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At Home Kicks Off Habitat For Humanity Partnership With ‘Home Is The Key’ Campaign

The home decor superstore pledges $250,000 for April initiative

Press Release – PLANO, TexasAt Home Group Inc. (NYSE: HOME) kicks off its new partnership with Habitat for Humanity in April by supporting the organization’s inaugural, monthlong Home is the Key campaign. The specialty retailer pledges $250,000 to help families across the U.S. achieve strength, stability and self-reliance through affordable housing and will be raising additional funds through the sale of exclusive products and by encouraging customers to donate in-store and online.

Throughout April, customers at any of At Home’s 126 stores can purchase Habitat for Humanity candles – available in Tropical Waters and Fresh Blossoms designs and fragrances – for $7.99, with 100 percent of the proceeds going to Habitat for Humanity. Additionally, customers can make in-store donations during checkout or online at www.athome.com/habitat-for-humanity.html.

“As a company built around the importance of home, we are passionate about our partnership and shared mission with Habitat for Humanity,” said At Home CEO Lee Bird. “We know our customers will join us in supporting this wonderful organization and making the Home is the Key campaign a big success.”

In addition to the April fundraising initiative, At Home will assist in building a new Habitat home for a family in its Dallas-area hometown this month.

“We thank At Home for their partnership during this campaign and for being an advocate to strengthen families and communities,” said Habitat for Humanity International CEO Jonathan Reckford. “Our hope is to inspire individuals to donate to Habitat during the month of April to help more families have a decent place to call home.”

For more information about At Home, please visit www.athome.com or connect socially at facebook.com/athomestores or @AtHomeStores on Instagram and Twitter.

ABOUT AT HOME

At Home (NASDAQ: HOME), the home decor superstore, offers more than 50,000 on-trend home products to fit any budget or style, from sofas, dining sets, mattresses and patio furniture to lamps, pillows, kitchenware and rugs and more, plus seasonal decor that includes yard displays, lights and Christmas trees. At Home is headquartered in Plano, Texas, and currently operates 126 stores in 30 states. For more information, visit the company online http://www.athome.com or find us on Facebook (AtHomeStores), Instagram (AtHomeStores) or Pinterest (AtHomeStores).

ABOUT HABITAT FOR HUMANITY

Driven by the vision that everyone needs a decent place to live, Habitat for Humanity began in 1976 as a grassroots effort on a community farm in southern Georgia. The Christian housing organization has since grown to become a leading global nonprofit working in nearly 1,400 communities throughout the U.S. and in more than 70 countries. Families and individuals in need of a hand up partner with Habitat for Humanity to build or improve a place they can call home. Habitat homeowners help build their own homes alongside volunteers and pay an affordable mortgage. Through financial support, volunteering or adding a voice to support affordable housing, everyone can help families achieve the strength, stability and self-reliance they need to build better lives for themselves. Through shelter, we empower. To learn more, visit habitat.org.

Canon U.S.A. Commemorates 20 Years of Partnership with the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children and Yellowstone Forever

Press Release – MELVILLE, N.Y., April 4, 2017 — Signifying a continued commitment to corporate social responsibility, Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, is proud to commemorate 20 years of long-standing collaborations with two of its flagship corporate social responsibility partners – the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children® (NCMEC) and Yellowstone Forever — formerly the Yellowstone Park Foundation. Over the last two decades, Canon U.S.A. has worked together with NCMEC to help find missing children and drive awareness about child safety, and with Yellowstone Forever to raise awareness about the importance of environmental stewardship and conservation.

“Giving back to our communities, enhancing children’s safety and preserving the prosperity of our environment are important issues that we face today. Canon saw the possibility to truly effect change when we started these partnerships two decades ago; realizing the impact that we have made together is extremely rewarding,” said Joe Adachi, chairman and CEO, Canon U.S.A., Inc. “We are honored to work with NCMEC and Yellowstone Forever to help increase awareness around these matters, and drive their missions forward.”

Canon & NCMEC: Raising Local Awareness through Partnerships

Since 1997, Canon U.S.A. has embraced NCMEC’s efforts to find missing children and deliver messages of safety and prevention through the Canon4Kids program. Canon has helped place missing children’s photos in venues around the country, where they have been seen by hundreds of thousands of concerned citizens and educated millions of families about tips for taking and maintaining updated photos of their children. Canon U.S.A. has also donated products to help law enforcement quickly disseminate photos and information about missing children. To date, Canon has donated more than 2,200 pieces of digital photographic and imaging technology equipment to law enforcement agencies throughout the United States and Puerto Rico.

