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This e-Card Helps to Power Rural Homes (And Their Holiday Decorations)

‘Tis the season to be jolly, and what better way than helping rural families turn their lights on for the first time? This energy company has taken it upon themselves to spread a little more than joy this season, and you could help.
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The Holiday season is here, so let's take the chance and contribute to a better access to energy for those who need it most.

With each share of our Season’s Greetings on social media, the Schneider Electric Foundation donates €1 to help improving access to energy around the world.

How to join it?
Access the e-card and share directly on Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn.

Corporate Leadership, Social Progress

Daryl Brewster, CEO, CECP
Blog

As the wild ride of 2017 comes to an end, we reflect on a year that was replete with loss and pain, but also a year when leading corporations have stepped up on major social issues.

Through CECP’s collaboration with 200+ companies, hundreds of monthly inquiries and discussions, proprietary surveys, and conversations with leading experts and on-the-ground practitioners, we see six trends as companies lead during these uncertain times.

Lehigh Valley County Animal Response Team (LVCART) Receives Donation from Purina to Boost Animal Emergency Life-Saving Efforts

Purina and LVCART offer tips for pet owners to be prepared for winter emergencies
Press Release

ALLENTOWN, Pa., December 19, 2017 /3BL Media/ – Natural disasters and severe storms have impacted countless people and pets in 2017. Animals are especially vulnerable when the unthinkable happens, and thanks to Pennsylvania State Animal Response Teams in place across the state, volunteers are available 24/7 to facilitate a rapid, coordinated and effective response for any emergency affecting animals.

Drink, Dance, Donate: How Viacom Gave Back and Got Down for the 8th Year in a Row

by Lisa Di Venuta
Blog

“Everyone on the left side of the room say, ‘Give back,’” shouted Viacom President and CEO Bob Bakish, addressing a constellation of nearly 200 Viacom employees and nonprofit partners, all gathered in the White Box at Viacom’s Times Square Headquarters one evening in early December.

“Give back,” the crowd roared.

“Now everybody on the right side of the room say, “Get down!’”

“Get down!’”

VIDEO | Walmart Helps Wreaths Across America Lay 100,000 Wreaths at Cemeteries Nationwide to Honor Veterans This December

Funding and Transportation Supports Annual Effort to Recognize Hometown Heroes
Blog

Every year, as part of its long commitment to support our nation’s military communities, Walmart helps Wreaths Across America (WAA) recognize the sacrifices of our nation’s veterans and their families through wreath laying ceremonies around the nation. Coordinated and led by local volunteers, this annual event seeks to further the WAA’s mission — Remember, Honor, Teach — ensuring that the memory of those who served our country endures.

National Wreath Laying Day: Saturday, December 16, 2017

Caterpillar Foundation, Employees and Retirees Invest $11.2 Million in United Way

Funds will improve the lives of children, families and seniors in communities across the United States.
Press Release

DEERFIELD, Ill., December 18, 2017 /3BL Media/ -- Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE: CAT) employees and retirees together with the Caterpillar Foundation have pledged more than $11.2 million to United Way agencies across the United States as part of its 2017-2018 campaign. This amount includes a dollar-for-dollar matching grant from the Caterpillar Foundation. The United Way has been Caterpillar’s only annual corporate-sponsored charitable solicitation for funds to its employees and retirees for more than 60 years.

A Canadian Opportunity: Companies Predict Community Investment Budgets Will Increase in 2018

Press Release

TORONTO, December 15, 2017 /3BL Media/- Canada's leading corporations widely recognize the business opportunity in putting their brands and resources behind worthy causes, and many plan to increase their community investments, according to a new study issued by Imagine Canada and LBG (London Benchmarking Group) Canada.

The 2017 Corporate Community Investment Leadership study expects corporate giving will advance in 2018, driven by economic growth, heightened appreciation of community investment, customer expectations and high rates of employee interest.

Nestlé Partners with Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry Campaign to Support School Breakfast Programs

Nestlé leadership, First Lady of Virginia visit Arlington school in continued commitment to nutrition and ending childhood hunger
Press Release

ARLINGTON, Va., December 15, 2017 /3BL Media/ - Nestlé USA today announced its partnership with Share Our Strength to support the organization’s school breakfast initiatives as part of its No Kid Hungry campaign. The donation of $250,000 deepens Nestlé’s commitment to help children live healthier lives.

Helping Bring Safe Drinking Water to San Miguel de Allende, Mexico

Supporting Engineers Without Borders UK to develop an innovative biochar filter to provide clean drinking water
Article

Tetra Tech created its 50th Anniversary Global Clean Water Fund to honor its history of leadership in the water sector and commitment to Engineers Without Borders’ life-changing work. These Tetra Tech-provided grants helped bring clean, safe water to communities in poor and underserved communities in remote areas around the world.

Community Support

Inspired to help others
Blog

BY KELLY BRAATEN & PHOTOS: ERIC JOHNSON, AUSTIN DAILY HERALD

On a brisk Saturday morning in November, volunteers and area organizations in Austin, Minnesota, were busy getting everything ready for an event to help others in the community. Tables were being set up, groceries were being placed into bags and barber chairs were being brought in for haircuts.

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