From New York to Maui, California to Japan, the Action Team Captains are making great strides this year with all of their hard work, enthusiasm, and dedication to volunteerism.
Each year, Action Team Captains high schools around the world dedicate their time to serving their communities and inspiring others to do the same. From running successful food drives to visiting the elderly at local nursing homes, and working with their local Special Olympics teams Action Team Captains are constantly lending a helping hand to those in need.
15-Year-Old Youth Spearheads Project to Provide Survival Care Kits to Homeless in Arkansas
Kansas City, MO, April 10, 2014 /3BL Media/ - A 15-year-old youth is leading a project to provide survival care kits to homeless people in Arkansas. Kelli, the Youth Council President at Children International – UALR, was awarded a Disney Friends for Change grant to create the kits, which she will be distributing with The Salvation Army of Little Rock as part of Global Youth Service Day on April 11.
Bank of America volunteers beautify Volunteers of America facility in the Bronx
NEW YORK, N.Y., November 14, 2013 /3BL Media/ – Thanks to generous financial support from Bank of America and in partnership with CBS EcoMedia, critical repairs and upgrades to important capital features will be made at two facilities operated by Volunteers of America-Greater New York, one in the Bronx and the other in Harlem, that provide permanent supportive housing for formerly homeless male and female veterans. These two facilities house 323 veterans in single-room apartments.
Just because it is hot outside doesn’t mean Veronika Scott’s Empowerment Plan team isn’t thinking about the cold weather. The nonprofit operation produces winter coats year-round that transform into sleeping bags for the homeless. And GM’s scrap vehicle sound-absorption material continues to be the source of insulation.
Verizon Foundation Volunteer Featured for Tireless Service of Homeless Women and Children
When Rynae Benson started volunteering with Colette’s Children’s Home (CCH), a home for homeless women with children, in 2010, she wasted no time jumping in and becoming involved in any way possible. In her first year volunteering, she worked with CCH staff and Board of Directors to begin organizing weekly activities for a weekly children’s group program and helped implement a birthday club for the homeless children. For Valentine’s Day she prepared personalized gifts from the children to their mothers.
In partnership with Atlanta Mission, employee volunteers create ARAMARK Building Community Opportunity Zone to provide ongoing nutrition and wellness resources
(3BL Media) Atlanta, GA - October 4, 2012 - An estimated 21,000 people are homeless in Georgia, and lack not only housing, but also access to health and wellness programs and support that can help them improve their lives.
More than 170 underprivileged and at-risk children were treated to a fun day at the fair on July 26, 2012, thanks to Kaiser Permanente. Through our Community Benefit program, Kaiser Permanente in the Greater Sacramento Region supports more than 50 agencies. In addition to grant funding, KP supports the community by extending opportunities that are beneficial to the clients served by these agencies -- fun and unique opportunities like attending the State Fair.