CECP Blog: Sara Adams
FedEx and Direct Relief work together to provide local first-responders in Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) units with “grab-and-go” med-packs that are filled with critically-needed medical supplies, ensuring continuity of care for vulnerable people during times of disasters. Each med-pack contains diagnostic equipment, supplies, and medications appropriate to provide immediate medical response to people affected by disasters and meet a variety of disaster-related health needs.
The Doe Fund’s award-winning Ready, Willing & Able program provides transitional work, training, and support services to homeless and formerly incarcerated individuals. Through social enterprises, the organization offers training and paid work, provides useful business services, and generates revenue to support programs. One enterprise, Resource Recovery, collects thousands of gallons of waste cooking oil from restaurants every week for conversion into biodiesel fuel. Along with employment and training, this innovative venture helps reduce air pollution and reverse climate change, deploy a sustainable renewable energy solution, and prevent the illegal dumping of millions of gallons of waste cooking oil. HSBC shares The Doe Fund’s passion for environmental stewardship and community service.
The PhD Project, a 501(c)(3) that is administered and staffed by the KPMG Foundation, is a unique alliance of foundations, corporations, professional organizations, and universities dedicated to increasing diversity in the workplace. They address this systemically by encouraging successful African-American, Hispanic-American, and Native-American professionals to pursue business Ph.D. s and become business professor. As faculty, they serve as role models and mentors for future minority business leaders so that these students are attracted to, and able to succeed in, business programs, and create a more diverse talent pool for corporate America.
By 2020, nearly 50 percent of Americans will have diabetes or prediabetes, which will cost the nation an astounding $3.35 trillion over this decade. Launched in 2010, the Diabetes Prevention and Control Alliance (DPCA) is nationally scaling two signature programs. The Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP), in partnership with the CDC, the Y and other community-based providers, is designed to prevent type 2 diabetes through healthy eating, exercise, and lifestyle changes. The Diabetes Control Program (DCP), in collaboration with retail pharmacies, provides education and support from trained local pharmacists and nurse practitioners to people with diabetes. DPCA partners include Albertsons, Cub, Kroger, Rite Aid, Safeway, Shop ‘n Save, and Winn Dixie. Programs are available in more than 40 markets.
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November 28, 2013--Why not kick off the holidays in the same way retail stores take part in Black Friday and Cyber Monday, with a day devoted to giving? #GivingTuesday will be celebrating its second year on Tuesday, December 3, following Thanksgiving. Created as a national day of giving, #GivingTuesday encourages partners to create and commit to a project for #GivingTuesday and spread the word about the power of giving throughout their networks.
Striving for greatness! In 2012, #GivingTuesday recognized more than 2,500 philanthropic acts across all 50 states. These included collective efforts of #GivingTuesday partners, donors, and advocates that helped fuel a marked increase in charitable giving on #GivingTuesday 2012. Last year more than 10 million dollars were recorded by Blackbaud--a 53 percent increase when compared to the previous Tuesdays following Thanksgiving, and a 46 percent increase in online donations was reported by DonorPerfect, including an average gift increase of 25 percent. Word of #GivingTuesday spread to more than 50 million people, resulting in milestone trending on Twitter that day. This year #GT will continue to strive for greater numbers and looks to its partners to use this day of celebration to communicate how they are helping their communities and inspire others.
“Responsibility counts” is PwC’s commitment to provide intellectual, physical, and financial support to the community and fresh opportunities to engage employees in giving back. PwC focuses primarily on making an impact within youth education, specifically math and financial literacy. This concentration area helps provide educational growth opportunities for children, advances the development of future leaders, and further builds the base of professionals equipped to make responsible financial decisions within an increasingly complex marketplace. It also provides PwC’s people with meaningful leadership and growth opportunities. PwC’s “Responsibility counts” reflects much more than charitable gifts of time, talent and resources; it is about finding shared value through the development of our people and those they help.
PRODEGE is a five-year partnership between Hess Corporation, the government of Equatorial Guinea, and The Academy for Educational Development (AED) to support the government’s goal of universal access to quality primary education. Hess wanted to address a critical social issue and a major business constraint – their need for well-educated local employees. The program seeks to transform the country’s primary education system by introducing a student-centered, active learning curriculum, renovating and equipping 40 model schools, training 2,400 primary school teachers, and building capacity at the Ministry of Education to improve system-wide planning and evaluation activities. This is one of the largest public-private partnerships in international education and one of few that operates on a national scale.
It is often said that when young people recognize their own ability to make a difference in the world, it can be a life-changing experience. Armed with the belief that kids of all ages regardless of their circumstances have the power to make a difference, Hasbro made a five-year, $5 million commitment to establish generationOn in 2010. GenerationOn is a global youth service movement that ignites the power of all kids to make their mark on the world. Its mission is to inspire, equip and mobilize youth to take action that changes the world and themselves through service. With service-learning and volunteer action at its core, generationOn mobilizes the energy, ingenuity and compassion of young people, starting at an early age, to discover their power and potential to solve real world problems through service.
The Strong Kids Campaign is the umbrella program for all the programs and services of the YMCA of Greater New York, serving 250,000 children and teens, making it the largest nongovernment, youth-service organization in New York City. The mission of Strong Kids is to build healthy, confident, connected, and secure children, adults, families, and communities. By recognizing the potential of every child and teen and giving them a place to grow and thrive, Strong Kids strengthens the foundation and future of all New York City neighborhoods and communities.