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Deloitte: Leveraging Professional Skills to Help Nonprofits Solve Complex Challenges

How this organization’s employee-driven pro bono program promotes talent development and inclusive leadership.
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It’s powerful to see grassroots initiatives out in our communities. They bubble up organically, fueled by passionate, committed people intent on making society a better place for all. But it’s not all that common to see organic initiatives blossom like this in the corporate world. That’s why we are beyond inspired when we see an initiative like Deloitte’s stepup program come along—built from the ground up by a handful of professionals committed to their community.

From the Ground Up

Earth Day Network Joins Forces With National CleanUp Day and Keep America Beautiful

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WASHINGTON, September 3, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Earth Day Network, the global organizer of Earth Day, today announced a partnership with National CleanUp Day® and Keep America Beautiful® to remove trash across the United States amid a global pandemic. Throughout the month of September, Earth Day Network joins these organizations in encouraging Americans to get outside and safely clean up their communities.

OneWest Bank Launches Program to Give Back to Local Area School Children

Three hours of virtual learning assistance donated for every checking account opened until October 15
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OneWest Bank, CIT's Southern California retail bank division, recently launched its second annual Bank on Building a Brighter Community program to give back to local area school children.

Beyond Gourmet Sandwiches and Into Full-Scale Community Support: GD Bro Burger

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Signal Hill, just south of Los Angeles, is lucky to have Hue Nguyen and his devoted crew of apprentice cooks, caterers, runners, and organizers. As the owner of GD Bro Burger, Hue has expanded his operation over the past few months — far beyond gourmet sandwiches and into full-scale community support — with the help of nonprofits, like-minded businesses, and digital technology.

Keep Lee County Beautiful Aids in Mangrove Restoration

Keep America Beautiful Affiliate in Florida Joins Volunteers to Plant New Mangroves
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Following a maintenance error that resulted in the unpermitted removal of local mangroves, a Florida municipality partnered with Keep Lee County Beautiful (KLCB) to restore the affected area. One year ago, the municipality’s staff was approved to remove mangroves that were impeding a local waterway but unfortunately went beyond the permitted section resulting in a mandate to restore the area.

VIDEO | Mohawk “Crashes” Atlanta-Area School with New Carpeting for Learning Spaces

Toney Elementary's School Crashers makeover included a dynamic refresh throughout its Decatur, GA campus
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Last year, Mohawk Industries and Georgia United Credit Union Foundation’s School Crashers® program transformed learning and administrative environments at seven schools across the Peach State. Refreshing finishes and new energy reinvigorated media centers, music rooms, workspaces and other inspired interiors.

Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses and MetLife Foundation Partner With Leading Pro Bono Expert Taproot Foundation to Support Small Businesses

Taproot launches Taproot Plus for Small Business offering free virtual consulting support in the wake of COVID-19
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SAN FRANCISCO, August 25, 2020 /3BL Media/ - In response to the dire economic challenges presented by COVID-19, Taproot Foundation, a national nonprofit that connects organizations with volunteers sharing their professional expertise pro bono, today announced it will open its online volunteer matchmaking program to small businesses in need of professional consulting support. Taproot Plus for Small Business is made possible in part by support from MetLife Foundation and Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses.

Community Engagement at International Paper

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International Paper is committed to investing in people, and we continue to be a force for good in our communities.

Benevity Surpasses $5 Billion in Donations and Sees Exponential Spike in Support for Racial Justice

Contributions to causes supporting racial justice and equity increased by 15x in June on the Benevity platform, boosting total giving by 71 percent
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CALGARY, Alberta, August 4, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Benevity, Inc., the leading provider of global corporate purpose software, today announced that the company has reached a significant milestone: more than $5 billion in donations — with an average user donation size of $125 — to support more than 251,000 vetted nonprofits worldwide have been processed through its platform.

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