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Disney Invests in Employees’ Futures with Unprecedented Education Program

Disney Aspire is the most comprehensive program of its kind, offering hourly employees a wide array of disciplines and diplomas—with tuition paid upfront.
Press Release

BURBANK, Calif, September 10, 2018 /3BL Media/ - In January of this year, Disney Chairman and CEO Bob Iger announced an initial $50 million investment in a new and ongoing education initiative aimed specifically at The Walt Disney Company’s hourly workforce. “I have always believed that education is the key to opportunity,” he said. “It opens doors and creates new possibilities.”

Allstate Foundation Awards $1.25 Million to Programs to Empower Domestic Violence and Financial Abuse Victims

Funds provide domestic violence survivors with vital financial empowerment tools to help them break free from abusive relationships
Press Release

NORTHBROOK, Ill., September 5, 2018 /3BL Media/ – The Allstate Foundation announced today it is awarding $1.25 million in Moving Ahead grants to state domestic violence coalitions under its Purple Purse® initiative. The grants will enable the coalitions to provide financial empowerment resources for nearly 500,000 domestic violence survivors to help them break free from abuse.

Keep America Beautiful’s National Planting Day Kicks off Sept. 8

National nonprofit issues nationwide call to action to plant native species, pollinators this fall
Press Release

STAMFORD, Conn., September 5, 2018 /3BL Media/ – Keep America Beautiful, the nation’s iconic community improvement nonprofit organization, is mobilizing Americans to bolster their local ecosystems by planting native species of trees, shrubs and plants for its seventh annual National Planting Day.

MilliporeSigma’s SPARK Week Ignites Volunteerism Worldwide

Article

Hundreds of employees gave back to their local communities and beyond during MilliporeSigma’s Celebration of SPARK Week, July 14–22. 

Why and How Positive Impact is Celebrating World Peace Day on 21st September

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Positive Impact defines 'peace' as when people connect and collaborate to make the world a better place. This can be done through small, everyday and sustainable actions, such as:

  • making new friends
  • recycling more
  • helping others to achieve their goals.

Peace is driven by selflessness and sustainability,

Get involved by attending one or all of the 6 free webinars on 21st September by clicking on the links below.

The following webinars will feature event professionals, academics and sustainability warriors:

Turning Data into Stories: S&P Global Volunteers & SARA Share Community Impact

by Marjie Bland
Blog

In June, Common Impact worked with our corporate partner S&P Global to deploy a team of skilled volunteers in Charlottesville, VA.

MilliporeSigma Recognized for Efforts to Fight Hunger Worldwide

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MILWAUKEE, Wisc., September 5, 2018 /3BL Media/ –  Rise Against Hunger, an international hunger relief organization, recently honored MilliporeSigma for its support in packing and supplying more than 500,000 nutritious meals to families in need across the globe. The Life Science business of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, operates as MilliporeSigma in the U.S. and Canada. MilliporeSigma has partnered with Rise Against Hunger since 2016.  

Remembering Harvey and Irma: Mohawk Sends a Deluge of Care

Looking Back on a Hurricane Season of Epic Proportions
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An extraordinary series of hurricanes last year prompted an extraordinary response by Mohawk employees. In August and September 2017, hurricanes Irma and Harvey made landfall, devastating the lives of millions. Included in those millions was Alexis Herbert, a Dal-Tile employee. As the Dal-Tile team answered the call and headed to Florida during Irma to help one of their own with financial assistance and post-hurricane support, the Mohawk fleet made its way to Houston to help deliver more than 100,000 bottles of water in the wake of Harvey.

A Volunteer Opportunity Transforms More Than Cancer Care

Blog

As Pfizer celebrates 15 years of skills-based volunteering through its Global Health Fellows and Teams volunteer programs, which deploy colleagues around the world to work with international development organization partners through long- and short-term assignments, a team member reflects on the impact the program had on his life.

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