More than 5,000 turkeys were donated to local families in need Monday during a Thanksgiving giveaway in Compton.
Available tomorrow evening, December 5, and in NYC?
If so, attend tomorrow’s event at NYU with CBS News Senior Business Correspondent and CBS This Morning: Saturday Co-Host Anthony Mason and President and Founder of CBS EcoMedia Paul Polizzotto. Mason and Polizzotto will discuss social entrepreneurship and advertising, and Polizzotto will share the successes and challenges of growing and scaling a social enterprise within CBS.
Date: Tomorrow, Thursday, December 5th Time: 7:00pm – 8:30pm
Place: Rosenthal Pavilion, Kimmel Center (60 Washington Square South, 10th Floor)
Our non-profit partner Starlight Children’s Foundation's 12 Days of Giving campaign is inspiring philanthropy by granting the wishes of 12 Starlight hospitals this holiday season. Go check out their awesome efforts & share with friends and family.
With Thanksgiving just around the corner, take a minute and think about what you’re thankful for…Share with us!
We are so thankful for a multitude, of phenomenal non-profit partners & advertisers who help us each day to make a positive impact. Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at the CBSEcoMedia team!
EcoMedia joined YP and MLB Urban Youth Academy to hand out 6,000 turkeys to local residents.
Thanks to YP’s generous financial support through CBS EcoMedia, MLB Urban Youth Academy in Compton and local Middle Schools in South Los Angeles will receive much-needed renovations. YP’s funding has supported the construction of an energy and water efficient restroom facility for the Academy’s softball and baseball fields. Construction of a new restroom area on the campus will reactivate three Urban Youth Academy fields for baseball and softball games that draw large audiences, such as high school and collegiate playoffs, year-round instructional clinics, and family events. Additionally, local Middle School baseball fields will be renovated where MLB Urban Youth Academy instructors offer on-site baseball instruction and workshops for students.
We’re thrilled to have been in DC celebrating IBEW Local 26’s support of our non-profit partner Little Kids Rock! This happens to be our VERY FIRST project with Little Kids Rock!
Budget cuts are eliminating music programming from inner city public schools at an alarming rate. To reverse this alarming trend in Washington D.C., the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 26 is providing funding to Little Kids Rock to expand its free and innovative music education programming to 1,700 additional students in the District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS).
Little Kids Rock, the leading non-profit provider of free music instruction, musical instruments and teacher training to U.S. public schools, will utilize a generous grant from the IBEW local 26 and CBS EcoMedia to provide training to 20 new teachers and professional development to 13 existing Little Kids Rock teachers to launch and expand its innovative programming for more students this school year. The donation will also fund the donation of curricula and as many as 500 additional instruments, including guitars, drums, bass guitars and keyboard for use by student music-makers throughout the DCPS. This will effectively double the size of Little Kids Rock’s Washington D.C. chapter, which is one of 25 chapters serving more than 110,000 kids nationwide.
After volunteer activities, Volunteers of America of Florida, UnitedHealthcare and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers celebrated the kitchen renovation, installation of new outdoor exercise equipment, and exterior renovations at Arbor Place Apartments with a brief program.
Arbor Place Apartments, a Volunteers of America of Florida facility, supports people with mental illnesses, chronically homeless citizens, veterans and families. The much-needed upgrades were made possible thanks to funding by UnitedHealthcare.
UnitedHealthcare’s funding included four new outdoor stations as well as kitchen upgrades such as cabinets, counters, plumbing and electrical fixtures, appliances, flooring and labor. UnitedHealthcare will also support the development of a nutrition and health curriculum that will be implemented by Volunteers of America of Florida’s local independent living counselors, in an effort to empower Arbor Place Apartment residents to enhance their health and well-being.
What a great day yesterday was at Shady Lane Park in Houston, TX. Volunteers from UnitedHealthcare and members of the community all came out to help in the creation of a new community garden which will provide low-income residents with access to healthy meals year round. The new urban garden at Shady Lane Park will consist of six garden beds, a drip irrigation system, a compost bin, tomato cages and a hose reel. In addition, five other Houston-area urban gardens will receive needed fencing, irrigation and gardening improvements, thanks to UnitedHealthcare!
During the middle of the day, a ribbon cutting ceremony was held to celebrate the opening of the incredible new community garden, a Houston Parks - HPARD project. Funding to bring the garden to life was made possible from Do Good. Live Well.'s participation in EcoMedia CBS's WellnessAd program. All partners brought together celebrated this successful community partnership with speakers representing each company.
Responding to Houston youths urgent need for access to nutritious meals, Do Good. Live Well. funding will also help to strengthen Houston Parks - HPARD Afterschool Meal Program, serving 3,000 more children. Healthy meals will be provided for students today from Ethel R. Coop Elementary School who will also be the happy participants of nutrition education and fun fitness activities.
Here’s a quick glimpse of what The EcoMedia team has been up to recently…
We celebrated the grand opening of the Park Heights Youth Development Park, made possible thanks to Do Good. Live Well.! Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation and the Baltimore Ravens joined us in a special ribbon-cutting celebration at the Towanda Boys & Girls Club, which is the organization that will provide programming at the new field.
UnitedHealthcare’s funding supported additions to the new field at the park including dugouts, metal roofing, goal posts, foul posts and baseball backstops.
Also this week, EcoMedia, along with Bioheat and the City of Boston Parks and Recreation Department held a wonderful ribbon-cutting celebration event in Boston. Bioheat funding from CBS EcoMedia’s EcoAd enabled installation of new oil tanks at the Franklin Park Maintenance Building.
Today, in honor of our veterans, volunteers served those who served their country by working on several crucial projects to better the lives of individuals receiving services and living at the New England Center for Homeless Veterans (NECHV). Joining the volunteers was three-time Super Bowl Champion and New England Patriots alumnus Patrick Pass.
The effort is through a partnership between Bank of America, EcoMediaCBS and NECHV and is part of a broader support effort which includes funding for the NECHV Veteran 360 program and newly renovated program space. The Veteran 360 program provides mental health programs, including: clinical case management, a frail elder program, senior services, Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) program, and addiction services. Funding from Bank of America will allow NECHV to unite all these services in a centralized location.
What a wonderful event we had in beautiful San Francisco! Mayor Edwin M. Lee, YP representatives and volunteers, members of the San Francisco Recreation and Park Department, along with CBS EcoMedia and children volunteering from Guadalupe Elementary, Francis Scott Key Elementary and Lincoln High School are all gathered together to celebrate the opening of the Golden Gate Park CommUNITY garden. Funding was made possible through YP’s participation in EcoMedia’s WellnessAd with additional funding being provided by Levi Strauss & Co.
The Golden Gate Park Community Garden will become a community garden resource center in San Francisco offering the local community a native plant nursery, gardening beds, a greenhouse, tool lending library, education pavilion and demonstration garden.
After the ribbon cutting ceremony the volunteers are rolling up their sleeves and getting to work; YP employees and 25 local high school students are helping to plant within the community garden. Forty five local elementary school students are in for a surprise as they participate in an art class, then a healthy cooking demonstration from Blogger and cookbook author Gabi Moskowitz. What a fun day of celebrating and volunteering for everyone!