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Aflac CSR Hero: Tim Wakeman

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Since June 2011, Aflac CSR Hero Tim Wakeman, an independent sales agent, has been empowering children affected by the opioid crisis with purpose. As a volunteer with Roca Kidz Club, he fulfills his passion by helping local youth through weekly warm meals, fun activities and encouraging messages. He is making sure children in his community have a safe place to go.

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Sodexo Reinforces Commitment to Childhood Health and Wellness Through Support of Marine Corps Marathon Kids Run

Sodexo has co-sponsored the MCM Kids Run in support of the United States Marine Corps for over 16 years.
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GAITHERSBURG, Md., October 30, 2019 /3BL Media/  – Sodexo, a leading food services and facilities management company, joined forces with the United States Marine Corps last weekend in support of its annual Marine Corps Marathon (MCM) Kids Run.  This event, a one-mile just-for-fun run for kids age 5-12, is a lead-up activity to the largest marathon in the world that doesn't offer prize money.

Sears, Rebuilding Together Support Veterans with 12th Annual Heroes at Home Program

National program rebuilds homes and community centers for veterans and military families in need
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WASHINGTON, D.C., October 29, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Rebuilding Together, the leading national nonprofit organization providing critical home repairs and revitalizing our communities, today announced it is teaming up for the 12th consecutive year with Sears on the retailer’s Heroes at Home initiative. Sears Heroes at Home is a collaborative partnership that benefits veterans and their families by making critical repairs to homes nationwide.

Addressing the British Food Waste Problem

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Although the U.K. is one of the richest countries in the world, many people are struggling to afford food while there are estimates that up to 95% of a supermarket’s surplus food goes to waste. Inspired by this, a group of Legg Mason employees in London volunteered with The Felix Project, a charity which collects surplus food from supermarkets and wholesalers and delivers it to more than 200 charities and schools across the capital.

Rebuilding Together and Lowe’s Address Affordable Housing Shortage One Community at a Time

National Building a Healthy Neighborhood initiative makes stop in Seattle to help neighbors rebuild and revitalize community
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WASHINGTON, October 25, 2019, /3BL Media/ – Rebuilding Together and Lowe’s kicked off the annual Building a Healthy Neighborhood program this week as hundreds of volunteers performed critical home repairs and expanded an urban community garden in Seattle’s historic Central District. The partners’ next stops include community projects in Atlanta, Ga. and Houston, Texas in early November. 

PayPal Employee GIVE Team Helps Strike Out Hunger at the Food Bank for the Heartland in Omaha, Nebraska

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Each summer – a time when food pantries tend to run low on donations - the PayPal employee GIVE Team in Omaha, Nebraska partners with Food Bank for the Heartland to donate and prepare meals during the Strike Out Hunger campaign.

PayPal Employee GIVE Team Hosts 6th Annual ‘Girls in Tech’ Day in Chennai, India

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Each year, the PayPal employee GIVE Team in Chennai, India hosts a ‘Girls in Tech’ program that teaches useful tech skills and provides mentorship to young girls from disadvantaged backgrounds.

Give and Get: Developing and Inspiring Symantec’s Future Leaders

How skills-based volunteering develops employee talent while making an impact
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By Ashley Savageau | Manager, Community Relations

We’re focused on channeling the talents of Symantec employees to nonprofit organizations in need through our skills-based volunteer initiatives. Our engineers, salespeople, accountants, product managers, and others use their unique skill set to help nonprofits solve critical challenges, giving and receiving in the process.

Benevity Announces $40M in Series C Funding From General Atlantic and JMI Equity

Investment Will Further Benevity’s Unmatched Reach and Innovation in Burgeoning Corporate Purpose Technology Sector
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CALGARY, Alberta, October 22, 2019 /3BL Media/– Benevity, Inc., the global leader in corporate social responsibility (CSR) and employee engagement software, today announced that the company has raised $40M in Series C Funding from General Atlantic and JMI Equity.

OneWest Bank Donates 2,500 Hours of Tutoring to Local Boys & Girls Clubs

Tutoring assistance donated to support local students as they returned to school
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PASADENA, Calif., Oct. 22, 2019 /3BL Media/— OneWest Bank, CIT’s Southern California retail bank division, announced it is contributing 2,500 hours of homework assistance to three select local Boys & Girls Clubs as a result of its recent “Bank on Building a Brighter Community” campaign.

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