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.
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.
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.
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 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 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.
More than 40 volunteers from the Albertsons Community Team joined forces at the Company’s Innovation center to host the United Way's second annual Holiday Helper Event. The task? To fill care packages for families in need throughout the Boise area.
Fourteen companies, their employees and participating labor unions were recognized for combined team gifts, including corporate and employee contributions, of $1 million or more. At the $7 million or more level in team gifts were employees of Edward Jones.