Canon U.S.A. also supports NCMEC’s mission to protect children through fundraisers and in-kind contributions. Earlier this year, Canon sponsored the 20th Anniversary Celebration NCMEC Celebrity Golf Tournament and a Canon Customer Appreciation Reception in Las Vegas which raised $357,600 for NCMEC when combined with total donations.

“Our success wouldn’t be possible without partners like Canon and we are grateful for their continued support over the last 20 years,” said John Clark, president and CEO, NCMEC. “We have seen firsthand how photography can assist in the recovery of children, and will continue to work with Canon to educate families about how they can be prepared. Together, we can help more missing children come home safely.”

For more information about the Canon4Kids program, visit usa.canon.com/Canon4Kids.

Canon & Yellowstone: Educating with Experts, Inciting Community Action

Canon U.S.A.’s contributions to Yellowstone Forever have supported numerous educational and scientific research efforts geared towards better understanding the environmental impact on Yellowstone Park’s wildlife and ecosystem. Through Eyes on Yellowstone, Yellowstone Forever’s research and education platform, Canon U.S.A. has helped Park employees and partners respond to climate change issues through mitigation, adaptation and communication to the public. Canon U.S.A.’s funding for Yellowstone Forever assists with important scientific research in conservation, endangered species protection and the application of cutting-edge science and technology essential to managing Yellowstone National Park wildlife and ecosystems.

“We are proud to celebrate 20 years of partnership with Canon U.S.A., Inc. Their generous commitment to Yellowstone National Park over the past two decades, totaling more than $7 million, helps support innovative education and research projects. The Eyes on Yellowstone program, made possible by Canon, represents the largest corporate donation for wildlife conservation in the park,” said Dan Wenk, Superintendent of Yellowstone Park.

Canon’s streaming webcam supports the live online feed of the Old Faithful geyser. Canon equipment also supports online roving rangers, as well as a series of education web videos and podcasts. The Yellowstone Wolf Project uses Canon digital cameras in its aerial radio-tracking flights within Yellowstone National Park as a method to enhance its data collection, while the content and media on the park’s official website brings science and education together to help preserve and protect this area of national significance.

For more information on Canon U.S.A.’s corporate social responsibility initiatives, please visit www.usa.canon.com.

About Canon U.S.A., Inc.

Canon U.S.A., Inc., is a leading provider of consumer, business-to-business, and industrial digital imaging solutions to the United States and to Latin America and the Caribbean markets. With approximately $29 billion in global revenue, its parent company, Canon Inc. (NYSE:CAJ), ranks third overall in U.S. patents granted in 2016.† Canon U.S.A. is committed to the highest level of customer satisfaction and loyalty, providing 100 percent U.S.-based consumer service and support for all of the products it distributes in the United States. Canon U.S.A. is dedicated to its Kyosei philosophy of social and environmental responsibility. In 2014, the Canon Americas Headquarters secured LEED® Gold certification, a recognition for the design, construction, operations and maintenance of high-performance green buildings. To keep apprised of the latest news from Canon U.S.A., sign up for the Company’s RSS news feed by visiting www.usa.canon.com/rss and follow us on Twitter @CanonUSA.

About the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children

Since 1984, the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children® has served as the leading private, nonprofit organization helping to find missing children, reduce child sexual exploitation and prevent future victimization. As part of its work as the clearinghouse and resource center on issues relating to missing and exploited children, NCMEC operates a hotline, 1-800-THE-LOST® (1-800-843-5678), and has assisted in the recovery of more than 237,000 missing children. NCMEC also operates the CyberTipline®, a mechanism for reporting suspected child sexual exploitation, which has received more than 16.5 million reports since it was created in 1998. To learn more about NCMEC, visit www.missingkids.org or see NCMEC on Twitter and Facebook.

About Yellowstone Forever

Yellowstone Forever—formerly the Yellowstone Association and Yellowstone Park Foundation—is the official nonprofit partner of Yellowstone National Park.

