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A Mother’s Inspiration: "How My Mom’s Brave Actions Helped Shape My Future"

By Wanda Bryant Hope
Blog

My mother always taught me about the importance of history and how critical it was to take steps to make your dreams come true. It may surprise you to learn that one of the things that inspired me to pursue my dreams was actually a roll of toilet paper!

Why is this roll of toilet paper so important?

Renewing Efforts to Educate New Communities in the Fight Against HIV

By Douglas Brooks, Executive Director, Community Engagement at Gilead
Blog

Every now and then, I allow myself to revisit a time when I feared hearing the phone ring. That such an ordinary occurrence could induce deep emotion reflected the environment in which many of us resided. Knowing that the call could easily be the news of another friend having died or having been rushed to the hospital sometimes froze me in place.

General Mills: A Recipe for Local Change

Press Release

This article originally appeared in United Way’s 2019 Local Leader List in the Globe and Mail on November 9, 2019.

Most weekday mornings, Dale Storey goes to the gym at 5 a.m., has a protein shake afterwards and enjoys a bowl of cereal when he arrives at his desk. It’s a breakfast routine that’s become ingrained for the President and Managing Director of General Mills Canada Corporation.

Mission Driven: What Volunteerism Means at Medtronic

Hear from our employee volunteers.
Article

Beyond improving the lives of patients through medical technology, Medtronic is committed to making the world a healthier place and strengthening communities around the world. We have given more than $1 billion throughout the years to support philanthropic efforts, including support of the Medtronic Foundation.

Verizon and NFL Join Forces for One More Sunday

By: Emily Vicker
Blog

NEW YORK, January 29, 2020 - Today, Verizon and the NFL announced One More Sunday, a nationwide call for football fans and communities across the country to pledge to use the time they devoted to watching football during the NFL season to come together to make a positive impact on their communities during the off season. One More Sunday will bring Verizon and the NFL’s shared commitment to volunteerism to life with the mission of creating the largest volunteer network in America.

Points of Light Welcomes Three New Leaders to Board of Directors

Press Release

ATLANTA, January 28, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Points of Light is pleased to announce the addition of three leaders to its board of directors. Each individual shares Points of Light’s vision of creating healthy communities in vibrant, participatory societies, and provides a complement to the current board.

The newly appointed members of the Points of Light board of directors are:

We Are Citizen Philanthropists – Learning Through Service

Blog

Every waterfall begins with a single drop of water. That’s the idea behind VMware’s Citizen Philanthropy approach to giving—VMware’s waterfall of impact is the result of the collective actions of VMware people. Core to our ethos is the belief that we can all learn and grow through service. After contributing 40 hours of Service Learning in a calendar year, VMware employees are eligible to recommend a VMware Foundation grant to their nonprofit of choice.

A Multifaceted Approach Is the Key to Mentoring the Engineers of the Future

Blog

It never ceases to amaze me how many social impact programs Keysight employees engage in worldwide. As the company’s director of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) I get a great view of much that occurs, but there are many times I hear about a program I wasn’t previously aware of. In fact, it happened just last month!

Helping Connect Rural Communities in Argentina

Article

The rural town of Tandil, located some 350 kilometers south of Buenos Aires in the east of Argentina, relies on its road network to not only enable people to keep in touch with one another, but also to ensure rural, and sometimes remote businesses, are able to bring their products to market.

This small town has some 1,500 km of rural roads which are maintained by the Municipal Road Cooperative. It is working to help improve communication between smaller and less developed populations and local urbanized areas.

Benevity Announces Finalists for the 2020 Corporate Goodness Awards

Winners will be Celebrated at Benevity’s 7th Annual Goodness Matters Conference
Press Release

CALGARY, Alberta, January 23, 2020 /3BL Media/ - Benevity, Inc., the global leader in corporate social responsibility (CSR) and employee engagement software, today announced the list of finalists for the 2020 Corporate Goodness Awards (aka: The Goodies), which recognize progressive companies harnessing the power of Goodness through a modern approach to corporate philanthropy, social responsibility and employee engagement.

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