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Preparing Students for Success

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Legg Mason and our affiliate colleagues in the US and UK are helping to ensure that students in our communities are starting the new school year off on the right foot – and have continued support throughout the academic year.

These efforts are aligned with our primary charitable/philanthropic focus, which is education, particularly in the area of underserved youth.

Recent Activities

Timberland Remembers and Serves at Its 18th Annual 9/11 Service Event in New York

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Over 50 Timberland employees and wholesale partner volunteers recently convened in New York for the brand’s 18th annual 9/11 service event.  Volunteers from Timberland, Kicks USA, Macy’s, Zappos and more made physical improvements to the buildings and grounds of Greyston Foundation’s Center for Open Hiring in Yonkers, NY.

How Companies Can Make a BIG Impact This Charitable Season

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More companies are taking an employee-centric approach to their CSR programs with three key social impact trends in mind that help engage more people, maximize their impact and foster compelling, purpose-driven workplace cultures. 

Check out our infographic to find out what these three trends are and how you can leverage them to do even more good this charitable season and beyond.

Small Decision = Big Impact

Brenda Barnicki and Amy Provance, President and Founder and volunteer at Bellafina Chocolates LLC
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Each day Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and media venues are bombarded with the idea of social impact and yet many do not understand the true meaning behind the movement. The business dictionary defines social impact as the effect of an activity on the social fabric of a community and well-being of individuals and families in that community and around the world.  How can one person, one organization, one business, one CEO make a social impact that will be felt by many?

Caterpillar and Cat Dealer Join Forces With Habitat for Humanity of Wake County

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Earlier this month, employees from Caterpillar’s Building Construction Division (BCP) based in North Carolina and Cat dealer Gregory Poole Equipment Company gathered with Habitat for Humanity of Wake County to raise the walls on a home for a deserving family in Southeast Raleigh. Caterpillar BCP has partnered with Habitat Wake for the last ten years on various projects and builds, but this marks BCP’s first whole-house sponsorship, making them a Platinum Hammer sponsor.

Health Benefits of Volunteering for the Employee Volunteer

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When a company asks employees to volunteer, there is a tendency to lean heavily on community impact as a benefit. Impact is certainly a benefit to the community, and a desired result. Yet, there are plenty of benefits to the individual volunteer that CSR practitioners can leverage to engage employees more effectively in volunteerism. One of the most significant benefits is the effect volunteering has on personal health and well-being.

UPS Employees Advance 2020 Goal to Contribute 20 Million Volunteer Hours of Service in Communities Around the World

Volunteers To Focus On Moving UN Sustainable Goals Forward And Helping Communities Hit By Recent Disasters During UPS Global Volunteer Month
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ATLANTA, October 1, 2018 /3BL Media/ UPS (NYSE: UPS) announced today that the company will deploy nearly 40 percent more employees on five continents to contribute to 450 community service projects, in the company’s 16th annual Global Volunteer Month. In 2014, CEO David Abney pledged UPS’s employees would contribute 20 million volunteer hours by the end of 2020, and the company is on pace to reach this goal.
 

Pro Bono Perspectives Podcast: Episode 3 - Emily McCann, Citizen Schools

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We are thrilled to welcome Emily McCann, CEO of Citizen Schools to Pro Bono Perspectives. For those of you in the nonprofit sector, you likely know Citizen Schools, a national education nonprofit that works primarily in low-income communities that need additional support and resources.

Timberland Hosts 21st Annual Serv-a-palooza With Community Service Projects Around the World

1,200 employees and business partners volunteer in their communities in celebration of the brand’s annual fall service day
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Global outdoor lifestyle brand Timberland is hosting its annual Serv-a-Palooza volunteer initiative in more than 19 countries throughout the months of September and October. Through Serv-a-palooza, Timberland employees, partners and community members come together with the common goal to meet critical needs and create sustainable impact around the globe --  from its headquarters in Stratham, New Hampshire to Milan, Hong Kong, Mexico City and beyond.

Aramark Volunteers in Toronto Share Nutrition Knowledge, Inspire Families at Waterfront Neighbourhood Centre to Lead Healthy Lifestyles

Aramark celebrates 10-years of helping underserved communities and the five year anniversary of the company’s global day of service, Aramark Building Community Day
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TORONTO, September 20, 2018 /3BL Media/  More than 100 Aramark (NYSE: ARMK) team members volunteered their time at Waterfront Neighbourhood Centre, to bring health and wellness education to community members. These volunteers join more than 12,000 Aramark team members, in 15 counties, who are also volunteering at 400 service projects across the globe, during Aramark’s annual day of community service, Aramark Building Community Day (ABC Day).

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