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Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Foundation Awards $50,000 to Connecticut Foodshare Institute

Monday, September 27, 2021 - 8:59pm

The Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Foundation awarded a $50,000 grant to support The Institute for Hunger Research & Solutions at Connecticut Foodshare to work closely with food pantries throughout Connecticut to increase access to healthy food.

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  • The Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Foundation awarded a $50,000 grant to support The Institute for Hunger Research & Solutions at Connecticut Foodshare to work closely with food pantries throughout Connecticut to increase access to healthy food.
  • The Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Foundation LLC, an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association, is the philanthropic arm of Anthem, Inc.
  • The Blue Cross and Blue Shield names and symbol are registered marks of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association.
  • To learn more about the Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield Foundation, please visit http://www.anthem.foundation and its blog at https://medium.com/anthemfoundation .

Shaw Floors Celebrates St. Jude Partnership, Thanks Retailers for Support

Monday, September 27, 2021 - 8:05pm

Since 2012, Shaw Floors has raised over $16 million to support the research hospital's life-saving mission of Finding Cures.

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  • Since 2012, Shaw Floors has raised over $16 million to support the research hospital's life-saving mission of Finding Cures.
  • St. Jude Heroes program: Shaw associates, customers and media partners run for a reason at the St. Jude Memphis Marathon Weekend each year in December.
  • For more information on Shaw Floors' support of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital and to see how you can get involved, visit ShawFloors.com/StJude .
  • Join the St. Jude mission by visiting stjude.org, liking St. Jude on Facebook, following St. Jude via @stjuderesearch channels, as well as Twitter, Instagram, TikTok, and YouTube.

Donors Come Together With US$138.1 Million In New Funding For Education Cannot Wait During UN General Assembly To Leave No Child Behind

Monday, September 27, 2021 - 7:57pm

US$58.6 million); United States of America (US$37 million); European Union/European Commission (25 million; approx.

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  • US$58.6 million); United States of America (US$37 million); European Union/European Commission (25 million; approx.
  • This new round of funding contributions will accelerate the impact of ECW's education in emergencies investments, which have already reached more than 4.6 million crisis-affected children and adolescents.
  • ECW's COVID-19 response has also been delivered in record speed across 32 countries, reaching an additional 29.2 million vulnerable girls and boys.
  • ECW urgently appeals to public and private sector donors for expanded support to reach even more vulnerable children and youth.

Scholastic Book Clubs and James Patterson Launch "The United States of Readers" to Battle Inequity in Literacy

Monday, September 27, 2021 - 5:06pm

NEW YORK, Sept. 27, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Scholastic Book Clubs announced today the launch of The United States of Readers, a first-of-its-kind classroom program dedicated to bridging the gap of literacy inequity.

Key Points: 
  • NEW YORK, Sept. 27, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Scholastic Book Clubs announced today the launch of The United States of Readers, a first-of-its-kind classroom program dedicated to bridging the gap of literacy inequity.
  • The participating schools represent rural, suburban and urban areas, are all at least 75% Title I, and do not currently participate in Scholastic Book Clubs.
  • Patterson's $1.5 million donation to sponsor The United States of Readers' inaugural year adds to the $11 million he has already donated to teachers and schools through Scholastic Book Clubs since 2015.
  • The United States of Readers marks an evolution in Scholastic Book Clubs' ongoing partnership with author James Patterson by directly growing home libraries.

Empire BlueCross BlueShield and its Foundation Mobilize to Tackle Food Insecurity for Hunger Action Month During the Company’s Annual Volunteer Days

Monday, September 27, 2021 - 3:30pm

Empire BlueCross BlueShield, in partnership with its companys philanthropic arm, the Empire BlueCross BlueShield Foundation, is dedicated to making nutritious food more accessible and affordable, and to improving access to food for local communities.

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  • Empire BlueCross BlueShield, in partnership with its companys philanthropic arm, the Empire BlueCross BlueShield Foundation, is dedicated to making nutritious food more accessible and affordable, and to improving access to food for local communities.
  • In light of this priority, Hunger Action Month this September and the start of the companys annual volunteer days, the Foundation gave grants totaling $400,000 to six community organizations focused on addressing hunger, and Empires associates are committing to four volunteer events in October.
  • View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210927005029/en/
    Empire associates volunteer during Hunger Action Month (Photo: Business Wire)
    Food insecurity is one of the most pervasive issues affecting the health of our City.
  • We are so pleased that Empire helped kick-off Hunger Action Month with our event in Brooklyn at P.S.

Empire BlueCross and its Associates Give Back to the Capital Region with Several Volunteer Days Events and a Grant Focused on Tackling Food Insecurity

Monday, September 27, 2021 - 3:30pm

In light of this commitment and Hunger Action Month this September, Empire BlueCross is hosting several Volunteer Day activities in the Capital Region focused on addressing hunger.

