Submitted by Major League Baseball
MLB ANNOUNCES FINANCIAL GRANT TO SESAME WORKSHOP
IN SUPPORT OF “SESAME STREET FOR MILITARY FAMILIES”
Funds Will Expand Sesame Workshop’s Resource Hub and Build Out Its
COVID-Response Initiative to Uniquely Assist the Military Community
Additional Commitments by Baseball to Military Causes Through 2021 Center on Career & Transition Services, Community Goodwill and Philanthropic Outreach by Clubs
NEW YORK, November 19, 2020 /CSRwire/ - Major League Baseball today announced a financial grant to Sesame Workshop in support of “Sesame Street for Military Families,” which was established to support military and veteran families with young children through all the milestones of their lives, including experiences and transitions unique to military life. With the funds, Sesame Workshop will expand their resource hub and also build new materials under its COVID-response “Caring For Each Other” umbrella to uniquely address the military population. Sesame Workshop is the nonprofit behind Sesame Street® which serves children in 150 countries with research-based media content, social impact programs and formal education outreach.
Additional financial commitments by the Commissioner’s Office and MLB Clubs is being directed to several nonprofit organizations focused on supporting causes benefiting military veterans, active service members and their families. This support includes extensions of existing MLB partnerships with The Mission Continues, Code of Support Foundation, American Corporate Partners, and SHIFT, as well as funds distributed by MLB Clubs to local military-focused community organizations. In total, MLB has committed more than $1 million to military-related causes in 2020-2021.
The Commissioner’s Office will renew its overall commitment to the following organizations, all of which received previous funding in 2018-2019:
Earlier this week, Major League Baseball and the 2020 World Series Champion Los Angeles Dodgers unveiled the newly renovated All-Star Veterans Courtyard of the Volunteers of America Ballington Plaza Apartments in the Skid Row section of Downtown Los Angeles. The project, which was completed in partnership with The Mission Continues, took place at the Veterans Service Center, the first point of contact for homeless veterans in this community.
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