VolunteerMatch clients Johnson & Johnson, Walmart, Amway and Dow Chemical Co. are just a few of the many leading companies and charitable organizations in the running for a prestigious Corporate Citizenship Award from the U.S. Chamber’s Business Civic Leadership Center (BCLC) this year. The 2010 nominees will be honored and winners announced on November 30, at BCLC’s 11th Annual Corporate Citizenship Awards Dinner in Washington, DC.
The U.S. Chamber is the world’s largest business federation, representing more than 3 million businesses and organizations of every size, sector, and region. BCLC is the Chamber’s resource and voice for the business community’s social and philanthropic interests, with a special mission on advancing the positive role of business in society. The awards — described in some circles as “the Oscars of Corporate Philanthropy” — honor leading corporate community service programs and charitable partners in four categories: U.S. community service, international community service, partnerships, and corporate stewardship.
As the sole “people’s choice” category, the Partnership Award is especially exciting — and a huge mark of distinction for companies and nonprofits that have sought to build lasting relationships and create real impact.
Through its partnership with the hunger relief agency Kids Food Basket, Amway is up for the award this year for its work helping KFB improve the delivery of nutritional meals to children affected by poverty. Based on its own lean principles for business operation, Amway help the nonprofit reduce the time to make a meal from 41 seconds to less than five. Today KFB is able to provide 26 schools with some 2,500 sack suppers every day.
More details about each of this year’s nominees are available at www.uschamber.com/bclc/awards. Be sure to see who the winners are at the end of this month!