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Timberland Employees Across the Country Engage in Holiday Giving

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This holiday season, global outdoor lifestyle brand Timberland is focused not only on equipping shoppers with the latest in cold weather gear, but also with serving those in the community who are less fortunate. With the message “Made to Give” appearing in stores across the U.S., the brand engaged both employees and consumers in a variety of efforts to support communities in need.

Our Community Impact in 2017

A look back at how our support helped improve lives this year
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The holidays are a time for giving, and we’re thankful for the opportunity to strengthen our communities all year long. Whether through mentoring students, teaching digital skills that lead to higher-paying jobs, or supporting entrepreneurs working to make a difference in their community, our employees and our thousands of nonprofit partners are improving lives every day.

VIDEO | eBay Everyday Heroes: A Bear's Tale

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As a young child, Peter Krohn experienced the horrors of the Holocaust. During an inspection, Nazis suspected his favorite teddy bear was being used to smuggle money and destroyed it. Nearly 80 years later, he found a replica of the same toy on eBay. Learn how it's enabling him to share his family’s story of survival with others, and in the process helping teach acceptance and love to younger generations.

Sealed Air Donates to Toys for Tots

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CHARLOTTE, N.C., December 20, 2017 /3BL Media/ – Sealed Air Corporation (NYSE: SEE) has collected over 1,300 toys this holiday season to donate to the U.S. Marine Corps’ Toys for Tots Program. Sealed Air is a National Corporate Donor to Toys for Tots for the third year in a row.

Seventeen Sealed Air locations across the U.S. donated to this annual toy drive, including the Company’s global corporate headquarters in Charlotte, NC. The drive is an opportunity for employees to support children and military veterans in the local communities in which they live and work.

Families Impacted by California Wildfires Get Help for the Holidays

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A nurse and ten families affected by the recent California Wildfires received a special Christmas surprise, thanks to Walmart and the Today Show. 

To watch the video, visit Today.com.

Coming Together, Changing Lives in Carapongo, Peru

By Cinthya Allen, Global Project Manager, AT&T
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During 2017, AT&T’s long-standing culture of service and volunteerism has been highly visible across the nation with employees coming together to support communities affected by disasters and in need in Houston, Texas, Puerto Rico, California and many other regions.  As an AT&T employee, and National President for HACEMOS, our company’s Latino focused employee resource group, I recently had the opportunity to serve alongside my colleagues from more than a dozen countries in a transformative project showing that our company’s spirt of service is also truly global. 

Impact at Work Employee Volunteer Spotlight: May Chen

by Lauren Chasanoff
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This holiday season, we’re spotlighting May Chen, one of our inspiring employee volunteers from Fidelity Investments. May has now volunteered on two skills-based volunteering projects, where she helped develop a Salesforce community application for Citizen Schools and an IT assessment and strategic roadmap with Metrocrest Services.

Infographic: 20 Years of Defining the Sustainability Reporting Landscape

Wrapping up 2017, it is a good time to take one more look at the past twenty years in sustainability reporting, including the milestones and growth of GRI
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Two decades after pioneering the sustainability reporting process in 1997, GRI is now the world's established pre-eminent sustainability standard setter.

Dole Pineapple Workers Open Community Center Thanks to Fair Trade

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Originally published by Fair Trade Certified

Dole Food Company and Fair Trade USA jointly announced today the inauguration of two new community centers near Dole’s Muelle and Bosque Farms in Costa Rica, made possible by Fair Trade purchases made at Whole Foods Market stores, which drive additional money to pineapple farmworkers to invest in projects of their choosing. The commencement events at the two locations took place on December 5th and 6th, 2017.

Urban Gardens Grow Detroit Communities

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Detroit’s urban garden scene continues to grow in impact, bringing neighbors together and supporting the underprivileged with access to healthy produce. General Motors contributed a small part in fueling this movement through the donation of its steel shipping crates repurposed as raised garden beds. Five years later, 2,000 of the automaker’s crates are home to plantings in 33 different gardens.

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