Once a month, Comcast employee Steven Greene gets in his car and drives two hours to have lunch with 16-year-old Micah, a student he mentors at our company’s Jacksonville, Fla. regional office. He doesn’t mind the drive, and December’s meeting was especially worth it – he got to witness Micah’s big smile when he was gifted a free iPad. “Surprises like this are what make the commitment even more special,” Steven said.
KAB President and CEO Helen Lowman discusses the organization’s goals, recycling and waste reduction efforts and how it has changed and grown over the years.
By Mallory Szczepanski
Over the last 66 years, nonprofit Keep America Beautiful (KAB) has transformed from a public service messaging organization into an organization that aims to help change behavior around litter and recycling and improve communities.
Every waterfall begins with a single drop of water. That’s the idea behind VMware’s Citizen Philanthropy approach to giving—that VMware’s waterfall of impact is the result of the collective actions of VMware people.
Benevity examined three years of workplace giving data to see whether the social issues everyone is talking about are the same issues people are taking action on. While the data shows that these topics make up less than 10% of overall giving, they also represent the largest spikes in giving immediately following politically charged events.
Hometown hero, Marvin Skipper, had all the right moves when growing up in Detroit. A Pershing High School graduate, he earned a basketball scholarship to Eastern Michigan University. His eye was on an NBA career with hopes of providing a better life for his family and community when his hoop dreams were sunk by a heart condition.
In November 2019, Xylem volunteers joined forces with Costa Rica Makes Me Happy (CRMMH) to help combat plastic pollution and to provide a family living in Tamarindo with clean water and a roof over their heads.
Plastic and waste management pose major problems in Costa Rica, with landfills overflowing and polluting the nation’s beaches and waterways. CRMMH is on a mission to tackle this problem through its programs aimed at making the region cleaner, safer and a happier place to live.
All too often U.S. military service members give their lives in service to their country. What if there was a way to give back to the families of those soldiers?
Believe With Me is an organization that recognizes fallen military members and their ultimate sacrifice. The Believe With Me mission is to bring hope and help to the lives of those left behind when a soldier has lost his or her life in service to our country. By giving back to the families of these soldiers, the organization wants each to know that America remembers their loved ones, especially during the holiday season.
Lately, there have been several news items about cultural heritage sites that are either under siege by tourists or the environment. Venice is under water. The Louvre is overrun by visitors seeking a selfie with the Mona Lisa. Pompeii needs saving after its just-completed extensive restoration. Machu Picchu is under threat from a planned international airport in the Sacred Valley.