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Transformative Employee Volunteering with Chris Jarvis & Angela Parker, Realized Worth Co-Founders

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In this episode of the Champions for Social Good Podcast, Jamie Serino speaks with Chris Jarvis and Angela Parker (@angelajeane), Co-Founders of Realized Worth (@RealizedWorth), a consulting firm focused on the design and implementation of employee volunteering programs. Chris and Angela discuss the current state of employee volunteering and the common roadblocks that companies are facing to maintain momentum.

Xylem’s “Make Your Mark 30-Day Challenge” Spurs Over 4,000 Employee Volunteer Hours and Raises Community Awareness of Water and Environmental Issues

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In celebration of World Water Day on March 22, Xylem launched a month-long volunteer challenge that extended through Earth Day on April 22 for Xylem colleagues across the globe to highlight the importance of water and environmental issues.

$358,500 From Lockheed Martin Employees Support 29 Fort Worth-Area Non-Profit Agencies

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"Thousands of generous Lockheed Martin employees give a portion of their weekly paycheck to benefit the community."
    ~  Susan Wright, Lockheed Martin AERO Club administrator.

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"Thousands of generous Lockheed Martin employees give a portion of their weekly paycheck to benefit the community."
    ~  Susan Wright, Lockheed Martin AERO Club administrator.

In Indiana, Vigo Volunteers, Duke Energy Come Through for the Hungry

By Sue Loughlin, Tribune-Star
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Tears of joy streamed down Anita Cheeks’ face as Duke Energy volunteers took box after box of canned foods and other non-perishable items into the basement of St. Joseph’s Church parish offices.

“This is such a blessing,” she said, and it will free up funds enabling the church’s Samaritan Ministry food pantry program to purchase more perishable items, including meat. 

Las Vegas Sands Announces Recipient of Global Citizenship Award

Inaugural award recognizes team members for dedication to giving back to their local communities and important causes
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LAS VEGAS, May 1, 2017 /3BL Media/ - Las Vegas Sands Corp. (NYSE: LVS) has named Erik Weiner the winner of The Mr. Sheldon G. and Dr. Miriam Adelson Citizenship Award presented by Sands Cares. Mr. Weiner is a training coordinator at Sands Bethlehem, the company’s resort property in Pennsylvania.

GM Employees to Plant 25,000 Hardwood Trees in the U.S.

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The national nonprofit Living Lands & Waters began its MillionTrees Project in 2007 by collecting and planting acorns. The group harvests the growing saplings and partners with communities and companies like General Motors to meet its ambitious goal – growing 1 million trees across the United States. This year, 27 GM facilities in seven states are taking part, providing more than 25,000 oak trees to employees and their families for Earth Day and Arbor Day plantings.

The Arbor Day Foundation Partners with General Motors, Procter & Gamble and Sustainable Brands on Tree Planting to Beautify Detroit Park

Groups Participate in The Greening of Detroit Park Project
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DETROIT, MI, May 2, 2017 /3BL Media/ – The Arbor Day Foundation in partnership with General Motors, Procter & Gamble and Sustainable Brands are planting 40 trees at the Greening of Detroit Park in honor of Elizabeth Gordon Sachs at 1463 East Jefferson Street on May 22.

Comcast NBCUniversal Celebrates Year-Round Commitment to Volunteerism During Annual Cares Day

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PHILADELPHIA, April 20, 2017 /3BL Media/ - On Saturday, April 22nd, more than 100,000 Comcast NBCUniversal employees, and their families and friends, and community partners will participate in the 16th annual Comcast Cares Day, the nation’s largest single-day corporate volunteer effort and a culmination of the company’s year-round commitment to community service.

Fighting Cancer at the Summit

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Larry Ward climbs mountains to combat cancer. 

In the last five years, he and his team -- who refer to themselves as Climbing for Cancer -- have reached the top of the tallest mountains in nearly all 50 states. 

Ward, who retired from the Benton Harbor-based appliance maker [Whirlpool Corporation] almost a year ago, is one of several people who raise money for Relay for Life in an effort to combat cancer. Whirlpool Corp. employees and retirees have been involved in Relay for Life of Berrien County since 1996. 

Learn How SEFCU is Making an Impact

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It's one thing to say you donated $3 million dollars last year, but it’s another thing to be able to say that money equated to 15 million pounds of food. That’s how Jolene Barr, Community Impact Leader at SEFCU, describes the difference that GIFTS Online & AngelPoints is making in helping the institution tell its impact story, and in deepening relationships with nonprofit partners.

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