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Vote Now (and Win Prizes) in Corporate Citizenship's People's Choice Award

WASHINGTON, D.C., Oct. 25 /CSRwire/ - The 2010 Partnership Award, the "people's choice" award in corporate citizenship, has already garnered votes from more than 10,000 people from around the world. The Partnership Award is a category within the U.S. Chamber BCLC's prestigious annual Corporate Citizenship Awards.

Voters between October 21 and November 5, 2010, are eligible to enter drawings for giveaways from JetBlue (two roundtrip airline tickets), Best Buy ($100 gift cards), Wegmans ($100 gift cards), and GlobalGiving ($25 gift cards). The dates of the drawings and full information are available online [http://bclc.uschamber.com/bclc/awards/giveawaydetails].

The purpose of the Partnership Award is to raise awareness about successful examples of businesses and nonprofit organizations working together to address important social causes. "Partnerships between businesses and NGOs are more important than ever," said BCLC Executive Director Stephen Jordan. "BCLC encourages everyone to get involved in the 2010 Partnership Award voting opportunity, and to spread the word about the contributions these partnerships are making."

This year's finalists are:

  • Amway and Kids Food Basket, advancing the fight against children's hunger in Michigan by increasing efficiency in the preparation and distribution of meals

  • Caterpillar and CHF International, accelerating earthquake recovery through skills training and job opportunities for Haitians

  • Deloitte and College Summit, making college attendance a reality for more youth in the United States

  • Microsoft and NetHope, bringing technology to bear in the humanitarian sector and eliminating duplication of efforts across 31 international NGOs

  • Qualcomm and Grameen Foundation, creating income opportunities in Indonesia, a country where 75% of the population lives on less than $2.50 a day

The inspirational stories from Amway, Caterpillar, Deloitte, Microsoft, Qualcomm, and their NGO partners are available on the Partnership Award website, www.corporatecitizenshipvote.com. Last year, more than 20,000 voters selected the Discovery Channel Global Education Partnership (DCGEP) and Chevron Corporation as the winners of the Partnership Award. Together, DCGEP and Chevron have built learning centers in dozens of underserved schools in countries such as Angola, Nigeria, South Africa, Venezuela, and Brazil.

BCLC is a 501(c)(3) affiliate of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and is the Chamber's voice and resource for the social and philanthropic interests of the business community.

For more information, please contact:

Kitty Taylor Director of Communications & Outreach
Phone: 202-431-1993

 

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