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Boys and Girls Clubs in Santa Monica and Venice Get Halloween Make-overs by Kite Volunteers

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For Kite’s Week of Service, employees spent the day decorating for Halloween with local chapters of Boys & Girls Clubs of America in Santa Monica and Venice, which offer programs to inspire young people to reach their full potential as productive, caring and responsible citizens.

 

Kite Employees Assemble Care Packages for Families Affected by Cancer

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Last week, our Kite employees volunteered at Family Reach, assembling 400 care packages for families affected by cancer.

Family Reach is a non-profit organization that works with 300 hospitals and cancer centers nationwide to support families who are battling cancer through financial aid and education.

Click here to learn more about Family Reach's mission.

Read more about Gilead's commitment to supporting communities.

Employee Activism: Where CSR and Civic Engagement Meet

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The only voice in the corporation that can authentically stand for purpose is the voice of the employee. Explore with us how companies are entering the conversation about corporate citizenship and civic engagement and how you can connect your company’s purpose and values to the activism of employees.

Read Angela Parker's latest blog: Employee Activism: Where CSR and Civic Engagement Meet 

Quick Consult: Innovative Tactics to Drive Employee Recruitment

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Quick Consult is a series where members of our team share insights into questions and topics we hear are top of mind for pro bono practitioners at all stages. Jess Hammerman, a Senior Consultant & Market Lead in Taproot’s Advisory Services practice, provides a few tips to support employee recruitment. Check out Jess’ advice below.

"We’ve been struggling to recruit employees for our pro bono program. What can we do?"

Celebrate America Recycles Day by Tossing Your Carton in the Bin!

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America Recycles Day is the perfect time to make sure you are recycling everything you can. For example, food and beverage cartons are now accepted in many community recycling programs.

What exactly is a food and beverage carton?

There are two kinds. Products like milk, juice, cream and other beverages come in cartons you'll find in your refrigerator. These cartons are made mainly with paper, with a thin layer of plastic.

3 Warning Signs Your Employees Are Headed for the Door

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The U.S. unemployment rate reached its lowest point in 49 years this September. Meanwhile, the percentage of “engaged” U.S. workers — i.e., those who are involved in, enthusiastic about and committed to their work and workplace — is at an all-time high, according to Gallup.

For companies without a robust employee engagement strategy in place, this presents a new reality — it’s becoming more difficult to attract and retain top talent.

AEG’s LA Galaxy Foundation and StubHub Center Foundation Host 12th Annual Treats-N-Suites Halloween Bash at StubHub Center

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AEG’s LA Galaxy Foundation and StubHub Center Foundation hosted the 12th annual Treats-n-Suites Halloween Bash at StubHub Center in Carson, Calif. on Friday, Oct. 26.

The sold-out event welcomed 3,000 guests including children ages 2-11 and their families for a series of Halloween-themed activities including trick-or-treating throughout the stadium suites, arts and crafts, a costume parade and contest, hay rides, as well as the Wildlife Learning Center's Wildlife Safari Meet and Greet with a series of wild and exotic animals.

Gildan Supports Sarah’s Fund for Cedars to Help the Montreal Children’s Hospital Care for Young Cancer Patients

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Gildan is proud once again be a Gold level sponsor for the Splash & Dash event, raising funds for  Sarah’s Fund for Cedars, a local Montreal charity dedicated to supporting the needs of the Pediatric Hematology and Oncology patients and their families at the Montreal Children’s Hospital.

Timberland’s Fall Fest Celebrates Service, Company Culture and the Season

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Fall foliage in New Hampshire is at its peak and the employees at Timberland’s global headquarters in Stratham, NH recently took a few hours to celebrate the season.  If you live in New England, and in New Hampshire specifically, you know that there is something special about fall.  The sky is bright, the air is crisp, the colorful leaves bring you joy and my 45-minute commute into work seems to fly by.

Partners In Preservation: Main Streets Awards $2 Million in Preservation Grants to Sites Reflecting America’s Diverse History

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October 29, 2018 /3BL Media/ — Today, American Express, the National Trust for Historic Preservation and Main Street America announced the winners of the 2018 Partners in Preservation: Main Streets campaign. The 11 winning historic sites will receive a total of $1.6 million in grants to fund their respective preservation projects.

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