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Helping America's Working Poor

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Do I pay the rent or feed my children? Do I heat my home … or do I eat? These are some of the tough choices many families in America face today. Did you know that a staggering 1 in 6 children faces hunger in America? The biggest reason for this is, of course, poverty. Poverty is a painful reality faced by families all across the U.S.—many of them are your neighbors, friends or family. Ironically, many are working families who hold steady jobs (sometimes multiple jobs) but still struggle to make ends meet.

10 Companies Engaging Employees Through Exemplary Matching Gift and Grant Programs

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Matching gift programs do a lot to encourage employee loyalty, and many companies include added perks with their matching gift programs.

Sponsor Groundbreaking Workplace Giving and Employee Engagement Research

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Workplace giving has evolved considerably in the past decade. Since 2000, America’s Charities has been reporting trends that are shaping this evolving field from both the employer and nonprofit perspective.  In 2017, our Snapshot report series will continue to capture topics at the forefront of social responsibility, employee engagement, digital culture and impact. But for the first time ever, we will explore trends in employee giving from the perspective of donors.

Serving the Poor in a Transformative Way at Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Arlington

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Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Arlington is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit social service agency offering services in twenty-one counties and seven independent cities in northern and central Virginia that comprise the Diocese of Arlington. The mission of Catholic Charities is to serve the most vulnerable by offering programs that help clients recognize their abilities, develop self-sufficiency, and maintain dignity.

Employee Giving is Alive and Thriving

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On December 22, the Nonprofit Quarterly published an article announcing that “another workplace giving campaign loses steam” in reference to the federal government’s Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) – the largest workplace giving campaign in the country.

Changing the Trajectory of Alzheimer’s Disease

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The 6th leading cause of death in the US, and the most common form of dementia, Alzheimer’s is a degenerative disorder that irreversibly destroys brain function over time. To date there is no known cause or cure. Alzheimer’s Disease Research (ADR), a program of BrightFocus Foundation, is working to change that scenario, by funding bold, innovative scientific research around the world.

Rising Tide of Alzheimer's Cases

Changing the Way America Cares for Children and Families

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Depressed, sad and lonely, Jacob handed his mother a letter in 8th grade telling her that he wanted to kill himself. After several years of sending her son to counselors and psychiatrists, Jacob’s mother found hope for Jacob at Boys Town. Almost immediately there was a noticeable change in his demeanor. He was engaged and confident for the first time in years.

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