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Poverty is Not a Destination

By Deirdre, President, NA Pharmaceuticals
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By Deirdre, President, NA Pharmaceuticals

We're in the middle of our United Way campaign at GSK.  

Our theme this year is "Poverty is not a destination." Just because someone's path appears to lead toward poverty, that isn't paved in stone. Whether someone's dropped out of school, has a hard time making ends meet, or is sick and without adequate access to healthcare, they can change course with the right support.

MGM Resorts International Employees Rally to Help Community Organizations and Programs, Pledge 2,000 Volunteer Hours to Week Observing National Make A Difference Day

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LAS VEGAS, October 18, 2012 /3BL Media/ - Making its communities healthier by feeding the homeless, cleaning graffiti, and planting trees, these are just a few of the community improvement activities MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM) and its employees will undertake during “Make A Difference Day” on October 27th, as well as the days leading to this nationally recognized day of service.

City of Carrollton’s Recycling Rewards Brought by Waste Management Just Got Better

Residents can now sign up for Recyclebank and start earning reward points that can be redeemed for hundreds of discounts and deals
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CARROLLTON, TEXAS., October. 19, 2012 /3BL Media - The City of Carrollton, in partnership with Waste Management, Inc. (NYSE: WM) and Recyclebank®, today announced that it now offers Recyclebank’s recycling rewards program to Carrollton residents. Recyclebank rewards people for taking everyday green actions, such as recycling, with discounts and deals from locally-based businesses and national brands.

Upcoming Webinar: Planet Brands – Changing Behavior for Sustainable Social Good

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“Planet Brands” is a new piece of thought leadership developed by Futerra Sustainability Communications, on the brands that have the potential to drive global, sustainable behavior change.

Behavior change is a hot topic and drawing on a decade of research David Willans, Director of Futerra+, will share his expertise on how brands can positively influence consumer behavior to encourage more sustainable lifestyles in an upcoming VolunteerMatch Best Practice Network (BPN) webinar.

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Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer and Chairman and Founder Bill Gates commemorated Microsoft’s 30th Employee Giving Campaign during a special town hall event today and announced that Microsoft employees have raised $1 billion in cash since 1983 for more than 31,000 nonprofits and community organizations in the U.S. and around the world.  Redmond, Wash. — Oct. 18, 2012. 

The Six Reasons Why Companies Actually Wind Up Embracing CSR

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Awhile back I wrote an article titled “The Six Reasons Why Companies Should Embrace Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR).”  In fact, it was one of my most popular posts, thank you very much all you readers out there.

A Billion Ways to Make a Difference

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October is a magical month at Microsoft. There’s a sense of something powerful happening. There are clues everywhere, such as the frantic bidding for the (often quirky) items in the online auction and the brochures in the kitchens seeking submissions for the annual cat calendar. Or the thousands of employees and their families who take to the streets around our headquarters to participate in the 5k run.

The signs are different but the outcome is always the same – millions of dollars raised to help people in real need.

Microsoft Employees Raise $1 Billion for Communities Around the World

Microsoft Commemorates 30th Employee Giving Campaign with CEO Steve Ballmer and Chairman and Founder Bill Gates
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REDMOND, Wash., October 18, 2012 /3BL Media/ - Microsoft Corp. today commemorated its 30th Employee Giving Campaign and announced that U.S. employees raised $1 billion in cash since 1983 for approximately 31,000 nonprofits and community organizations around the world. CEO Steve Ballmer announced the milestone during a special town hall event at the Microsoft Redmond campus, which included Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates and Washington State Gov. Chris Gregoire.

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