2010 Award Recipients

  • Minnesota Grocers Association

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    The Minnesota Grocers Association partnered with America's Second Harvest Food Banks in a statewide campaign to fight hunger. "Minnesota's Own" is a unique statewide partnership among grocers, industry vendors, consumers and community food support agencies to educate people on how hunger affects the state’s residents. In 2008 alone, members of the Minnesota Grocers Association raised over $610,000 and 320,000 pounds of food to provide nearly 3,000,000 meals to hungry Minnesotans through "Minnesota's Own.” ...

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  • Food Bank for New York City

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    The Food Bank For New York City operates the largest civilian Earned Income Tax Credit program in the nation, connecting the working poor with public benefits designed to help lift individuals and families out of poverty. The Food Bank staffs and operates 10 tax assistance sites throughout the five boroughs in New York City and a mobile unit during tax season. Last year alone, the Food Bank’s Earned IncomeTax Credit Program served 33,000 NewYorkers and...

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  • American Automobile Association

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    The AAA School Safety Program combines leadership training and safety education for grade school children, who volunteer to serve as safety patrol officers outside of their schools before and after class. Patrollers help children cross at busy intersections, working in teams or with adult crossing guards and also assist on school buses and in parent drop-off/pick-up zones. Patrollers also serve as ambassadors for traffic safety as they give important traffic safety lesson presentations to...

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  • American Academy of Pediatrics

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    Helping Babies Breathe is a training program developed by members of the American Academy of Pediatrics to give developing countries the essential skills of newborn resuscitation to reduce infant mortality. The program was introduced in Kenya, India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Tanzania for testing and validation. Helping Babies Breathe was developed on the premise that all persons who care for babies at birth can learn to protect healthy babies and assist those who cannot breathe...

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  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

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    Less than 48 hours after the January earthquake in Haiti, members of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons sprang into action to provide surgical aid to earthquake survivors. The organization established a Central Command Center to identify volunteers and coordinate with other medical organizations, government agencies and supply agencies on the ground in Haiti. More than 470 AAOS members have provided care to thousands of patients in Haiti, and more than 560 are on call...

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  • 2010 Associations Make a Better World Awards

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    Recognizing association programs, projects and activities that make a significant contribution to society and economies around the world. The American Academy of Ophthalmology Ophthalmic News and Education (ONE) Network The ONE Network is an online educational platform designed for ophthalmologists and continually updated by hundreds of volunteer ophthalmologists. The network offers the opportunity to engage in lifelong education in an easy-to-access, interactive format, thereby improving patient care. Beginning in 2009, the ONE Network provided doctors in developing nations...

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  • National Business Aviation Association And Aerobridge

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    When the earthquake struck Haiti, the National Business Aviation Association immediately took flight. Its membership volunteered to take part in a unified effort to bring life-saving specialists and supplies to impacted areas and transport victims to medical centers for treatment. Corporate Aviation Responding in Emergencies (C.A.R.E.), an independent group of volunteers from the business aviation community, coordinated donated aircraft, supplies, volunteer pilots, and other assets, helping to ensure that assistance found its way to people...

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