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LIQUI MOLY donates goods worth several million euro
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Porsche Korea and Authorized Dealer Partners Donate 200 Million KRW to the Underprivileged
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Porsche Korea Receives Seoul Metropolitan City Mayor Commendation
Global Peace Foundation(GPF) is Selected as Special Consultative Status at UN-ECOSOC
On June 6th, Global Peace Foundation(Chairman Dr. Hyun Jin Preston Moon, GPF) is selected as a Special Consultative Status at the Coordination and Management Meeting of UN-ECOSOC. GPF was founded in 2009 and is headquartered in Washington, D.C., USA and is active in 23 countries worldwide. GPF focuses on building the paradigm of realizing the world peace based on the universal principles and values of mankind that established the vision of 'One Family under God' and the foundation of religion and culture. As major activities, in 2009, GPF formed Mindanao Peace Initiative (MINPI) in order to solve the problem of Mindanao, a Filipino religious dispute area. In Kenya, Africa, it contributed to resolving the conflict among tribes through youth personality and practical education. GPF awarded a Certificate of Commendation from the UN for this achievement. In Nigeria, which is divided into Islam and Protestantism, the 'One Family under God' campaign is being promoted at the national level as part of the resolution of religious disputes of Boko Haram. In 2018, together with the Ugandan government, GPF promoted leadership building based on moral principled values for the everlasting development of the East African Economic Community. In 2013, GPF created the "Latin America Presidential Mission Initiative," in which 21 former Latin American presidents are participating, to promote the establishment of a platform for the self-reflection of populism and the development of balanced Latin America that block the development of Latin American country. In Malaysia, GPF continued to promote exchanges among leaders from Korea and Malaysia about "Unity in Diversity" and awarded national medals from the office of the prime minister of Malaysia. In Korea, GPF presents "Korean Dream" as a vision of a unified Korea, conducts historical and cultural tour education for Koreans and defectors, and contributes "realizing a unified new country that contributes to the world peace" activities such as One K Global Campaign with about 950 civil society organizations. GPF, which was selected as a Special Consultative Status at UN-ECOSOC, also has been working as a UN DPI cooperative NGO since 2016.
Austria’s First Transparent Donation System Token4Hope Launches Viable Application
Token4Hope, the first completely transparent donation system running on blockchain technology, has successfully launched its functional application for the Austrian humanitarian organization, Wiener Hilfswerk. The platform aims to alleviate the trust issues pertaining to social impact funds and empower charities with transparency through DECENT's DCore blockchain. The project has already been fully implemented in two social markets and one second-hand shop operated by Wiener Hilfswerk. The Token4Hope project launched as an implementation of the Humanity Token initiative back in November 2018 as a collaboration between HumanVenture, Collective Energy and DECENT. The initial aim was to provide simple, intuitive and transparent access to basic social needs for economically disadvantaged individuals in Austria. Token4Hope is a blockchain-powered application for charitable disbursements which enables charities to fundraise and turn the collected funds into tokens, designated as “T4H”. The tokens can be redeemed at participating stores by indigent family members or other individuals who can then purchase groceries and services. Since its inception in November, Token4Hope has collected more than 10,000 EUR in donations. A basic demo of the Token4Hope application was showcased last year in December at a customer event and has been praised by the media for its charitable idea, originality, and innovative technical aspect. Since its initial launch earlier in February, the application is already up and running in Hilfswerk-operated stores in Vienna. The initial donations were evenly distributed among roughly 50 households participating in the project and disbursed as T4H tokens redeemable for goods in Hilfswerk-operated stores. A transparent list of T4H transactions processed on DCore blockchain. According to DECENT’s executives, the project has received only positive feedback from the charity and users, as well as, the stores involved. The stores, in particular, took a liking to the application for its intuitive user interface and seamless transactions. These are secured by DECENT’s proprietary blockchain platform, DCore, which makes all transactions completely transparent and visible to anyone through DECENT’s blockchain explorer. “I am ecstatic that DCore is now able to provide a solution for those who are in need,” says Matej Michalko, CEO and Founder of DECENT. "The great thing is that the end users do not need to know anything about blockchain whatsoever, as it is running smoothly in the background to power the system. In the long run, this endeavor is sure to leave a massive footprint not only in Austria but also across the globe.” Token4Hope has recently been honored with one of the most prestigious IT awards in Austria, the eAward 2019 for “Social Responsibility”. The jury praised the idea and technology behind it, stating (translated): “Seeing a growing technology like blockchain positively impact and propel such a noble goal is nothing short of significant. If blockchain manages to reliably secure invariable transparency for all donations, this will have an absolutely positive impact on how the public perceives charities and blockchain in the future.” The Humanity Token initiative plans to further present Token4Hope to a broader audience in Austria at a launch event on March 28, 2019. The project has already received numerous offers from leading charity organizations from other German-speaking countries in the region.
