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Keep America Beautiful Celebrates 2019 America Recycles Day

Collaboration is Key to Future of U.S. Recycling System
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STAMFORD, Conn., November 15, 2019, /3BL Media/ – A week of national recycling initiatives demonstrating the collaborative effort of government, industry, and nonprofit sectors to address the challenges in the United States recycling system, concludes today – America Recycles Day®, a Keep America Beautiful® program, with the 2019 America Recycles Summit.

Aflac CSR Hero: Lindsay Carrick

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In September, Aflac revealed our annual Corporate Social Responsibility Report at Aflac.com/CSRReport recapping our efforts as an ethical, caring corporate citizen in 2018. One of the brave heroes honored is Lindsay Carrick, a child life specialist at the Aflac Cancer & Blood Disorders Center — nicknamed “Superwoman” by a parent of a child facing cancer.

Purpose … with feathers. Get to know us at Aflac.com/CSR.

FCA Foundation Invests $1.6 Million to Advance Educational Opportunities for Detroit-area Students

17 academic and nonprofit organizations receive FCA Foundation grants focused on education and helping Detroit youth grow and thrive
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November 14, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Today, the FCA Foundation, the charitable arm of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, announced the recipients of its 2019 educational grants (totaling $1,650,000). The grantees, all of whom are focused on improving educational outcomes for Detroit-area students, provide a wide array of in-classroom, after school, summer and weekend programming.  

Rebuilding Together and Cost Plus World Market Announce Partnership to Support the Repair of Homes for People in Need and Revitalize Communities

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WASHINGTON, November 14, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Rebuilding Together, the leading home and community revitalization national non-profit organization, today announced a new partnership with specialty retailer Cost Plus World Market, to provide critical home repairs to our neighbors in need and revitalize our communities.

Consumers Energy Foundation Provides $250,000 to New Effort to Create Housing Opportunities in Flint

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FLINT, Mich., November 12, 2019 /3BL Media/ – The Consumers Energy Foundation celebrated its commitment to Michigan’s communities today by providing $250,000 for a new effort to upgrade and sell over three dozen vacant homes to first-time homebuyers in Flint.

Essential Strategies to Boost Participation in Your Goodness Initiatives

Tips and tactics from industry-leading companies with sky-high participation rates
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By tapping into your people’s passions, you can garner more participation in giving and volunteering year-round. And the more people you can engage in meaningful ways, the closer you are to creating an inclusive, purpose-driven culture that benefits your people, company and communities.

Tune in to learn:

PSEG’s Power of One Campaign Celebrates Acts of Community Service

By John Nolan
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PSEG’s Power of One campaign, a yearlong, companywide initiative to celebrate volunteerism, launched in May. Since then, we have highlighted members of the PSEG workforce for their good deeds on the company’s Energize! blog and social media channels. We’ve also awarded thousands of dollars’ worth of grants from the PSEG Foundation in employees’ names to the organizations to which they give their time.

Aflac CSR Hero: Carmen Buckner

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By day, Aflac CSR Hero Carmen Buckner works at one of the Best Places to Work in Information Technology, according to Computerworld. Outside of work, you might find him demonstrating the Aflac Way with purpose by volunteering as a little league umpire or building a home with Habitat for Humanity.

Purpose … with feathers. Get to know us at Aflac.com/CSR.

Aflac CSR Hero: Tim Wakeman

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Since June 2011, Aflac CSR Hero Tim Wakeman, an independent sales agent, has been empowering children affected by the opioid crisis with purpose. As a volunteer with Roca Kidz Club, he fulfills his passion by helping local youth through weekly warm meals, fun activities and encouraging messages. He is making sure children in his community have a safe place to go.

Purpose … with feathers. Get to know us at Aflac.com/CSR.

Sodexo Reinforces Commitment to Childhood Health and Wellness Through Support of Marine Corps Marathon Kids Run

Sodexo has co-sponsored the MCM Kids Run in support of the United States Marine Corps for over 16 years.
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GAITHERSBURG, Md., October 30, 2019 /3BL Media/  – Sodexo, a leading food services and facilities management company, joined forces with the United States Marine Corps last weekend in support of its annual Marine Corps Marathon (MCM) Kids Run.  This event, a one-mile just-for-fun run for kids age 5-12, is a lead-up activity to the largest marathon in the world that doesn't offer prize money.

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