Yellowstone Forever connects people to Yellowstone through outstanding visitor experiences and educational programs, and translates those experiences into lifelong support and philanthropic investment to conserve and enhance the park for the future.

Our educational programming, products, and services help people enjoy, understand, and appreciate the wildlife, geology, and cultural history of the park. The opportunities Yellowstone Forever provides for volunteerism and community relations develop and engage new stewards for the park. Through thoughtful cultivation and stewardship of people who love the park, Yellowstone Forever is building a broad network of philanthropic supporters dedicated to preserving the park.

Yellowstone Forever’s mission of engagement and support through education and fundraising for the park will ensure Yellowstone remains for generations to come.

The Little Kernel Donates To Generation Rescue In Honor of Autism Awareness Month

Company Donates $2500 to the Leading Autism Organization & Launches 25 Cents Per Case Program

Press Release – [April 3, 2017], Manalapan, NJ – The Little Kernel, a healthy line of “miniature” popcorn snacks, is proud to announce a donation of $2500 to Generation Rescue, the leading national organization that provides hope, information and treatment assistance to families affected by autism spectrum disorders, in honor of April as Autism Awareness Month. Further, The Little Kernel is additionally launching an ongoing charitable program wherein 25 cents per case of popcorn sold will be donated to Generation Rescue throughout 2017.

Co-Founded by Chris Laurita, husband of Real Housewives of New Jersey star Jacqueline Laurita, The Little Kernel was inspired by their experience with their autistic son, Nicholas. Determined to provide a better-for-you snack that fits specialty diet requirements typical for those with autism, Laurita set out to develop a “miniature” popcorn line with only non-GMO, gluten-free, and dairy-free ingredients.

As a result, Laurita launched The Little Kernel in August 2016 with a focus on giving back to the autism community. Using the brand as a platform, the company’s donations to Generation Rescue are the next step in their commitment to making a difference through philanthropic efforts.

“Throughout our journey with my son’s autism diagnosis, Generation Rescue has provided my family with an unbelievable amount of support and guidance when we needed it the most,” said Chris Laurita, Co- Founder of The Little Kernel. “Through this donation we hope to help other families affected by autism spectrum disorders, and continue to raise awareness by being an advocate for this non-profit near and dear to The Little Kernel’s heart.

“We’re thrilled and grateful to The Little Kernel for their generous donations to our organization,” said Candace McDonald, Executive Director of Generation Rescue. “The Little Kernel’s ongoing contributions help make our mission of improving the quality of life for children, adults and families affected by autism possible, and increases visibility for the amazing work we do here.”

For more information on The Little Kernel, please visit http://thelittlekernel.com/.

About The Little Kernel:

Founded by Chris Laurita and Andy Epstein, The Little Kernel is a health-minded snack brand dedicated to providing better-for-you options to consumers. Made with a unique, hulless, “miniature kernel,” and popped with 100 percent pure olive oil, The Little Kernel is gluten-free, non-GMO, dairy-free, kosher and is certified whole grain. The Little Kernel is available in six delicious flavors including Truffle Sea Salt, Sweet & Salty, Pink Himalayan Salt, White Cheddar, Butter and Naked. For additional information or to find a Little Kernel retailer near you, please visit http://thelittlekernel.com/.

About Generation Rescue

Generation Rescue was founded in 2005 by JB and Lisa Handley, parents of an autistic child who were looking for autism support resources. The information they learned from other parents about how to treat the underlying symptoms of autism, in order to improve a child’s quality of life, became the inspiration for Generation Rescue. Generation Rescue educates, supports, advocates and truly empowers families affected by autism to achieve a better quality of life today and encourages healthy choices for future generations. Generation Rescue currently helps more than 25,000 families yearly affected by autism spectrum disorders – offering programs nationwide that provide services on a local level and providing mentors in 39 countries around the world.

JetSmarter Gives Immunocompromised Newborns a Safer Way Home

Members Send Private Jets to Bring Babies Home for the First Time

Press Release – NEW YORK (March 29, 2017) – Starting today, members of JetSmarter, the world’s largest private air travel community, are providing a safer way home for America’s most vulnerable newborns and their families. The company is launching a charitable initiative called #CharterHope that allows members to send private charters to bring immunocompromised infants home for the first time.

America’s most vulnerable babies are often born at specialty hospitals thousands of miles from their homes. And due to complications or medical conditions, even the common cold could be life-threatening. This makes a crowded commercial flight home a real reason for worry.

