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LSU Football Fans Champions of 2016 GameDay Recycling Challenge

Nationally, College Football Fans Recycle, Compost Nearly 2.7 Million Pounds of Waste during 2016 Season
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C., January 19, 2017 /3BL Media/ – While Clemson University recently defeated the University of Alabama in the College Football Playoff National Championship, football fans at Louisiana State University could also claim a championship of their own having been crowned the overall winners of the 2016 GameDay Recycling Challenge (GDRC), the national collegiate football recycling competition.

Helping Students Overcome Personal Obstacles to Academic Success

By: Barry Telford

College can be a stressful time for many students. They often face greater demands, expectations and workloads than in high school. It is also the first time many have been on their own and away from familiar support networks such as friends, family and their local community. The stress of a new environment, lack of familiarity and heightened academic demands can take its toll on a student’s well-being and potentially have a significant impact on their performance and ability to succeed.

Points of Light, Southwest Airlines and the Corporation for National and Community Service Bring Communities Together to Honor the Legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. Through Volunteer Service

On Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, More Than 175,000 People Across the Country Will Participate in the Largest Volunteer Day of the Year, Improving Their Communities and Addressing Issues Facing our Nation Through Volunteer Service
Press Release

ATLANTA, Jan. 13, 2017 /3BL Media/ – Points of Light, with support from Southwest Airlines Co. and the Corporation for National and Community Service; and in partnership with nonprofits and hundreds of local volunteer action centers, will mark the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service, Jan.

Benevity Processes Over $1 Billion in Donations to Close out 2016

User-centric workplace giving technology spurs employee engagement and corporate culture
Press Release

CALGARY, AB, January 11, 2017 /3BL Media/ – Benevity Inc., the global leader in online workplace giving,

The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Committee of Las Vegas and MGM Resorts International Present 35th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Parade

Thousands Expected in Downtown Las Vegas to Celebrate at One of the Nation’s Largest Annual Parades Honoring Dr. King’s Legacy
Press Release

LAS VEGAS, January 11, 2017 /3BL Media/ - MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM) will return for the seventh consecutive year as the presenting sponsor of the 35th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Parade to be held on Monday, Jan. 16 at 10 a.m. in downtown Las Vegas.

Keep America Beautiful’s Cigarette Litter Prevention Program Opens 2017 Grant Application Period

Nation’s Leading Steward in Fight to End Littering Offers Financial Aid, Expert Resources; 2016 Program Delivers Average Reduction in Cigarette Butt Litter of 60 Percent
Press Release

STAMFORD, Conn., January 12, 2017 /3BL Media/ – Keep America Beautiful, the nation’s leading nonprofit that envisions a country in which every community is a green, clean and beautiful place to live, today announced the organization has opened the grant application period for the 2017 Cigarette Litter Prevention Program to help communities combat the most commonly littered item in America.

Corporate Responsibility: A 2017 Outlook

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When it comes to the social sector, philanthropy, giving back, helping others, improving our communities and our planet—however it’s defined—we are seeing clear and positive trends. Last year, charitable donations hit a record for a second year in a row at an estimated $373.25 billion, corporate giving reached $18.45 billion, an increase of 3.9 percent year-over-year (YoY), and employee participation in their companies’ community efforts has continued to rise, and last year reached 33 percent... How will this story continue to unfold? 

‘Mobile Eyes’ Clinics Provide Free Eye Exams to Those in Need


While making general health care accessible to all has been a focal point for the most recent federal administration, bringing specialty health services like optometry to underserved communities has not been the priority.

Senator Andy Vidak, however, has made it his mission to help ensure those in the rural parts of California Senate District 14 have access to eye care. 

Read more in The Business Journal.

Employee Giving is Alive and Thriving


On December 22, the Nonprofit Quarterly published an article announcing that “another workplace giving campaign loses steam” in reference to the federal government’s Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) – the largest workplace giving campaign in the country.

Keep Indian River Beautiful's Captain Forster's Preserve Restoration Project


The 100-acre Captain Forster Hammock Preserve in Vero Beach, Florida, is one of only a few corridors that connect estuary habitat along the Indian River Lagoon to the ocean, continuing through all of the natural phases of estuary, dune and coastal habitat.


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