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Points of Light Civic Accelerator Invests $50,000 in Two Startups Addressing Education and Workforce Development Success for Detroit Area Youth

The Points of Light Civic Accelerator graduates 14 ventures addressing the needs of disconnected youth.
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ATLANTA, December 22, 2016 /3BL Media/ – The Points of Light Civic Accelerator, with founding partners PwC Charitable Foundation and The Starbucks Foundation, along with the Ford Motor Company Fund, U.S.

Timberland’s Holiday Season of Giving

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In November, outdoor lifestyle brand Timberland kicked off its holiday season of giving at its Stratham, NH headquarters to benefit the local community. Since then, through the company’s Path of Service™ program, more than 100 employees have volunteered at seven events in support of nonprofit organizations in New Hampshire.  Approaching its 25th year, Timberland’s Path of Service™ program provides employees with up to 40 paid hours each year to serve in the community.

150,000 Refugees are Being Educated, Thanks to These Businesses

by Katie Dallas
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The UN announced at the start of this summer that the last time the world saw a refugee crisis of this level was during World War II. So why, amid wars, terrorism, and natural disasters, are we worried about children attending school?

With the refugee crisis hitting unprecedented levels, the educational needs of children and youth are often the last consideration — an afterthought following water, food, and shelter.

11 Facts you should know about the Refugee Crisis

International Volunteer Day Sends a Reminder on the Power of Volunteerism to Drive Sustainable Development

International Volunteer Day Forum and Awards Celebration Held in Washington, D.C.
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WASHINGTON, December 8, 2016 /3BL Media/ –  Celebrating the power of volunteering, leaders from the private, public and social sectors convened at the International Volunteer Day Forum and Awards Celebration on December 5, in Washington D.C.

Decorating Safely for the Holidays

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Nobody wants to spend the holidays in the ER. Last year, more than 90,000 people are treated in the ER for ladder-related injuries and nearly 4,000 injuries associated with extension cords.

At Sodexo we use the 3 Checks for Safety before beginning any task as part of our Zero Harm Mindset. You can ask these questions at home too:

Are Millennials the Lost Generation? A Global Perspective

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Millennials are often portrayed in the media as lazy, narcissistic and entitled, but these harsh generalisations could not be further from the truth. According to the Rise of the Millennials survey conducted in October 2015 by Standard Life Investments, which seeks to find what motivates millennials, it was found that 61% of the millennials interviewed were worried about the state of the world and felt that they were personally responsible for making a difference.

WHO ARE THE MILLENNIALS?

Marina Bay Sands Supports The Purple Parade

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From October 29 to November 5, Team Members at Marina Bay Sands supported The Purple Parade, a movement that supports the inclusion and celebrates the abilities of persons with special needs.  During the week, Team Members supported the cause by taking photos of themselves dressed in purple and the company pledged its support to raise awareness of this campaign by turning its three towers purple.

Give a Smile

Daimler employees bring a sparkle to the eyes of countless children.Together with charitable organizations, they are giving gifts to children from socially disadvantaged backgrounds and the children of refugees.
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A puzzle, coloring book and colored pens, a glittery eraser and a generous helping of candy for the festive period – these are the kind of things that can be found in the colorful, star-patterned boxes. During their lunch breaks, Daimler employees at for example the Sindelfingen plant and the locations in Stuttgart come in their droves to deliver their lovingly packaged containers to the "Give a Smile" truck.

JetBlue Remains at the Top for LGBT Workplace Equality

For Yet Another Year JetBlue Earns a Perfect '100' From the Human Rights Campaign Foundation's Annual Scorecard on LGBT Workplace Equality
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NEW YORK, December 5, 2016 /3BL Media/ - JetBlue (NASDAQ: JBLU) announced today that it has received another top score of 100 on the 2017 Corporate Equality Index (CEI). The honor from the Human Rights Campaign Foundation is based on surveys and reports on corporate policies and practices related to LGBT workplace equality.

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