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Hurricane Matthew Impact & Long-Term Recovery Needs

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Hurricane Matthew crossed the Western portion of Haiti on October 4 and portions of Eastern Cuba that afternoon. It was the first category 4 storm to make landfall in Haiti since 1964. According to the Haitian government, the death count associated with the storm is more than 1,000. The hurricane destroyed homes, displaced thousands of people, ruined plantations, and drowned livestock.

Providing Youth in Under-Resourced Communities the Opportunity to Reach Their Full Potential Through Education

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Today, 51% of students in U.S. public schools—over 25 Million children—live in poverty. Many of the impacts of poverty—like access to healthy foods, school attendance, and stability at home—are immediate and stretch across generations. Only 9% of students from low­-income families earn a bachelor’s degree, compared to 77% of their high­ income peers. And 65% of children whose parents have no more than a high school diploma go on to live in poverty.

How Companies Can More Effectively Use Storytelling to Inspire Employee Giving and Engagement

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By Peter Panepento

Companies and nonprofits that manage employee giving and volunteering programs are quite adept at the processes and practices that keep these programs humming.

Yet they often struggle to find and tell stories that show how the generosity of employees is making a difference.

Building Better Communities Through Affordable Homeownership

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Join America's Charities, now through December, as we highlight different nonprofits and share how companies and their employees can Shape the Future of various causes through employee giving programs. If your company would like to start an employee giving program to support nonprofits like Habitat NOVA, click here. We have a portfolio of solutions designed to help large

Feeding Bodies, Minds and Futures with Feed the Children

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Join America's Charities (@AmerCharities), now through December, as we highlight different nonprofits and share how individuals and companies can Shape the Future of various causes through workplace giving programs.

Sappi’s Key Performance Indicators: Driving Social Responsibility

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Sappi takes a very active approach to social responsibility, driving key initiatives in support of our three key stakeholder groups: employees, customers and the local communities in which we operate. In addition to providing skilled jobs and continued job training, we improve the lives of people by promoting freedom of association, nondiscrimination and the abolition of forced and child labor. We also uphold the principles of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Sappi Limited has been a signatory of the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC) since 2008.

Timberland Unites Around the World to Serve the Elderly

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Service knows no age or boundaries at Timberland, the global outdoor lifestyle brand with a demonstrated commitment to social responsibility. Employee volunteers, who receive up to 40 paid community service hours each year, are passionate about serving elderly citizens around the world. From Stratham, NH to Hong Kong, Timberland volunteers bring fun and innovative skills-building to the elderly.

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