can’t afford diapers in US

Many low-income mothers cannot afford an adequate supply of diapers and are likely to suffer mental stress that can harm their children, according to a study in the journal Pediatrics. The stress of not being able to afford diapers was an even stronger predictor of mental health need than food insecurity, data collected for the […]

Syrian refugees creating poverty tipping point in Beirut
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Syrian refugees creating poverty tipping point in Beirut

Tensions in Lebanese communities are reaching a tipping point as refugees fleeing deadly violence in neighboring Syria continue to pour into the country, putting children further at risk, aid agency World Vision warns in a new study out Monday. With predictions that a third of Lebanon’s population could be made up of refugees by the […]

20 ASEAN Companies Receive CSR Awards at AREA 2013
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20 ASEAN Companies Receive CSR Awards at AREA 2013

Twenty companies from Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Vietnam and Thailand received the prestigious Asia Responsible Entrepreneurship Awards 2013 Southeast Asia for their corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiatives. The Awards were presented by regional non-governmental organisation, Enterprise Asia, at a closed-door awards ceremony at Marina Bay Sands in Singapore. The Awards are organized by Enterprise Asia […]

How to Reduce Poverty – Answer: Fix Homes – TED Talks with Paul Pholeros
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How to Reduce Poverty – Answer: Fix Homes – TED Talks with Paul Pholeros

Sundays are for learning. I believe in lifetime learning. The blog of the sales lead generation company Find New Customers, by Jeff Ogden, always shares good learning content on Sundays, like TED Talks. In 1985, architect Paul Pholeros was challenged by the director of an Aboriginal-controlled health service to “stop people getting sick” in a […]