Blog Archive

Blog Archive

'Tis the Season of Light: How the Brilliance of Individual Points of Light Brightens our World

Whether it’s the glare from my neighbors’ overdone rooftop spectacle, the simple beauty of the menorah that graces my friend’s table or the glow of the Advent candles on mine, it seems to me this season is all about light. And especially this year, against the tragedy, terror and turmoil that regularly appear on my newsfeed, I’ve found precious measures of hope and solace in the season’s rituals and the promise of light that dispels darkness.

Waste Management Crisis Meets the Full Power of Employee Volunteerism

As with all rapidly growing and industrializing areas, Nigerian cities are challenged to bolster their infrastructure to support the needs of their expanding populace. In addition to concerns about education and health care, Nigerian communities are facing serious waste management concerns. On Dec. 2, GE volunteers in two Nigerian cities, Lagos and Rivers, teamed up with more than 5,400 students in 10 secondary schools on a community recycling project.

Spreading Holiday Joy to Veterans and Active-Duty Military Through Service

With the holidays fast approaching, individuals and organizations alike are looking for ways to give back and support those in need. This year, to bring holiday cheer to hospitalized veterans, GE volunteers in Milwaukee came together for the second year in a row to decorate the Clement J. Zablocki Veterans Medical Center.

Finding – and Spreading – Joy in 2016

It’s this time of the year when the promise of peace and goodwill seems especially precious to me. Maybe even more so this year, which has unfolded against a backdrop of divisiveness, community unrest, a negative election cycle, and growing disparity. The images and messages affect all of us, including the youngest members of our society. A report by the Southern Poverty Law Center found that "teachers have noticed increased bullying, harassment and intimidation of students.” 

Three Chicago Doctors Risked Their Lives to Save Civilians in Aleppo

A Syrian child was asked to draw a picture of what his life in Aleppo looked like. If you asked a child living in the United States, you might expect to see a picture of the child with his family and friends or maybe playing outside. But what Samer Attar saw was different.

Power of Pro Bono Collaboration Helps NGOs in Hungary Unlock Full Potential

Volunteering Hungary is an organization that helps local volunteers find opportunities and the partner organizations that engage them with information, advice and training, to make the best use of their volunteers’ effort. It was 4 years ago when András F. Tóth started to think on a broader scale and discovered a way the corporations could better leverage their volunteers – through the so called pro bono service.

Using Employees’ Skills, Toyota Financial Services and UnitedHealth Group Build Stronger Communities

Giving back: it’s an action that can be carried out in countless ways. For some, giving back means volunteering in their community. For others, it means donating money or goods to those who need it most. For Civic 50 sector leaders Toyota Financial Services and UnitedHealth Group, employees give back by exercising their corporate know-how and investing their time and talent in communities to provide the biggest impact.