Key Points: 
  • In light of this commitment and Hunger Action Month this September, Empire BlueCross is hosting several Volunteer Day activities in the Capital Region focused on addressing hunger.
  • In addition to the Volunteer Day activities, Empire BlueCross is providing more than 50,000 meals to students in need across the region.
  • Financial support from friends like Empire BlueCross makes an immeasurable difference in the lives of countless children, and the Food Bank is so grateful.
  • Food Insecurity in Service Area of the Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York.

Anti-Trafficking International Hosts First "Be the Light" Gala, Friday, October 15, 2021

Monday, September 27, 2021 - 3:52pm

WASHINGTON, Sept. 27, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- More than a theme, "Be the Light" is a call to action.

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  • WASHINGTON, Sept. 27, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- More than a theme, "Be the Light" is a call to action.
  • It's not something that only happens in third-world countriesit's happening near you.
  • To reserve your seats for the gala, view the sponsorship package, or preview/donate items to the silent auction, visit www.preventht.org/gala/ .
  • To learn more about human trafficking, ATI's anti-human trafficking programs, or past and upcoming events, visit https://www.PreventHT.org .

Party City Debuts Boo-Loon Land Immersive Pop-Up Balloon Experience in New York City

Monday, September 27, 2021 - 2:12pm

ROCKAWAY, N.J., Sept. 27, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --Party City, the global celebrations category leader, announced today the launch of Boo-Loon Land, a first-of-its-kind immersive pop-up balloon installation at 475 Fifth Avenue in New York City for a three-day, Halloween-themed experience for all ages beginning Friday, October 15th through Sunday, October 17th.

Key Points: 
  • ROCKAWAY, N.J., Sept. 27, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --Party City, the global celebrations category leader, announced today the launch of Boo-Loon Land, a first-of-its-kind immersive pop-up balloon installation at 475 Fifth Avenue in New York City for a three-day, Halloween-themed experience for all ages beginning Friday, October 15th through Sunday, October 17th.
  • Some of the most influential balloon artists around the country will be creating these masterpieces, including Jam Evangelista, Katie Balloons, Jesus Tejada and Karly Turner.
  • "We're admittedly Halloween obsessed at Party City and are always innovating new ways for our customers to celebrate alongside us," said Julie Roehm, Chief Marketing & Experience Officer at Party City.
  • Boo-Loon land is a totally immersive way to celebrate Halloween and engage with us and we can't wait to kick it off."

Shaklee Launches Meology™ Kids: Customizable & Comprehensive Vitamin Gummy Packs For Children

Monday, September 27, 2021 - 2:00pm

Today, Shaklee launches Meology Kids, a groundbreaking innovation that provides superior nutrition in an all-in-one, personalized vitamin gummy pack for kids.Following the success of Meology, a patent-pending fully personalized supplement plan, health and wellness pioneer Shaklee developed Meology Kids to broaden its nutrition program.

Key Points: 
  • Today, Shaklee launches Meology Kids, a groundbreaking innovation that provides superior nutrition in an all-in-one, personalized vitamin gummy pack for kids.Following the success of Meology, a patent-pending fully personalized supplement plan, health and wellness pioneer Shaklee developed Meology Kids to broaden its nutrition program.
  • We are thrilled to provide another way to nourish families with Meology Kids," says Roger Barnett, Chairman & CEO of Shaklee.
  • Every Meology Kids box purchased provides a donation to Vitamin Angels to reach a child in need with life-changing nutritional support.
  • Each box of Meology Kids includes a month of gummy packs.

Scholastic Kids Press Selects 36 Student Journalists to Join Award-Winning Program

Monday, September 27, 2021 - 2:00pm

NEW YORK, Sept. 27, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --Today, Scholastic Kids Press announced that 36 new and returning students, ages 1014, from across the country and around the world will join the award-winning program as Kid Reporters for the 20212022 academic year.

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  • NEW YORK, Sept. 27, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --Today, Scholastic Kids Press announced that 36 new and returning students, ages 1014, from across the country and around the world will join the award-winning program as Kid Reporters for the 20212022 academic year.
  • Their articles appear on the Scholastic Kids Press website and in select issues of Scholastic Magazines+, which reach more than 25 million students in U.S. classrooms.
  • "Our Kid Reporters continually impress me with their enthusiasm, dedication, and hard work," said Suzanne McCabe, editor of Scholastic Kids Press.
  • "Scholastic Kids Press has given me a unique opportunity to meet and interview new people, and to reflect on how they impact their communities," said 12-year-old Scholastic Kid Reporter Siroos Pasdar.