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America’s First Sustainable Urban Agrihood Debuts in Detroit

The Michigan Urban Farming Initiative to open new community center and café
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DETROIT, November 30, 2016 /3BL Media/ – The Michigan Urban Farming Initiative (MUFI) is debuting America’s first sustainable urban agrihood, an alternative neighborhood growth model in Detroit’s lower North End that positions agriculture as the centerpiece of a mixed-use urban development.

Building a Culture of Service: Altria and Valero Put Local Communities First


Crafting a mission statement is a chance for a company to put into words what truly drives the organization: what are the values it holds above all others? For many, success and profit come to mind. For Civic 50 sector leaders Altria and Valero Energy, community is consistently held as the organizations’ driving force.

Leveraging Partnerships for a Healthier Future


CSX values giving back to communities where we operate – but we know we can’t do it alone.

generationOn and U.S. Cellular Recognize Inspiring Youth Across the Country

Wireless carrier supports youth initiatives in select cities through The Future of Good program
Press Release

NEW YORK, November 29, 2016 /3BL Media/ - generationOn, the youth division of Points of Light, has collaborated with U.S. Cellular for its 2016 The Future of Good program, which was announced today. The program champions and invests in caring, compassionate and capable youth who make a positive impact in their communities.

Pledge To #GiveTime This #GivingTuesday

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What comes to mind when you hear the word “give”?

A donation of money? An act of kindness? A concession (i.e. “giving in” or “giving up”)?

How about volunteering?  

Across the country and across the world, people are giving back to their communities by volunteering their time. 

Join VolunteerMatch in celebrating #GivingTuesday — a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration — this Tuesday, November 29. How? By taking a pledge to volunteer.

Arrow Electronics Employees Volunteer with Habitat for Humanity

Press Release

DENVER, November 22, 2016 /3BL Media/ - A group of 50 employees from Arrow’s North America components team volunteered with Habitat for Humanity of Metro Denver last month, helping a local Habitat ReStore process and transport a generous donation of patio furniture and other items from the Colorado Convention Center.

Xylem Employees Celebrate Inaugural Global Month of Service by Logging More than 7,000 Volunteer Hours with Local Organizations

Press Release

RYE BROOK, N.Y. November 22, 2016 /3BL Media/ - To commemorate its fifth anniversary, Xylem (NYSE:XYL), a leading global water technology company dedicated to solving the world’s most challenging water issues, launched its inaugural Global Month of Service. The initiative aimed to advance Xylem’s commitment to build a culture of volunteerism across the company, and to provide opportunities for employees globally to further contribute to the company’s mission of solving water.

Holland America Line President Orlando Ashford Honored with Bethune-Cookman University Leadership Award

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November 24, 2016 /3BL Media/ - Holland America Line President Orlando Ashford was honored by Bethune-Cookman University at the fourth annual Mary McLeod Bethune Legacy Awards Gala in Daytona Beach, Florida, Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2016. Ashford, who received the Leadership Award, was recognized for his dedication and continuous contribution to education and the community.

Daimler Is Making Traffic Education Fun

Daimler launched it in 2001, and today it’s active all over the world: The MobileKids traffic safety initiative teaches children how to negotiate traffic safely.

Cool! I like the way you did that!” Max is visibly impressed as he hands a small card to the bewildered young man standing at the curb. He has just held back two teenagers who were about to dash across the pedestrian crossing without looking right or left — a cyclist was barely able to brake in time. The young man is initially surprised to hear this praise from the mouth of an eight-year-old, but he suddenly realizes something. “You’re from the school that’s doing a traffic safety training course, right?” he asks. “Yes, we are,” says Max’s classmate Lea, who has been watching.

generationOn and The Walt Disney Company Celebrate the Power of Family Giving During 26th Annual Family Volunteer Day

generationOn, Disney, ABC Television Group celebrities, Los Angles Regional Food Bank and L.A. Works “Share the Joy” through service to others to underscore importance of families giving back
Press Release

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 22, 2016 /3BL Media/ – Family Volunteer Day, powered by generationOn, the youth service division of Points of Light, and sponsored by The Walt Disney Company, is a day of service that demonstrates and celebrates the power of families who volunteer together, supporting their communities and neighborhoods. 


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