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Shire and SeriousFun Children's Network Celebrate Two Years of Partnership

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In February of 2016, we committed $3 million over three years to SeriousFun Children’s Network. Our support will enable nearly 1,000 children, many with rare diseases, to attend SeriousFun’s transformative camps and programs free of charge. This is a look at our partnership in year two!

Our volunteers had this to say (and more) in the video above:

"What I experienced at camp was beyond my expectations."

"Every camper was made to feel that FUN was the most important goal (of the day)."

"The campers attitudes and strength were absolutely contagious."

Xylem Employees Volunteer More Than 35,800 Hours in 2017

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RYE BROOK, N.Y., February 7, 2018 /3BL Media/ – Employees from Xylem (NYSE:XYL), a leading global water technology company that is dedicated to solving the world’s most challenging water issues, logged more than 35,800 volunteer hours in 2017, participating in activities aimed at providing and protecting safe water resources in communities and educating people about water issues.

Fortune 1000 Leaders Help Remove Long-term Dumping From Desert

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JOSHUA TREE, Calif., February 8, 2018 /3BL Media/ - Corporate citizenship leaders from 40 Fortune 1000 companies have joined the Mojave Desert Land Trust in a stewardship event organized by Benevity. 

In just two hours, a 20-yard-long dumpster donated by Burrtec was filled with old tires, household debris, broken glass, building waste, clothing and shell casings. 

Jeff Fettig Global Habitat Build | Whirlpool Corporation

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Whirlpool Corporation is celebrating the conclusion of its first-ever Global Habitat Build Project -- a project which engaged more than 200 Whirlpool Corporation employee volunteers in 14 Habitat for Humanity home build projects in eight countries. The project was coordinated to recognize the many contributions of the company’s former CEO, Jeff Fettig, who retired on October 31, 2017, and to celebrate the 17-year partnership between Habitat for Humanity International and Whirlpool Corporation.

Caring About the Game


“It seems to be easier to win the game when you care about the game.” 

The morning after the Super Bowl seems an appropriate time to write about the game, but it’s not actually the game of football that I’m interested in.  It’s the game of business and what it takes to win in 2018.

The 3 Big Trends in Employee Giving & Volunteering


At Realized Worth, we spend a lot of time researching, evaluating and developing employee giving and volunteering programs. Understandably, most of our clients want to know about current trends, best practices and new developments in technology that may produce an award winning corporate community investment program.

Here’s how we answer that question: “There is a big difference between trends and mechanisms.”

Creating a Culture of Skill Sharing: Research Triangle Foundation of North Carolina Spotlight

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The Common Impact team is looking forward to a year full of exciting project opportunities that create a culture of skill sharing across sectors!

Marina Bay Sands Opens Its Doors to Students for an Insider Look at an Integrated Resort


Marina Bay Sands Team Members brought 40 children from the Dyslexia Association of Singapore and Students Care Service on a fun-filled hospitality career workshop in support of the annual AmCham Corporate Community Day in November.  Organized by The American Chamber of Commerce in Singapore (AmCham) and the U.S. Embassy, it is a special day that encourages all American organizations in Singapore and its employees to build stronger ties with Singapore through local community work.

Sands Cares Fresh Start Mobile Showers: Biannual Review


In July 2017, Las Vegas Sands and Clean the World responded to one of the challenges within Las Vegas’ homeless community with the Sands Cares Fresh Start Mobile Showers Powered by Clean the World, a mobile hygiene unit that visits various locations serving the homeless population to provide showers, hygiene supplies, and other resources.

Team Members at Sands Bethlehem Adopt a Family for the Holidays


Local families received some extra joy in December thanks to a holiday initiative at Sands Bethlehem. Through a continued partnership with Donegan Elementary, students who were identified as part of a ‘family in need’ were ‘adopted’ by a Sands Bethlehem department.  Departments shopped, wrapped and gifted presents to the identified families.

“This was our second year giving to families in need,” Susan Stachowski, Community Relations Coordinator, said.  “Our Team Members were eager to participate.  There was music, refreshments and a lot of presents.  The children had a blast.”


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