Day of Caring Recognized Collective Volunteerism.

All year long, LexisNexis Risk Solutions employees work tirelessly to give back to local and global communities. To recognize the collective volunteerism efforts, Reed Elsevier designates September as RE Cares Month to celebrate the positive impact made in our communities. This year, LexisNexis Risk Solutions is actively participating by hosting its first Day of Caring on Thursday, September 26. Each office across the Risk organization will pick a charitable project to participate in as a team.

Alpharetta

Books for Africa (www.booksforafrica.org)
Books for Africa collects, sorts, ships and distributes books to students of all ages in Africa. Volunteers are preparing a LexisNexis container of books to be shipped to the Replenshing Libraries Book Trust in Sierra Leone.

Cumberland Academy of Georgia (www.cumberlandacademy.org)
Cumberland Academy of Georgia. Cumberland Academy is a fully accredited school specializing in the needs of children with Asperger's Syndrome, ADD, ADHD, autism, PDD-NOS, and learning disabilities. They educate students fourth grade – 12th grade. Volunteers will participate in landscaping projects, a makeover of the teachers' lounge and high school common area and painting projects.

Stop Hunger Now (www.stophungernow.org)
Stop Hunger Now is an international hunger relief agency that has been fulfilling its commitment to end hunger for more than 15 years. Since 1998, the organization has coordinated the distribution of food and other lifesaving aid to children and families in countries all over the world. Volunteers will help package 50,000 meals to benefit global school lunch programs.

Foundation for Hospital Art (www.hospitalart.org)
The Foundation for Hospital Art was officially established in 1984 and is dedicated to involving patients and volunteers worldwide to create colorful, soothing artwork donated to hospitals to help soften the often stressful hospital experience. Volunteers will paint murals that will be donated to hospitals and/or other care facilities.

StandUP for Kids (standupforkids.org)
StandUp For Kids is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization founded in 1990 to help rescue homeless and at-risk youth. With national headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia StandUp For Kids is run almost entirely by volunteers, and has programs in a number of states. Volunteers are asked to donate items to help reach the goal of providing six-months supply of food packets.

Beachwood

Hospice of the Western Reserve (hospicewr.org)
Walk to Remember your loved ones! Whether you have known someone who received services from Hospice of the Western Reserve, or want to remember a dear family member or friend, this Walk is a wonderful way to celebrate life. Employees are participating in the walk.

Ronald McDonald House of Cleveland (rmhcleveland.org)
The Ronald McDonald House of Cleveland offers a place to call home at little or no cost so families can access the best health care, regardless of their location. We allow families to stay together, which can help their children heal faster and cope better. Volunteers will participate in various projects.

Boca Raton

The Volen Center (www.maevolen.com)
From Broward to Palm Beach Counties, the Volen Center is committed to enhancing the well-being of South Florida seniors, young adults, children, and their families. Volen educates and advocates on their behalf, providing health care and supportive services, and ensuring that their physical, emotional, social and psychological needs are met. Volunteers will be paint the facility.

The ARC of Palm Beach County (www.arcpbc.org)
The Mission of The Arc of Palm Beach County is to improve the lives of children and adults with developmental disabilities, and their families, through services, education, and advocacy. Volunteers will be spackling, sanding and pressure washing areas to prepare for painting in the following weeks.

Center for Family Services (www.ctrfam.org)
The Center for Family Services of Palm Beach County, Inc. serves families and children in Palm Beach County through and array of services and collaborations with other human service agencies. The benefits of services provided by the Center provide a mechanism for disadvantaged family units, parents, teenagers and children to lift themselves out of a cycle of psychological and economic poverty. Volunteers will participate in landscaping projects and painting the facility.

Bozeman

Foundation for Hospital Art (www.hospitalart.org)
The Foundation for Hospital Art was officially established in 1984 and is dedicated to involving patients and volunteers worldwide to create colorful, soothing artwork donated to hospitals to help soften the often stressful hospital experience. Volunteers will paint murals that will be donated to hospitals and/or other care facilities.

Brentwood

Magdalene (www.thistlefarms.org)
Founded in 1997 by Becca Stevens, an Episcopal priest on Vanderbilt's campus, Magdalene is a residential program for women who have survived lives of prostitution, trafficking, addiction and life on the streets. Volunteers will assemble household supply baskets for Magdalene's residents.

Thistle Farms (www.thistlefarms.org)
Thistle Farms is the social enterprise that is run by the women of Magdalene. By hand, the women create natural bath and body products that are as good for the earth as they are for the body. Purchases of Thistle Farms products directly benefit the women by whom they were made. Volunteers will remodel a "green room" for the enterprises open mic nights.

