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Keep Manatee Beautiful Celebrates America Recycles Day with a SandBlast!


A professional sand sculpture team called Team Sandtastic built an 80-ton “Wildlife & the Arts” exhibition sculpture at the Manatee Public Beach on Anna Maria Island in Manatee County, Florida, in celebration of Keep Manatee Beautiful’s SandBlast 2016.

SandBlast 2016 is a sand sculpture competition that pairs amateur teams with local business sponsors to raise funds in support of Keep Manatee Beautiful’s programs and events, which improves people's quality of life in Manatee County.  

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.

Carnival Cruise Line Holds Comedy Fundraiser at Fort Lauderdale Improv Benefiting Kids in Distress Children’s Charity


Carnival Cruise Line hosted its sixth annual comedy fundraiser at the Fort Lauderdale Improv on Wednesday, Nov. 16, with proceeds benefiting Kids in Distress, a Fort Lauderdale-based children’s charity.

generationOn and Hasbro Launch the Joy Maker Challenge to Inspire Youth to Spread Kindness This Holiday Season

Hasbro will donate a toy or game to Toys for Tots for each kid or teen engaged in service through the month-long campaign, up to $1 million
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NEW YORK, November 21, 2016 /3BL Media/ – generationOn, the youth service division of Points of Light, and Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAS) have partnered for the seventh annual Joy Maker Challenge, which encourages youth to engage in meaningful, hands-on service projects and spread joy and kindness through volunteerism during the holiday season.

Volunteer Spotlight: Keep Austin Beautiful's Jaime Rodriguez


“Less talking and more doing,” are words of wisdom from Jaime Rodriguez. Many people may spend their entire lives trying to live by this motto. Yet, Jaime a senior at Lanier High School in Austin, Texas, not only subscribes to it, but puts it into practice.

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
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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. 

Exploring the Role of Higher Education in Creating Community

By: Jim Jenkins

Establishing a strong sense of belonging and purpose, both on campus and in the larger community is essential to engaging and retaining students. For many students, college represents their first taste of true independence, away from parents, teachers and other authority figures.

Ideas that Matter 2016 | Blank Plate - Trainer's Playbook

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Another one of our Ideas that Matter winners are Mai Kobori, Eulani Labay, Amy Findeiss from Parsons, The New School for Design. They worked with Blank Plate to create their Trainer’s Playbook, which is a toolkit and workbook that incorporates Blank Plate’s 10-week culinary design curriculum, empowering community leaders to become facilitators.

To learn more about their project, please visit: http://bit.ly/2fHWxq4

How a Mindfulness Practice Can Help Transcend Negative Politics

Artist, Poet and Musician MC Yogi Reflects on Battling the Darkness in Politics with Mindfulness
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In this era of sparring bipartisan political agendas and unapologetic mudslinging among campaigning rivals, it can be challenging not to get sucked into a downward spiral of negativity each time you turn on the news or read your feed.


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