Volunteer Week may have officially ended on April 18, but chatter from the corporate and nonprofit sectors this week demonstrated that volunteering is at the forefront of the CSR discussion year-round.
The scoop this week touches upon various indexes of CSR success, the imperative for businesses of all sizes to engage in corporate giving, the wraparound business benefits of corporate volunteering, and nonprofit tricks to engage “the modern volunteer.” Read on!
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March 12, 2015 /3BL Media/ - Thanks to Lexus two Boys & Girls Clubs of Southeastern Michigan will be able to play ball and so much more. Lexus is providing critical funding to support enhancements to youth sports programs aimed at positively impacting more than 3,000 Detroit youth members annually. The Lloyd H. Diehl Club and the James & Lynelle Holden Club will receive much-needed sports equipment and athletic uniforms, which will allow the two clubs to enhance their mission to provide quality programming while encouraging youth to develop healthy, active lifestyles.
March 26, 2015 /3BL Media/ - The Sanofi Season of Solidarity (SSOS) 2014 – Volunteering to Support a Healthier Community – was a tremendous success thanks to the passion and participation of nearly 2,000 Sanofi employees in North America under the guidance of NA Corporate Social Responsibility.
-- BlueBud Will Provide Innovative Food Companies With a Chance to Learn What It Takes to Get Onboard Directly From Leaders --
NEW YORK, March 9, 2015 /3BL Media/ – JetBlue Airways (Nasdaq: JBLU) today announced the launch of its first business mentoring program – BlueBud (buddies + budding new companies). JetBlue, known for its distinct and responsible onboard food options, is offering small and start-up food companies a unique opportunity to learn what it takes to get their businesses off the ground and products onboard commercial aircraft.
Support from UnitedHealthcare to provide enhancements to the school’s fitness and nutrition programs
March 10, 2015 /3BL Media/ - More than 100 people took part in KIPP Charlotte’s Physical and Fit: Fighting Obesity Day, an event aimed at engaging the community in various fitness-themed activities to encourage active and healthy lifestyles. Volunteers from UnitedHealthcare managed fitness stations, such as yoga, martial arts and dance, and distributed Food For Thought kits to students, parents and families.
CHERRY HILL, NJ, February 18, 2015 /3BL Media/ – On February 7, Subaru of America, Inc. and Make-A-Wish® Utah is making a boy’s wish come true by joining forces at the Subaru WinterFest event at Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort, UT. The wish of adventurous and sports-loving 11-year-old Derek, is to go fishing in Alaska. As a proud supporter of Make-A-Wish, Subaru is honored to sponsor this wish for such an inspirational and resilient child.