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Benevity Expands Global Corporate Giving and Employee Engagement Solution

Companies can now engage employees in Germany with a localized “Goodness” experience, plus more international languages, support and currency options
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CALGARY, Alberta August 23, 2018 /3BL Media/ – Benevity, Inc., the global leader in corporate social responsibility (CSR) and employee engagement software, announced the latest expansion to its market-leading international offering. Companies in Germany are now able to use Benevity to engage people in local volunteering and tax-receiptable giving to German charities as a way to build a more purpose-driven and socially responsible corporate culture.

Lowe’s Champions Underserved Communities With Volunteers and Nearly $8 Million to Keep America Beautiful

Lowe’s Funds 44 Community Improvement Initiatives Nationwide with $1 Million Grant Program
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STAMFORD, Conn., August 23, 2018 /3BL Media/ – Keep America Beautiful’s longtime partner Lowe’s has donated an additional $1 million to the national nonprofit in 2018 to fund 44 grassroots initiatives as well as Keep America Beautiful’s annual Great American Cleanup, the nation’s largest community improvement program.

Duke Energy Selects Six Companies to Receive Power Partner Award

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Selected companies are leaders in innovative solutions, sustainability innovation, community excellence, economic development, and storm restoration

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Selected companies are leaders in innovative solutions, sustainability innovation, community excellence, economic development, and storm restoration

Consumers Energy Employee’s Memory Helps Save Dog From Michigan House Fire

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HOWELL, Mich., Aug. 21, 2018 /3BL Media/ – Consumers Energy Howell industrial gas service worker Guy Houseman is a dedicated employee and devoted animal lover. Those two traits recently played a key role that resulted in a lifesaving effort of the four-legged kind.

A 26-year employee, Houseman is responsible for performing gas leak investigations and appliance repairs out of Consumers Energy’s Howell service center. He was on call the night of July 3 and responded to an emergency request to shut natural gas off at a house fire on Coon Lake Road in Howell.

SpongeBob and NICKtern friends Make a Splash in LA Hospital Playroom

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This semester, our Summer NICKterns took on what may have been the largest intern mural project to date. Our NICKterns partnered with the mega-talented Peter Bennett, Art Director on SpongeBob SquarePants, to create a SpongeBob-themed mural at County USC Hospital in Downtown Los Angeles. Using Peter’s design, the NICKterns aimed to create an underwater oasis for the playroom area in the hospital’s Pediatric Inpatient Unit. In just three short days, the interns were able to create a floor-to-ceiling rendition of Bikini Bottom for the hospital’s patients to enjoy themselves in.

A Model for Wildfire Disaster Relief

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Nearly 20,000 residents have been asked to evacuate their homes in Northern California as a result of the multiple wildfires that have been burning for weeks, and CNBC has reported that more than 16,000 homes have been threatened by potential damage from the wildfire at this point, leading to evacuation orders for nearly 25,000 residents.

Better Together: Workplace Giving & Volunteering

How an integrated, global program boosted a Fortune 500 financial services corporation’s participation by over 100%
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Leaders of a Fortune 500 financial services corporation’s CSR program believe that the company’s volunteering and gift matching programs are a differentiator—something that can truly set the company apart in attracting, retaining and engaging talented employees. This is especially important for a company located in the competitive hiring environment of Silicon Valley.

Building More Resilient Communities | Taproot Foundation's Advisory Services Newsletter

In this issue: Pro bono for disaster preparedness, getting past the myth of "not enough time," and more
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Pro Bono Supporting Communities at Home and Abroad

In this edition of the Advisory Services newsletter, we share examples of how pro bono can help communities around the globe prepare for natural disasters. We discuss how to engage even your busiest employees in pro bono service. And we look at a pro bono program model that began in the U.S. and has been replicated successfully abroad.

INFOGRAPHIC | ScottsMiracle-Gro Associates Garden to Give Back

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For the past ten years, ScottsMiracle-Gro associates have tended over 77 raised bed gardens on The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company world headquarters campus. The produce grown is donated to the local Marysville Food Pantry, providing fresh healthy food to 75 families in need each week.

To learn more about how ScottsMiracle-Gro associates give back to their local communities, click here.

Foote Dam Turns 100, Visitors Receive Tour

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OSCODA – The public got a glimpse of the inter-workings of the Foote Dam Hydroelectric Plant, Saturday, during a centennial celebration held over the weekend.

Consumers Energy allowed 240 visitors to tour the dam at no cost on Saturday, Aug. 11, for 30 minute guided tours.

Built in 1918, Foote Dam was named after William A. Foote, the founding father of today’s Consumers Energy in 1886. The dam is responsible for supplying electricity to thousands of people all over the state of Michigan.

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