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Happy Thanksgiving From 3BL Media

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Being with loved ones is the cornerstone of any holiday celebration, so Thursday and Friday of this week our 3BL Media family is taking a break, taking some time away from our daily work to reflect and refresh. Some of us will enjoy a Thanksgiving meal, some will do volunteer work, and some will just take the time to relax or give thanks in other ways.

Lowe’s Champions Underserved Communities With Volunteers and Nearly $8 Million to Keep America Beautiful

Lowe’s Funds 44 Community Improvement Initiatives Nationwide with $1 Million Grant Program
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STAMFORD, Conn., August 23, 2018 /3BL Media/ – Keep America Beautiful’s longtime partner Lowe’s has donated an additional $1 million to the national nonprofit in 2018 to fund 44 grassroots initiatives as well as Keep America Beautiful’s annual Great American Cleanup, the nation’s largest community improvement program.

What’s Your Healthy Purpose?

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At Humana, one way we improve the health of our members is by finding our purpose together. Having a purpose in life and connecting with your local community increases well-being.

Humana Charity Crafters, a group of Humana members in Mesa, Ariz., meet twice a month to create hats and other crafts that benefit their community. By making hats for local cancer patients, the Charity Crafters connect to their sense of purpose and to each other, creating strong bonds and encouraging each other towards their best health.

GM Builds Winning Culture With Diversity

Diversity & Inclusion Report highlights key initiatives that spur innovation and inclusion
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DETROIT, August 9, 2018 /3BL Media/ – Culture is everything in today’s agile business climate. General Motors outlines in its latest Diversity & Inclusion Report (www.gm.com/diversity) how it leverages diversity to build an industry-leading workplace of choice that drives business results.

Reflections on Points of Light Service Unites 2018

by Molly Weinstein
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One of my favorite annual events is Points of Light’s Service Unites. Not only is the conference an opportunity to connect with peers to celebrate best practices and commiserate lesson learned, but it is also a chance to share updates on emerging philanthropy trends and hear from global service leaders. This year’s event delivered on its promise of incredible speakers and insights on the state of volunteerism, and I am happy to share my reflections on three networking and learning-filled days in Atlanta.

Bakken Invitation Award Recipients Honored

Program celebrates 5th year and recognizes people who are “giving on” after overcoming health challenges with the help of medical technology.
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Medtronic founder Earl Bakken has much to be proud of going into 2018. 

On January 10, he celebrated his 94th birthday at his home in Hawaii, surrounded by family and friends.

Another highlight of the week, he says, was a visit by strangers from around the globe, gathered together to celebrate their “extra life."

They are the 2017 Bakken Invitation honorees, and are no longer strangers to Earl, but friends. 

Great Gwinnett Wetlands 2018 is Officially Water Under the Bridge

Gwinnett Clean & Beautiful Pleased to Report Results of Another Successful Cleanup Event
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For the last four years, Gwinnett Clean & Beautiful has been proud to team up with Gwinnett County’s Department of Water Resources to raise awareness about the important role that wetlands play, as well as to motivate the community to act as stewards to local wetlands.

Statement From Natalye Paquin, Points of Light President and CEO, in Honor of Mrs. Barbara Bush

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April 18, 2018 /3BL Media/ - “Barbara Bush embodied strength, grace, and dedication to family and faith. Her life was the very definition of what we at Points of Light hold up and support through our mission, a life that includes service to others. A tireless advocate for volunteerism, Mrs. Bush helped countless charities and humanitarian causes during her years in public life. In a recent interview, when talking about her continued work with her literacy foundation and President George H. W.

A Beautiful Shiver in the River ’18 from Keep Virginia Beautiful

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The folks at Keep Virginia Beautiful (KVB) had to admit it. They were a bit nervous prior to KVB's 2018 "Shiver in the River."

In late January, Virginia's James River was well above flood stage because of several weeks of rainy weather. But after 10-plus days of gorgeous weather, the James receded, and hundreds of volunteers flocked to Historic Tredegar for the 4th Annual Shiver in the River.

A Timely Solution for Starbucks Community Service Program [Case Study]

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Starbucks needed a better way to manage their corporate volunteering efforts, fast. They wanted to continue to involve not only their employees (who they refer to as “partners”) in volunteerism, but also their customers.

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