Through the #CharterHope initiative, JetSmarter members can donate flight credit towards the creation of private charters. These private flights allow families and their immunocompromised newborns to avoid crowded commercial airports and fly home worry-free.

“As a father, I hold this initiative close to my heart. Over the years, JetSmarter has become a tight knit community, and I’m thrilled to encourage our members to come together and donate to help new families across the country,” said Sergey Petrossov, CEO of JetSmarter. “Many families are faced with the risk of traveling through commercial airports, exposing their newborns to busy airport terminals and crowded airplanes, post-surgery. We are committed to providing them with a better way to get back home.”

About JetSmarter

JetSmarter is the world’s largest private aviation marketplace. Our members-only community commands a global fleet of private jets, enjoys a low-price guarantee on private charters anywhere in the world, and can step aboard complimentary flights they share with other members. They can also book luxury homes and other lifestyle amenities right from our app. We’ve connected three continents, and we’re rapidly expanding across the globe. | jetsmarter.com

Hope For The Warriors Awarded Grant From Altria Group, Inc

Grant to Support Master of Social Work Internship Program and Staff Capacity-Building

Press Release – SPRINGFIELD, Va. (March 29, 2017)Hope For The Warriors has been awarded a three-year grant from Altria Group, Inc. to provide major support of its Master of Social Work (MSW) Internship Program. In addition, the grant will support staff capacity-building and leadership development activities.

Hope For The Warriors is a national nonprofit dedicated to restoring a sense of self, family and hope for veterans, service members and military families.

The goal of the Hope For The Warriors MSW Internship Program is to train tomorrow’s military and veteran mental health service providers by ensuring that interns enter the social work profession with a thorough understanding of the unique needs of military families. The program provides a progression in skills training – starting from military cultural competency, critical care case management and family support culminating in the provision of clinical services to Hope For The Warriors’ clients.

During the MSW Internship Program, interns gain first-hand experience by working under Hope For The Warriors’ licensed social workers. Learning opportunities include formal and experiential military cultural competency training; one-on-one interaction with service members and veterans and training and application of trauma-informed practices to client care.

Lorraine Bolduc, a MSW intern at Hope For The Warriors, said that she has been gaining valuable work experience from the program. “Hope For The Warriors has provided me a safe, secure and trustworthy environment to explore my personal desire to restore hope in myself and in my future aspirations to effect national change for the betterment of American military, families and communities.”

Since it was launched in 2012, the MSW Internship Program has placed more than 40 students. These interns have provided more than 20,000 hours of program support in the clinical health area to Hope For The Warriors during this period.

“We’re extremely grateful to Altria Group for its three-year commitment to our Master of Social Work Internship Program,” said Robin Kelleher, co-founder, president and CEO of Hope For The Warriors. “Thanks to this grant, we’re able to substantially increase the quantity and quality of case management and care coordination services, allowing us to serve more military personnel and their families.”

For more information on Hope For The Warriors, visit hopeforthewarriors.org, Facebook or Twitter.

About Hope For The Warriors:

Founded in 2006, Hope For The Warriors is a national nonprofit dedicated to restoring a sense of self, family and hope for post-9/11 veterans, service members and military families. Hope For The Warriors has served approximately 10,000 through a variety of support programs focused on transition, health and wellness. The nonprofit’s first program, A Warrior’s Wish, has granted 162 wishes to fulfill a desire for a better quality of life or support a quest for gratifying endeavors. In addition, Run For The Warriors has captured the hearts of more than 22,000 since 2010. For more information, visit hopeforthewarriors.org, Facebook or Twitter.

Atria Group, Inc:

Altria’s wholly-owned subsidiaries include PM USA, USSTC, Middleton, Nat Sherman, Nu Mark, Ste. Michelle and PMCC. Altria holds an equity investment in AB InBev. The brand portfolios of Altria’s tobacco operating companies include Marlboro®, Black & Mild®, Copenhagen®, Skoal®, MarkTen® and Green Smoke®. Ste. Michelle produces and markets premium wines sold under various labels, including Chateau Ste. Michelle®, Columbia Crest®, 14 Hands® and Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars™, and it imports and markets Antinori®, Champagne Nicolas Feuillatte™, Torres® and Villa Maria Estate™ products in the United States. Trademarks and service marks related to Altria referenced in this release are the property of Altria or its subsidiaries or are used with permission. More information about Altria is available at altria.com and on the Altria Investor app.

