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Points of Light Releases Global Family Volunteering Research Findings, Underwritten by The Walt Disney Company

The Global Volunteerism Journey Report shares insights on family volunteer trends in Brazil, France, Hong Kong, United Kingdom, and United States
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ATLANTA, October 19, 2018 /3BL Media/ – Points of Light, the world’s largest organization dedicated to volunteer service, released the “Global Volunteerism Journey Report,” a first-of-its-kind study that examines the similarities and differences in family volunteering from five countries around the world. Underwritten by The Walt Disney Company, the study was commissioned to assess the global state of volunteerism and key barriers to overcome, identify solutions and opportunities to increase family volunteering, and understand the best ways to communicate opportunities.

Xylem Employees in Axminster Raise Awareness about Issues Associated with Water Scarcity

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During Xylem Watermark’s October Month of Service, employees from Xylem’s office in Axminster, UK have created a simulation in which they cycle in the office to raise awareness of the 6.5km walked by women each day for approximately 20 liters of water in areas affected by water scarcity. Each morning, the employees take note of the distance cycled and calculate the equivalent amount of water carried. This information is then entered onto their water measure poster pictured below.

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The Global Engagement Forum: Live Convenes Leaders for Cross-Sector Collaboration

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WASHINGTON, October 17,2018 /3BL Media/ – Last week, the 2018 Global Engagement Forum: Live convened leaders and experts from business, government, and nonprofit organizations to collaborate around solving specific problems within the context of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Hosted by PYXERA Global, the Forum convened over 300 leaders, experts, and stakeholders in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. 

3 Trends Shaping Today's Top CSR Programs

How to Lead the Charge in Doing Good
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Today’s employees want more than a paycheck. They want purpose. And consumers expect more than a product. They expect companies to take the lead in championing positive social change…  

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Top 10 Charitable Causes Trending (So Far!) In 2018

See What’s Currently Shaping Employee Giving
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Each year at Benevity, just before the biggest giving months of the year, we release data showing the top charitable causes that enterprise companies and their people are supporting through our platform… and the results are in!

Last year, we reported a major shift in giving, with employees rapidly responding to the issues that matter to them. In 2018, we continue to see the momentum flourish. Find out the top 10 charitable causes corporations are supporting and what factors are driving a shift in giving from the bottom up. 

JetBlue’s Newest Destination is... Good!

Customers can #CheckInForGood online and at pop-up kiosks through Oct. 26 to enter for an opportunity to join JetBlue on a four-day service trip to Destination Good during JetBlue For Good® Month in November 2018
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NEW YORK, October 16, 2018 /3BL Media/ – JetBlue (Nasdaq: JBLU) today announced that it is putting good on the map. Literally. To celebrate the airline’s nonstop commitment to giving back and good deeds, JetBlue is adding a new destination to its network this November — Destination Good. As part of JetBlue For Good Month, JetBlue is flying a plane full of winning do-gooders to Destination Good for a volunteer experience departing on Giving Tuesday, November 27. The twist?

Xylem Celebrates Long-Time Partner for its 1000th AquaTower Build—Marking 1 Million People Who Now Have Access to Clean Drinking Water

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One of Xylem’s long-standing nonprofit partners, Planet Water, celebrated the installation of its 1,000th “AquaTower” on October 3rd, achieving one million people across fourteen countries who now have access to clean, safe drinking water. The 1000th Tower jumpstarts a new organization initiative to bring clean water to an entire District in Cambodia. Xylem is proud to have worked alongside Planet Water for years, setting up AquaTowers that last from 5-7 years in communities that currently lack safe drinking water.

VIDEO | Barclays Citizenship Awards: Sabrina Boanu-Williams Works with the Thameside Prison Initiative

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Through her work with the Thameside Prison Initiative, Sabrina is successfully helping prisoners gain the skills they need to find meaningful employment after release. According to government figures, 46% of adult prisoners re-offend within a year of release, costing UK taxpayers £13bn a year. Giving prisoners the confidence and skills to gain meaningful employment after release greatly lessens the chance of re-offending.

Arrow Electronics Employees in Italy Race for Awareness to Prevent Violence Against Women

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Milan, Italy --  Arrow Electronics sponsored the participation of a team of employees in its Milan, Italy branch in the eighth annual StraWoman race, designed to promote fitness and raise awareness about violence against women. Held in Monza, where many of Arrow’s Milan-based employees live, the non-competitive, women-only 5K race drew 5,000 participants.

The Arbor Day Foundation’s Pennsylvania Community Tree Recovery Campaign Partners With TruGreen, FedEx and Tree Pittsburgh to Distribute Free Trees to Local Pittsburgh Residents Affected by Emerald Ash Borer

Arbor Day Foundation program helps rebuild and beautify communities one tree at a time
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PITTSBURGH, October 8, 2018 /3BL Media/ – The Arbor Day Foundation’s Pittsburgh Tree Recovery Campaign – a partnership between the Arbor Day Foundation and TruGreen, FedEx and Tree Pittsburgh will distribute 500 new trees this year to homeowners in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on Saturday, October 13, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. at the Pittsburgh Zoo parking lot, 7370 Baker Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15206. These new trees will be free of charge and help to replace trees lost to emerald ash borer.

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