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ON Semiconductor Shows Support for Longtime Partner, United Way of Southeastern Idaho's Grand Opening

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The United Way of Southeastern Idaho held a ribbon cutting and grand opening ceremony at their new office at 101 N. Main St. on Thursday, October 1. While United Way had moved to the location prior to the pandemic, they used this as an opportunity to announce their 2020 campaign: RiseUP for Southeastern Idaho.

Timberland Finds New Ways to Engage Employees During the Pandemic with its 23rd Annual Serv-a-palooza

Over 150 employees pull on their boots to help strengthen local communities through in-person or online volunteer events
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This fall, global outdoor lifestyle brand Timberland hosted its 23rd annual Serv-a-Palooza, a company-wide community service event at which employee volunteers dedicate their time to address critical needs in their communities. While the tradition continues, this year’s Serv-a-palooza was considerably different from last year’s as the brand adapted the event to maximize safety for over 150 employee volunteers during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

When Tragedy Struck in Beirut, Booz Allen Associate Serge Abdelhak Put His Skills to Work

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“On the fourth of August, when the ground started shaking and the sky turned gray for a second, I immediately realized something terrible had happened.”

Booz Allen Associate Serge Abdelhak was in Beirut when 2,750 tons of ammonium nitrate exploded, massively damaging the city’s port and nearby neighborhoods.  

Walking through the wreckage that had once been offices, stores, restaurants, and family homes, he reflected “I was at a loss of words and thoughts,” he said. 

Cox Supports Young Social Change Leaders

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More than two dozen young people will learn to be global leaders and agents of nonviolent social change as participants in The King Center’s CampNow Leadership Academy, thanks to support from Cox Enterprises. 

Through a partnership with The Martin Luther King, Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change, Cox is sponsoring scholarships that will send 25 students through the 2021 CampNow program. 

New Report Shows Results of London-based Supermarket Trials to Promote Healthier Diets and Lifestyles

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  • The Consumer Goods Forum’s Collaboration for Healthier Lives UK (CHL UK) initiative brings together retailers, manufacturers and other key stakeholders
  • Some of the results from successful trials highlight 13% more fruit and vegetables sold and 22% fewer packets of confectionary sold

Connect With Virtual Volunteers to Build Your Nonprofit's Capacity

[Webinar] Dive into Taproot Foundation’s marketing, HR, and tech pro bono
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Tuesday, October 27, 2020 at 1 PM EST // 12 PM CST // 11 AM MT // 10 AM PST

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If 2020 has proven anything, it’s that the role nonprofits play in rebuilding and strengthening families and communities has never been more vital. Get the support your organization needs to meet these rising demands by connecting with a community of 75,000+ volunteers for virtual pro bono that builds your capacity to do even more important work.

Stretch Your Professional Skills While Making a Difference

[Webinar] Volunteer virtually with nonprofits through Taproot Foundation
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Wednesday, October 28 at 1 PM ET / 12 PM CT / 11 AM MT / 10 AM PT 

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Koch Pro Bono Initiative Delivers Aid to Those Who Need It Most

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For some Americans, just one criminal misstep early in life can cascade into an endless stream of trouble — trouble getting a job, affording a home and even supporting a family.

Now, through Koch Industries’ pro bono initiative, many more people can access free legal help to clear charges from their records or move beyond past mistakes that have haunted them for years.

The ripple effects can be huge. Legal assistance such as clearing up records gives people a fresh start, helps strengthen their families and ultimately bolsters the communities in which Koch works.

Building the Bridge to a Better Life

How a Georgia-Pacific lawyer helped a deserving Georgia woman earn a pardon – and a new start
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Close friends and coworkers know Gwen Boyd-Willis as a woman of faith. They call her “The Bridge” in her ministry because she's always there to connect people in their time of need.

“I help people get the help that they need,” Gwen said. “If I can't help you, I'll find somebody that can.”

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