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The Key to Life in a Small Town: Collaboration and Inclusion

By Steve Stouffer, Group President, Tyson Fresh Meats
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Collaboration and inclusion. They’re important in many aspects of life, and vital if you’re a large employer in a small town.

That’s why we’re pleased and humbled by a recent report by the Center for American Progress that mentions Tyson Fresh Meats’ part in helping two small Nebraska communities successfully manage immigration and demographic change.

VH1 Save The Music Helps Viacom Employees Celebrate #GivingTuesday

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Nearly 5 million children lack access to musical instruments across the U.S.. On, Tuesday, November 27th VH1 Save The Music (STM) and Viacom are partnering to help change that in honor of #GivingTuesday -- a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration.

For over 20 years, VH1 Save The Music Foundation has been committed to helping kids, schools, and communities reach their full potential through the power of making music. The benefits of music education are well-known, from improved academic performance to stronger self-esteem.

Benevity Data Shows #GivingTuesday Activates First-Time Givers

T-Mobile, Warner Bros. and the Benevity community gear up to empower more people to #BeTheGood in the world
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CALGARY, AB, November 26, 2018 /3BL Media/  Benevity, Inc., the global leader in corporate social responsibility (CSR) and employee engagement software, today announced that among its enterprise clients, nearly half of all employees who donated or volunteered through Benevity for the first time on #GivingTuesday last year have given back again since then. With nearly 30 percent of total donors and volunteers being first-time participants on Benevity, the trend represents a significant opportunity for companies to engage more people in doing good.

Keep America Beautiful’s 2018 America Recycles Day Heightens Awareness and Amplifies Benefits of Recycling

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STAMFORD, Conn., Nov. 21, 2018 /3BL Media/ – Each fall, thousands of communities across the country participate in America Recycles Day (ARD), a Keep America Beautiful national initiative, which takes place on and surrounding Nov. 15.

Whole Kids Foundation® Raises $3.9 Million for Children’s Nutrition

100 percent of funds directly support schools with edible gardens, salad bars, beehive grants and healthy teacher programs
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AUSTIN, Texas, November 27, 2018 /3BL Media/ - Whole Kids Foundation announced today $3.9 million was raised through its annual Growing Healthy Kids campaign in all Whole Foods Market locations to fund K-12 school programs in the U.S., Canada and the U.K., geared towards improving children’s nutrition and wellness.

Teens Invited to Enter Third Annual Operation Prevention Video Challenge as Part of National Opioid Education Initiative

The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and Discovery Education Give Youth a Voice in Combatting the Misuse of Prescription Medication with Call-for-Entries Announcement
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SILVER SPRING, Md., November 20, 2018 /3BL Media/ –The United States Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), the DEA Educational Foundation, and Discovery Education, the leading provider of digital content and professional development for K-12 classrooms, announced today the launch of the third annual Operation Prevention Video Challenge – a peer-to-peer platform for communicating messages about the dangers of opioid misuse.

Passion vs. Purpose in Leadership: Which Do You Need Most?

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“Passion is energy. Feel the power that comes from focusing on what excites you.” Oprah Winfrey

“The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, and to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well.” Ralph Waldo Emerson

Symantec's Global Service Week More Than Doubles Employee Volunteer Hours in Just Three Years

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Watch an overview of Symantec’s third annual Global Service Week, one dedicated week when employees volunteer at least one hour in their community.

This year, the third annual GSW, our employees have much to be proud of. Beginning October 14, more than 2,100 employees logged 9,579 volunteer hours at 138 team events across 19 countries in just one week. 

This is a 54 percent increase from 2017 efforts and we have more than doubled employee volunteer hours in just three years.

If You Build It, They Will Come

Employee volunteer hours soar during third annual Global Service Week
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By Jaime Barclay, Sr Mgr Corporate Responsibility

At Symantec, we know that corporate responsibility is not only the right thing to do, it is directly linked to employee retention, productivity, and overall engagement. A recent study conducted by Glassdoor found that 75 percent of employees and job seekers expect their employer to support the communities in which they do business through donations and/or volunteer efforts.

Sands Cares Honored with Governor’s Award in Nevada

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The Venetian Resort Las Vegas was recognized for their community service through Sands Cares, the company’s corporate giving and Team Member engagement program, at the 2018 Governor’s Points of Light Awards in October. Sands Cares integrates the company’s philanthropic work worldwide including financial giving, Team Member volunteerism, and in-kind support while making an impact in the areas we care about most: our people, planet, and communities.

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