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Smithfield Foods and Harris Teeter Donate 40,000 Pounds of Protein to Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina

Published: Aug 30, 2019 – 09:45 AM EST

MATTHEWS, N.C., Aug. 30 /CSRwire/ - To support hunger relief efforts in the Carolinas, Harris Teeter and Smithfield Foods, Inc. joined forces at the grand opening of Harris Teeter's newest store located in Cary, North Carolina to donate nearly 40,000 pounds of protein...

Valley Bank Continues Commitment to Economic Inclusion

Published: Aug 28, 2019 – 09:00 AM EST

WAYNE, N.J. , Aug. 28 /CSRwire/ - For Valley Bank, a growing regional bank with more than 200 branches across New Jersey, New York, Florida, and Alabama, helping communities grow and prosper is at the heart of its corporate citizenship philosophy. Valley invested...

Governor Northam Announces Major Donation from Smithfield Foods to Support Programs for Homeless Veterans

Published: Aug 23, 2019 – 02:00 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va., Aug. 23 /CSRwire/ - Governor Ralph Northam today announced that The Smithfield Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Smithfield Foods, Inc., has donated $150,000 to support state programs for homeless veterans and their families. Governor accepted the donation from Smithfield Foods on...

Arrow Electronics in Asia Pacific Hosts Family Day to Foster Community Involvement

Published: Aug 21, 2019 – 05:46 PM EST

DENVER, Aug. 21 /CSRwire/ - Arrow Electronics hosted a Family Day at its Hong Kong headquarters to raise awareness about local nonprofits and cultivate community involvement. The Hong Kong Association of the Deaf, the Deaf Café and The Life Workshop participated in the...

Duke Energy Awards More Than $200,000 in Grants for Workforce Education and Training Across Greater Cincinnati

Published: Aug 20, 2019 – 07:50 PM EST

CINCINNATI, Aug. 20 /CSRwire/ - Duke Energy has announced $203,315 in grants to eight organizations focused on workforce development across Greater Cincinnati. The primary objective of the funding is to support new and expanded education and training programs to prepare the next generation...

MilliporeSigma Inspires the Next Generation of Scientists Through SPARK Volunteer Program

Published: Aug 01, 2019 – 06:44 PM EST

Aug. 01 /CSRwire/ - Throughout the year, MilliporeSigma employees volunteer their skills and expertise to make a difference in their communities across the globe. This shared commitment to giving back brings employees together each quarter during a designated "SPARK Week," in which they...

Smithfield Foods Donates Land for Newly Opened Public Boat Ramp on the Pagan River in Smithfield, Virginia

Published: Jul 19, 2019 – 01:35 PM EST

SMITHFIELD, Va., Jul. 19 /CSRwire/ - The Town of Smithfield, Virginia announced today the opening of the Clontz Memorial Park Public Boat Ramp on the Pagan River. The new recreational asset was built on 5.7 acres of waterfront land donated by Smithfield Foods,...

HanesBrands Sponsors ‘Day of Service’ During Pac-12 Sustainability Conference at University of Washington

Published: Jul 08, 2019 – 03:50 PM EST

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C., Jul. 08 /CSRwire/ - HanesBrands, which owns Hanes apparel and Champion athleticwear, and the Pac-12 are teaming up to care for those living homeless in Seattle during the athletic association's Sustainability Conference, being held June 25-26 at the University of Washington....

Spence-Chapin Services to Families and Children Recognized by HRC Foundation for LGBTQ Inclusion Efforts

Published: Jun 28, 2019 – 02:26 PM EST

NEW YORK, Jun. 28 /CSRwire/ - Spence-Chapin Services to Families and Children, a premier and globally recognized non-profit adoption and family services organization, is proud to announce that it has been recognized as an Innovator in LGBTQ inclusion in Celebrating Everyday Change-Makers in...

CIT Provides $55 Million to Jumpstart Two Affordable Housing Developments for Homeless Vets and Families

Published: Jun 28, 2019 – 09:00 AM EST

PASADENA, Calif., Jun. 28 /CSRwire/ - CIT Bank, N.A., the banking subsidiary of CIT Group Inc., today announced a total community investment of $55 Million in support of two East LA Community Corporation (ELACC) affordable housing developments, El Nuevo Amanecer and Rosa de...

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