NYC Culinary Community Gathers at Chelsea Market for Ninth Annual Sunday Supper; Benefit Dinner Aids Non-For-Profits Focused on Culinary Education

French-Inspired Fare raises approximately $250,000 to benefit the James Beard Foundation and The Jamestown Charitable Foundation

Press Release – NEW YORK, NY—March 28, 2017 – On Sunday, March 26th, distinguished members of New York City’s culinary community gathered at Manhattan’s Chelsea Market for the ninth annual Sunday Supper at Chelsea Market. An important component of the Friends of James Beard Benefit Program, the event brought together an esteemed group of chefs who each helped prepare a gourmet, family-style feast. The lavish yet informal dinner – which is held at one of the world’s leading food halls – raised approximately $250,000 for the James Beard Foundation Scholarship Program, The Jamestown Charitable Foundation, and other not-for-profit 501 (c)(3) organizations focuses on initiatives for culinary education.

“Sunday Supper at Chelsea Market continues its support for New York’s world-class pool of chefs while demonstrating our passion for grassroots community building,” said Michael Phillips, Jamestown, owner of Chelsea Market. “We are honored to partner with the James Beard Foundation to host an event that brings the public and culinary community together in celebration of this commitment. We are very proud of the success of this year’s event, and look forward to continuing our relationship with the James Beard Foundation to support our community in the future.”

As part of one of the city’s most popular culinary events, 300 guests were seated at three long communal tables in Chelsea Market’s avenue-long concourse, where they enjoyed a family-style meal served by NYC chefs. The host chefs included Mary Cleaver, The Cleaver Co. and the Green Table; Abby De La Rosa, the Green Table; JBF Award Winner Pastry Chef Sarabeth Levine, Sarabeth’s; Harris Mayer-Selinger, Creamline; David Seigal, Cull & Pistol; and Amy Scherber, Amy’s Bread.

“We are delighted to be back at Chelsea Market for the Sunday Supper, one of the most dynamic centers of food and community in New York City,” said Susan Ungaro, president of the James Beard Foundation. “The Sunday Supper is a true celebration of gastronomy and generosity, as the money raised helps support the programs of our Foundation, whose mission seeks to help improve the quality and sustainability of food available to everyone by celebrating leaders like the chefs who made this year’s event so special and delicious. Our thanks go to Jamestown Properties and their continued vision and support.”

Year after year, the night’s carefully curated menu speaks to Chelsea Market’s reputation as a destination that continues to set the standard for exceptional food experiences across the globe. This year, the four-course fare was inspired by the simplicity of French-style home cooking. Highlights from the French-themed dinner consist of an eclectic assortment of dishes and beverages, including:

  • Bone Marrow Croquettes with Chile Aïoli; Duchess Potatoes with Crème Fraiche and Fines Herbs; and Smoked Bluefish Rillettes with Sour Cream on Chive Blini – Mary Cleaver and Abby De La Rosa, The Cleaver Co. and the Green Table, NYC
  • Broiled Oysters with Kale, Gruyère, and Pastis – David Seigal, Cull & Pistol, NYC
  • Saucisse de Fruit de Mer en Brioche – Jeremiah Stone, Contra and Wildair, NYC
  • Assorted Breads, French Baguette, Miche, and Walnut-Raisin Bread – Amy Scherber, Amy’s Bread, NYC
  • Warm White Asparagus with Chive Fondue, Egg, and Ham – Cédric Vongerichten, Perry Street, NYC
  • Koulibiac – Daniel Rose, Le Coucou, NYC
  • Coq au Vin – Laurent Gras, Tim Dornon, and  Alex Leonard, , ALT, NYC
  • Potato Gratin – Daniel Eddy, Rebelle, NYC
  • Honey-Roasted Carrots with Toasted Pistachios and Pickled Persimmons – Cedric Tovar, Bobo, NYC
  • Le Pommier Camembert, Comté Grand Affinage, and Roquefort– Anne Saxelby, Saxelby Cheesemongers, NYC
  • Hazelnut-Chocolate Tart – Fabian von Hauske, Contra and Wildair, NYC
  • Ninth Street Espresso

This year’s guest chefs were: Daniel Eddy of Rebelle, NYC; Laurent Gras, Tim Dornon, and Alex Leonard of ALT, NYC; Daniel Rose of Le Coucou, NYC; Jeremiah Stone + Pasty Chef Fabian von Hauske of Contra and Wildair, NYC; Cedric Tovar of Bobo, NYC; and Cédric Vongerichten of Perry Street, NYC.

