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Established in the Vancouver office in 2008, “The Little Give” is Edelman’s annual corporate social responsibility initiative that benefits non-profit organizations working to make a difference in the lives of children and youth. This year, three non-profit partners will be selected to receive two full days of hands-on time from Edelman staff, as well as a donation of $2,500 in cash. But that’s just where The Little Give starts.

During The Little Give the staff are divided into three teams and encouraged to use their skills and ingenuity to grow The Little Give into something much larger. Staff give 48 hours — a mix of their own time and company time – in which they work on initiatives that help move the dial for non-profit groups that support children and youth in our community.

In previous years, they’ve created logos, painted and stocked playrooms, organized public events, and initiated media relations and branding activities, among many other initiatives.

This year’s The Little Give takes place from 4:00pm June 2 to 4:00pm June 4, 2011, and Edelman is once again seeking three non-profit organizations based in Vancouver who are focused on making a difference in young people’s lives. Non-profit organizations wishing to take part in this year’s The Little Give, should read the registration requirements below.

Organizations that meet the following criteria are eligible to participate:

· registered non-profit organization;
· based in Vancouver;
· secular; and
· make a difference in the lives of children and youth (under 24 years old).

Non-profit organizations can apply online. Nominations close Saturday, May 14. Three applicants will be selected and each will receive 48 hours of staff time, as well as a cash contribution of $2,500. ALL applicants will be notified upon selection of our three 2011 NGO partners.

People who are interested in doing charitable work for a living that makes a difference in people’s lives can find information about courses at MSW Online. Those who are interested in a career in the nonprofit social work field can make that happen with the right training.

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