Ask Jamar Giddings to pin down his favorite memory from a childhood spent with the Boys & Girls Club and he’ll tell you it was scatterball.
The game, a form of dodgeball, helped nurture an athletic ability and competitiveness that would eventually lead him out of an impoverished area of Lawton and ultimately back into the fold of the organization that shaped his life.
Giddings and his older brother grew up in the foster care system. They never knew their father and their mother left when Jamar was 5.
As part of Baxter China’s annual Making a Meaningful Difference Month initiative, which encourages employees to showcase their commitment to engaging in the communities where they live and work, 12 Baxter colleagues recently visited Naituo village in Liangshan Yi Autonomous Regions, located in the high altitude mountains in the southern extremity of Sichuan Province in southwest China, to provide health and nutrition education for more than 200 Yi – an ethnic minority group in China – children.
Charlotte, NC, December 28, 2016 /3BL Media/ – Sealed Air Corporation (NYSE: SEE) has collected over 1,100 toys this holiday season for donation to the U.S. Marine Corps’ Toys for Tots Program. Sixteen Sealed Air locations across the U.S. donated to this annual toy drive as a way to give back to children in the local communities in which they live and work. The company is a 2016 National Corporate Donor to Toys for Tots.
The floor around the lone Christmas tree in Whirlpool Corp.’s Riverview Atrium was littered with presents Tuesday, due to the efforts of several employees.
Whirlpool Pride Network – an employee resource group that operates within the appliance maker – worked in collaboration with the Society of Women Engineers and Community AIDS Resource & Education Services to support the charity known as Angel Tree by donating gifts to children that are affected by HIV in the Twin Cities and Kalamazoo area.
Bike building event at Ally’s leadership training conference highlights the importance of giving back to the community
MIAMI, December 7, 2016 /3BL Media/- Ally Financial today joined with local nonprofit organizations to build and donate bikes to Miami children for the holidays. The bike building event was part of a leadership training conference for auto dealers, called Ally Automotive Leadership Academy. During the conference, more than 100 people gathered to hear a panel of dealers and Ally representatives discuss the importance of giving back to their communities and then divided into groups to assemble 22 bikes.
WASHINGTON, December 5, 2016 /3BL Media/ – Former New York City Mayor and philanthropist Michael R. Bloomberg announced today that he is committing an additional $360 million to the global fight against tobacco use, bringing his total commitment to nearly $1 billion.
Curtis Granderson, who this week was presented with the Marvin Miller Man of the Year by his peers as part of the 25th annual Players Choice Awards, had no sooner left the MLB Network studio from which the awards show was broadcast before returning to his mission of ending food insecurity in impoverished neighborhoods.
It was the middle of November, after all, and his month-long Grand Giving hunger relief campaign was in full swing in his hometown of Chicago and his adopted home of New York City. He had people to see and hungry kids to feed.