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Joining With Other Prominent Nonprofits to Spark Service, VolunteerMatch Supports Nationwide Day of Virtual Volunteering to Remember 9/11 on Its 19th Anniversary

Press Release

OAKLAND, Calif., September 9, 2020 /3BL Media/ – VolunteerMatch is the standout technological partner with 9/11 Day as it launches a new digital initiative, “9/11 Day at Home,” to provide meaningful ways for millions of Americans to honor the victims and first responders on September 11, 2001.

Earth Day Network Joins Forces With National CleanUp Day and Keep America Beautiful

Press Release

WASHINGTON, September 3, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Earth Day Network, the global organizer of Earth Day, today announced a partnership with National CleanUp Day® and Keep America Beautiful® to remove trash across the United States amid a global pandemic. Throughout the month of September, Earth Day Network joins these organizations in encouraging Americans to get outside and safely clean up their communities.

OneWest Bank Launches Program to Give Back to Local Area School Children

Three hours of virtual learning assistance donated for every checking account opened until October 15
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OneWest Bank, CIT's Southern California retail bank division, recently launched its second annual Bank on Building a Brighter Community program to give back to local area school children.

Combatting Food Insecurity During a Pandemic

By Haley MacDonell, writer/storyteller, HR intern
Blog

In the United States, 15.9% of people are food insecure, meaning they do not have access to a sufficient source of food. In Arizona, the number is higher, rising to 17.8%. Established in 1967, St. Mary’s Food Bank is one of the most well-known organizations in Arizona combatting food insecurity in nine of the state’s 15 counties. In 2019-20, St. Mary’s Food Bank distributed more than 107 million pounds of food to those in need. 

A Change of Plans

Keep Lee County Beautiful Aids in Mangrove Restoration

Keep America Beautiful Affiliate in Florida Joins Volunteers to Plant New Mangroves
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Following a maintenance error that resulted in the unpermitted removal of local mangroves, a Florida municipality partnered with Keep Lee County Beautiful (KLCB) to restore the affected area. One year ago, the municipality’s staff was approved to remove mangroves that were impeding a local waterway but unfortunately went beyond the permitted section resulting in a mandate to restore the area.

Helping a Veteran Age in Place in the Community and Home He Loves

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Raleigh is a 72-year-old Army veteran who lives in Oakland, California. He served in the military for 27 years and was stationed at Oakland Army Base where he worked as an engineer building ports.

Raleigh met his beloved wife in 1994 and he retired from the military thereafter. After many years spent traveling the country for work, Raleigh and his wife purchased a home in Oakland and started a family.

Sadly, Raleigh’s wife passed away in 2002. While he now lives alone, Raleigh’s top priority has always been making sure his home is safe and healthy for his family.

Keep America Beautiful to Conduct Second Annual Signature 'Plogging' Event on Sun., Sept. 20

Leading Nonprofit Brings TrashDash to Hometown, Offers New Virtual Component; Invites Individuals to Participate in Litter Pickup focused on PPE
Press Release

STAMFORD, Conn. (Aug. 17, 2020) /3BL Media/– Join Stamford, Connecticut-based Keep America Beautiful®, the nation’s leading community improvement nonprofit organization, on Sun., Sept. 20 for the second annual Keep America Beautiful TrashDash™ plogging event and fun run.

ViacomCBS Showed the Spirit of Giving Back with a Virtual Community Day for Interns

By Harold Anderson
Article

Coming off the heels of an excellent first-ever Virtual Community Day, the momentum of giving back from home continued as the ViacomCBS Campus to Career and Social Responsibility teams joined forces to ensure once again that summer interns would have the vital opportunity to volunteer from home this year. As an intern on the Social Responsibility team, it felt extra special to be able to help develop a meaningful, give-back experience for all the ViacomCBS summer interns.

Annual Month of Giving: Is It a Good Idea or a Bad Idea?

Blog

Many companies hold an annual Month of Giving during which they enjoy a 60-80% boost in participation in volunteering, giving, and other corporate citizenship activities due to increased communication and awareness. We support annual events like this (within certain parameters) because they provide an opportunity for employees to see and discover corporate citizenship opportunities.

Inspiring the Next Generation of Human Rights Defenders

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In 1948, the United Nations adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which defines the basic human rights of all people. Today, factors prevent individuals from exercising their human rights. From global health crises, like COVID-19, to slavery, racial justice, and climate change, there are individuals around the world working to protect and defend the human rights we all share.

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