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Farm Bureau Insurance Joins American Cancer Society in Breast Cancer Fight

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(3BL Media) October 4, 2012 - Farm Bureau Insurance of Tennessee has become the statewide partner of the ACS Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Program, committing resources thro

maurices Joins the American Cancer Society This October in the Fight to End Breast Cancer

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(3BL Media) Duluth, MN - October 4, 2012 - maurices is excited to be teaming up with the American Cancer Society® for October's National Breast Cancer Awareness Month to promote education and early screenings.

The Home Depot Foundation Pledges Additional $50 Million to Veterans' Housing Initiatives

Commitment kicks off second annual Celebration of Service volunteer movement
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(3BL Media) Atlanta - September 6, 2012 – Today, The Home Depot® Foundation announced that it has surpassed the three-year $30 million pledge it made in 2011 to veterans’ housing initiatives more than a year ahead of schedule. As part of its second annual Celebration of Service campaign, the Foundation is now committing an additional $50 million to veterans’ nonprofits over the next three years in an effort to ensure every veteran has a safe place to call home. 

The Global Guide to What Counts

The Process Behind the Reports; Global Giving Survey Open
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How does a company know what counts as a charitable contribution when each country around the world classifies NGOs in differing ways?  Committee Encouraging Corporate Philanthropy (CECP) sought to answer that question and now provides clear, concise guidance through its Developing the Global Guide to What Counts: Expanding the Boundaries of Corporate Giving, which was developed with pro bono support from Deloitte. 

Lee National Denim Day® Names American Cancer Society as New Beneficiary

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(3BL Media) Merriam, KS - July 19, 2012 - Lee® Jeans is proud to announce today that the American Cancer Society is the new beneficiary of Lee National Denim Day. Those who join the Denim Day movement by wearing jeans and making a donation during the month of October will help benefit the American Cancer Society’s life-saving efforts in communities nationwide and through ground-breaking cancer research.  

"Helping Heroes Home" To Aid Veterans With Emergency Relief Funds

Announces Backing from Launch Supporter, AT&T, for Cell Phones for Soldiers’ New Initiative
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(3BL Media) Norwell, MA - June 27, 2012 - Founders of Cell Phones for Soldiers, Robbie and Brittany Bergquist, announced Wednesday “Helping Heroes Home,” a new initiative designed to provide emergency funds for returning veterans to alleviate communication challenges as well as physical, emotional and assimilation hardships.

Founded in 2004, Cell Phones for Soldiers is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that spent its first eight years supplying deployed troops cost-free

If You Want Greater Employee Engagement, Redefine Impact (Part II)

Some Practical Changes You Can Make to Your Employee Giving and Volunteering Program to Improve Business and Social Outcomes
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In our last post, we identified some problems with the status quo corporate giving model; particularly with the orientation that many workplace giving and volunteering programs have - focusing their attention, persuasion and outcomes on charitable donation or other aggregation targets, rather than on the extent of engagement (ie. handing out fish, rather than creating passionate fishermen!).

This post presents some practical steps you can take to achieve greater employee engagement and ROI from your employee workplace giving and volunteering programs, without necessarily increasing your budget and resources.

Click here to read Part I. 

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In our last post, we identified some problems with the status quo corporate giving model; particularly with the orientation that many workplace giving and volunteering programs have - focusing their attention, persuasion and outcomes on charitable donation or other aggregation targets, rather than on the extent of engagement (ie. handing out fish, rather than creating passionate fishermen!).

This post presents some practical steps you can take to achieve greater employee engagement and ROI from your employee workplace giving and volunteering programs, without necessarily increasing your budget and resources.

Click here to read Part I. 

ING U.S. Employees in Windsor, Conn., Wear Blue Jeans for a Cause

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ING U.S. has a culture of caring. At the Windsor, Conn., location, individual employees made a $20 donation in return for the opportunity to wear blue jeans every Friday in May and June. Their generosity, in turn, benefited the Windsor Food Bank. Employees donated more than $7,700, and presented a big check – literally – to the food bank. The donation will go a long way toward providing food items to local Windsor residents, particularly during the summer months when donations to the food bank are low.

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Whether you call it philanthropy or corporate responsibility, there's no question that the way in which corporations are seeking to address societal challenges is evolving.

CITGO And Wallace Oil Award Georgia Lions Lighthouse Foundation For Fueling Good

Charity Recognized for Providing Vision and Hearing Services to the Uninsured
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CHAMBLEE, Ga., May 9, 2012 / 3BL Media / PRNewswire/ -- Caring about people and helping to improve the quality of their lives is a deeply embedded value of CITGO Petroleum Corporation and its Fueling Good program. Now in its fourth year of rewarding local heroes, the Fueling Good program has assisted more than 200 non-profit organizations in carrying out their vital missions, from caring for the eyes and ears of the underinsured to providing support for families affected by mental illness to protecting valuable water resources.

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