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In South Carolina, Duke Energy, Reading Is Fundamental Renew Partnership to Boost Childhood Reading Skills

Press Release
  • Read for Success begins second year in South Carolina's Pee Dee region.

  • Program reflects a combined $400,000 investment by both organizations.
     

GREENVILLE, S.C., April 5, 2017 /3BL Media/ -- Following last year's successful pilot program, Duke Energy and Reading Is Fundamental (RIF), the nation's largest children's literacy organization, are partnering for a second consecutive year to minimize the summer slide and improve the reading proficiency of more than 3,000 current second graders in South Carolina.

New Points of Light Report Provides Roadmap for Impactful Employee Volunteering in Asia

Press Release

WASHINGTON, March 30, 2017 /3BL Media/ — Today, Points of Light released a new report, “What’s Working: Effective Employee Volunteering in Asia, A Framework for Corporate Volunteer Leaders.” This report features a framework to equip corporate volunteer leaders to build effective employee volunteer programs in Asia, and examples of what’s working for global and regional brands.

Points of Light Partners with Good Deeds Day to Mobilize Volunteers Around the World During Global Day of Service

Press Release

ATLANTA, March 30, 2017 /3BL Media/ – Points of Light is proud to join Good Deeds Day as an official partner on this annual global day of service, which will take place Sunday, April 2, 2017. With a network of affiliates in 37 countries, including the United States, Points of Light is uniquely positioned to inspire, equip and mobilize people to “do good deeds for the benefit of others and the planet.”

Sands Bethlehem Starts Prom Dress Drive Benefitting Local YWCA

Blog

This year, Sands Bethlehem embarked on a Prom Dress Drive, a new initiative to recycle prom dresses, allocating them to those less fortunate in the area.  As it’s every young woman’s dream to find the perfect dress for her high school prom, unfortunately, the most significant part of the night usually comes with a hefty price tag.

4 Ways to Help Employees Grasp the Impact of Volunteering

Blog

By Scott Huntington

If you have employees who volunteer either time or money to a worthy cause your business supports, you may find that they don’t always realize how much good their service is actually doing.

Community Partners Bring Raised Garden Beds to Life for Local Boys & Girls Club

Article

The sound of hammers, the smell of fertile soil, and the promise of a bountiful harvest filled the air at the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Kingsport’s Eastman Center as seven raised garden beds came to life.

8 Tips to Create a Good Deeds Day Project with Your Office

Blog

Good Deeds Day is a global day of service that unites people from more than 89 countries to do good deeds for the benefit of others and the planet. Now in its 11th year, Good Deeds Day was created in 2007 by Points of Light global affiliate Ruach Tova. As an event partner, Points of Light encourages our community of changemakers across the globe to participate in Good Deeds Day on April 2, 2017.

Baltimore Utility Chief Emphasizes CSR Following Freddy Gray Death

By Dave Armon, 3BL Media
Blog

Freddy Gray’s death while in the custody of Baltimore police pushed the riot-torn city’s only African America big company CEO into action, emphasizing corporate social responsibility to heal the scab that had been ripped off the community.

Baltimore Gas & Electric chief Calvin G. Butler Jr. said the 2015 death and racial strife pushed the 200-year-old utility to use the power of procurement in partnership with service providers and nonprofits to hire and train more people from inner city neighborhoods.

Akzonobel Supporting Education of Special Needs Children in Egypt

Article

More than 200 children in Egypt's 6th of October City have benefited from a major renovation of their school's facilities, which was organized as part of AkzoNobel's global Human Cities initiative.    

Vehicle Scrap finds NEW Life at Flint Training Center

Blog

Leftover scrap sound-deadening material that insulates a variety of Chevrolet engines is now insulating the walls of the NEW Life Center, a jobs development and training facility in Flint, Michigan. General Motors tested the material diverted from its Rochester Operations facility in New York for building applications. Now more than 200 pieces have been reused, benefitting the environment and community.

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