Three representatives of global outdoor lifestyle brand Timberland recently joined the Smallholder Farmers Alliance and local farmers to help harvest Haiti’s first commercial cotton crop in three decades. Since 2016, Timberland has worked with the SFA to reintroduce cotton farming to Haiti. Their goal is to create a new sustainable supply chain for cotton, while also forwarding the reforestation of Haiti and improving farmers lives.
More than a year after Hurricanes Maria and Irma hit the Caribbean, recovery efforts continue. As home to Casa BACARDÍ Visitor Center and the world’s largest premium rum distillery in the world, the recovery of Puerto Rico remains a priority for Bacardi. In 2018, the company provided a USD $1 million grant to Mercy Corps, a global humanitarian organization, to drive longer term rebuilding and recovery, providing support to small business owners and tourism recovery in Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and St. Martin.
Today’s leading corporate volunteer programs have one thing in common—they’re flexible and inclusive. Why? The benefits go deeper than you might think. When people can volunteer in a way that resonates with (and works for!) them, they’re more likely to participate. And that first interaction opens the opportunity to engage them in doing good year-round.
Sysco’s new sponsorship with Brad Paisley and Kimberly Williams-Paisley’s non-profit organization, The Store, as part of our Nourishing Neighbors initiative, will provide refrigeration equipment for The Store facility and fresh produce through FreshPoint. We are dedicated to fighting hunger in our communities and to #DeliveringaBetterTomorrow. By 2025, our goal is to donate 200 million meals and $50 million in support of our local communities.
In honor of a career championing equality and inclusion, global cruise line donates $40,000 to Oprah Winfrey’s Leadership Academy for Girls in South Africa
SEATTLE., March 14, 2019 /3BL Media/ — At a special gathering on board Nieuw Statendam following the special Girls’ Getaway sailing in partnership with O, The Oprah Magazine, Holland America Line bestowed its Shared Humanity Award on Oprah Winfrey — philanthropist, global media leader and founder and editorial director of the magazine. At the event, Holland America Line presented a $40,000 donation to Oprah Winfrey’s Leadership Academy for Girls to commemorate the award and honored her as official godmother of the new ship.
Highlighting youth-led solutions today will help ensure no child is hungry again tomorrow
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.
As National Mentoring Month (January) comes to a close, we are excited to share the incredible cross-sector career of Daniel Horgan, Senior Director, Corporate Engagement at MENTOR, where he is responsible for building and managing corporate partnerships that help close the youth mentoring gap in America while meeting business goals.
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.”