HOUSTON, June 1, 2016 /3BL Media/ – CITGO Petroleum Corporation and the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) are celebrating a 30-year partnership that has raised nearly $200 million for the nonprofit health organization since the two began working together in January 1986. As MDA’s largest corporate sponsor, CITGO and its employees, along with its network of locally-owned Marketers and Retailers, will celebrate this milestone all year long through fundraisers and various community and employee events.
HARRISBURG, Pa., May 20, 2016 /3BL Media/ - Keystone Human Services is proud to announce that Jerome Williams, a direct support professional (DSP) for Keystone Human Services, received the 2016 Pennsylvania Direct Support Professional of the Year Award from ANCOR (American Network of Community Options and Resources).
May 24, 2016 /3BL Media/ - As strong evidence of life changing commitment to island communities, the P&O Pacific Partnership has surpassed its first one million dollars in total funding.
Working with Save the Children Australia, the Partnership has generated $1.1 million since the program started in 2012.
The funds are the combination of passenger contributions, which have been used to build new kindergartens and health aid posts, and special donations following the Cyclone Pam disaster in Vanuatu last year.
For most of the modern era, corporate giving and individual passions have been mostly siloed, as employee programs focused more on encouraging people to give to charities chosen by the company. Now, companies are beginning to embrace “The Power of And,” which encompasses both vertical and horizontal engagement. That’s the scenario where the vertical pillars or specific charities in a company’s social responsibility strategy are complemented by a more horizontal or grassroots focus powered by the passions and interests of its people.
Want to get more engagement in your workplace giving program?
Has your company made a commitment to workplace giving, employee engagement or simply doing Good? If so, you may have already discovered it’s not always easy to achieve the goals you set out. Especially in a workplace that will soon be dominated by millennials, the rules of the game have shifted and you could probably use a revised rulebook right about now.
Strategies for boosting employee participation in employee giving and volunteering programs
When the United Nations released its Sustainable Development Goals in 2015, it set its sights on 17 distinct goals with the potential to “Transform Our World.” The goals include several causes that many charities around the world actively seek to solve, such as No Poverty, Zero Hunger, Good Health and Well-Being, etc.
Inclusive employment is a team effort between the person, their parents, residential specialists, employment specialists, and businesses. In this blog post, we’re going to focus on teamwork between employment specialists and residential specialists.
The reality is that it’s not just the employment specialists that support someone to get a job. For people who live in a residential setting, the residential team plays an important role in maintaining successful employment.
On May 6, we held our annual Graduation and Volunteer Appreciation Celebration. Twenty-nine dogs graduated, including two companion dogs, eighteen service dogs, seven breeding dogs, and two CIA K-9s. Congratulations to all our graduating teams!
This year, Kim Wiesniewski shared her family's story for our Graduation Keynote. Kim's husband, John, is partnered with SSD Slate. Through her story, you'll see how service dogs change more lives than just their partner's.