Corporate giving

Sgt. Christian Pastrana, right, prepares toys for a donation to the organization Women in Distress, at the Marine Corps Toys for Tots depot, Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2018, in Hialeah, Fla. The recent closure of Toys R Us created some collateral damage -- the Toys for Tots charity drive. More than 250,000 toys donated by consumers and $5 million, 40 percent of corporate giving, came through Toy R Us last year, holes the annual Marine Corps' community effort is working to fill. At left is Matthew Williams, picking up the donation for Women in Distress. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
December 21, 2018 - 8:05 am
HIALEAH, Fla. (AP) — When Toys R Us closed, Toys for Tots felt the loss. The toy giant's decision to close its stores this year left some huge holes for the annual charity drive to fill. Toys R Us shoppers donated more than 250,000 toys last year and the company gave $5 million in corporate...
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FILE - In this July 29, 2013, file photo, Les Moonves arrives at the CBS, CW and Showtime TCA party at The Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, Calif. CBS is pledging $20 million in grants to 18 organizations dedicated to eliminating sexual harassment in the workplace as the network tries to recover from the scandal that forced the ouster of Moonves. CBS said Friday, Dec. 14, 2018 that the money will go toward helping the organizations expand their work and “ties into the company’s ongoing commitment to strengthening its own workplace culture.” (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)
December 14, 2018 - 8:32 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — CBS on Friday pledged to give $20 million to 18 organizations dedicated to eliminating sexual harassment in the workplace as the network tries to recover from a scandal that led to the ouster of its top executive, Les Moonves. The announcement comes as the network's crisis deepens,...
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A submerged truck sits in floodwaters in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence in Nichols, S.C., Friday, Sept. 21, 2018. Virtually the entire town is flooded and inaccessible except by boat, just two years after it was flooded by Hurricane Matthew. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
September 21, 2018 - 9:20 pm
The Latest on the effects of Hurricane Florence (all times local): 8:15 p.m. Authorities say the death toll has now risen to 43 dead in the aftermath of former Hurricane Florence. A statement released by North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper's office said Friday evening that there are now 32 confirmed...
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FILE - In this April 20, 2018, file photo, Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach speaks during a rally in Topeka, Kan. The American Civil Liberties Union of Kansas filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday, June 19, 2018, against Kobach challenging a multi-state voter registration database it claims exposed sensitive information including partial Social Security numbers from nearly a thousand state voters. (AP Photo/Mitchell Willetts, File)
June 20, 2018 - 10:03 pm
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach unsuccessfully sought a governor's pardon for a corporate campaign donor's vice president whose crime, police said, involved threatening a cab driver by putting a gun to his head. Kobach, a Republican and leading candidate for Kansas...
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FILE - In this May 13, 2004, file photo, designer Kate Spade sits during an interview in New York. Kate Spade New York has announced plans to donate $1 million to support suicide prevention and mental health awareness causes in tribute to the company’s late founder. The 55-year-old fashion designer killed herself June 5, 2018. Her husband says she suffered from depression and anxiety for many years. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews, File)
June 20, 2018 - 4:02 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Kate Spade New York has announced plans to donate $1 million to support suicide prevention and mental health awareness causes in tribute to the company's late founder. To start, the company said Wednesday the Kate Spade New York Foundation is giving $250,000 to the Crisis Text Line...
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FILE - In this Oct. 2, 2017, file photo, newly arrived Rohingya Muslims from Myanmar walk as they continue their journey into a camp for refugees in Teknaf, Bangladesh. Japanese beer company Kirin is investigating whether its donations went to Myanmar's military, accused of brutal attacks against Rohingya Muslims. Amnesty International urged Japanese authorities to look into donations Kirin's subsidiary Myanmar Brewery made in September and October 2017. (AP Photo/Gemunu Amarasinghe, FIle)
June 15, 2018 - 8:40 am
TOKYO (AP) — Japanese beer company Kirin is investigating whether donations intended for charity instead went to Myanmar's military, which is accused of brutal attacks against Rohingya Muslims. Amnesty International has urged Japanese authorities to look into donations Kirin's subsidiary Myanmar...
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May 05, 2018 - 3:58 pm
DALLAS (AP) — The National Rifle Association has tweeted at followers to avoid patronizing a Dallas restaurant that said it's donating a portion its proceeds this week to "organizations dedicated to implementing reasonable and effective gun regulations." The restaurant, Ellen's, is located in...
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Waffle House employee Virginia Stanley visits a wooden cross memorial for shooting victim Taurean Sanderlin, also an employee, at the Waffle House restaurant Wednesday, April 25, 2018, in Nashville, Tenn. Stanley was working at the restaurant when a gunman killed four on Sunday. The restaurant re-opened Wednesday and the company intends to donate its first month of sales to help victims of the attack. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
April 25, 2018 - 7:59 pm
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Waffle House where four people were fatally shot reopened Wednesday amid tears and solemn remembrance of the dead, as the company said it will donate a month of the restaurant's sales to help the wounded survivors and the families of the slain. Employees wore...
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April 24, 2018 - 7:44 am
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Automaker BMW has donated $1 million to the International African American Museum in South Carolina. The museum in Charleston said Monday the gift brings the museum within $2 million of its private fundraising goal. BMW's vehicle assembly plant in Greer is one of the largest...
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FILE--In this Dec. 1, 2014, file photo, a resident peeks out from inside a trailer after receiving an order to move at the Silicon Valley homeless encampment known as The Jungle in San Jose, Calif. San Jose, California-based Cisco Systems Inc. is donating $50 million to address the growing problem of homelessness in Santa Clara County and is encouraging other Silicon Valley companies to also step up. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, file)
March 26, 2018 - 8:27 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Internet gear maker Cisco Systems Inc. announced Monday that it will donate $50 million over five years to address the growing problem of homelessness in California's Santa Clara County and is encouraging other Silicon Valley companies to make similar efforts. In a blog post,...
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