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Bay Area Breakfast Panel With CSR Innovators [Video]

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Your Company is Growing. What About Your Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Program?

Bay Area companies are regarded as some of the most innovative, market-leading, and forward-thinking companies on the planet. They also pave the way for CSR and social impact, ensuring that — as business grows — they lend a positive impact on communities.

On Tuesday, October 10, VolunteerMatch hosted a free breakfast and a session of networking, collaboration, and open discussion on the challenges corporate giving professionals face.

Shire Employees Volunteer Over 29,000 Hours During 2017 Global Day of Service

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We sincerely thank all employees for their support of Shire’s 2017 Global Day of Service. With your involvement we were able to surpass all of our previous years’ participation rates.

Did you know that…

  • 7,300+ Shire employees volunteered
  • adding up to 29,000+ hours of donated time
  • and partnered with 250+ charities
  • with activities in 300+ locations around the world?!

We are impressed! And our local communities are grateful for all our efforts!

 

Arrow’s Dutch Employees Foster Volunteer Tradition

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VENLO, Netherlands – ​For the second year in a row, employees from Arrow Electronics’ Venlo office volunteered with the Maria Auxiliatrix Run (M.A.-Run), a weekend of festivities supporting individuals with disabilities. 

Helping Youth Build a Healthier East Durham Community With EDCI and GSK

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October 20, 2017 /3BL Media/ - On Saturday, October 21, 2017 from 10:30am – 1:30pm, East Durham youth and their families will kick off another healthy school year with the East Durham Children’s Initiative (EDCI)’s Youth Leadership Council.

Points of Light Announces 2017 Tribute Award Honorees

Individuals to be Recognized at Embassy of France in Washington, D.C.
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WASHINGTON, October 18, 2017 /3BL Media/ - Former California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, NFL player Coty Sensabaugh and his wife Dominique, and wildlife advocates Jack and Suzi Hanna, will be honored for their service to others at Points of Light’s 2017 Tribute Awards at the Embassy of France on Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017.

2017 Net Impact Conference Invites Participants to Deepen Their "Path to Purpose” in Celebration of 25th Anniversary

2,000 students and young professionals will attend the 2017 Net Impact Conference taking place in Atlanta, GA, October 26-28.
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ATLANTA, October 18, 2017 /3BL Media/ - Net Impact, the leading global nonprofit that mobilizes the next generation to use their skills and careers to make a positive impact on the world, will host their 2017 Net Impact Conference in Atlanta from October 26-28 at the Georgia World Congress Center.

The Net Impact Conference will gather over 2,000 students and professionals who are committed to making a lasting social and environmental impact now and throughout their careers. Featured speakers include:

Volunteers Backbone of Making Wishes Come True

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It was a special day for AJ, a 15-year-old from Virginia. He would finally get his wish for a shopping spree. As colorful confetti fell from the sky and a crowd cheered him on, AJ entered the shopping mall armed with several gift cards, spending money and a bright smile. It was a dream wish for the teenager who had overcome so much in his battle with cystic fibrosis. 

A Taste of General Mills Podcast: Partners in Food Solutions

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Africa’s food companies and entrepreneurs are getting a boost from Partners in Food Solutions, an organization that is working across the continent to strengthen food security, improve nutrition and increase economic development. For more information, visit us at blog.generalmills.com.

SHOW NOTES – Episode 26: October 16, 2017

Link: PartnersInFoodSolutions.com

Harbor Habitat, Whirlpool Volunteers Work on Several Builds

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BENTON TOWNSHIP — Trianna Sims is rarely speechless, but Thursday wasn’t like most days for her.

Alongside her husband, Dontrell, the Sims were given a ceremonial hammer Thursday morning at the site of their future Benton Township house being built by them and Harbor Habitat of Humanity volunteers.

Dontrell explained how much a home meant for him and his family. The Sims have moved three times within the past year, while tending to a 2-year-old boy, with another child on the way.

Duke Energy Awards More than $300,000 to 10 Urban Redevelopment Projects in Greater Cincinnati

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  • Urban Revitalization catalyst grants given to projects that will reduce blight and building vacancies, create jobs, and increase business retention/expansion and workforce training opportunities
  • Program aims to spur additional economic development activities in the community
  • Duke Energy has issued $1.88 million in grants to 58 projects in Ohio and Kentucky since the redevelopment program launched in 2011
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  • Urban Revitalization catalyst grants given to projects that will reduce blight and building vacancies, create jobs, and increase business retention/expansion and workforce training opportunities
  • Program aims to spur additional economic development activities in the community
  • Duke Energy has issued $1.88 million in grants to 58 projects in Ohio and Kentucky since the redevelopment program launched in 2011

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