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Timberland Celebrates Employee Service Champions with Annual “40s Club” Breakfast

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Timberland recently celebrated 128 global headquarters employees who served all of their available volunteer hours in 2018.  Through the brand’s Path of Service™ program, employees are given up to 40 paid hours each year to serve in the community.  Those who serve all of their available hours earn membership in the highly-coveted “40s Club.”  

During National Nutrition Month, Aramark and American Heart Association Share Year 3 Healthy for Life® 20 By 20 Results

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Three years ago, Aramark teamed up with the American Heart Association as part of an innovative initiative called Healthy for Life® 20 By 20. The combined goal: To improve the health of Americans 20 percent by the end of 2020.

Together, Aramark and the American Heart Association are achieving industry-leading menu impact across the millions of meals served in workplaces, hospital cafés and college and university dining halls. Results include:

Video | The Largest On Site Day-of-Service in Timberland History

Timberland volunteers serve Santiago's Botanic Garden in the Dominican Republic
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On January 24, 2019, a team of more than 2,500 volunteers from Timberland met at the Santiago's Botanic Garden in the Dominican Republic for the largest on-site day-of-service in the company's history, serving 11,697 hours.

The team of volunteers planted 2,200 trees of different species and cleared 64 acres of trash, rocks, and debris from the botanic garden and river trail. In addition to these reforestation services, Timberland has also donated tools and boots to the garden. 

Keep America Beautiful Great American Cleanup Launches With Keep the Tennessee River Beautiful and Local Partners

March 15: Kickoff of "Tennessee River Grand Slam Cleanup" Across the Expanse of the Tennessee River
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STAMFORD, Conn., March 6, 2019 /3BL Media/ — This March, Keep the Tennessee River Beautiful (KTNRB) will launch the "Tennessee River Grand Slam Cleanup," bringing four major cleanups spanning 400-plus river miles in four weeks.

Hundreds March in Walk for Warmth

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Hundreds of Consumers Energy employees, family and friends took part in the annual Walk for Warmth in Jackson on Thursday, raising funds to help community members in need with their energy bills. The Jackson event was one of many around the state in which company employees have participated this year.

Toby Berry from the Community Action Agency joined company employee and event organizer Carrie Schneider on JTV-TV in Jackson after the walk to talk about the event. The interview featured video footage of the walk.

Sodexo Stop Hunger Foundation and Generation No Kid Hungry Celebrate Young People Tackling Childhood Hunger on National Youth Day

Highlighting youth-led solutions today will help ensure no child is hungry again tomorrow
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GAITHERSBURG, Md., February 21, 2019 /3BL Media/ – With one out of every six children in the United States living with hunger each day, young people are leading the fight to end child hunger to make sure their peers have access to healthy meals. To celebrate the role of young people in addressing this critical issue, Sodexo Stop Hunger Foundation and Generation No Kid Hungry proclaim February 21 National Youth Day.

This Children’s Village Supports Vulnerable Children and Families Across South Africa

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With 11 facilities across South Africa, SOS Children’s Village supports vulnerable children as well as fragmented families. 

At their Ennerdale village in Johannesburg, on Friday, HP Inc. hosted a day of action for their staff members and internal stakeholders to help support educational programmes and activities. 

Back in July 2017, HP Inc. committed to enhancing education for more than 100 million people by 2025. 

Video: Super Kids Super Sharing Event: Super Bowl LIII

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Something super happened in Atlanta.

Verizon teamed up with the NFL to host the Super Kids Super Sharing Event. 

20 years ago, the program began as an experiment with just three schools participating and donating 200 pieces of equipment. This year, over 100 schools participated, donating more than 40,000 items including toys, games and sports equipment to under-resourced schools across Atlanta.

In addition, Verizon awarded an $18,000 grant to the Ron Clark Academy. 

Timberland's Unwavering Commitment To Environmental And Social Responsibility

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Timberland is a global leader in the design, manufacturing and marketing of premium footwear, apparel and accessories for the urban outdoor lifestyle. It is part of VF Corporation. Best known for its original yellow boot introduced in 1973, Timberland today outfits consumers from toe-to-head (pun intended), with versatile collections that reflect the brand’s rich heritage of utility, craftsmanship and style.

Making a Difference Globally and Locally: How We Give Back

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Volunteer work has always been a part of Joanna Wolfe’s life. A lead process improvement consultant for MetLife, Wolfe spent her childhood and teenage years working in urban gardens and advocating for social justice causes. So serving as the Habitat for Humanity volunteer coordinator for our Cary, North Carolina office was a natural fit.

“There are a lot of successes that go along with homeownership,” Wolfe says. “This work gets at the issues I care about regarding fair housing, and the challenges people face when they don’t have a home.”

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