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How Republic Services is Fighting Food Waste – and Hunger

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Most people know Republic Services for the big blue trucks that collect trash throughout their neighborhood. But we don’t just deliver garbage to the local landfill, we also work to keep some things out – such as perfectly edible food.

Supermarkets and restaurants often are left with food that’s beyond the “sell by” date but is still safe for consumption. At the same time, hunger is at epidemic proportions in the U.S., affecting one in six Americans. 

So our team got to thinking . . . how could we help get that extra food to those in need? 

Sodexo Stop Hunger Foundation Extends Partnership With Armed Services YMCA To Help End Childhood Hunger

$100,000 grant from the Sodexo Stop Hunger Foundation will support child development and food insecurity programs at two ASYMCA locations
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GAITHERSBURG, Md.,  September 19, 2018 /3BLMedia/ — Sodexo Stop Hunger Foundation announced today that it is extending its partnership with the Armed Services YMCA (ASYMCA) and providing a $100,000 grant to improve access to nutritious food to help end childhood hunger.  The organizations will continue to work together to support the military community by helping to reduce food insecurity among military families.  With the generosity of organizations like Sodexo Stop Hunger Foundation, ASYMCA can help stop military family hunger through programs and services supporting young, low-income mil

Xylem Volunteers Join iHeart Radio in a Water Donation Drive to Help Victims of Hurricane Florence

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Hurricane Florence is causing vast devastation in the U.S. South East and Mid-Atlantic regions of North and South Carolina, Virginia, Georgia and Maryland. Xylem joined forces with iHeart Radio to donate water to support disaster relief efforts. Nine employees in Atlanta, GA spent two days collecting, loading, and delivering cases of water to those affected by Florence. Xylem encouraged customers and channel partners to support the drive, by either donating items or volunteering, which spanned from Monday, September 17 to Tuesday, September 18.

ScottsMiracle-Gro: Proudly Supporting Our Community and American Heart Association

Heart Walk participants raise more than $215,000 for heart disease and stroke prevention
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We at ScottsMiracle-Gro believe strongly in giving back - as a company and as individual associates - to the communities where we live and work. This commitment came to life recently at the American Heart Association’s Central Ohio Heart Walk, where for the third consecutive year our associates propelled us to the leading corporate fundraiser spot.

Three Top Trends to Leverage This Charitable Season

Doing Good Looks Different in 2018
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Today’s leading CSR programs are shifting their approach to doing good by putting their people at the center—and they’re driving more employee engagement and social impact as a result. How are they doing it? 

Common Impact Launches Pro Bono Perspectives, a New Podcast to Inspire Social Impact

Episodes feature everyday leaders driving community change by reframing the concept of work
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NEW YORK, September 18, 2018 /3BL Media/ — Common Impact, a nonprofit organization that pioneered corporate skills-based volunteering is launching a new podcast – Pro Bono Perspectives. Hosted by CEO Danielle Holly, Pro Bono Perspectives is the latest in a series of new Common Impact initiatives focused on showcasing the people, organizations and ideas that are shaping new models for purpose-driven work.

More than 800 Astellas Employees Volunteer for 16 Community Organizations as Part of Ninth Annual Changing Tomorrow Day

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NORTHBROOK, Ill., September 13, 2018 /3BL Media/ -- More than 800 Astellas employees joined together across four countries to help their communities and volunteer at 16 local nonprofit organizations. The effort is part of Changing Tomorrow Day (#ChangingTomorrow) – an Astellas employee initiative dedicated to building stronger communities by giving back. 

Leading the Way

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Responsibility, one of our five values, is at the core of everything we do. We are working with customers to create a more sustainable recycling model; developing new products and services that meet customers’ emerging recycling needs; engaging and empowering our employees to always do the right thing to minimize the impacts of all facets of our operations; and enabling our customers to make an even greater difference in their communities. Together, we are leading the way within our industry and receiving notable recognition for our sustainability achievements.

The Four Ps of Leadership

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In today’s highly competitive and polarized environment, any movement or cause needs energetic and effective leaders. This is especially true in the social sector, which is chronically understaffed and undercapitalized. Therefore, truly successful and sustainable leaders need to combine the skills and attributes of both leadership and management. They require a vision as well as the ability to execute it.

Benevity Data Highlights New Direction for 2018 Year-End Corporate Giving

Amid the Biggest Giving Months of the Year, Companies Adopt New Strategies to Engage People this ‘Giving Season’
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CALGARY, Canada, September 12, 2018 /3BL Media/ – Benevity, Inc., the global leader in corporate social responsibility (CSR) and employee engagement software, today announced three emerging trends likely to impact charitable giving during the biggest giving months of the year: September through December, when 50% of all donations are typically made to charities and nonprofits.

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