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VIDEO | Barclays Citizenship Awards: Annabel Jones, Ambassador for the Stroke Association

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Annabel Jones is an ambassador for the Stroke Association. Suffering from a stroke in 2011 at the age of just 22, Annabel uses her personal experience to support stoke sufferers, raise funds and generate awareness for stroke prevention.

Annabel gained support from her colleagues and has helped to raise in excess of £45,000. She has become a key ambassador for the Stroke Association, highlighting the key issues and challenges stroke survivors face through engaging with the media through newspapers, magazines, radio and local TV to raise publicity for the cause.

Points of Light Releases Global Family Volunteering Research Findings, Underwritten by The Walt Disney Company

The Global Volunteerism Journey Report shares insights on family volunteer trends in Brazil, France, Hong Kong, United Kingdom, and United States
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ATLANTA, October 19, 2018 /3BL Media/ – Points of Light, the world’s largest organization dedicated to volunteer service, released the “Global Volunteerism Journey Report,” a first-of-its-kind study that examines the similarities and differences in family volunteering from five countries around the world. Underwritten by The Walt Disney Company, the study was commissioned to assess the global state of volunteerism and key barriers to overcome, identify solutions and opportunities to increase family volunteering, and understand the best ways to communicate opportunities.

The UPS Foundation Expands Its Disaster Relief Network for Hurricane Michael and Indonesia Earthquake Committing $1.5 Million

Contributes immediate and long-term recovery assistance through a network of public-private partnerships
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ATLANTA, October 12, 2018 /3BL Media/ – The UPS Foundation today announced a $1.5 million commitment to support relief and recovery efforts for the earthquake/tsunami in Indonesia and Hurricane Michael in Florida. Through a combination of cash grants, in-kind transportation movements and technical expertise, The UPS Foundation, in collaboration with its disaster relief partners, will provide urgent relief, as well as support for long-term needs ranging from rebuilding to personal and financial recovery assistance.

Proofs and Research: Volunteering Benefits Individuals and Companies

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Realized Worth has gathered evidence that supports the business case for corporate volunteering from a talent, engagement and recruitment perspective, as well as from the employee perspective. 

If you want to strengthen your case for corporate volunteering, this is a must-read blog by Angela Parker on the benefits of volunteering at corporate and individual level.

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.

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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.

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