CSX (NASDAQ: CSX) today unveiled CSX Pride in Service, a new corporate community investment program to honor and serve those who serve our country and communities – our nation’s veterans, active military, and first responders.
The Tampa Bay community donated more than $1.76 million during Give Day Tampa Bay, the 24-hour online giving challenge held May 1.
This year's companywide day of service is an extension of Publix Super Markets Charities' $10 million contribution to Feeding America® member food banks, Habitat for Humanity affiliates, schools, shelters and other nonprofit organizations focused on alleviating hunger and homelessness across ...
Nearly 50 Florida Power & Light Company employees and their families volunteered March 10 to pack 1,000 food boxes for children in need at the Children’s Hunger Project in Cocoa, as part of the company’s Power to Care Week, a full week where employees from across Florida participated in volunteer projects.
The volunteers' efforts at the Bruce Nelson Child Hunger Center, 1855 W. King St., will help needy children who receive meals from The Children’s Hunger Project, a local nonprofit that serves elementary school students throughout Brevard, ensuring they have food for the weekend. Millions of food-insecure students throughout the U.S. rely on school meals to ensure they are fed during the week, but the real challenge is when the weekend rolls around.
“I've learned the steps to help my child's education,” Pineda said Wednesday at the Community Foundation of Sarasota County's Two-Gen summit at the Lee Weterington Boys and Girls Club. “They will one day go to college.”
Pineda sat alongside more than 230 leaders who convened in Sarasota this week for the two-day conference on how organizations working with children can achieve better results by extending services to parents as well. The strategy – known as the “two-gen approach” – has gained traction nationally as an effective method in tackling generational poverty and its effect on children.
March is Global Children’s Nutrition Month, a time to emphasize efforts by UF/IFAS faculty, who are working with scientists campus-wide and across the globe to help improve the nutrition of children in Ethiopia and other nations with malnourished children.
Among those efforts is Havelaar’s project, part of an already announced $8.7 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. He and Sarah McKune, a UF assistant professor of environmental and global health and a faculty member with the UF Center for African American Studies, will study how to provide chickens to families on small farms in Ethiopia, while also improving hygiene in the home environment. Havelaar and McKune are working with Haramaya University in Ethiopia, Ohio State University, and Washington University in St. Louis.
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What the coalition will develop is yet to be determined, but the conversation has revolved around two themes: early education to prepare children for kindergarten and literacy programs to combat the summer learning loss.
They analyzed water samples, created “trash monsters,” and spoke with women scientists from an array of backgrounds as part of Polk Girls In Science — a new program started through a grant from the GiveWell Community Foundation and a partnership with Lake Wales Charter Schools.
A group of Sarasota donors recently committed $1.5 million to help find housing for the chronic homeless in Sarasota. The donation strengthens a new city-county program, hashed out over more than a year and launched this month, to help single homeless adults work toward lives of stability and independence. The Community Foundation of Sarasota County and the Gulf Coast Community Foundation are working with the donors, and Jon Thaxton, Gulf Coast’s vice president of community investment, is the lead coordinator.