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Leveraging Skills-Based Volunteering to Promote Mental Health During COVID-19

A Cross-Sector Collaboration between Common Impact, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts, and East Boston Social Centers
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As COVID-19 cases continue to climb across the country, many Americans are experiencing a mental health crisis too, especially healthcare and frontline workers. At East Boston Social Centers (the Social Centers), a nonprofit that provides afterschool programming, childcare, nutrition, and activities for the elderly, the staff were not exempt from the mental health tolls of the pandemic.

Together Apart at Cisco Galway

By Sheila Greaney, Office Manager Unified Communications Galway Dev Center
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Almost a year ago now, Cisco decided to ensure the safety of all employees and closed our offices globally. It was clearly the right move to make in the wake of so many unknowns. As a Site Engagement Manager for our Galway, Ireland offices – I had to sit down and figure how this affected us from a culture perspective.

With 75% site attendance in Galway we always have a highly populated office which helps grow a very special site culture and atmosphere – something we take a great deal of pride in. We are, after all, Ireland’s #1 Great Place to Work!

Simon Achieves WELL Health-Safety Rating

Press Release

NEW YORK – January 14, 2021 /3BL Media/– Simon announced today its achievement of the International WELL Building Institute (IWBI)’s WELL Health-Safety Rating for Facility Operations and Management for over 200 properties in the company’s portfolio.

Companies Can Address the Impact of Single-Use Plastics in the Era of COVID-19

Words by Roya Sabri
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As people attempt to go about their daily routines safely during the novel coronavirus pandemic, the role of plastics has changed once again.

When COVID-19 Struck, They Answered the Call for Help

How 211 helped people keep their homes after the pandemic threw them out of work
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When COVID-19 threw millions out of work, threatening their ability to feed and house their families, specialists at NC 211 were there to help.

People can call, text or email 211 across the country to find support for housing and utility assistance and other social services. In 2019, the service’s representatives answered nearly 12 million calls. Because of the pandemic, the agency expects that number to double in 2020.

Booz Allen's Powerful Year of Giving Capped Off with Washington Business Journal Recognition for Corporate Philanthropy Efforts

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Booz Allen Hamilton founders Edwin Booz and Jim Allen believed that the values of corporate and individual citizenship make our communities better for all. Today, the firm is building on that vision by investing in social innovation and partnering with organizations that share Booz Allen’s values.

Vistra's Ambit Energy Donates $180,000 to Feeding America as the Pandemic's Hunger Crisis Intensifies

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IRVING, Texas, December 21, 2020 /3BL Media/ — Vistra's retail electricity brand, Ambit Energy, announced that its non-profit organization, Ambit Cares, is donating $180,000 to Feeding America®, the nation’s largest organization dedicated to fighting domestic hunger through a network of food banks. These funds will help to provide vitally needed food to people who have been affected by the pandemic.

Recognizing International Day of People with Disabilities & Reporting Our Progress

By Sheri Byrne-Haber, accessibility architect and Power of Difference (POD) co-lead for @VMware Disability
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December 3rd was the 28th International Day of Persons with Disabilities. Started by the United Nations, the goal is to promote the rights and well-being of persons with disabilities in all spheres of society. It also aims to increase awareness of the situation of persons with disabilities in every aspect of political, social, economic and cultural life.

Global Survey Ties Digital Investments to Growth, Business Resiliency During Pandemic

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It’s no surprise that COVID-19 changed—and accelerated—most organizations’ IT plans. As a result, technology executives are increasing their investments in digital technologies. They’re also speeding up what were once multi-year technology plans.

IWBI, SandSI Announce Global Collaboration to Intensify Sports Industry's Response to COVID-19

International WELL Building Institute Partners with Sport and Sustainability International to Provide COVID-19 Resources to SandSI Members Across the World
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NEW YORK, December 16, 2020 /3BL Media/ – The International WELL Building Institute (IWBI) and Sport and Sustainability International (SandSI), announced today a joint strategic partnership to intensify the global sports industry’s health and safety response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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