This year's VolunteerMatch Summit brought together corporate, nonprofit, and public sector professionals to discuss how to create impactful partnerships and effectively engage corporate volunteers. Common Impact led an all-conference session that convened these diverse stakeholders around the impact and the challenges of cross-sector collaboration. Using participatory technology, the entire audience engaged in the session by guiding the conversation towards the subjects that interested them most.
MONTRÉAL, October 27, 2016 /3BL Media/ – Gildan Activewear Inc. (GIL; TSX and NYSE) announced today that it is donating $50,000 to assist with the relief efforts in Haiti following Hurricane Matthew. The funds will be distributed equally between two organizations – UNICEF and Americares, as each focuses its efforts on different areas of intervention. Hurricane Matthew struck Haiti earlier this month as a category four hurricane, resulting in extensive flooding and mudslides, damage to roads and infrastructure, and electricity and water shortages.
The captain and crew of Holland America Line’s ms Veendam were honored by the Association for Rescue at Sea with a prestigious AFRAS AMVER Award for the 2015 rescue of a pilot who ditched his aircraft in the Pacific Ocean near Hawaii. The Automated Mutual Assistance Vessel Rescue System was implemented by the U.S. Coast Guard in 1958, and the AMVER Awards were created in 1971 to recognize vessels that participate in the program.
DENVER, October 26, 2016 /3BL Media/ - A full-sized bobsled with blinking LED lights. A 10-foot blue dragon. Skyscrapers, bulldozers, even a version of Van Gogh’s “Starry Night” painting – all made from scrap materials by schoolchildren in Arrow Electronics communities as part of a global STEM education event called the Cardboard Engineering Challenge.
Protecting safe water resources around the world is a critical part of Xylem Watermark’s mission, and employees in Herford, Germany made their mark during Xylem’s inaugural Month of Service by participating in a clean-up event of the Werre River.
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28 Xylem employees, in partnership with Engineers Without Borders, launched two dragon boats on the Werre River and collected nearly 45 lbs (20 kg) of garbage and debris, including an old wooden door, as part of the inaugural Month of Service. Employees were trained in the importance of clean water and protecting local watersheds before embarking on their team building expedition. The local community and partner organization recognized the Herford team and Xylem’s commitment to solving water challenges.
Since the 1970s, The Green Gulch Farm Zen Center Has Sown Seeds of Mindfulness in Organic Farming
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Today, we visit the Green Gulch Farm Zen Center in San Francisco's Marin County. Since the 1970s, these pioneers of the California Organic Farming movement have been utilizing zen practices to harvest surprising soul crops and produce abundant, earth-friendly yields. Watch this episode to learn how they manage to strike the balance between responsibility and detachment in their sustainable work on the planet, and in the hearts and minds of their students and guests.
October 24, 2016 /3BL Media/ - As part of CSX’s “Beyond Our Rails” initiative to give back to communities across its network, the company hosted a day of service at Funston Elementary School in Chicago on Saturday, Oct. 22. The school was one of a handful selected from across the country this year for a CSX Service Day.
Seth and Kata DeLoach had no way of knowing that a trip to the pediatrician for their daughter would turn their world upside down.
After noting some concerns about the development of then 2-month-old Reagan’s head, the pediatrician directed Seth and Kata to a neurosurgeon at Riley Hospital for Children in Indianapolis – a Children’s Miracle Network Hospital. It was there that a neurosurgeon was able to diagnose Reagan with craniosynostosis, a condition where joints in the brain begin to close prematurely before fully formed.