Sunday Supper at Chelsea Market was sponsored by Jamestown and Chelsea Market. The event’s diamond sponsor was Gibson Dunn and the platinum sponsor was Newmark Grubb Knight Frank. The gold sponsors were: Chicago Title Insurance Company; Duval & Stachenfeld LLP; Fried Frank; King and Spalding; Marcus & Pollack; Studios Architecture; and Vornado Realty Trust. The silver sponsors were: AMA Consulting Engineers, p.c.; Archetype Consultants Inc.; Goulston & Storrs; and Marino. Bronze sponsors were: Belvedere Capital; Capital One; Chelsea Wine Vault; George Comfort & Sons, Inc.; Landesbank Baden-Wurttemberg; Lincoln Property Company; Peace of Mind Technologies; S9 Architecture; and VerTerra Dinnerware. Copper sponsors were: AKRF; GACE Consulting Engineers dpc; and JTC Associates.

Supporters of the event included: The Lobster Place; Ninth Street Espresso; Palm Bay Imports International; Saratoga Spring Water; and Saxelby Cheesemongers.

Charles Antis Honored By Alzheimer’s Orange County

Founder and CEO of Southern California Roofing Company Accepts Honor for Service and Partnership

Press Release – IRVINE, Calif. (MARCH 27, 2017) – Charles Antis, founder and chief executive officer of Antis Roofing and Waterproofing, was recently named a Corporate Partner Honoree at the Alzheimer’s Orange County (AOC) 19th annual fundraiser gala. Antis, a longtime philanthropist, was honored for his dedicated volunteer work and partnership with AOC.

“Charles’s efforts on behalf of Alzheimer’s Orange County knows no bounds,” said Jim McAleer, chief executive officer of Alzheimer’s Orange County. “He and his company have repeatedly stepped up and offered man-power, supplies and financial support when we needed it. We appreciate everything he has done, so in terms of honoring an individual that makes an impact for AOC, Charles was our natural choice.”

The Care Support Cure Gala, held on March 25 at The Resort at Pelican Hill in Newport Beach, helps fund the organization’s no-cost care and support programs and services for the 84,000 Orange County residents affected by Alzheimer’s disease, as well as accelerates local research to find treatments and prevention.

Antis Roofing’s Longstanding Support of Alzheimer’s Orange County

Antis Roofing and Waterproofing has participated with AOC in many ways since their initial collaboration in 2015. After the devastating loss of two grandparents to dementia in the last 10 years, Antis was motivated to partner with AOC and support their ongoing research to find a cure.

“We are proud to call ourselves a trusted ally of Alzheimer’s Orange County, and look forward to continually building on our partnership,” said Antis. “This award is truly an honor for our entire company, as we all receive great fulfillment from donating our time and resources to helping this phenomenal organization – one that’s making a tangible, positive difference on behalf of those affected by Alzheimer’s and dementia.”

Antis Roofing gives annual grants to AOC through cash and in-kind donations, helping thousands of individuals living with Alzheimer’s and dementia access vital programs and services. In 2016 alone, Antis Roofing attended and supported the Alzheimer’s Orange County Walk4ALZ, the annual golf tournament, the Women’s Visionary Luncheon and the Red Shoe Society Fundraiser events. The company also donated many hours of labor, material and support for maintenance and leak repair on the Alzheimer’s Orange County corporate office building and the Adult Day Care Service Center.

Additionally, the company made Alzheimer’s Orange County the Platinum Partner in its ‘Philanthropy Suite’ at the Honda Center, allowing the organization to create and deepen relationships with potential donors, executives and community leaders.

Antis Roofing and Waterproofing is deeply committed to charity and social responsibility, working toward their mission to keep families happy, healthy, safe and dry with a roof over their heads. Antis donates hundreds of hours of time and offers financial support to non-profit partners every year.

