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Volunteers Plant Trees in Lynwood, Part of Effort to ‘Green’ South LA

Edison International and the nonprofit TreePeople partner for the Green Lynwood project.
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A group of volunteers recently gathered on a sunny day in Lynwood, all with the same mission: to help beautify and improve the local environment by planting trees.

Wearing bright yellow volunteer shirts, dozens of Edison International employees, along with their friends and families, partnered with the nonprofit TreePeople to plant 20 trees at Yvonne Burke-John D. Ham Park in Lynwood.

Social Activism and Community Engagement: A Conversation With Darrin Goss, President & CEO of Coastal Community Foundation

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In this episode of the Champions for Social Good podcast, Rachel Hutchisson, vice president of Corporate Citizenship and Philanthropy at Blackbaud (@blackbaud), speaks with Darrin Goss, president and CEO of the Coastal Community Foundation (@CCFofSC), about social media activism, community engagement and more.

How Hope, Dreams are Improving Charlotte Neighborhood

New initiative takes cradle-to-career approach to improving lives in Renaissance West
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In a cozy room filled with windows, books and cheerful posters, two kindergartners practice letter sounds by playing a picture game on a carpet mat.

A few doors down, third-graders sit in rapt attention – hands rising rapidly to answer questions – while their teacher talks about the primary colors in famous abstract art. Another door opens to a science lesson where children happily bang rocks together to make sand as the classroom snake naps in its glass case.

Xylem Hosts Second Annual “Make Your Mark 30 Day Challenge”

More than 190 events held around the world, encouraging employees to volunteer and raising awareness of water and environmental issues
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RYE BROOK, N.Y., May 9, 2018 /3BL Media/ – In celebration of World Water Day on March 22 and Earth Day on April 22, Xylem (NYSE:XYL) hosted the second annual Make Your Mark 30 Day Challenge, a month-long event that encourages employees to engage in efforts to solve global and local water and environmental issues. The 30 Day Challenge is a signature event of Xylem Watermark, the company’s corporate citizenship platform aimed at providing and protecting safe water resources in communities in need and educating people about water issues.

Teen Tees It Up With Tiger Woods

Shahbaz Hashmi realized a lifetime dream May 2 when he played alongside his golf idol in the 2018 Wells Fargo Championship pro-am
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As the birds chirped from the stately oaks surrounding the golf course, Shahbaz Hashmi, 17, stood on the 11th tee at Quail Hollow Club in Charlotte, North Carolina. He eyed the ball on the tee, tilting his head slightly to look down the fairway. He could see the bunkers guarding the inside of the dogleg of the par-4.

When Hashmi looked down at his ball again, he started his swing.

Sands Cares Presents INSPIRE

Annual benefit concert will feature Grammy-winning artist Jason Mraz
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The annual philanthropic celebration benefiting and honoring members of the Sands Cares Accelerator Program has returned, hosted by Las Vegas Sands Corp., through its charitable giving program Sands Cares, at The Venetian. All proceeds from concert ticket sales will be donated to the Marty Hennessy Inspiring Children Foundation and Nevada Partnership for Homeless Youth.

Visit The Venetian website to learn more.

Consumers Energy Releases 2018 Sustainability Report

Report provides a snapshot of the energy provider’s commitment to the triple bottom line of people, planet and prosperity
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Consumers Energy has released its 2018 Sustainability Report, an annual snapshot of the energy provider’s commitment to the triple bottom line of people, planet and prosperity.

Keep Prince William Beautiful Plants Pollinator Garden

Keep Prince William Beautiful (KPWB) partnered with nearly 200 volunteers to create a pollinator garden at a local landfill
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Keep Prince William Beautiful (KPWB) partnered with nearly 200 volunteers to create a pollinator garden at a local landfill with the help of a Keep America Beautiful/Lowe's Community Partners Grant.

Keep Prince William Beautiful, a Keep America Beautiful affiliate in Prince William, Virginia, along with nearly 200 volunteers planted a pollinator garden at the Prince William County Landfill. The project extended the course of two weekends.

The 22nd Annual Viacommunity Day Was All Good, All Around (the Globe)

by Lisa Di Venuta
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Friday, April 20 was truly a global day of giving. Nearly 4,000 employees from 25 different regions around the world contributed ideas, talent and compassion to more than 125 projects in local communities for the 22nd annual Viacommunity Day, a celebration of the company’s values and commitment to giving back.

JetBlue Celebrates Launch of Service to Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport with a Book Donation and Career Day at Jefferson Community School

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On Thursday, May 3 JetBlue brought its award-winning service and low fares to Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP). To kick-off service, JetBlue hosted a two-day celebration for its newest route. The day before service started, JetBlue crewmembers participated in a special “JetBlue For Good Day of Service” at Jefferson Community School in Minneapolis. The day consisted of a Career Day Q&A between fifth graders and JetBlue pilots and crewmembers. Following Career Day, JetBlue donated 500 age-appropriate children books.

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