Husband and wife team launch clothing line aimed at helping people open up about mental health

During lockdown husband and wife team Shaun and Priscilla Byrne were having a discussion about prevalent mental health issues such as depression and anxiety, and their desire to open up the conversation in the public sphere. Out of these chats, the idea for a new business venture was born and Feelz clothing was launched last…

​2016 Active Year for Bendix in Corporate Giving, Volunteering

Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems donated nearly $250,000 through corporate grants, employee sponsorships, donations, and employee fundraisers in 2016, benefiting nonprofits and community organizations across North America. Activities included local-level employee-driven projects; community initiatives funded by Bendix; and programs supported by Knorr-Bremse Global Care. Global Care is a nonprofit organization founded by the Knorr-Bremse Group, Bendix’s…

Corporate Giving Awards: PricewaterhouseCoopers

What societal issue do you wish there was more awareness of, and why? Half of today’s teens are financially illiterate, and more than three-quarters of teachers who teach financial literacy indicate a need for more appropriate curriculum resources. At PwC, we have been on a journey to help address the systemic lack of financial education…

Wake Forest student turns cancer diagnosis into philanthropic business

Amid all the ordeals, large and small, that came from being an active college student diagnosed with cancer, Jake Teitelbaum showed his frustration in one place: the plain, white “hospital socks.” Standard-issue for all in-patient stays — the Wake Forest University student had several while battling a resistant form of Hodgkin’s lymphoma last year —…

Starbucks and Microsoft to Help Shelter Homeless Families

The Starbucks Foundation and Schultz Family Foundation announced today their support of the annual No Child Sleeps Outside campaign by Mary’s Place. Together with other businesses, they are joining an unprecedented effort to mobilize the community, and contributing over $3 million to provide safe emergency shelter for the estimated 500 unsheltered families in King County,…

Bloomberg Tradebook charity day

Bloomberg Tradebook hosted its fifth annual charity day on Thursday, October 27, with Mike Bloomberg and celebrities taking to the phones to drum up trading commissions for charity. Top Chef host Padma Lakshmi, musician Jon Bon Jovi and New York Giants player Victor Cruz were among the celebrities to play the role of celebrity ambassadors in New…

Autistic employees can give companies an edge in innovative thinking

Source: The Guardian / Kate Jones Global technology group Hewlett Packard’s newest cybersecurity employee spent the past two years grilling burgers at McDonald’s. Like many on the autism spectrum, the young man in his 20s possessed an impressive range of IT skills to match or even outshine most university graduates. But unlike the average graduate,…