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Rebuilding Together to Provide Critical Home Repairs to Women-Owned Homes During She Builds Event

Event to include women-led home repairs educational workshops for community residents
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Rebuilding Together will join together with its affiliate, Rebuilding Together Seattle to host a She Builds event. Volunteers will renovate four homes in the Allentown neighborhood of Tukwila, while home renovation and design professionals will lead home repair workshops for the community.

Homes being repaired are owned by women who have lived in the community for several years and would like to remain there but are unable to afford repairs. The home repair workshops will be led by women. Attendees will learn repairs they can implement in their own homes from interior designer Rebecca West and handywoman Amy Ecklund. Workshops will include interior design tips, information on home maintenance, and basic plumbing and electrical work.

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Rebuilding Together will join together with its affiliate, Rebuilding Together Seattle to host a She Builds event. Volunteers will renovate four homes in the Allentown neighborhood of Tukwila, while home renovation and design professionals will lead home repair workshops for the community.

Homes being repaired are owned by women who have lived in the community for several years and would like to remain there but are unable to afford repairs. The home repair workshops will be led by women. Attendees will learn repairs they can implement in their own homes from interior designer Rebecca West and handywoman Amy Ecklund. Workshops will include interior design tips, information on home maintenance, and basic plumbing and electrical work.

Volunteer Spotlight: Keep Cincinnati Beautiful's Gary Dangel

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Even though Gary Dangel has been retired for 12 years, he is busier than ever. As a resident of Cincinnati’s Walnut Hills for the past 30 years, he saw things that needed to be done in his neighborhood and got to work. He hasn’t stopped since.

“[Walnut Hills] is a neighborhood that’s on the rise,” said Dangel. “It’s a neighborhood that’s had its difficulties but is coming back. The saying goes, ‘be the change you wish to see in the world’ and I thought that was pretty good advice.”

Keep Columbus Beautiful and the Columbus Blue Jackets Make ‘Miss Marie’ Proud

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A number of Keep America Beautiful affiliates partner with major league and minor league sports franchises. Keep America Beautiful affiliate Keep Columbus Beautiful (KCB), for example, has long-standing partnerships with its local NHL franchise, the Columbus Blue Jackets, as well as MSL’s Columbus Crew SC.

Webinar // Change Maker Series - Doing Well by Doing Good: The Power of Pro Bono Service

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Calling all HR professionals! Are you looking for a high-impact way to give back to your community? Do you want to know how you, as an HR professional, and others at your company can engage your professional skillsets to help nonprofit organizations tackle messy organizational challenges? Join Workplace Options and Taproot Foundation, the leading expert in pro bono service, on Tuesday, October 11th at 1pm ET for Doing Well by D

This Week Only! Get $50 Off Your VM Summit 16 Ticket

Missed regular rates for #VMSummit16 tickets? Good news! Order by 10/8/16 and get $50 off.
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On October 1, 2016, registration rates for VM Summit 16 went up. However, we don’t want price to deter you from attending this one-of-a-kind event.

That’s why, for this week only (10/2/16 — 10/8/16), we’re offering a special $50 off discount on ticket prices. Simply enter the promo code “VMSummit50” on the registration page, select your ticket type, and check out.

Carnival Cruise Line, New Orleans Saints and Scholastic Book Fairs Team Up to Honor Students With ‘Read & Rise’ Literacy Event Aboard Carnival Triumph in New Orleans

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On September 8, 2016, 100 students from Kipp Central City Primary, an elementary school in New Orleans, enjoyed a day of fun aboard the Carnival Triumph for the first-ever “Read & Rise” literacy day to celebrate their reading achievements as winners of the school’s summer reading challenge.

BNSF Railway and Keep Chicago Beautiful Partner to Reopen Closed Playgrounds at Manuel Perez Jr. Elementary School, Benefiting Students and the Community

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Keep America Beautiful Great American Cleanup national sponsor BNSF Railway and Keep Chicago Beautiful joined with Chicago Public School District leaders, city and state elected officials, and local community organizations to dedicate two newly transformed playgrounds at Manuel Perez Jr. Elementary School in the heart of the Pilsen Historic District of the Lower West Side community of Chicago.  

Meet Danielle Holly, VM Summit 16 Speaker

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On October 25, 2016, CSR and nonprofit professionals will come together in Chicago at VM Summit 16 to talk corporate volunteerism. In this series of Q&A blog posts, I’ll introduce you a few of the experts who will make an appearance as Summit speakers. Get your VM Summit 16 ticket.

Registration Opens for the 2017 International Corporate Citizenship Conference: Corporate Citizenship Ecosystems

Annual Conference Designed Exclusively for CSR Professionals to Take Place in Boston March 26-28
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CHESTNUT HILL, Mass., September 28, 2016 /3BL Media/ — Boston College Center for Corporate Citizenship, Carroll School of Management is pleased to announce that registration is open for the 2017 International Corporate Citizenship Conference. Uniquely tailored to corporate citizenship professionals, the annual 2.5 day conference brings together industry experts and more than 600 CSR practitioners from around the world to network, learn, and grow.

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