On June 23, Epsilon and Conversant associates helped spruce up Chicago Public Schools buildings as part of the 25th annual Chicago Cares Serve-A-Thon, the city’s largest day of community service.
The event saves the Chicago Public School District around $3 million in facilities improvement and maintenance costs every year. Our associates and their families started the morning at Daley Plaza and volunteers then canvassed the city, primarily focusing their energies on fixing up neighborhood schools in the city’s South and West sides.
The White Box event space at Viacom’s Times Square headquarters was getting loud and rowdy in the late afternoon on Tuesday, July 16 as 95 interns from three New York City offices sang along to music, socialized and volunteered to help others in need.
Ashford and Potter compete with Special Olympics Athlete Mike Van Zee
SEATTLE, July 13, 2018 /3BL Media/ — Holland America Line President Orlando Ashford participated in the first-ever ESPN | Special Olympics Unified Sports Challenge, held Sunday, July 1, 2018, at the University of Washington’s Husky Ballpark. Ashford was among an exclusive group of executives who competed with employees, celebrities and Special Olympics athletes in multiple Unified Sports challenges – all to raise money for Special Olympics and the Seattle community.
Last month, a group of six Xylem Watermark volunteers from the Xylem Madrid site participated in a unique activity for the Watermark program, scuba diving into the marine depths and cleaning the seabed of la Ria de Pontevedra-Arosa along the coast of northern Spain.
250 community projects and 7,300 volunteer hours completed during CIT Cares Month
NEW YORK, July 12, 2018 /3BL Media/ -- CIT Group Inc. (NYSE: CIT) today announced the results of its annual employee volunteer initiative, CIT Cares Month. Throughout June, more than 250 community projects were completed by 1,900 volunteers over 7,300 hours across 18 locations to make a difference.
The team from Xylem Watermark in Morton Grove, IL has been hard at work in their local community. Twenty-five Watermark volunteers recently helped clean up a section of Lincoln Creek, which carries water away from Downtown Milwaukee. While doing so, they helped monitor water quality and shared their data as part of the EarthEcho Water Challenge. In addition to 30 garbage bags of trash, the team also removed an automobile bumper and two shopping carts, highlighting the importance of keeping our waterways clean.
As more employees look to work at organizations that embed Purpose at their core, employee engagement around social and environmental initiatives becomes even more critical for leading brands. In fact, 71 percent of employees say they want their company to provide opportunities for them to help make a positive impact.
To provide the community with accessible horticulture, the Sands Cares and Sands ECO360 teams partnered with Penn State Extension, Lehigh and Northampton County 4-H, and the Community Action Development Corporation of Bethlehem to build planting beds for the Lynfield Community Center in Bethlehem.
“The partnership just made sense,” said Susan Stachowski, community relations coordinator at Sands Bethlehem. “With all of our combined resources, we were able to put financial backing, manpower, and education toward this initiative.”
Employee volunteers from Xylem, Inc. have been instrumental in helping Houston Habitat for Humanity respond to Hurricane Harvey. In total, 100 Xylem volunteers have contributed over 300 hours of their time doing everything from raising the walls for the house, making sure the roof is in place, and even laying down shingling at the end of the project. This support helped Houston Habitat for Humanity finish two full houses while advancing others to later stages of the build cycle.
May is Duke Energy in Action volunteer month. In 2018, Duke Energy Florida introduced its “31x31: Championing 62 Causes in May” program. Our employees hosted 62 community employee engagement activities during the 31 days in the month of May. Employees participated in a wide variety of events while partnering with local non-profit or community organizations.