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Celebrating the Agents of Change This Black History Month

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Each year during the month of February, Americans set aside a few weeks to focus their historical hindsight on the contributions that people of African descent have made to this country.

In honor of #BlackHistoryMonth, America's Charities is celebrating the following agents of change who we are proud to call members:

February Is Cancer Prevention Month: Research Shows That up to 50% of Cancer Cases and 50% of Cancer Deaths Are Preventable.

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Research shows that up to 50% of cancer cases and about 50% of cancer deaths are preventable with the knowledge we have today. In fact, individuals can reduce their cancer risk with some simple lifestyle changes, such as these seven steps to prevent cancer shared by Prevent Cancer Foundation.

February Is Marfan Awareness Month! Nearly Half the People Who Have Marfan Syndrome Do Not Know It.

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Marfan syndrome affects an estimated 1 in 5,000 people regardless of race, ethnicity, or gender, and experts estimate that nearly half the people who have Marfan syndrome do not know it.  Without proper diagnosis and treatment, they are at high risk for an aortic dissection and sudden death. 

Help Miriam's Kitchen Build a Neighborhood to End Homelessness in DC

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You can make a significant difference in helping Miriam's Kitchen by donating to them through workplace giving. Don't have a program? Click here to have your employer contact our team about bring employee giving to your workplace. 

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You can make a significant difference in helping Miriam's Kitchen by donating to them through workplace giving. Don't have a program? Click here to have your employer contact our team about bring employee giving to your workplace. 

The Push and Pull of Workplace Giving

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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. 

Save the Date: 2020 Collective Impact Conference Presented by America’s Charities

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When:

Friday, June 12, 2020, from mid-morning to the end of the day, followed by a networking happy hour. Lunch will be provided.

Where:

Hogan Lovells US LLP, Columbia Square, 555 Thirteenth Street, NW, Washington, D.C. 20004. One block walk from Metro Center Station.

Who:

America’s Charities Grows Employee Assistance Fund; Kicks Off 2020 with Six New Clients

Companies Offering EAFs Strive to Be the Difference for Their Employees
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WASHINGTON, February 10, 2020 /3BL Media/ – America’s Charities, a nonprofit celebrating its 40th year as a pioneer in employee engagement, today announced it has expanded its Employee Assistance Fund (EAF) service by welcoming six new clients.

January Is National Poverty in America Awareness Month

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Hunger and malnutrition, limited access to education and other basic services, social discrimination and exclusion, disabilities, restricted access to participation in the democratic process. These are just some of the many manifestations of poverty. More than 40 million Americans live in poverty, but we can eradicate poverty. As Nelson Mandela said, "Like slavery and apartheid, poverty is not natural. It is man-made and it can be overcome and eradicated by the action of human beings."

Help Humane Society International (HSI) Care for Animals Caught Up in the Australian Wildfires

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Wildlife in Australia is being devastated from the horrific fire emergency. The scale and intensity of these fires is difficult to fathom, with around 17,300,000 acres already burnt and more than 500 million animals and counting estimated to have lost their lives so far, with millions more in need of our help.

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