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Common Impact Honors Martin Luther King Jr.'s Legacy of Service

Upholding MLK's Values of Equality, Justice and Leadership
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Today, we celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., who once said, “Everybody can be great, because anybody can serve.” MLK Day is a federal holiday dedicated to service, honoring MLK’s commitment to addressing the deep inequities that existed – and still exist – within our society.

The Gift of Mentorship is Helping to Change Lives

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Once a month, Comcast employee Steven Greene gets in his car and drives two hours to have lunch with 16-year-old Micah, a student he mentors at our company’s Jacksonville, Fla. regional office. He doesn’t mind the drive, and December’s meeting was especially worth it – he got to witness Micah’s big smile when he was gifted a free iPad. “Surprises like this are what make the commitment even more special,” Steven said.

The UPS Foundation Contributes an Initial $500,000 in Funding and Logistics Support for Relief Efforts in Australia, Puerto Rico and The Philippines

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The UPS Foundation, which leads the global citizenship programs for UPS, announced today it is providing support to preeminent relief organizations bringing life-saving supplies and services to areas in Australia, Puerto Rico and the Philippines impacted by wildfires, earthquakes and the eruption of the Taal Volcano.  

FedEx Celebrates the Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

FedEx to Team Up with Rise Against Hunger for Meal Prep and Offer Free Admission to Civil Rights Museums
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MEMPHIS, Tenn., Jan. 17, 2020 /3BL Media/ — FedEx volunteers across 10 cities will team up with Rise Against Hunger to pack over 170,000 meals for those in need in recognition of the Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service.

VolunteerMatch and Benevity Announce Partnership, Bringing 7.5 Million Volunteer Opportunities to Benevity’s Industry-Leading Employee Engagement Software

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OAKLAND, Calif., January 16, 2020 /3BL Media/ – VolunteerMatch, the world’s largest volunteer engagement network, and Benevity Inc., the global leader in corporate social responsibility (CSR) and employee engagement software, announced their partnership today. Benevity clients can now access the VolunteerMatch Open Network within their existing CSR programs, adding over 4.5 million volunteer opportunities to the approximately 3 million opportunities currently in Benevity’s Spark product.

Public-Private Collaboration Commits to Accelerate Access to Health Services in Africa, Reaching 1.7 Million People

Healthcare companies and philanthropies to fund training of thousands of community health workers as part of larger initiative led by Last Mile Health and Living Goods to advance universal health coverage
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BASEL, SWITZERLAND/NEW YORK, 16 January 2020 /3BL Media/ –  Johnson & Johnson, Lilly, Novartis, Pfizer, GSK and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation have joined forces with Last Mile Health and Living Goods to increase access to community-based primary healthcare for nearly 1.7 million people in up to six African countries, as part of their shared commitment to accelerate universal health coverage. The Health Worker Training Initiative is a three-year investment, generously matched by The Audacious Project, and totals USD $18 million.

We Are Citizen Philanthropists

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Every waterfall begins with a single drop of water. That’s the idea behind VMware’s Citizen Philanthropy approach to giving—that VMware’s waterfall of impact is the result of the collective actions of VMware people.

Disaster Response and Community Healing -- How Corporations Can Make a Difference in Long-Term Community Recovery

by Michele Robinson-Pontbriand
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On May 12, 2008 a massive earthquake hit the impoverished, rural community of Sichuan, China. With a surface wave magnitude of 8.0, it is now known as the Great Sichuan Earthquake and was felt in Beijing and Shanghai, over 1000 miles away. More than 69,000 people lost their lives in the quake, and many homes, buildings and community structures were destroyed.

Kick off 2020 by Tapping Into Taproot's Marketing, HR, and IT Support

WEBINAR // Do More with Less: A Nonprofit's Guide to Great Pro Bono
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Tuesday, January 28, 2020 at 1 PM EST // 12 PM CST // 10 AM PST  
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Welcome to Season 2 of the Pro Bono Perspectives Podcast ft. David Shapiro, MENTOR

The Mentoring Movement: Stand for Something, Stand with Someone
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Host and Common Impact CEO Danielle Holly begins season 2 of Pro Bono Perspectives with a call to turn our aspirations into plans and impact. She introduces the first guest of the season, MENTOR CEO David Shapiro, and other upcoming guests who are changing lives for the better, including PwC Responsible Business Leader Jeff Senne and VeraWorks President & Founder and job purposing pioneer Bea Boccalandro.

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