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Points of Light Celebrates National Volunteer Week with a Focus on How Service Brings People Together

Five NFL players honored with Daily Point of Light Award
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ATLANTA, April 20, 2017 /3BL Media/ — Points of Light, in partnership with the PepsiCo Foundation and Got Your 6, celebrates National Volunteer Week, April 23-29, 2017, through volunteer recognition and service events across the country.

Comcast NBCUniversal Celebrates Year-Round Commitment to Volunteerism During Annual Cares Day

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PHILADELPHIA, April 20, 2017 /3BL Media/ - On Saturday, April 22nd, more than 100,000 Comcast NBCUniversal employees, and their families and friends, and community partners will participate in the 16th annual Comcast Cares Day, the nation’s largest single-day corporate volunteer effort and a culmination of the company’s year-round commitment to community service.

Tetra Tech Sparks Interest in STEM Careers

Working with local communities to generate student interest in science and engineering
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Tetra Tech’s Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Program aims to help students at all levels—from kindergarten to graduate school—develop an interest in these four technical fields. The program launched in 2016 as part of the company’s 50th Anniversary, and employees around the world hosted events that reached more than 5,800 people from 5 countries.

National Rebuilding Month: Older Homes

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Old housing issues are often much more significant than drafty windows and squeaky stairs. Homeowners who live in older homes risk exposure to lead, asbestos and other environmental health hazards according to the Center on Urban Poverty and Community Development. Rebuilding Together affiliates nationwide are helping low-income homeowners eliminate these hazards and ensure they live safe and healthy in their homes.Read more about health hazards here: http://bit.ly/2miIMR5.

Keep America Beautiful Rallies Grassroots Volunteers for Great American Cleanup Earth Day Events Nationwide

Nation’s Largest Community Improvement Program Delivers Environmental, Economic and Social Benefits to Local Communities
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STAMFORD, Conn., April 19, 2017 /3BL Media/ – Keep America Beautiful, the nation’s leading nonprofit that envisions a country in which every community is a clean, green and beautiful place to live, will rally thousands of volunteers at events across the country on and around Earth Day, Saturday, April 22, as part of its annual Great American Cleanup.

Making Change Happen on Comcast Cares Day

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This Saturday, April 22nd, marks the 16th annual Comcast Cares Day, where more than 100,000 volunteers in 21 countries will leave a lasting impact in the communities where they live and work. They’ll give back side-by-side with colleagues, community partners, family, and friends in the day to celebrate Comcast NBCUniversal’s year-round commitment to make a difference.

National Volunteer Week Twitter Chat: Activating Civic Engagement through Skills-Based Volunteering

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In honor of National Volunteer Week, Common Impact is hosting a Twitter chat on Tuesday, April 25th at 12 pm EDT to explore how corporate skills-based volunteer programs activate civic engagement in employee volunteers.  Skills-based volunteerism gives employees a chance to roll up their sleeves and truly understand the challenges facing nonprofit organizations and the social sector.  The deeper understanding and relationships that are built through ski

Hearts Unite in Service: Newlyweds Aid Refugees on Humanitarian Honeymoon

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Ethan Zohn and Lisa Heywood Zohn kicked-off their marriage with a humanitarian mission to aid Syrian refugees in Northern Greece, raising $45,000 to support a large refugee camp. Ethan, known for his third-season win on CBS’s Survivor reality series, shares how that trip left an impression far more meaningful than honeymooning on a sandy beach every could.

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