Volunteer Service

Points of Light Names Aflac One of the 50 Most Community-Minded Companies in the US Bestows The Civic 50 Honor on Leading Supplemental Insurer for Second Consecutive Year

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COLUMBUS, Ga., June 18, 2019 /3BL Media/ - Aflac, the leader in supplemental insurance sales at U.S. worksites, today announced that the company has been named an honoree of The Civic 50 Award by Points of Light, the world's largest organization dedicated to volunteer service. This marks the second consecutive year that Aflac has been included on this prestigious list of companies seeking to serve their communities in addition to their employees, customers and shareholders.

Where Some Go When There Is No Place to Go

Men struggling with addiction are finding refuge at the Blanchet House, a nonprofit in Portland, Oregon, that vows it will ‘never give up’ on them.
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When family tragedies became too much to bear, Dennis Arnold numbed the pain with drugs. This led to addiction, and eventually, homelessness. But the Blanchet House helped him turn his life around. See the video at Wells Fargo Stories: https://stories.wf.com/where-some-go-when-there

Points of Light Board Chair Neil Bush Announces New CEO

President Tracy Hoover to Lead the World’s Largest Organization Dedicated to Volunteer Service; Former CEO Michelle Nunn to Join Board of Directors
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ATLANTA, Feb. 11, 2015 /3BL Media/ – Points of Light Board Chair Neil Bush announced today that Tracy Hoover, who has served as Points of Light’s president for the past 18 months, has been named the organization’s new chief executive officer. The decision was made by a unanimous vote of the Points of Light board.

“It’s a profound honor and joy to lead Points of Light,” Hoover said.

You Might Take Yours for Granted, but This Family Can Tell You the Difference a Toothbrush Makes

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February is National Children’s Dental Health Month, created by the American Dental Association to raise awareness about the importance of oral health. These Daily Point of Light Award honorees – two sisters – have found a simple way to help others across the globe who live without access to basic oral care.

Forbes: Another Data Point for Performance Reviews – Employee Volunteering

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As corporate volunteerism becomes an increasingly important part of the work experience, companies are coming up with new ways to embrace volunteering and tie it to their bottom lines.

generationOn and Hasbro, Inc., Launch Grant Program in Honor of Martin Richard, the 8-Year-Old Boston Bombing Victim

The Martin Richard Bridge Builder Grant Program Invites Youth Nationwide to Foster Peace and Kindness while Bringing Communities Together
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PAWTUCKET, R.I., January 19, 2015 /3BL Media/ – Today, generationOn and Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ:HAS) have teamed up with the Martin Richard Foundation to announce the launch of The Martin Richard Bridge Builder Grant Program, a call to action for kids and teens ages 5-18 across the U.S. to submit service projects that will promote peace and kindness and create positive change in their schools and communities.

Carnival Cruise Lines' F.U.N. Team Served Meals to Homeless As Annual Thanksgiving Tradition

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As part of an annual Thanksgiving tradition, members of Carnival Cruise Lines’ volunteer service group, the Friends Uniting Neighbors (F.U.N.) Team, prepared and served hundreds of meals at Camillus House, a homeless assistance center located in downtown Miami. More than 30 Carnival employees participated in the event, helping carve 60 turkeys for 700 homeless men and women at the facility.

Points of Light 2015 Conference on Volunteering and Service Announces Call for Presenters

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December 9, 2014 /3BL Media/ - Points of Light is now accepting proposals for workshops during the Conference on Volunteering and Service, October 19 - 21, 2015 in Houston.

Each year, Conference workshops highlight proven practices, innovative programs and challenging ideas that equip attendees to lead volunteering and service efforts around the globe.

We are looking for workshops with realistic learning objectives, interactive designs and content focused on innovative and replicable strategies for engaging volunteers.

Hilton Worldwide Completes More Than 800 Volunteer Events During Inaugural Global Week of Service

Team Members served more than 660 local organizations in 401 cities across 51 countries
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McLean, Va., November 28, 2012 /3BL Media/ – During the week of November 11-18, Hilton Worldwide celebrated its first annual Global Week of Service and furthered the company’s Vision to “fill the earth with the light and warmth of hospitality.”

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