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Year in Review: 6 Significant Moments That Shifted Business From “For Profit” to “For Purpose”

by Sona Khosla, VP Marketing, Benevity
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The last two years have been a bit of an anomaly when it comes to giving back. With the 2016 election cycle, we saw a slew of new and important causes hit the top 10 charts, most notably human rights and humanitarian causes. But over the last year, and especially in the last few months, things appear to have changed.

6 Corporate Giving Trends in the UK

Benevity hosts first ever CSR event in London
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Benevity's first ever UK-based Goodness Matters Local in London was a sell-out attended by many UK household corporates alongside guest key speaker Eve Joseph, Microsoft UK Responsibility Manager.

We had a lot of fun engaging CSR professionals, allowing them the opportunity to share challenges and short-comings in current industry practices, which surfaced 6 key themes that many of the companies were grappling with.

Educational and Environmental Programs Define EarthChoice Ambassadors

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Educational and environmental programs took center stage for our EarthChoice Ambassadors (ECAs) in 2018, with more than 11,500 volunteer hours spent focusing on communities where we live, work and play. With nearly double the amount of volunteer hours from last year, our ECA chapters are committed to making the world a better place.

AEG Teams Up With Playworks for a “Day of Play” and Beautification Projects at Magnolia Avenue Elementary in Los Angeles

More than 300 AEG employees participated in a company Service Day in conjunction with AEG’s charitable holiday initiative, Season of Giving
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In celebration of AEG’s Season of Giving, more than 300 AEG employees from Southern California came together to participate in the company’s annual Service Day on Dec. 7 at Magnolia Avenue Elementary Los Angeles.

Keep America Beautiful Celebrates its 65th Anniversary of Improving Communities Across America

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STAMFORD, Conn. December 17, 2018 /3BL Media/ – On this day in 1953 – Dec. 17 – the iconic national community improvement nonprofit organization Keep America Beautiful was founded when a group of corporate, civic and environmental leaders gathered to unite the public and private sectors to foster a national cleanliness ethic.

Nasir’s #GardenStory: Teaching Other Kids Through His Love of Gardening

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Smarter, happier, healthier kids have one thing in common. They spend more time outdoors. That’s why at The Scotts Miracle-Gro Foundation we make it our mission to give more kids the chance to experience the benefits of gardens and greenspaces like Nasir.

Starting January 2, The Scotts Miracle-Gro Foundation will launch its Grassroots Grants with KidsGardening, inviting schools and nonprofit organizations from across the country to apply for funds to support their youth garden programs.

Astellas Brings Light to the Lives of Cancer Patients

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At Astellas, we are dedicated to supporting and improving the lives of those impacted by cancer. One of the ways we provide this support is by working with patient advocacy organizations, such as The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS) – the world's largest voluntary health agency dedicated to blood cancers, including leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease and myeloma.
 

Keep America Beautiful Tips for a Sustainable Holiday Season

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Make a difference this holiday season by taking small steps that can make a meaningful difference by reducing waste and your carbon footprint. And since it’s the season of giving, share these eco-friendly tips with family and friends!

Twin Cities Leaders Unite for the 2019 Points of Light Conference

Call for Proposals Opened
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ST. PAUL, Minn., December 12, 2018 /3BL Media/ Points of Light announced today that a dynamic group of 38 influential Twin Cities leaders will serve as Host Committee members for the annual Points of Light Conference, to be held June 18-20, 2019, in St. Paul.

Sappi Launches Employee Ideas That Matter

New Program Supports Employee Ideas and Charitable Causes
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Inspired by the success of Sappi’s Ideas that Matter program, the company launched a similar program in 2016 called Employee Ideas that Matter. The semi-annual program commits Sappi North America to donate a total of $25,000 to causes that are important to employees. Here are a few examples of the organizations that Sappi is honored to support through this program:

The Michael T. Goulet Traumatic Brain Injury & Epilepsy Foundation, Nominated by Foundation Founder Brad Goulet, Hydro Manager and Utilities Engineer at Westbrook Mill

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