In 2013, Roland Holloway learned he was cancer-free. For 9 years, Roland, a Cisco employee, had battled neck cancer, but a surprising recovery inspired him to give back to his community. With the help of Cisco’s Employee Purchase Donation Program (EPDP), Roland is empowering a local nonprofit with new technologies and helping others in need.
It was an evening for reminiscing, when Major Leaguer Wesley Wright was reunited with New Hope Academy Action Team Captains on the final Conference Call of the 2014 calendar year.
On December 12, just days before the conference call, Wesley joined teens and adults coordinators from Prattville, Alabama’s New Hope Academy, one of the newest Action Teams, during a holiday senior luncheon and dance party for residents at the nearby Gillespie Senior Center.
Between homework, sports, club activities, part-time jobs and other after-school obligations, high school is a busy time in a young person’s life. So it’s not surprising that students take their free time very seriously.
Yet, every year thousands of these busy teens dedicate a portion of that valuable free time to give back to their communities under a nationwide program established in partnership by Major League baseball players and Volunteers of America. These students make up the Action Team.
I am currently a senior at my school and have been an active member of the Action Team since freshman year. My role as a captain is to plan and organize community service events for students and we do so almost every weekend.
Our school’s efforts include feeding the homeless, working at a food bank and distributing groceries to elderly low-income senior citizens. I also encourage other members of my community to become involved in serving those in need.
CECP Drives 2014 Corporate Involvement in Movement to Celebrate and Encourage Giving with More than a 50% Increase in Participation by CECP-Affiliated Companies
NEW YORK, December 2, 2014 /3BL Media/ - CECP, a nonprofit organization focused on creating a better world through business and a founding partner of #GivingTuesday announces unprecedented participation in #GivingTuesday by some of the world’s largest companies.
Combined Effort Delivers Supplies to Support Literacy Program and Basic Needs at Local School
San Mateo, CA, December 2, 2014 /3BL Media/ – Versaic partnered with client Family Dollar to support Giving Tuesday, the global day of giving back held today. The two companies provided vital school supplies to support the Belle Haven School in Menlo Park, CA. The donations from Versaic and Family Dollar included book bags to support the school’s literacy program, sports equipment as well as classroom essentials such as art supplies.
In Silicon Valley – home to one of the greatest economic engines in the world – there is a silent tragedy that affects more than 250,000 people every month – and that’s hunger. Hunger doesn’t discriminate. It affects the young and the old, families of every size, shape and background. The challenge, sadly, knows no bounds. Ten thousands miles away – in India – the problem is acute. Here, some students who go to government schools often don’t have enough to eat. Mothers sometimes don’t have enough to feed their children.