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The Connectory Adds Volunteerism to Its Platform; Boosts Engagement


Parents and teachers looking for science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) learning opportunities for their children can easily browse The Connectory to find what’s going on near them.

Yet the online portal, launched in 2010 by Time Warner Cable and managed by the National Girls Collaborative (NGC), was missing something.

Engaging Employees Through Volunteering Programs


Companies in the LBG Canada network are engaging their employees through volunteering programs. 

Employee volunteering is an important aspect of community investment.

LBG Canada companies are engaging their employees through both, during work hours and during non-work hours volunteering.

84% of LBG Canada companies have a during work hours volunteering program, and 82% actively encourage non-work hours volunteering.

Vetiver Together: Our Efforts, Continued


In 2016, IFF and Unilever, in collaboration with Oxfam Great Britain, Heifer International and the Ford Foundation, launched Vetiver Together, a two-year pilot program aimed to improve the livelihoods of the vetiver farming communities, strengthen IFF’s vetiver supply chain and increase environmental conservation.

Good Sports, FOX Sports Supports and FOX Sports "Magnify" Series Team up to Bring Sports Equipment to Chicago Youth

21st Century Fox Will Match Every Donation to Good Sports Made Through, Dollar-for-Dollar, Up to $25,000
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LOS ANGELES, March 16, 2018 /3BL Media/ - Good Sports has teamed up with FOX Sports Supports and FOX Sports Films’ MAGNIFY documentary “Shot in the Dark,” providing sports and fitness opportunities to the youth of Chicago. Supporters of the initiative can visit to personally handpick sports equipment that will be directly donated by Good Sports to the youth programs in Chicago.

A Beautiful Shiver in the River ’18 from Keep Virginia Beautiful


The folks at Keep Virginia Beautiful (KVB) had to admit it. They were a bit nervous prior to KVB's 2018 "Shiver in the River."

In late January, Virginia's James River was well above flood stage because of several weeks of rainy weather. But after 10-plus days of gorgeous weather, the James receded, and hundreds of volunteers flocked to Historic Tredegar for the 4th Annual Shiver in the River.

Celebrate the Extraordinary Achievements of People With Down Syndrome and Other Disabilities


In 2018, people with Down syndrome and other disabilities are celebrating extraordinary achievements. They are graduating high school with their peers, attending postsecondary programs, enjoying meaningful careers, and living long, healthy and productive lives. NDSS works on behalf of all individuals with Down syndrome across the lifespan. However, challenges remain, as the following story illustrates.

Timberland X Thread: Meet Mirlande

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Global outdoor lifestyle brand Timberland recently released three new Timberland X Thread men’s footwear styles for spring, made with Thread’s recycled Ground to Good™ fabric. Each product made with Thread™ fabric supports a vibrant network of dignified jobs in the developing world - jobs for Haitian entrepreneurs like Mirlande Joseph.

Guest Post: Timberland PRO Team Leaves Service Footprint at Children’s Home in Puerto Rico

By: Jason Blades, Community Service Manager

I recently had the opportunity to visit Puerto Rico to help the Timberland PRO team plan and execute a two-day service event in conjunction with its spring sales meeting. Moved by the devastation caused by last fall’s Hurricane Maria and eager to make a difference, the PRO team decided to change its usual regional meetings and meet as one national team in Puerto Rico. Community service is core to Timberland’s DNA, so it’s not unusual for us to build service into key company events such as sales meetings, vendor summits, and more.

Viacommunity Hosts a Screening of Selma in Honor of Black History Month

by Amanda Critelli

On Feb. 21, 40 high school students from New York City and neighboring public schools made their way to Viacom’s Times Square headquarters to celebrate Black History Month with a screening of Paramount’s critically acclaimed Selma, a crucial film about the African-American experience.


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