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Cisco Employees Give Back—Everywhere—with Heart and Ingenuity

by Joe Cozzolino, Sr VP, Cisco Services; Karen Walker, Sr VP & CMO contributing
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What a month! As executive sponsors of Cisco’s Global Service Month, we are amazed and proud of Cisco employees around the world who pitched in to make a difference in so many ways. Here’s a snapshot of our collective impact:

Employee Engagement and the Sustainable Development Goals, November 2-3, 2017, at Inside Out

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TORONTO, October 17, 2017 /3BL Media/ - Sue Stephenson, Interim CEO and Executive Committee Vice Chair of IMPACT2030, will speak to "Why the SDGs are an Opportunity to Engage Employees" at the upcoming Toronto conference Inside Out: A Transformative Approach to Community Investment.

Community Project to Manage Stormwater Benefits 765 Acres in the Jordan Lake Watershed

Durham & Wake County Community Conservation Assistance Program
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The Durham & Wake County Community Conservation Assistance Program, supported by Duke Energy’s Water Resources Fund, focuses on the implementation of Community Conservation Assistance Program (CCAP) for BMP installation in the Jordan Lake Watershed, specifically in the Upper New Hope Creek sub watersheds.

Five Daily Point of Light Awardees to Be Honored by Five Former Presidents for Disaster Relief Work

Awardees will be recognized by former Presidents Barack Obama, George W. Bush, Bill Clinton, George H.W. Bush and Jimmy Carter at the “Deep From the Heart: The One America Appeal” Benefit Concert on Oct. 21
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COLLEGE STATION, Texas, October 17, 2017 /3BL Media/ – Points of Light will award five Daily Point of Light Awards to volunteers who performed outstanding work in their communities following the devastation of recent hurricanes. The volunteers will be recognized on Oct.

South Florida Resident Uses Tech Skills to Support Harvey, Irma Relief Efforts

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As Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico face the aftermath of Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria, Points of Light is honoring everyday citizens who stepped up to serve their communities during the immediate response and to embark on the long road to recovery.

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As Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico face the aftermath of Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria, Points of Light is honoring everyday citizens who stepped up to serve their communities during the immediate response and to embark on the long road to recovery.

New Research: Employee Donor Attitudes About Workplace Giving and Volunteering

Register now! America's Charities Snapshot 2017 Report to be released October 24th
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American employees are changing — and so are their attitudes about workplace giving and volunteering.

Today’s workers are more transient, diverse, and tech savvy than their predecessors. They are also working in an era of greater uncertainty, as entire industries are being transformed by technology and globalization. Against this backdrop, America’s Charities has conducted a new survey of U.S. workers that gauges attitudes toward giving and volunteering in the workplace.

TeamCITGO Lemont Awarded Volunteer Group of the Year

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LEMONT, Ill., October 17, 2017 /3BL Media/ - In September, the CITGO Lemont TeamCITGO volunteer organization was awarded the Volunteer Group of the Year by the MorningStar Mission in Joliet, Ill. at its annual volunteer banquet. 

According to MorningStar Mission volunteer coordinator Lisa Wainwright, customarily, the Volunteer Group of the Year Award is granted to individuals who display an exemplary volunteer spirit, but this year MorningStar Mission staff unanimously decided to honor the CITGO Lemont TeamCITGO organization as a whole. 

Volunteers Backbone of Making Wishes Come True

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It was a special day for AJ, a 15-year-old from Virginia. He would finally get his wish for a shopping spree. As colorful confetti fell from the sky and a crowd cheered him on, AJ entered the shopping mall armed with several gift cards, spending money and a bright smile. It was a dream wish for the teenager who had overcome so much in his battle with cystic fibrosis. 

Costa Cruises to Support the “Pink Is Good” Project on Its Ships

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Coinciding with the call of the Costa Fascinosa, the "Un cammino in rosa, guardando il mare" (A pink walk, looking at the sea) initiative will be held in Naples on 16 October to raise funds for the Umberto Veronesi Foundation with one lucky participant winning a Costa cruise.

Umberto Veronesi Foundation “Pink is Good” breast cancer prevention project will be taking place on Costa fleet ships
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Coinciding with the call of the Costa Fascinosa, the "Un cammino in rosa, guardando il mare" (A pink walk, looking at the sea) initiative will be held in Naples on 16 October to raise funds for the Umberto Veronesi Foundation with one lucky participant winning a Costa cruise.

Ismaili Muslim Leader Gathers 2,500 Volunteers for Hurricane Harvey Response

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As Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico face the aftermath of Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria, Points of Light is honoring everyday citizens who stepped up to serve their communities during the immediate response and to embark on the long road to recovery. 

As devastating as Hurricane Harvey has been, it continues to bring people together around one common goal: help Houston. When Murad Ajani saw the toll Harvey took on his hometown, he seized the moment to bring together a community of more than 2,500 volunteers to help with recovery efforts.

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