American Airlines Stands Up to Cancer with Marvel Studios and EIF!

 American Airlines joins Marvel Studios in the fight to Stand Up To Cancer! Photo Credit: Marvel Studios

American Airlines joins Marvel Studios in the fight to Stand Up To Cancer! Photo Credit: Marvel Studios

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American Airlines, the worlds largest airline, recently teamed up with the The Entertainment Industry Foundation (EIF) and the Marvel Studio Avengers to Stand U to Cancer!!!

Stand Up to Cancer (SUTC) is a division of the EIF Foundation that was established in 2008 to address the need of increasing cancer awareness, cancer prevention and increasing cancer research to help those fighting cancer.

American Airline is a Corporate Community Champion in that the airline chose to collaborate with this 501 C3 Non-Profit organization in an effort to help fight cancer.

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American Airlines chose to use its worldwide reaching capabilities to spread the news about SUTC and to raise awareness about the work of the organization. American Airlines developed its’ “Miles to Stand” program and its “Miles of Hope Program” to raise funds to help foster research and help to those fighting cancer.

The “Miles to Stand” program presented American Airline passengers the chance to donate $25 or more to its program and offered the passengers 10 AAdvantage miles for every dollar they donated.

The “Miles of Hope” program through American Airlines allowed passengers to donate their miles to the “Miles of Hope Program” to give hope to cancer patients and their loved ones.

With American Airlines having over 126,600 employees, it has its own employees fighting this disease. It is a show of support to those at the airlines own doorstep too.

American Airlines, The EIF Foundation, the Stand Up to Cancer Program and the Marvel Studio Avengers are doing all they can do to help fight this seemingly relentless disease. The doctors and medical teams are doing all they can to help the cancer patients to fight and Stand Up to Cancer!

To learn more about American Airlines involvement with Stand Up to Cancer and or how you can make a donation, log onto www.StandUpToCancer.org/AmericanAirlines.

The Dave Thomas Foundation For Adoption!

Wendy’s Wonderful Kids!

Often time consumers only see the daily operations of corporations and they aren’t aware of the corporate social responsibility many corporations have established. 

The Wendy’s Corporation has provided great quality food to feed families for decades.  The corporation’s founder, Mr. Dave Thomas, built Wendy’s reputation as a business that supplied quality food products.

Because of Thomas’ commitment to provide the best products and service to Wendy’s customers, his dream has grown into a competitive and thriving corporation.  Not only was Dave Thomas a smart businessman, he was also and adoptee who, through the Wendy’s Corporation, developed the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption to help children. 

In 1992 Thomas established the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption (DTFA).  Wendy’s website states, “The Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption awards grants to public and private adoption agencies to hire adoption professionals who implement proactive, child-focused recruitment programs targeted exclusively on moving America’s longest-waiting children from foster care into adoptive families.”

Before his death on Jan. 8, 2002, Thomas had spoken before congress about tax credits and adoption legislation.  He also lent his star power to help create public service announcements about adoption.  He was a true champion for children adoption and positioned his company, Wendy’s, to champion his cause.

The Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption continues is pursuit to help children in the adoption process with the help of Wendy’s Wonderful Recruiters.  The adoptee professionals, known as Wendy’s Wonderful Kids recruiters work aggressively to help place children forgotten in the system with loving, giving and nurturing families forever.  The Wendy’s Wonderful Kids recruiters in the United States have helped place over 3,224 children with loving adoptive families forever.  The U.S. currently has 159 Wendy’s Wonderful Kids recruiters.  

The Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption also promotes a workplace toolkit that encourages employers to make their workplace an adoption-friendly workplace by proposing adoption benefits for employees.  If you yourself are thinking about foster care adoption, the website provides a step-by-step guide to adoption.  Dave even has the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption Kickball for a Home program where teams that have organized kickball games in their neighborhoods have raised over $55,000 to date to help the DTFA. 

To learn more about recruiters, to make a donation, or to see if your company qualifies for grants log onto www.davethomasfoundation.org.

Posted on October 13, 2014 .

THE Oprah Winfrey LEARNING ACADEMY Empowers Young Girls AROUND the World!

This month, our Corporate Community Champion is OWN, The Oprah Winfrey Network!  The Network's owner, Oprah Winfrey, has taken her Global success and used her star power to open a school for girls in South Africa.  

in 2007 Winfrey started the school to provide girls from poor neighborhoods in South Africa with an opportunity to obtain a stellar education.  Winfrey hand picked all of the students who attends her Oprah Winfrey Learning Academy for girls.  The first class has since graduated and 100% of the young women were accepted into college with 10% coming to colleges in the United States.  Watch the video and see how Oprah and her Oprah Winfrey Network is changing the world, yet again. 

Posted on October 13, 2014 .