Nexon Social Contribution Vision Announcement Press Conference
On February 27, 2018, Nexon held a press conference to announce its social contribution vision at its Pangyo building in Seongnam, Gyeonggi-do. The conference was prepared to introduce Nexon's vision of establishing the Nexon Foundation for social contribution activities and what kind of new social contribution activities will be carried out. The officials including Jung-heon Lee, CEO of Nexon Korea, and Jung-wook Kim, chief director of Nexon Foundation, attended the event. Jung-heon Lee said, “Nexon has been growing with a lot of love from users and has been carrying out a variety of social contribution activities in return for the gratitude. In the future, we will set up a foundation for social contribution business and present our vision for social contribution. I would like a lot of attention.” ▲ Nexon’s press conference on announcing social contribution vision was held. According to the announcement, Nexon Foundation, which includes major companies that compose Nexon Company such as NXC and Nexon Korea, was approved by Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism in January to establish a nonprofit foundation. Nexon Foundation's slogan is 'From a C‧H‧I‧L‧D (Creativity, Health, IT, Learning, Dream)’, which has a meaning of helping children and youths from various regions, both domestic and foreign, have brighter dreams. Under this vision, Nexon Foundation will identify and promote a variety of new projects targeting children and youths. The first new social contribution project of Nexon Foundation is ‘establishment of the 2nd children’s rehabilitation hospital'. Currently, there are only four hospitals providing professional rehabilitation services while about 300,000 children and youths under 19 in Korea need rehabilitation. In particular, the number of integrated children’s rehabilitation hospitals that support long-term self-support for disabled children is absolutely insufficient. Therefore, Nexon Foundation plans to build the 2nd children’s rehabilitation hospital outside Seoul to improve the situation and actively respond to the lack of domestic children's rehabilitation demand, and will start construction work as early as this year. Also, after the establishment, it will continue to donate the operation fund to help the children who need rehabilitation treatment to stably provide high-quality medical services. Moreover, Nexon Foundation promotes global social contribution projects centering on brick donations. Since last year, Nexon Company has donated bricks to provide creative play culture to children in under-developed countries such as Myanmar, Nepal, and Cambodia. In order to develop more professional global social contribution activities based on a brick, the foundation 'Soho Impact' was also established. Soho Impact will cooperate with Nexon Foundation in the future to develop various activities such as brick donations and brick-based educational program supports for both domestic and foreign children. ▲ The slogan of Nexon Foundation was announced as 'from a C‧H‧I‧L‧D'. Besides, Nexon Foundation will strengthen the existing social contribution projects that Nexon Company has been promoting. First, it will consistently expand domestic and foreign ‘Nexon Small Bookstore’. Also, it will expand the scale of Nexon Youth Programming Challenge (NYPC) and strengthen the mentoring programs for participants to develop as a leading coding platform for youths. Jung-wook Kim, Chief Director of Nexon Foundation said, “We will continue to operate Nexon Foundation meaningfully based on our accumulated experience through developing various social contribution projects. We will actively promote social contribution projects that promote the health and creativity of children and youths, and strengthen social responsibilities and communications.”
National AIDS Memorial Receives $100,000 Grant from Quest Diagnostics
Quest Diagnostics employees and executives joined more than 100 community volunteers at the National AIDS Memorial to announce a $100,000 grant to bolster the memorial's volunteer workday program in 2018. The Quest Diagnostics grant, one of the largest received by the National AIDS Memorial, will support the memorial's Community Volunteer Workday program in 2018, help fund new equipment, plants, trees and shrubberies and support maintenance and hardscape improvements. The grant will also help underwrite the National AIDS Memorial World AIDS Day commemoration events on November 30 and December 1. Since 1991, nearly 40,000 volunteers have participated in more than 300 Community Volunteer Workdays at the National Aids Memorial, donating more than 200,000 volunteer hours and planting more than 10,000 trees, plants and shrubs. The sacred ground of the 10-acre, living memorial honors all who have confronted the tragic HIV/AIDS pandemic; those who have died, and those who have shared their struggle, kept the vigils and supported each other during their final hours. Nearly 30 years ago, an original Quest Diagnostics company was the first to develop a test that identified the presence of HIV. As of 2014, an estimated 1.2 million people in the U.S. are living with HIV and less than half have ever been tested for the HIV virus. As a leading provider of diagnostics information services, Quest Diagnostics is dedicated to advancing disease management for the HIV community and raising the standards of care in HIV diagnostics and beyond. Whether a patient is dealing with HIV or another condition, Quest Diagnostics helps collaborate and provide accurate information so patients can make the best decisions for their health and well-being.
