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National Initiative Spring Back To Life (TM)Launches March 16, 2006 To Celebrate Companies That Care Day

Published 02-27-06

Submitted by Center for Companies That Care

CHICAGO ― Companies That Care is calling on companies throughout the country to participate in its fourth annual Companies That Care Day on March 16, 2006. This day will kick off a month-long national initiative that focuses on supporting Mississippi schools and children devastated by Hurricane Katrina by replenishing lost or ruined athletic and playground equipment.

Companies That Care is a national, not-for-profit organization dedicated to enhancing the well-being of employees and communities by encouraging businesses to integrate the 10 Characteristics of Companies That Care into their daily business practices.

"We are celebrating companies throughout the United States who set the higher standard of helping their communities thrive and encouraging their employees to do the same", said Marci Koblenz, founder of Companies That Care. "Companies and individuals working together can make a tangible difference in the lives of the thousands of children and families trying to rebuild their lives after Hurricane Katrina."

Companies can participate in Spring Back to Life by directly purchasing school equipment at www.companies-that-care.org, making a financial contribution towards the purchase of equipment, or collecting and shipping items directly to the designated schools.

"Whether companies celebrate Companies That Care Day through participating in Spring Back to Life or in another way that is meaningful to both their organization and community, we applaud and encourage their efforts," said Koblenz.

In concert with the Day, the 2006 Companies That Care Honor Roll will be announced. The Honor Roll, selected by an independent panel of experienced business professionals, recognizes recipients for their deep commitment to elevating the quality of the work environment for their employees and the quality of life for people in the broader community. Each of the organizations named to the Honor Roll sustains a work environment founded on dignity and respect for all employees, develops great leaders, communicates standards of ethics and integrity and participates in initiatives that support the community, among other outstanding attributes.

Companies named to the 2005 list feature local as well as global companies including Baxter Credit Union, CHAN Healthcare Auditors, Convergint Technologies LLC, Delnor-Community Health System, FPL Group, Grant Thornton LLP,KPMG LLP, KPMG LLP, Office Depot, Inc., Opto-Technology, Inc., PJM Interconnection, Rauland-Borg Corporation, TAP Pharmaceutical Products Inc., The Care of Trees, The Supply Room Companies, Triangle Printers Inc. and University HealthSystem Consortium.

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Companies that Care is a national, not-for-profit organization established to enhance the well-being of employees and communities. For more information visit www.companies-that-care.org or call 312.286.1547.

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Center for Companies That Care is a national, not-for-profit organization dedicated to enhancing the well-being of employees and communities by educating and inspiring employers to practice employer engagement and integrate the 10 Characteristics of Companies That Care into their daily business practices.

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