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OneWest Bank Launches Program to Give Back to Local Area School Children

Three hours of virtual learning assistance donated for every checking account opened until October 15
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OneWest Bank, CIT's Southern California retail bank division, recently launched its second annual Bank on Building a Brighter Community program to give back to local area school children.

Beyond Gourmet Sandwiches and Into Full-Scale Community Support: GD Bro Burger

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Signal Hill, just south of Los Angeles, is lucky to have Hue Nguyen and his devoted crew of apprentice cooks, caterers, runners, and organizers. As the owner of GD Bro Burger, Hue has expanded his operation over the past few months — far beyond gourmet sandwiches and into full-scale community support — with the help of nonprofits, like-minded businesses, and digital technology.

Keep Lee County Beautiful Aids in Mangrove Restoration

Keep America Beautiful Affiliate in Florida Joins Volunteers to Plant New Mangroves
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Following a maintenance error that resulted in the unpermitted removal of local mangroves, a Florida municipality partnered with Keep Lee County Beautiful (KLCB) to restore the affected area. One year ago, the municipality’s staff was approved to remove mangroves that were impeding a local waterway but unfortunately went beyond the permitted section resulting in a mandate to restore the area.

VIDEO | Mohawk “Crashes” Atlanta-Area School with New Carpeting for Learning Spaces

Toney Elementary's School Crashers makeover included a dynamic refresh throughout its Decatur, GA campus
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Last year, Mohawk Industries and Georgia United Credit Union Foundation’s School Crashers® program transformed learning and administrative environments at seven schools across the Peach State. Refreshing finishes and new energy reinvigorated media centers, music rooms, workspaces and other inspired interiors.

Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses and MetLife Foundation Partner With Leading Pro Bono Expert Taproot Foundation to Support Small Businesses

Taproot launches Taproot Plus for Small Business offering free virtual consulting support in the wake of COVID-19
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SAN FRANCISCO, August 25, 2020 /3BL Media/ - In response to the dire economic challenges presented by COVID-19, Taproot Foundation, a national nonprofit that connects organizations with volunteers sharing their professional expertise pro bono, today announced it will open its online volunteer matchmaking program to small businesses in need of professional consulting support. Taproot Plus for Small Business is made possible in part by support from MetLife Foundation and Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses.

Community Engagement at International Paper

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International Paper is committed to investing in people, and we continue to be a force for good in our communities.

Benevity Surpasses $5 Billion in Donations and Sees Exponential Spike in Support for Racial Justice

Contributions to causes supporting racial justice and equity increased by 15x in June on the Benevity platform, boosting total giving by 71 percent
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CALGARY, Alberta, August 4, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Benevity, Inc., the leading provider of global corporate purpose software, today announced that the company has reached a significant milestone: more than $5 billion in donations — with an average user donation size of $125 — to support more than 251,000 vetted nonprofits worldwide have been processed through its platform.

56 More Companies Partner With Benevity to Power Their Corporate Purpose in First Half of 2020

New clients, including Toyota, Jacobs and COFRA Holdings, bring the total number of employees in Benevity’s client network to over 18 million
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CALGARY, Alberta, July 30, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Benevity, Inc., the leading provider of global corporate purpose software, today announced that another 56 enterprise companies have selected Benevity to power their corporate purpose programs in the first half of 2020. The newly launched Benevity clients—which include Toyota, Nordstrom, Jacobs, COFRA Holdings, Agoda and more than 50 others—add another 4 million employees to the Benevity network for a total of more than 18 million.

Building a Better Future Through Kindness - Cox Enterprises

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During the month of July, our employees are performing conscious acts of kindness to make a positive ripple effect in the world to build a year that we’ll remember for compassion and goodness instead of turmoil.

Follow our social channels to keep up with our Connecting Through Kindness campaign and read more about how we’re powering positive change together. 

Quick Consult: Empower Your Team With Future-Focused Skills

Pro bono service can be a skill-building solution for companies keeping pace in our rapidly changing world.
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Quick Consult is a series where members of our team share insights into questions and topics we hear are top of mind for pro bono practitioners at all stages. Alexandra McArthur, Director, Advisory Services & Central Market Lead, provides tips on how pro bono service can prepare companies with skills appropriate for the changing world of work. Check out Alex’s advice below.

We’re thinking about the future of work at my company, and I’m wondering what relevant skills can be developed through pro bono experiences?

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