Literacy

Newman’s Own Celebrates 35 Years Of Giving

It was on August 25, 1982, that Newman’s Own shipped its first bottles of salad dressing. The late actor and philanthropist, Paul Newman, launched the company with his homemade recipe salad dressing, declaring that all profits would go to charity. Now, 35 years later, the company has more than 300 products with 100% of the profits continuing to help charities around the world. “When Paul started Newman’s Own, some people wondered if the company could survive if it gave all its profits away,” said Bob Forrester, President and CEO of Newman’s Own Foundation and Executive Chairman of Newman’s Own. “Now, Newman’s Own is considered the exemplary philanthropic enterprise, which has helped thousands of nonprofit organizations, worldwide. In fact...

Literacy Xprize starts field tests of semifinalist apps in LA, Philadelphia and Dallas

 Literacy is a serious problem all over the world — believe it or not, even in our little utopia. While a touch-up of our education and support systems would probably be the best fix in the long term, we all know that’s not likely. So in the meantime we have creative private attempts to alleviate the issue: Today, a $7 million Xprize for literacy-improving apps enters the field… Read More

Arsenal Foundation Funds New Nordoff Robbins Music Therapy Room

The Arsenal Foundation is very kindly supporting the work of music therapy charity Nordoff Robbins with children, young people and their families, who deal with some huge challenges in life – and for whom music therapy is a life-changing experience. The foundation has funded ‘The Arsenal Foundation Music Therapy Room’ as part of Nordoff Robbins’ London Centre refurbishment. Arsenal goalkeeper Petr Cech visited and had an advanced preview of the facility earlier this May. He even had the chance to play the drums in the centre to appreciate the acoustics inside the newly-refurbished room. Petr said, “I’m so impressed with the facility, but what’s so special is the work that’s done here with people facing unimaginable challenges in their liv...

Arsenal Legend Opens New Football Pitches In Indonesia With Save The Children

Arsenal legend Ray Parlour officially opened one of three new football pitches in one of the most disadvantaged slum communities in North Jakarta, Indonesia last month, as part of a new Save the Children football programme, funded through The Arsenal Foundation. Arsenal legend meets children benefitting from new football programmeThe project, which was funded by Arsenal’s end of season fundraiser, uses football as a vehicle to empower children to fight for their rights and help them escape tragic circumstances. Ray visited the programme in North Jakarta which is giving vulnerable children a safe space to play, helping to build their confidence and encourage teamwork. As part of his visit to the pitch, Ray played football with the children and joined training sessions run by Arsenal S...