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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.

eBay Foundation Announces the Winners of the Global Give

In honor of eBay Foundation’s 20th anniversary, employees embrace inclusive entrepreneurship in their communities.
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The eBay Foundation marked its 20th anniversary this year by launching the Global Give, a reboot of the company’s employee-led grantmaking program.

Through Global Give, the Foundation challenged eBay employees to make their communities a better place—a place where entrepreneurs of all backgrounds are empowered to start and grow a business, and help create opportunity for all.

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.

What Is Skills-Based Volunteering?

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Skills-based volunteering is one of those loosely defined areas of our practice that can sometimes confuse people. I have spoken to several practitioners about their definition of skills-based volunteering and the answers are all over the map. It made me think that if we’re going to advance this practice, we’d better agree on some basics.

So, let’s answer the question: What is skills-based volunteering? 

Lockheed Martin Employees Celebrate Month of Giving

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Lockheed Martin employees participated in dozens of volunteer events in communities around the world this October as part of the company’s annual “Month of Giving.” These “Be the Difference” days highlight employees’ commitment to service and giving back.

Employee Activism: Where CSR and Civic Engagement Meet

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The only voice in the corporation that can authentically stand for purpose is the voice of the employee. Explore with us how companies are entering the conversation about corporate citizenship and civic engagement and how you can connect your company’s purpose and values to the activism of employees.

Read Angela Parker's latest blog: Employee Activism: Where CSR and Civic Engagement Meet 

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