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Sands Bethlehem Helps Plant the Seeds for a Healthier Future

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To provide the community with accessible horticulture, the Sands Cares and Sands ECO360 teams partnered with Penn State Extension, Lehigh and Northampton County 4-H, and the Community Action Development Corporation of Bethlehem to build planting beds for the Lynfield Community Center in Bethlehem.

“The partnership just made sense,” said Susan Stachowski, community relations coordinator at Sands Bethlehem. “With all of our combined resources, we were able to put financial backing, manpower, and education toward this initiative.”

AEG and BET Team Up to Mentor At-Risk Students for Annual BET Experience Service Day

AEG and BET partner with Inner City Education Foundation Public Schools for annual service day in conjunction with BET Experience at L.A. LIVE and BET Awards
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AEG and BET joined forces for their annual employee service day to mentor at-risk high school students at Inner City Education Foundation’s (ICEF) View Park Prep High School on June 21, 2018. The annual service day was in conjunction with the BET Experience at L.A. LIVE and BET Awards at L.A. LIVE’s Microsoft Theater.

Xylem Watermark Partners with Habitat for Humanity in Houston After Hurricane Harvey

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Employee volunteers from Xylem, Inc. have been instrumental in helping Houston Habitat for Humanity respond to Hurricane Harvey. In total, 100 Xylem volunteers have contributed over 300 hours of their time doing everything from raising the walls for the house, making sure the roof is in place, and even laying down shingling at the end of the project. This support helped Houston Habitat for Humanity finish two full houses while advancing others to later stages of the build cycle.

Sands Partners with Clean the World to Assemble 100,00 Hygiene Kits in 2017

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More than 1,900 Las Vegas Sands Team Members and community volunteers participated in the Sands Cares Global Hygiene Kit Build with Clean the World to assemble recycled hygiene supplies from hotel properties around the world for distribution to service organizations that aid vulnerable populations.

VIDEO | Barclays Citizenship Awards: Team CXWorks - Access to Employment

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Team CXWorks partnered with Tech Impact to develop a curriculum for a call centre training programme in Nevada to support unemployed young adults. The team volunteered 250+ hours to deliver vocational training, resulting in employment being secured. In Nevada, almost 10% of young adults aged 16-24 are unemployed. Tech Impact provides workforce development programmes to disadvantaged youths in Wilmington, DE and Las Vegas, NV. Working with Tech Impact, Barclays colleagues created a curriculum for call centre training to establish a hiring pipeline in Nevada.

Hurricane Prep Tips from Dell Disaster Response Volunteers

by Alicia Lopez, Latin America Giving/Global Disaster Relief Response Manager
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The 2018 hurricane season – which kicked off June 1 – is expected to be “near-or above-normal,” according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. As those who have been in a hurricane will tell you, nobody affected by Harvey or Irma or any other event will look at an approaching storm without profound anxiety.

Duke Energy Florida Employees Host 62 Community Activities in May 2018

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May is Duke Energy in Action volunteer month. In 2018, Duke Energy Florida introduced its “31x31: Championing 62 Causes in May” program. Our employees hosted 62 community employee engagement activities during the 31 days in the month of May. Employees participated in a wide variety of events while partnering with local non-profit or community organizations.

Duke Energy Partners with Indiana Schoolchildren to Build Rain and Butterfly Gardens at Floyd County Park

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About 30 volunteers from Duke Energy paired with Floyd County third- and fourth-graders to create rain and butterfly gardens at Kevin Hammersmith Memorial Park, Floyd County’s new 35-acre park.

[INFOGRAPHIC] Duke Energy In Action Month Volunteers Impact Communities in 2018

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These are just a few of the numbers that showcase the impact of Duke Energy In Action Month. This year, we had a record-breaking month, with a 92% increase in the number of volunteers and a 95% increase in the number of hours logged. An annual initiative during the month of May, Duke Energy In Action Month mobilizes employees across our service footprint to volunteer their time in the communities we serve.

iCause Launches Global Rewards Platform

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July 2, 2018 /3BL Media/ - iCause is proud to introduce an innovative rewards system, that lets you combine your weekend plans with earning rewards.

The iCause rewards system consists of points that are accumulated with various activities tied to events and volunteering. The influence section provides you with a rating and an overview of all activities and earned reward points.

In your influence section you will see:

- Event activity history

- Influence level

- Rewards points

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