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Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana: Helping Everyday People Do Extraordinary Good

“Helping everyday people do extraordinary good” is how Blue Cross defines their Community Partnerships work, and they strive to live up to that goal.
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Taproot Foundation is highlighting the partnerships we need to Rebuild Our Communities—Together during Pro Bono Week 2020.

People of Pro Bono: How Jessica Nelson Made a Difference in a Challenging Year

“I would absolutely encourage people to apply for pro bono work, no matter where you are in your professional journey.” - Jessica Nelson,
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This Pro Bono Week, Taproot Foundation is highlighting nonprofits, volunteers, and companies that are making a difference in the world through the power of pro bono.

Timberland Finds New Ways to Engage Employees During the Pandemic with its 23rd Annual Serv-a-palooza

Over 150 employees pull on their boots to help strengthen local communities through in-person or online volunteer events
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This fall, global outdoor lifestyle brand Timberland hosted its 23rd annual Serv-a-Palooza, a company-wide community service event at which employee volunteers dedicate their time to address critical needs in their communities. While the tradition continues, this year’s Serv-a-palooza was considerably different from last year’s as the brand adapted the event to maximize safety for over 150 employee volunteers during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

5 Tips for a Green Halloween

Halloween can be a sweet holiday, as well as a frightfully wasteful one. But at Keep America Beautiful, we know it doesn't have to be that way.
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We know Halloween can be a sweet holiday, as well as a frightfully wasteful one with all of the disposable decorations, packaging, and costumes that come with the season. But at Keep America Beautiful®, we know it doesn’t have to be that way!

While the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic continues to pose unique challenges to us all, Halloween can still be fun and safe, as well as sustainable and eco-friendly. Here are 5 tips to help you add some green to your Halloween festivities.

When Tragedy Struck in Beirut, Booz Allen Associate Serge Abdelhak Put His Skills to Work

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“On the fourth of August, when the ground started shaking and the sky turned gray for a second, I immediately realized something terrible had happened.”

Booz Allen Associate Serge Abdelhak was in Beirut when 2,750 tons of ammonium nitrate exploded, massively damaging the city’s port and nearby neighborhoods.  

Walking through the wreckage that had once been offices, stores, restaurants, and family homes, he reflected “I was at a loss of words and thoughts,” he said. 

Northern Trust: Giving Our Time and Talents

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Community engagement is an important part of Northern Trust's culture. Through our volunteer programs, our employees listen, learn and work closely with our communities to address their specific needs.

Our annual volunteering initiative looks different this year, but our commitment to serving our communities remains constant.

Just Vote Campaign, Global Citizen and Headcount Call on Corporations and Organizations Nationwide to Empower Employees to Engage in the Electoral Process

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  • Companies and Organizations Commit Support to Just Vote Campaign Pledging to Give Employees Time Off to Vote, Effort to Encourage Staff to Participate in Civic Volunteer Opportunities in Their Communities 
     
  • Participating Organizations Include Cisco, Procter & Gamble, Verizon and The Wallace Global Fund 
     
  • Just Vote, a Non-Partisan, Get Out the Vote Campaign Led by Global Citizen and HeadCount, Launched to Mobilize Support from Artists, Influencers, Media, Corporations and Nonprofits to Give Young Americans the Tools They Need to Vote 
     
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  • Companies and Organizations Commit Support to Just Vote Campaign Pledging to Give Employees Time Off to Vote, Effort to Encourage Staff to Participate in Civic Volunteer Opportunities in Their Communities 
     
  • Participating Organizations Include Cisco, Procter & Gamble, Verizon and The Wallace Global Fund 
     
  • Just Vote, a Non-Partisan, Get Out the Vote Campaign Led by Global Citizen and HeadCount, Launched to Mobilize Support from Artists, Influencers, Media, Corporations and Nonprofits to Give Young Americans the Tools They Need to Vote 
     

Stretch Your Professional Skills While Making a Difference

[Webinar] Volunteer virtually with nonprofits through Taproot Foundation
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Wednesday, October 28 at 1 PM ET / 12 PM CT / 11 AM MT / 10 AM PT 

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Successfully Recruit, Engage, and Retain Volunteers During a Pandemic: Learn More & Register Today

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OAKLAND, Calif., October 13, 2020 /3BL Media/ – COVID-19’s impact on volunteering challenges nonprofits, individuals, and companies to find ways to continue to serve communities in need. VolunteerMatch has spent the last seven months researching across sectors what these challenges are, creating ways to overcome them, and designing a webinar premiering on October 29, 2020 to help us all pivot so that service continues as seamlessly as possible.

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