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U.S. Chamber Foundation Announces Citizens Awards Finalists

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation honors 23 finalists for the 2015 Corporate Citizenship Awards as the year's best in business excellence.
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August 11, 2015 /3BL Media/ - The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation today named the finalists for the 2015 Corporate Citizenship Awards. For the 16th year, the awards will honor businesses and chambers of commerce from around the world for positive social and community initiatives.

St. Bernard Project (SBP) and Toyota Build on Hurricane Katrina Recovery Effort with Expanded Partnership to Strengthen U.S. Disaster Resilience

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SBP Has Rebuilt More Homes Post-Katrina than Any Other Nonprofit, Yet More Than 5,000 New Orleans Families Remain Displaced Nearly 10 Years after the Hurricane.

Toyota will train 140 AmeriCorps Members Annually in Toyota Production System to Support SBP’s Rebuilding Efforts across the Country.

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SBP Has Rebuilt More Homes Post-Katrina than Any Other Nonprofit, Yet More Than 5,000 New Orleans Families Remain Displaced Nearly 10 Years after the Hurricane.

Toyota will train 140 AmeriCorps Members Annually in Toyota Production System to Support SBP’s Rebuilding Efforts across the Country.

The CSR Scoop - Summer Reading List Edition

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As we head into the final stretch of summer, the Common Impact team is picking up the last of the books on our summer reading list.  Check out how we’re spending these long, warm August days.

Domtar Donates $100,000 to Office Depot Foundation National Backpack Program for Children in Need

Contribution to program supports donation of 200,000 sackpacks to nonprofit organizations across the U.S. in 2015 as children head back to school
Press Release

FORT MILL, S.C., Aug. 10, 2015 /3BL Media/ - Domtar Corporation (NYSE: UFS) (TSX: UFS) today announced it has donated $100,000 to the nonprofit Office Depot Foundation's National Backpack Program. Domtar's donation to the award-winning program will help provide children across the country with the supplies they need to succeed as the new school year begins. 

Creating the World's First Sustainable Highway

Mission Zero Corridor Project selects Innovia Technology to evaluate ground-breaking technologies
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Is it possible to have a ‘green highway’? The Mission Zero Corridor Project in West Georgia believes that it is. It has appointed breakthrough innovation consultancy Innovia Technology to help create a ‘travel corridor’ and rethink the purpose and function of this infrastructure to generate social, environmental and economic value.

Meet Bea Boccalandro, 2015 VolunteerMatch Summit Speaker

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In December 2015, CSR professionals, employee engagement enthusiasts, VolunteerMatch clients, and national nonprofits will come together at the 2015 VolunteerMatch Summit (#VMSummit15). In this series of blog posts, I’ll introduce you to the numerous experts who will make an appearance as Summit speakers. And if you haven’t yet, register today for the 2015 VolunteerMatch Summit!

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In December 2015, CSR professionals, employee engagement enthusiasts, VolunteerMatch clients, and national nonprofits will come together at the 2015 VolunteerMatch Summit (#VMSummit15). In this series of blog posts, I’ll introduce you to the numerous experts who will make an appearance as Summit speakers. And if you haven’t yet, register today for the 2015 VolunteerMatch Summit!

Ray C. Anderson Foundation Launches New Website

Enhanced News and Blog sections, more information on grants awarded
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August 12, 2015 /3BL Media/ - The Ray C. Anderson Foundaiton has launched a new website.

Ecocentricity Blog - August 2015

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I know what you are about to think. You’re going to read this blog post (or at least I hope you are, and thank you for doing so!), and about a quarter of the way through, you’re going to ask yourself a question. It will go something like this: “I thought this blog was about the environment…..what the heck is he doing writing about the Georgia Bar Exam?”

Action Teams Gearing up for 2015-16 School Year

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It’s almost Action Team time. The beginning of the school year is when existing Action Team Captains – those high school students who plan and organize Action Team events in their school and community – are busy planning how they’ll make a difference during the year.  It’s also when students are forming new Action Teams at high schools across the country, and, in the process – whether they know it or not – of building a legacy that they’ll remember for the rest of their lives.

America’s Charities and Verified Volunteers Partner to Offer Streamlined Volunteer Screening and More Effectively Activate Employee Volunteers in Communities Nationwide

Press Release

WASHINGTON, August 11, 2015 /3BL Media/ – America’s Charities, the leader in workplace giving and philanthropy, and Verified Volunteers, the only background check platform tailored to the specific needs of the service sector, have formed a strategic alliance to help America’s Charities nonprofit members vet volunteers more safely, easily, and cost-effectively. The partnership will also increase overall employee engagement for America’s Charities’ corporate clients.

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