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Keep America Beautiful Kicks Off Eighth Annual Recycle-Bowl

Visit Recycle-Bowl.org to Register Your School in National K-12 Recycling Competition
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STAMFORD, Conn., August 29, 2018 /3BL Media/ – Keep America Beautiful, the nation’s iconic community improvement nonprofit organization, announces the launch of the eighth annual Recycle-Bowl youth recycling competition. Registration for this incentive-based recycling competition is open to all public and private schools in the United States.

Builds Are Underway in Support of Habitat for Humanity

Avery Dennison believes in supporting the communities where our employees live and work. We look for local needs and opportunities for our employees to volunteer time and resources to making their communities stronger.
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“On our Habitat for Humanity build days, we put values like teamwork, excellence and innovation into action. Our community and our team are stronger for it.”

Billy Cable - 2018 Aflac CSR Hero

During Hurricane Harvey, Billy and his son were able to help Lisa Bates and her family safely evacuate their home
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One year ago, Hurricane Harvey hit Houston, Texas, and led to historic flooding. Lisa Bates, an independent agent licensed to sell Aflac products, and her family – including her 10-month-old daughter – were stranded and in need of help.

With no power and little battery left on her phone, Lisa sent out a message on social media. Within minutes, hundreds responded from her Aflac family, including Billy Cable, 2018 Aflac #CSRHero and Aflac policyholder. Thanks to Billy and his son’s immediate response, Lisa and her family were able to evacuate their home safely.

Registration for 2018 America Recycles Day Now Open

Keep America Beautiful Encourages Americans to Join the Effort to Recycle More and Recycle Right
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STAMFORD, Conn., August 27, 2018 /3BL Media/ – Keep America Beautiful’s America Recycles Day, the only nationally-recognized day dedicated to promoting and celebrating recycling in the United States, has opened registration  for businesses, community organizations, government entities, individuals and others planning to host an America Recycles Day-themed event.

Closing the STEM Gap Through Skilled Volunteerism

How pro bono service can build capacity while supporting diversity and inclusion
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Around the world, employers are seeking to enlist workers with relevant skills for existing and emerging roles in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, also known as STEM. According to the CECP 2017 Giving in Numbers report, workforce development and education, particularly as related to STEM, are two of the largest focal areas for corporate and foundation giving. These are also two of the largest mission focus areas for nonprofits.

Whirlpool Corporation to Support Habitat for Humanity’s 2018 Jimmy & Rosalynn Carter Work Project in Indiana

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BENTON HARBOR, Mich., August 23, 2018 /3BL Media/ – Whirlpool Corporation will be on the front lines of home-building projects in the Midwest, as part of Habitat for Humanity’s 35th Jimmy & Rosalynn Carter Work Project.

Cisco is #43 on Fortune's List of Businesses That Change the World

See how the company and its efforts are making the world a better place.
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Big enterprises are in the business of doing more for the world, and Cisco is leading the effort.  Fortune's Change the World list features companies who are using their profit to change social problems. This year, Fortune ranked Cisco number 43 on the list, recognizing Cisco's Networking Academy as a change maker for more than a million students' lives.

Benevity Expands Global Corporate Giving and Employee Engagement Solution

Companies can now engage employees in Germany with a localized “Goodness” experience, plus more international languages, support and currency options
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CALGARY, Alberta August 23, 2018 /3BL Media/ – Benevity, Inc., the global leader in corporate social responsibility (CSR) and employee engagement software, announced the latest expansion to its market-leading international offering. Companies in Germany are now able to use Benevity to engage people in local volunteering and tax-receiptable giving to German charities as a way to build a more purpose-driven and socially responsible corporate culture.

Lowe’s Champions Underserved Communities With Volunteers and Nearly $8 Million to Keep America Beautiful

Lowe’s Funds 44 Community Improvement Initiatives Nationwide with $1 Million Grant Program
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STAMFORD, Conn., August 23, 2018 /3BL Media/ – Keep America Beautiful’s longtime partner Lowe’s has donated an additional $1 million to the national nonprofit in 2018 to fund 44 grassroots initiatives as well as Keep America Beautiful’s annual Great American Cleanup, the nation’s largest community improvement program.

Cross-Sector Skill Sharing in Action

by Marjie Bland
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In previous posts, we’ve shared a concept we call “The Knitting Factor” along with the three key conditions – panoramic perspectives, skill sharing, and sticky relationships  –  that enable effective skills-based volunteer engagements.

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