E. & J. Gallo Winery Contributes $100,000 To American Red Cross For Hurricane Irma Relief Effort
E. & J. Gallo Winery announced that it has donated an additional $100,000 to the American Red Cross to aid with relief efforts and assist communities in Florida impacted by Hurricane Irma. Last month, the company donated $100,000 to the American Red Cross to assist the relief efforts in Texas related to Hurricane Harvey. "On the heels of Hurricane Harvey, the devastation caused by Hurricane Irma has resulted in an unprecedented demand on the American Red Cross for assistance. On behalf of our employees and their families, as well as our distributor partners, we are making this new contribution to help Floridians affected by this storm to begin to recover as soon as possible," said Joseph E. Gallo, Chief Executive Officer and President of E. & J. Gallo Winery. "Our hearts go out to the millions of people who have suffered tremendous losses." In addition, E. & J. Gallo Winery announced it will also match personal donations dollar for dollar made by its employees through the company's Employee Match Program. The donation will assist the American Red Cross with providing shelter, food and immediate disaster relief and recovery support.
Hyundai Hope On Wheels Presents Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital With Hyundai Impact Award
Hyundai Hope On Wheels® will present Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital of Hollywood, FL with a $50,000 Hyundai Impact Award. The facility, part of the Memorial Healthcare System, is one of 25 recipients of this year's award, which is given to pediatric oncology departments at select children's hospitals nationwide. Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital will use the funds to support the work of the Love Jen Fund, which helps families cope with the financial and emotional stresses of pediatric cancer. The $50,000 Hyundai Impact Award will be officially presented to Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital Thursday, July 27, at 10:00 a.m. In 2017, Hope On Wheels will award $15 million toward pediatric cancer research and programs. This brings the organization's donation total to $130 million since Hyundai joined fight against pediatric cancer in 1998. With this latest grant, Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital has received more than $755,000 from Hope On Wheels. The $50,000 Hyundai Impact Award will be officially presented to Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital Thursday, July 27th at 10:00 a.m. During the event at the Conine Clubhouse, South Florida children battling cancer will participate in the program's signature Handprint Ceremony, in which they'll dip their hands in paint and place their handprints on a white 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe. Their colorful handprints on the official Hope Vehicle represent their individual and collective journeys, hopes and dreams. Doctors and researchers that receive a grant from Hope On Wheels are named Hyundai Scholars and are presented with a special lab coat. This year, Hope On Wheels will further recognize its Hyundai Scholars for their incredible efforts on behalf of children battling cancer through a campaign called "Superheroes Wear Lab Coats." The video series will showcase their lifesaving work.
Wikipedia’s 15th Anniversary Event Hosted by Korea Association of Wikimedia
Korea Association of Wikimedia announced that Wikipedia, an online encyclopedia which anyone can participate in editing, celebrated its 15th anniversary on January 15. It hosted the 15th anniversary event at Event Hall in Seoul Citizens Hall on January 16. To celebrate Wikipedia’s 15th anniversary, many events are held in domestic and foreign. Especially, the event held in Seoul was progressed in unconference way, a horizontal debating method, like Wikipedia’s event. Wikipedia’s creator Jimmy Wales said “Wikipedia made us think again about what knowledge is. Wikipedia and Wikimedia project that anyone can edit them by reversing a peer review model are cooperative, dynamic and showing that everyone has to make together. The idea that seemed impossible for the last fifteen years worked even better than expected. Thanks to lots of volunteers throughout the world for making Wikipedia possible.” ▲ For participation and sharing, Wikipedia’s 15th anniversary event was held at Event Hall in Seoul Citizen Hall. ▲ In the beginning of the event, the attendants showed active participations such as suggesting themes for division debate. On January 15, 2001, Wikipedia was established by Jimmy Wales and Larry Sanger to provide a draft to Nupedia which is an encyclopedia edited by experts. At the beginning, they had thought about earning profit by using advertisements, but Wikipedia became nonprofit project in 2002 due to disagreements of being commercial using by a Wikipedia community. In 2003, a nonprofit group, Wikimedia foundation had been established, and management of Wikipedia was transferred to Wikimedia foundation. For the last fifteen years, Wikipedia explosively grew, and English Wikipedia reached five million topics on November 1, 2015. Meanwhile, Korean Wikipedia was established on October 11, 2002, and it currently contains about 330,000 topics. ▲ Incorporated association of Korea Wikipedia Association, Man-jae Lee chief director delivered welcoming. ▲ Division debate was hosted by ETRI senior researcher, Cheol Ryu. Meanwhile, since December 2012, Acrofan has been participating in Wikipedia’s knowledge sharing project (https://goo.gl/cw6fUk). This project is a series of task opening and arranging information that groups or businesses own so that the public can freely use the information. Acrofan is a site that had been opened as founder’s personal blog on October 1, 2006, functioned as me-media, and expanded to online newspaper since 2009. From the founder’s all-brain space of personal taste, it has been growing as a content bank for about 10 years aimed at all the areas using Korean. Based on this history, Acrofan will be reorganized into multilingual service configuration on this lunar New Year holidays. In this event, Acrofan introduced its direction of reorganization to Korea Wikimedia Association officials, and gave notice about changes and reinforcement of ‘Wikipedia : knowledge sharing project/Acrofan’(https://goo.gl/2Dx8f2) caution. This issue will be sequentially applied after reorganization of Acrofan. ▲ Division debate looking back on the last fifteen years and seeking for prospects was progressed as the main program.