For more information about Alzheimer’s Orange County visit www.alzoc.org and to learn more about Antis Roofing and Waterproofing go to www.antisroofing.com.

About Antis Roofing and Waterproofing

Founded in 1989, Antis Roofing and Waterproofing is a fully licensed, bonded and insured provider of roofing, waterproofing and decking services for homeowner’s associations and multi-family residential communities in Southern California. Utilizing innovative technology, comprehensive photo-documentation systems and the industry’s most experienced technicians, Antis has built its reputable brand on superior workmanship, honesty and transparency. With 80 employees, Antis has served Los Angeles, Orange and San Bernardino counties for more than 28 years. Antis is not only one of the most trusted names in the roofing industry, but also a respected leader in community philanthropy. For more information, visit www.antisroofing.com.

About Antis Foundation

Antis Foundation was founded in 2016 as the philanthropic entity of Antis Roofing and Waterproofing, deeply committed to charity and social responsibility from its inception. Antis Foundation was established with the mission to provide a safe shelter to keep families happy, healthy, and dry. To maximize its efforts and impact, the foundation gives back through roof maintenance, but also by supporting both local and national charitable organizations that contribute to the many demographics in the community. Antis Foundation is set up as a donor-advised fund with OneOC, a nonprofit organization committed to accelerating nonprofit success.

About Alzheimer’s Orange County

Alzheimer’s Orange County provides programs and services, free of charge, to Orange County residents with Alzheimer’s and related dementia disorders, their families, caregivers, and the community. Alzheimer’s Orange County began as an independent 501c3 nonprofit in 1982, became a chapter of a national association in 1984, and in December 2015, became an independent nonprofit again with all fundraising going toward care, support and research in Orange County, Calif. Alzheimer’s is a devastating neurodegenerative illness that weakens the memory and other cognitive and emotional functions. For more information, call the 24/7 Helpline at 1-844-HELP-ALZ, or visit www.alzoc.org. Find Alzheimer’s Orange County on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Instagram.

On Wednesday, March 29: Jersey Mike’s Donates 100 Percent of Sales To Local Charities

Press Release – MANASQUAN, N.J., March 27, 2017 – This Wednesday, March 29, eat a sub and help a charity. That’s when more than 1,200 Jersey Mike’s Subs restaurants nationwide will donate 100 percent of sales to fund neighborhood needs. (View/download b-roll).

Day of Giving is the culmination of Jersey Mike’s 7th Annual Month of Giving fundraising campaign in March, supporting nearly 150 local charities across the nation. Partners include schools, hospitals, youth organizations, food banks and more. For a list of participating restaurants and charity partners, please visit www.jerseymikes.com/mog/charities.

Last year’s Month of Giving initiative raised more than $4 million for local charities nationwide and the company hopes to raise even more this year. (See new commercial)

As part of the campaign, Jersey Mike’s, known for its authentic fresh sliced/fresh grilled subs, has collected donations from customers all month.

“On March 29, Day of Giving, we give to give by donating 100 percent of sales to our nearly 150 partner charities nationwide,” said Peter Cancro, founder and CEO, Jersey Mike’s. “The opportunities to give are all around us so please seek out your opportunity to give and make a difference in someone’s life.”

The more you order, the more Jersey Mike’s gives. Proceeds from every single sale including subs, chips, drinks and catering orders go to the charities this Wednesday.

“Giving…making a difference in someone’s life” has been the mission of Jersey Mike’s from the beginning. Since 2010, Jersey Mike’s locations throughout the country have raised more than $20 million for worthy local charities and have distributed more than 1.5 million free sub sandwiches to help numerous causes.

For more information about Jersey Mike’s Month of Giving, please visit: www.jerseymikes.com/mog

About Jersey Mike’s

Jersey Mike’s, a fast-casual sub sandwich franchise with more than 1,500 locations open and under development nationwide, believes that making a sub sandwich and making a difference can be one and the same. Jersey Mike’s offers A Sub Above®, serving authentic fresh sliced subs on freshly baked bread – the same recipe it started with in 1956 – and is passionate about giving back to its local communities. For more information, please visit www.jerseymikes.com or follow us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/jerseymikes) and Twitter (www.twitter.com/jerseymikes).

Ball Corporation, Employees Give More Than $4 Million to Local Communities in 2016

Press Release – BROOMFIELD, Colo., March 21, 2017 — The Ball Foundation, Ball Corporation and its employees donated more than $4 million to charitable organizations in the communities where the company operates in 2016.

