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If You Build It, They Will Come

Employee volunteer hours soar during third annual Global Service Week
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By Jaime Barclay, Sr Mgr Corporate Responsibility

At Symantec, we know that corporate responsibility is not only the right thing to do, it is directly linked to employee retention, productivity, and overall engagement. A recent study conducted by Glassdoor found that 75 percent of employees and job seekers expect their employer to support the communities in which they do business through donations and/or volunteer efforts.

Pro Bono Perspectives Podcast Thanksgiving Special! Episode 9: Robert Lee, Rescuing Leftover Cuisine

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We are thrilled to welcome Robert Lee, Co-Founder and CEO of Rescuing Leftover Cuisine for a special Thanksgiving week episode. Rescuing Leftover Cuisine is a national nonprofit that targets both the prevention of quality food waste and putting an end to hunger. In the United States alone, 40 percent of food gets tossed every year and on average, 1,160 pounds of food are lost to the garbage pail each year by an American family of four.

Mow a yard. Create a home.

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Did you know a poorly maintained yard causes moisture and pest problems? Both of which can be detrimental to the health of the home and those inside. Rebuilding Together affiliates nationwide help neighbors in need, like Cheryl, protect their homes from these dangers by removing debris, pruning overgrown bushes and trees and installing drain pipes that carry water away from the home’s foundation. 

Turkey Dinners Delivered to Customers by Consumers Energy Employees

By J. Scott Park
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Consumers Energy employees understand that utility work can be a pain for customers.

Torn up lawns and landscaping. Trucks blocking driveways and roads. Holes in the road and yards.

So, on Wednesday, Nov. 14, employees gave back to their customers affected by this work. About 600 turkey dinners were assembled and delivered in Jackson, Saginaw and Warren.

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Keep America Beautiful Celebrates America Recycles Day With “State of Recycling” Forum

2018 Forum Streams on Facebook Live; Focuses on “Motivating Individuals to Recycle”
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STAMFORD, Conn., November 14, 2018 /3BL Media/ – Keep America Beautiful, in celebration of America Recycles Day, is hosting the 2018 “State of Recycling” Forum in Washington, D.C., presented in partnership with Keurig Dr Pepper. This year’s topic is “Cleaning Up Recycling: Motivating Individuals to Recycle.” The Forum, which take place Nov.

Las Vegas Sands Brings Their Community Together for a Global Hygiene Kit Build & Blood Drive

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More than 500 volunteers in Las Vegas joined Las Vegas Sands and social enterprises Clean the World and the American Red Cross to build 35,000 hygiene and comfort kits to support populations in need. The large community volunteer effort was in part with the company’s global annual kit build and its active approach on community preparedness. Through Sands Cares, LVS’ global corporate giving and Team Member engagement program, the company is committed to making the communities where they operate a better place to live and providing aid during times of disaster and emergencies.

eBay Employee Lends Her Skills—and Gains a Fresh Perspective

Ruchi Sethi takes her professional expertise to Peru and brings home learnings that are changing her life
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Volunteering has always been part of eBay product manager Ruchi Sethi’s life. She freely gives her time to teach kids in underserved areas, collect donations and serve food to the homeless, and support various NGOs in her community. She even traveled to India to paint schools, and is now known to her friends as the “Queen of Volunteering.”

Whirlpool Corporation Gives Kelley School Students at IU Experience ‘Beyond the Classroom’

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Whirlpool Corporation’s ISC PMO/Strategy Senior Manager Jay Hardman has found an interesting way to engage with students at the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University — by having them participate in a Habitat for Humanity house build on campus. The build, which took place in the week leading up to IU’s homecoming weekend, is the ninth one that Whirlpool Corp. has sponsored at the campus.

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Leveraging Our Scale to Make a Positive Impact Where We Live and Work

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Our commitment to sustainability is integrated into every aspect of our business. Our global programs and initiatives, spread across 100+ sites in 30 countries and supported by approximately 200,000 employees, exemplify our strategy from thought into action.

Humana Charity Crafters Donate 500+ Handmade Items to Cancer Center in Phoenix

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Have you ever knitted, crocheted or sewn a hat? How about hand-making more than 500 hats and then giving them to charity?

That’s exactly what the Humana Charity Crafters recently did, hand-making more than 500 hats, breast cancer pillows, blankets and stuffed animals to benefit cancer patients at Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center. The donation was in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October and Make a Difference Day on Oct. 27.

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