On Monday, January 15 – MLK Day – more than 25 Kaiser Permanente Colorado employees volunteered at The Action Center in Lakewood, a human service nonprofit organization offering services to struggling residents of Jefferson County and the homeless.
More than 550 Kaiser Permanente Colorado physicians and staff celebrated Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day by rolling up their sleeves in remembrance of Dr. King’s commitment to community service.
In partnership with Metro Volunteers, Kaiser Permanente Colorado employees will volunteer at more than 30 projects all along the Front Range—from Greely to Pueblo. Projects include building outdoor bike racks for the public to preparing packages for the homeless and public school improvements to helping with cooking classes. This is the 14th consecutive year Kaiser Permanente has participated in MLK Jr. Day of Service.
When it comes to the world of philanthropy, 2018 promises to be transformational. Pessimists are concerned about the impact of new federal tax laws, the increase in income inequality, and the growing need for critical social services. Optimists see more reason for hope, believing that we have entered the “golden age of giving.”
Watch for these trends in 2018:
“2017 will be remembered as the year that corporate social responsibility (CSR) was redefined. Although CSR will always be grounded in business operations – from water conservation to supply chain transparency – recently, the stakes have gotten a lot higher. Companies must now share not only what they stand for, but what they stand up for. ” – Cone Communications
This article was originally published on December, 28th, 2017. To view the original post click here. This article also features B:CIVIC founding member, DanoneWave.
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Starting Wednesday, January 17th, 2018 at 5:30, the fourth session of the Corporate Social Responsibility Certificate Program at CU, Leeds School of Business in partnership with B:CIVIC will commence in Denver. This program unites CSR professionals of all expertise levels, with the goal to further their knowledge, expand their community and to spark ideas and insights. Applications are accepted until the class is full.