Through the Ball Community Ambassadors program, which encourages North American employees to support causes that matter to them by matching giving and volunteer hours, employees also logged more than 34,000 hours of volunteer service – 2,000 hours more than in 2015. In total, The Ball Foundation and Ball employees donated funds to about 1,900 non-profits.

The Ball Foundation also invested nearly $1.5 million in community programs that create a positive, measurable impact on recycling, food security, disaster relief, and science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education in the U.S.

Globally, Ball’s plants donated $750,000 and organized events, such as recycling, food and school supply drives, to benefit causes and charitable organizations in their local communities.

“Ball is committed to being a good neighbor, corporate citizen and employer of choice in all of our communities around the world,” said Chris Chavez, director of global corporate citizenship. “As demonstrated by their generous donations and volunteer efforts, our employees are very passionate about making a difference in our communities and helping those in need of help.”

About The Ball Foundation

The Ball Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, private foundation. Founded in December 2010, the Ball Foundation’s mission is to provide financial support to nonprofit organizations that sustain the communities in which we live and operate by improving and promoting education, recycling and community engagement. For more information about the Ball Foundation, please visit www.ball.com/ball-foundation.

About Ball Corporation

Ball Corporation supplies innovative, sustainable packaging solutions for beverage, food and household products customers, as well as aerospace and other technologies and services primarily for the U.S. government. Ball Corporation and its subsidiaries employ 18,450 people worldwide and 2016 net sales were $9.1 billion. For more information, visit www.ball.com, or connect with us on Facebook or Twitter.

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Learning Equality One of First Nine Organizations Funded As Part of Google.org’s $50M Global Education Commitment

Press Release – SAN DIEGO, Calif. – March 21, 2017: Learning Equality announced today that it will receive $5 million from Google.org to further develop Kolibri, a platform that provides access to a diverse set of learning resources to teachers and students in low connectivity environments. Kolibri overcomes infrastructural barriers that prevent equitable access, increases the availability of relevant, aligned learning materials, and fosters innovative pedagogy and effective learning outcomes.

Jamie Alexandre, Co-Founder and Executive Director of Learning Equality, states: “We believe that by enabling offline access to quality, openly licensed educational content, combined with supportive pedagogical tools, in low-resource contexts around the globe, we can help to level the playing field and close achievement gaps.”

Learning Equality will use its grant from Google.org to build a bigger, better content library; develop a set of products that will help offline users access, organize and use digital content; and enable access to the library of content at scale. With this support from Google.org, Learning Equality will increase its capacity to provide direct implementation guidance to partners, and develop a “do-it-yourself” implementation toolkit to enable grassroots adoption by non-governmental organizations and other educational institutions.

“We’re thrilled that Google.org and our fellow grantees are so aligned in this shared effort to close the learning gaps in global education by enabling universal access to tools, content, and pedagogy that support the success of both students and teachers”, says Mr. Alexandre.

Learning Equality is one of nine nonprofits chosen in 2016 by Google.org to help close the world’s education gap by developing technological innovations to improve learning opportunities and outcomes for children and youth around the globe. Other grantees include Khan Academy, Pratham Books, RTI International, Million Sparks Foundation, Nova Escola, Pratham, War Child Holland and the Clooney Foundation for Justice.

Brigitte Hoyer Gosselink, Education Lead at Google.org, states: “We’re excited to announce our $50M commitment to help scale groundbreaking education nonprofits working to make a quality education a reality for everyone.”

Learning Equality will officially be launching Kolibri this summer. This new application builds on lessons from Learning Equality’s first generation product, KA Lite — a software application that allows users without Internet access to engage with Khan Academy videos and exercises in completely offline settings — which has reached more than 4 million learners in over 175 countries and territories in the past 4 years, in rural schools, orphanages, refugee camps, prisons, and community centers.

About Learning Equality:

Learning Equality is dedicated to bridging the digital divide, through creating and supporting tools that enable access to high quality educational opportunities for the disconnected world. Learning Equality builds open-source software that allows communities with limited, expensive, or no Internet to engage with high-quality digital learning resources on low-cost hardware.

Learn more: https://learningequality.org

To learn more about Google.org’s 2016 grantees: blog.google

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