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Positive Action Announces Funding For New Community

Posted: Nov 27, 2002 – 11:00 PM EST

Involving men in Kenya, promoting sexual health awareness in Mexico and encouraging safer sex in New Zealand -- these are the aims of three new initiatives in HIV/AIDS funded by Positive Action, GlaxoSmithKline's international programme of HIV/AIDS education, care and support. The announcement...

GlaxoSmithKline & HealthProm Launch Safe Childbirth Programme in Azerbaijan

Posted: Nov 27, 2002 – 11:00 PM EST

LONDON Nearly 250,000 refugees in Azerbaijan are to benefit from a new safe childbirth initiative, launched today by HealthProm, a charity promoting healthcare for vulnerable groups in Eastern Europe and Central Asia. Today, His Excellency Mr Rafael Ibrahimov, The Ambassador for The Republic...

Awards, Books, Computers...ExxonMobil Supplies the ABCs to Schools across the Country; Educational Alliance Program Provides $2 Million

Posted: Nov 24, 2002 – 11:00 PM EST

IRVING, Texas - Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM) has contributed $2 million to schools in 45 states and the District of Columbia through ExxonMobil's Educational Alliance program. Four thousand grants in the amount of $500 each were awarded to a school nominated by a...

TechnoServe Helps Coffee Growers in Nicaragua and Peru to Connect with Specialty Markets

Posted: Nov 21, 2002 – 11:00 PM EST

NICARAGUA on Friday, November 22, the 25 small- and medium-scale coffee growers who comprise the Pueblo Nuevo Coffee Cooperative -- together with the 300 farm workers they employ -- will celebrate the completion of their new centralized wet mill. The inauguration ceremonies will...

“National Family Volunteer Day” Is Saturday, November 23, And VolunteerMatch Makes It Easy For Families To Get Out And Do Good

Posted: Nov 19, 2002 – 11:00 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - Saturday, November 23, is National Family Volunteer Day, the national event that encourages families to participate in community service activities. For those families interested in volunteering together, VolunteerMatch makes searching and signing up for family-friendly volunteer opportunities easyand fun!...

UPS Board of Directors Meets In China

Posted: Nov 12, 2002 – 11:00 PM EST

BEIJING, China The Board of Directors of UPS (NYSE:UPS) opened its regular quarterly meeting today in China, marking the first time the group has formally met at a site in the increasingly important Asia Pacific Region. During this weeks visit, the 12-member Board...

Entergy Donates $1.2 Million to Create Savings Programs for Low-Income Families - Partners with Foundation for the Mid South to create Mid South IDA Initiative -

Posted: Nov 05, 2002 – 11:00 PM EST

BEAUMONT, Texas - Entergy today announced that through a $1.2 million contribution, it is launching the creation of local Individual Development Account programs with the Foundation for the Mid South over the next two years. The Mid South IDA Initiative will provide asset...

Washington Mutual Announces $4.6 Million in Education and Affordable Housing Grants

Posted: Oct 27, 2002 – 11:00 PM EST

SEATTLE, Washington Washington Mutual and the Washington Mutual Foundation today announced 12 grants totaling $4,685,000 to support education and affordable housing initiatives. The organizations receiving grants are: The New Teacher Project, $1,250,000 for professional development opportunities for new teachers in New York, Los...

PMI Mortgage Insurance Co. and Partners ''Bridge the Gap'' From Homelessness to Permanent Affordable Housing; Corporate Venture Provides Habitat for Humanity With Funds to Build Home

Posted: Oct 22, 2002 – 12:00 AM EST

ST. CHARLES, Illinois - PMI Mortgage Insurance Co. (NYSE:PMI) announced a $25,000 contribution to help combat homelessness in St. Charles, Illinois. PMI's financial commitment to the Pottawatomie Habitat Partnership, affiliated with Habitat for Humanity of Northern Fox Valley, will help fund the construction...

CityKi Opens Door in Empowerment Zone

Posted: Oct 16, 2002 – 12:00 AM EST

Dudley Square to be site of Main Office

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