MCLEAN, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 16, 2017--
TEGNA Inc. (NYSE: TGNA) joins forces with Arby’s Foundation and Points
of Light in support of this year’s Make A Difference Day, one of the
largest single days of service nationwide. Since 1992, thousands of
volunteers across the U.S. have organized community projects with the
single purpose of improving the lives of others.
Individuals or organizations can create local Make A Difference Day
projects that meet the criteria found at www.makeadifferenceday.com.
Approved registered projects become eligible for one of fourteen $10,000
grants benefitting a qualified charity related to their Make A
Difference Day project. Volunteers can also search for opportunities to
join existing registered projects. Thirteen “National Awards” are funded
by the Arby’s Foundation. The “All Star Award,” which highlights a
previous Make A Difference Day award winner, is funded by the TEGNA
Foundation. 2017 grant recipients are announced in the spring of 2018.
TEGNA stations, reaching one-third of all television households
nationwide, have also organized projects benefitting their local
communities. Station community projects include:
KHOU in Houston where volunteers will assemble supply kits for
teachers through the Teachers Aid partnerships to benefit the Houston
WUSA in Washington, DC, and volunteers from TEGNA in McLean, VA, will
assemble 75,000 weekend food packages for local schools to be
distributed to students who are food insecure, working with the United
Way of the National Capital Area.
WWL in New Orleans, LA, where volunteers will build a community garden
in partnership with HandsOn New Orleans.
KGW in Portland, OR, where organizers will run a toy drive for the
benefit of Morrison Child & Family Services.
KMSB in Tucson, AZ, where employees will be working with the American
Heart Association to become CPR certified in order to teach others in
“This year TEGNA has shown that our commitment to making a positive
impact in our communities is unwavering,” said Dave Lougee, president
and CEO, TEGNA. “In addition to local news and information, our stations
and employees are dedicated to our organization’s purpose of serving the
greater good of our communities. We are grateful for the continued
support of Arby’s Foundation and Points of Light as we look ahead to
another exciting day of service alongside the thousands of volunteers
who spark positive change and give back in their communities.”
“We’re thrilled to partner with TEGNA and Points of Light for Make A
Difference Day again this year,” said Paul Brown, CEO, Arby’s Restaurant
Group. “One of our six core values is Make a Difference and this
national day of volunteerism is a great opportunity to bring our values
to life in the communities where we live and work.”
“This tradition brings to life President George H.W. Bush’s vision of
individuals freely taking action to solve problems and truly make a
difference in the lives of others,” said Natalye Paquin, CEO, Points of
Light. “Make A Difference Day demonstrates the power of volunteerism to
bring people together and make communities stronger.”
TEGNA Inc. (NYSE: TGNA) is an innovative media company that serves the
greater good of our communities. With 46 television stations in 38
markets, TEGNA delivers relevant content and information to consumers
across platforms. It is the largest owner of top 4 affiliates in the top
25 markets, reaching approximately one-third of all television
households nationwide. Each month, TEGNA reaches 50 million adults
on-air and 32 million across its digital platforms. TEGNA has been
consistently honored with the industry’s top awards, including Edward R.
Murrow, George Polk, Alfred I. DuPont and Emmy Awards. TEGNA delivers
results for advertisers through unparalleled and innovative solutions
including OTT local advertising network Premion,
centralized marketing resource Hatch, and G/O
Digital, a one-stop shop for local businesses to connect with
consumers through digital marketing. Across platforms, TEGNA tells
empowering stories, conducts impactful investigations and delivers
innovative marketing solutions. For more information, visit www.TEGNA.com.
About Arby’s Foundation
The Arby’s Foundation, the independent charitable arm of Arby’s
Restaurant Group, helps America’s kids dream big and pursue their dreams
with confidence. Building on a philanthropic heritage that has
contributed more than $80 million to youth-related causes since its
inception in 1986, the Arby’s Foundation is committed to helping kids
build, expand and purse their dreams as we focus our efforts in
childhood hunger, youth leadership and career readiness initiatives. The
Arby’s Foundation is a registered 501 (c) (3) organization headquartered
in Atlanta. To learn more, visit www.arbysfoundation.org.
About Points of Light
Points of Light, the world’s largest organization dedicated to volunteer
service, mobilizes millions of people to take action that is changing
the world. Through affiliates in 250 cities and partnerships with
thousands of nonprofits and corporations, Points of Light engages 4
million volunteers in 30 million hours of service each year. We bring
the power of people where it’s needed most. For more information, visit www.pointsoflight.org.
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