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Corporate Philanthropy: Scripps Network Interactive

If you had the entire world at your fingertips, everything from home care to the bizarre foods beyond the Great Wall, what would you do with it? Scripps Network Interactive had an answer; they created an empire that includes GAC, HGTV, The Food Network and The Travel Channel just to name a few and have offices much closer to home in many beautiful Miss A cities like Los Angeles, New York and Chicago. With a multimedia empire that ranges across the entire world, Scripps Network Interactive couldn’t go without creating a plan for trying to save the world in the simplest ways. Supporting over 100 charities and non-profits, the corporation stands by their belief that changing the world doesn’t have to be an unobtainable goal.

(Photo Credit: hollywoodreporter.com)

(Photo Credit: hollywoodreporter.com)

As the network that brings us all kinds of shows that make us want to lick the television like “Giada at Home” and “No Reservations with Anthony Bourdain,” it’s really no wonder that Scripps Network Interactive has put it’s main efforts into ending world hunger. They are a partner to Share Our Strength, a large non-profit whose No Kid Hungry campaign connects hungry children with nutritious meals and also educates families how to cook healthy and affordable meals all while attempting to educate the general public and to find their support in ending childhood hunger. Scripps Network Interactive also supports Feed The Need, a volunteer based effort to erase hunger with fundraising from events like races whose entry fees are non-perishables and other physical activity based events. In addition to these, the corporation also supports the Second Harvest Food Bank, a national effort with sites located in hundreds of cities nationwide that are dedicated to ending hunger in the communities they serve.

Scripps Network Interactive Volunteers rebuilding a house (Photo Credit: facebook.com)

Scripps Network Interactive Volunteers rebuilding a house (Photo Credit: facebook.com)

Of course there are more crisis’ than just hunger in the world. Scripps Network Interactive is also dedicated to giving everyone a safe place to live and to rebuilding safe, happy communities. With HGTV and the DIY Network, the corporation works with Rebuilding Together, a large non-profit that provides critical repairs and renovations to low-income homeowners all across the country. The corporation also supports Raise A Roof, another HGTV and DIY Network collaboration with Rebuilding Together to build homes for the elderly, low income families and veterans. Scripps Network Interactive is also an avid supporter of Habitat For Humanity, the large non-profit organization that builds housing all over the world through donations and volunteers alone.

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(Photo Credit: brandedcontent.adage.com)

Of course, it would be nearly impossible to list all of the charities and non-profits that Scripps Network Interactive supports, but some of the names include, The Salvation Army, one of the largest disaster relief organizations which provides food, clothes, shelter, care and medicine to people in need, Big Brothers Big Sisters, an organization which believes that every child has within them the potential to succeed and excel and helps them to do so by connecting them with positive mentors, and The Global Explorers, a non-profit organization which encourages global citizen citizenship and philanthropy by sponsoring mission trips around the world for students and educators so as to further the values of diversity and global cooperation.

Scripps Network Interactive made an empire of out of the world from our kitchen counters to the Siberian Tundra, but just as well as they bring all of our favorite interests to life do they also bring the word philanthropy to life. With over 100 non-profits and charities supported, you can enjoy your homemade cabinets or new favorite food with a bigger smile; the corporation who helped inspire you also helped someone else stay full, healthy, warm and happy.

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