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How ON Semiconductor is Bridging the Higher Education and Opportunity Gap

Written by Cassandra Savel, corporate social responsibility intern
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ON Semiconductor promotes and is a proud supporter of inclusive higher education, as it helps develop the skills and talents of society. With greater knowledge and connections, college-educated citizens help contribute to a robust workforce and healthier community. However, a higher education and opportunity gap is evident in the United States, as low-income youth face greater difficulties in pursuing, financing and completing educational goals beyond high school.

ON Semiconductor Shows Support for Longtime Partner, United Way of Southeastern Idaho's Grand Opening

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The United Way of Southeastern Idaho held a ribbon cutting and grand opening ceremony at their new office at 101 N. Main St. on Thursday, October 1. While United Way had moved to the location prior to the pandemic, they used this as an opportunity to announce their 2020 campaign: RiseUP for Southeastern Idaho.

UPS Longitudes | Why Human Trafficking Worsens During a Pandemic

Mara Vanderslice Kelly @ United Way
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Human trafficking is the fastest growing criminal enterprise in the world. According to the Global Slavery Index, more than 40 million people are living in modern slavery.

While human trafficking is most often associated with commercial sex, it also includes domestic servitude, child labor and exploitation in areas such as migrant farming. It can happen anywhere, to men, women or children; in suburbia and on city streets, in factories and mines and at truck stops, fields or fishing boats.

United Way of Greater Portland: TD Bank 'Incredibly Proud' to Support Those Helping Others Amid COVID-19

United Way raised over $450,000 for local organizations in need, but who's helping them?
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"When times are bad, people need us most," says Liz Cotter Schlax, President & CEO of United Way of Greater Portland.

So much so, that when COVID-19 hit, the Portland, Maine non-profit had to shift resources and immediately start raising funds for local organizations.

Fifth Third Foundation, Bank Make Donation for Flood Relief

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June 10, 2020 /3BL Media/ - The Fifth Third Foundation contributed $10,000 to the United Way of Midland County to support relief efforts for those affected by the floods that devastated Midland, Michigan. Fifth Third Bank will also make a $2,000 donation.

Facing Layoffs and Uncertainty, Floridians Reach Out for Help

Duke Energy donates $1 million to COVID-19 relief in Florida to help pay housing and utility costs
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Like many service organizations, the Heart of Florida United Way has been flooded with an increase in requests for help during the pandemic.

At times their call volumes reached four times the average, said Ashley Blasewitz, SVP of donor and volunteer experiences, as many as 3,000 calls for help in a day.

“Each,” she said, “is a person who is stressed out, anxious, tense and trying to figure out what they’re going to do.”

Helping the Benton and Franklin County United Way Make a Difference

By: Cassandra Watson, Stewardship Manager
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The United Way of Benton & Franklin Counties (UWBF) in Washington state has a big mission: partner with individuals, businesses, and nonprofits “to address challenges that no one agency can solve alone, and provide the building blocks of opportunity—education, income and health—that every person needs to thrive.”

In the past two years, the nonprofit organization has helped improved the lives of more than 58,900 people.

Freeport-McMoRan United Way Campaign Tops $11 Million

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March 5, 2020 /3BL Media/ - Freeport-McMoRan employees continued the tradition of giving back to the community by pledging more than $4 million in 2019, which raised a record-setting $11.1 million with the company match program for United Ways across the U.S.

Each year, Freeport-McMoRan partners with United Way to raise funds for health and human service agencies providing vital resources in the areas of education, financial wellness and health. Resources help ensure children have a quality education, families a stable income and individuals a healthy life.

UPS Contributed Over $1.5M to Canadian Communities in 2019

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UPS Canada employees continued to demonstrate the importance of social responsibility in 2019, contributing time and money to the communities they serve. For the 18th consecutive year, UPS Canada was presented with the ‘Thanks a Million’ award, continuing a 30 year relationship with the United Way in Canada and raising $1.1 million (CAD) toward United Way initiatives. This accomplishment was a combination of employee engagement and sponsored events, like the charity plane pulls hosted in Mississauga, Calgary and Hamilton.

The Push and Pull of Workplace Giving

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The United Way’s strength in workplace giving comes more from a push than a pull. Meaning, senior leaders are either members of United Way boards or they take official roles in fundraising or advocating for causes to which they have personal connections. This creates a strong push in corporate cultures to conform to the decision-making modelled by senior leaders. On the other hand, the employee choice enabled by technology platforms is a pull mechanism. It offers employees a broad array of choices to which they can give whenever they want. 

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