Starbucks and VolunteerMatch are empowering volunteers to follow in the footsteps of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and find ways to do good this MLK Day of Service.
Recognized as one of history’s most influential leaders, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s work continues to inspire communities to come together and elevate doing good through service.
In 1994, Congress designated the Martin Luther King Jr. Federal Holiday as a national day of service. Every third Monday in January, good people across the country come together to lean into MLK’s legacy and observe the MLK Day of Service as a “day on,” rather than not a “day off.”
How employees create positive change through volunteering
As the Vice President and Director of Scientific and Public Health for GSK’s Vaccines practice, Dr. Len Friedland has a very rewarding job, but his sense of purpose extends beyond his day job to support people in poor health as well as those with limited access to quality healthcare, as a volunteer. “Helping patients feel better and live longer aren’t just words to me—they’re part of who I am. The way I see it, having great science at the company is fantastic, but it means nothing unless we make sure this science benefits the right people,” said Len.
Employee Engagement and Fundraising in Support of Company’s 24th Annual United Way Campaign
December 5, 2018 /3BL Media/ - Ingersoll Rand (NYSE:IR), a world leader in creating comfortable, sustainable and efficient environments, initiated its 24th annual campaign with the United Way to address critical issues in America’s communities – hunger, housing and shelter.
ATLANTA, Nov. 1, 2018 /3BL Media/ — Alliance Data, a global provider of data-driven marketing and loyalty solutions, is partnering with Habitat for Humanity to help create a world where everyone has a decent place to live. The company’s $300,000 contribution for U.S. and global Habitat builds, along with the commitment of associate volunteers, means more families will discover strength and stability through more resilient homes and communities.
Each year at Benevity, just before the biggest giving months of the year, we release data showing the top charitable causes that enterprise companies and their people are supporting through our platform… and the results are in!
Last year, we reported a major shift in giving, with employees rapidly responding to the issues that matter to them. In 2018, we continue to see the momentum flourish. Find out the top 10 charitable causes corporations are supporting and what factors are driving a shift in giving from the bottom up.
More companies are taking an employee-centric approach to their CSR programs with three key social impact trends in mind that help engage more people, maximize their impact and foster compelling, purpose-driven workplace cultures.
Check out our infographic to find out what these three trends are and how you can leverage them to do even more good this charitable season and beyond.
On September 8, 20 associates from Alliance Data’s card services business volunteered at the 8th Annual Kootenai Health Triathlon for Kids. The triathlon is designed for children, ages 4-12, to promote health and fitness to the children in the Coeur d’Alene community. This event is hosted annually by Kootenai Health, with the proceeds going toward their Pediatric Rehabilitation Services mostly to purchase new equipment and toys for patients.
Interview with Melissa Rodriguez on her experience with POP's school building initiative
In 2017, American Apparel launched a capsule collection of hoodies, t-shirts and bags in collaboration with Pencils of Promise (POP) to provide support for teachers and fund the construction of new schools in Guatemala, Ghana and Laos, contributing U.S. $220,000. POP is a US-based not-for-profit organization that works to increase access to education and raise global awareness of child illiteracy as there are 250 million children worldwide who lack basic reading, writing and math skills.
Timberland’s Global Leadership Team recently cooked and served dinner to 75 residents of Cross Roads House, non-profit organization that supports community members who are experiencing – or have recently experienced -- homelessness. The team, which had convened at the outdoor lifestyle brand’s global headquarters in Stratham NH for a strategy meeting, dedicated the afternoon to serve the local community together.