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Unlocking Possibilities Through Pro Bono Digital Transformation

By Jessamine Chin, Director, VMware Foundation
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Technology has the power to unlock amazing new possibilities for our customers and the world. Through pro bono service learning, we translate the incredible potential of digital transformation from the corporate sector to our communities. Recently, I was fortunate to see this potential unfold—and watch a community transform.

Xylem Donations Make Completion of New Prep School Possible After Devastation from Hurricane Harvey

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Xylem colleagues toured one of YES Prep Schools facilities in Houston, TX last week in celebration of the completion of a new school building. Xylem Watermark donated to YES Prep to support building classrooms in response to the devastation from Hurricane Harvey in 2017. Xylem also participated in water monitoring educational events at the time, adding to its efforts to solve water and educate youth about water issues. YES Prep School is committed to providing students in underserved communities access to superior educational opportunities, and Xylem is proud to support this effort.

How PayPal Innovated to Engage More Employees Worldwide

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The innovative change-makers in charge of PayPal's giving and volunteering program were eager to engage more employees across their global workforce. They knew their program had the potential for even more social impact, and they wanted to support their people's passions for environmental sustainability.  
  
Learn how PayPal engaged more international team members—and saw tangible results from their sustainability efforts! 

Lockheed Martin Employees Celebrate Month of Giving

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Lockheed Martin employees participated in dozens of volunteer events in communities around the world this October as part of the company’s annual “Month of Giving.” These “Be the Difference” days highlight employees’ commitment to service and giving back.

Boys and Girls Clubs in Santa Monica and Venice Get Halloween Make-overs by Kite Volunteers

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For Kite’s Week of Service, employees spent the day decorating for Halloween with local chapters of Boys & Girls Clubs of America in Santa Monica and Venice, which offer programs to inspire young people to reach their full potential as productive, caring and responsible citizens.

 

Employee Activism: Where CSR and Civic Engagement Meet

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The only voice in the corporation that can authentically stand for purpose is the voice of the employee. Explore with us how companies are entering the conversation about corporate citizenship and civic engagement and how you can connect your company’s purpose and values to the activism of employees.

Read Angela Parker's latest blog: Employee Activism: Where CSR and Civic Engagement Meet 

Partners In Preservation: Main Streets Awards $2 Million in Preservation Grants to Sites Reflecting America’s Diverse History

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October 29, 2018 /3BL Media/ — Today, American Express, the National Trust for Historic Preservation and Main Street America announced the winners of the 2018 Partners in Preservation: Main Streets campaign. The 11 winning historic sites will receive a total of $1.6 million in grants to fund their respective preservation projects.

Goodness Gains Momentum as 200 More Companies Embrace Benevity’s Innovative Approaches to Employee Engagement

Over 500 enterprise clients representing more than 10M employees partner with Benevity to do well by doing good
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CALGARY, AB, October 30, 2018 /3BL Media/ – Benevity, Inc., the global leader in corporate social responsibility (CSR) and employee engagement software, today announced that 212 companies—including Okta, Tiffany & Co., Rackspace® and Major League Baseball—have joined the growing Benevity client community since this time last year.  The businesses represent a wide range of industries and join a long list of iconic global brands who are already leveraging Benevity’s holistic solution to run corporate social impact initiatives alongside employee-centred giving and volunteering.

Xylem Employees in Germany Improve Their Communities During October Month of Service

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Xylem employees in Germany have been active during Xylem Watermark’s October Month of Service and have engaged children in their volunteer efforts. Last week, the Ludwigsburg site participated in a creative event, where they built a beautiful wooden shed at a youth farm for local children. Their neighbors at the Langenhagen site supported the Friends Children Forest in Hannover by planting trees and restoring a stream. Both the Ludswigburg and Langenhagen teams are showing how their volunteer efforts are improving their communities during Xylem’s Global Month of Service!

FCA Community: Creating Connections to Battle Mental Illness

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According to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, a person dies by suicide every seven hours in the state of Michigan and it is the 10th leading cause of death in the state.

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