Volunteering

Honoring MLK Day With Personal Commitments to Volunteering and Service

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MLK Day of Service is an opportunity to remember history and re-commit ourselves as citizens by volunteering in service to one another. It is also a time to consider how much work still remains to fulfill Dr. King’s dream. We at Common Impact believe service is a powerful tool for strengthening the communities in which we live and work. At the end of last year, our staff spent some time reflecting on (and discovering!) what truly motivates us to do the work we do every day to fulfill Common Impact's mission.

Scotiabank Supports Children’s Health

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Scotiabank has again committed support to the Bustamante Children's Hospital through sponsorship of the upcoming Shaggy and Friends concert. Since the concert's inception, the bank has 'Dared to Care', donating more than $30-million in funds, and volunteer hours to the cause.

At this year's sixth staging of the event, Scotiabank has again demonstrated its commitment to improving health facilities for children with unwavering support of the show.

Timberland Takes Five-Year Urban Greening Commitment to Philadelphia

More than 57,000 Square Feet of Green Space Restored in New York and Philadelphia to Date
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STRATHAM, N.H., October 18, 2017 /3BL Media/ - Outdoor lifestyle brand Timberland today announces the completion of its second annual urban greening commitment to create and restore outdoor spaces in the U.S. with a transformative community service event in Philadelphia last week.

Webinar// Taproot+ Live: Use Your Skills to Make a Social Impact

Help drive social change: Raise your hand to volunteer your skills with Taproot Foundation
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Want to volunteer, but don’t necessarily want to paint a fence? Instead, drive social change with what you do best by donating your time and professional skills to nonprofits in need of your expertise. Thousands of nonprofits and skilled volunteers are connecting each day on the free online platform, Taproot+, for marketing, IT, HR, business strategy, finance projects and more.

A Day of Giving with United Way of New York City

By Karen Young
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Recently,  Aaron Womble, along with 22 other employees, took a few hours out of his day to volunteer in Kensington Brooklyn. The group sorted food, set up food stations, and handed out groceries with United Way of NYC’s community-based partner, Food Bank for NYC’s Campus Pantry Program. After providing food to approximately 200 hungry New York families, here is what Aaron had to say:

Is this your first time volunteering?:  

No, I’ve done everything from handing out turkeys at New York Common Pantry to painting fire escapes at schools.

Driving Social Sustainability Through Volunteerism

By Jerome Tennille
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Conducting operations while not depleting the resources these operations depend on is the pinnacle of any company pursuing sustainability. With countless factors to consider when tackling environmental or economically sustainable initiatives, many companies struggle to find a starting point. Some even quit before they begin.

Knowing this, I urge companies to start where they have the greatest influence: their employees.

How to Compare International Employee Giving and Volunteering Solutions

10 capabilities your provider needs to deliver on
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Looking for a solution provider for an international giving and volunteering program for your company? Take a deep breath. There’s a lot to think about. Languages offered. On-the-ground vetting in global locations. Accurate and rapid disbursement in multiple currencies. Foreign regulatory requirements. Scalable technology. And much more. But here’s help!

Amgen Staff Members Volunteer in Rockport After Hurricane Harvey

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A team of Amgen volunteers recently traveled to Rockport, Texas to help those affected by Hurricane Harvey.

Have Boat, Will Rescue

Wells Fargo banker with a boat joins Houston rescuers after Hurricane Harvey
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Chase McKinney knew Hurricane Harvey had been devastating, but he didn’t know just how bad the situation was until he made the short drive from his home up U.S. Highway 59 in Houston and saw folks wading in chest-high water and cars bobbing like apples on the exit ramps below.

Turning his car around, the business development manager for Wells Fargo Dealer Services returned to his home in Sugarland, a suburb of southeast Houston, where there wasn’t even a puddle of water in his driveway.

Three Quality of Lifehacks to Build Office Camaraderie

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The NFL season kicks-off on Thursday, September 7, when the Kansas City Chiefs face off against the Super Bowl champion New England Patriots. With the start of the NFL season comes fantasy football. More than 33 million people will play fantasy football, according to the Fantasy Sports Trade Association. Coworkers may join a fantasy football league where they pick virtual teams to play against one another.

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