Chicago

Anne's House/PROMISE (salarmychicago.org/promise/annes-house/)
The Salvation Army PROMISE Program (Partnership To Rescue Our Minors From Sexual Exploitation) is pleased to announce the opening of Anne's House- Illinois' first long term trauma based residential program for young women and girls who have been impacted by sex trafficking and commercial sexual exploitation. Volunteers will coordinate an office donation drive and educational event in support of PROMISE and Anne's House. A PROMISE program director, will come and speak about trafficking. IN addition the office will donate a painted mural to the Anne's House residence.

Dayton

Carillon Historical Park
The Dayton Employee Involvement Committee (EIC) has a great opportunity to help prepare Carillon Park with its cleanup and preparation for Concours d'Elegance, a classic car show event. This cleanup will occur a couple weeks before one of its annual fund-raising events.

Duluth

Stop Hunger Now (www.stophungernow.org)
Stop Hunger Now is an international hunger relief agency that has been fulfilling its commitment to end hunger for more than 15 years. Since 1998, the organization has coordinated the distribution of food and other lifesaving aid to children and families in countries all over the world. Volunteers will help package 50,000 meals to benefit global school lunch programs.

El Paso

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer (www.makingstrideswalk.org)
Employees will participate in multiple activities that will raise funds for breast cancer throughout the month of September. In addition, executives will participate in a dunking booth for September 26th and there will also be a basketball tournament—teams will pay a fee to enter, with all proceeds going to support the cause. On October 20th, employees will participate in the annual Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk in El Paso.

Minneapolis

Books for Africa (www.booksforafrica.org)
Books for Africa collects, sorts, ships and distributes books to students of all ages in Africa. Volunteers are preparing a LexisNexis container of books to be shipped to the Replenshing Libraries Book Trust in Sierra Leone.

Oklahoma City

Serve Moore & Moore Public Schools (www.servemoore.com)
Serve Moore is a collaborative effort of multiple churches and organizations working together to serve the people of Moore, Oklahoma. Volunteers will support the clean-up efforts from the devastating tornadoes that hit Moore, OK. In addition, they will paint and donate four art murals from the Foundation for Hospital Art for the two elementary schools (Plaza Towers and Briarwood) that were destroyed in the recent storms.

Orem

Mountainland Head Start, Inc. (www.mountainlandheadstart.org)
Mountainland Head Start, Inc. is a federally funded Kindergarten readiness pre-school program which partners with parents to assist children in developing the skills and knowledge necessary to be successful in school. Volunteers will be making educational games for students. This will take place in the Orem office and there will be multiple opportunities for colleagues to get involved. The goal is to provide students with at least 100 games.

Peoria

Foundation for Hospital Art (www.hospitalart.org)
The Foundation for Hospital Art was officially established in 1984 and is dedicated to involving patients and volunteers worldwide to create colorful, soothing artwork donated to hospitals to help soften the often stressful hospital experience. Volunteers will paint murals that will be donated to hospitals and/or other care facilities.

St. Cloud

Quiet Oaks Hospice House (quietoakshospicehouse.org/)
The mission of Quiet Oaks Hospice House is to provide high quality, personalized care, comfort and dignity to residents and their families in the remaining days of their life together. Volunteers will provide fall cleaning services for the facility and will also participate in landscaping by weeding gardens and raking leaves.

Trenton

Trenton Area Soup Kitchen (TASK) (www.trentonsoupkitchen.org)
TASK feeds those who are hungry in the Trenton area and offers programs to encourage self-sufficiency and improve the quality of life of its patrons. Volunteers will assemble personal hygiene kits distribution to their clients. The office has set a goal of assembling 1,500 kits.

Foundation for Hospital Art (www.hospitalart.org)
The Foundation for Hospital Art was officially established in 1984 and is dedicated to involving patients and volunteers worldwide to create colorful, soothing artwork donated to hospitals to help soften the often stressful hospital experience. Volunteers will paint murals that will be donated to hospitals and/or other care facilities.

Washington, DC

Foundation for Hospital Art (www.hospitalart.org)
The Foundation for Hospital Art was officially established in 1984 and is dedicated to involving patients and volunteers worldwide to create colorful, soothing artwork donated to hospitals to help soften the often stressful hospital experience. Volunteers will paint murals that will be donated to hospitals and/or other care facilities.

Home-Based Employees

www.volunteermatch.com
Our home based employees choose from numerous projects on Volunteer Match.

To date, LexisNexis Risk Solutions has had a powerful first half of the year. Just a few of the accomplishments this year include:

  • A company-wide donation of over $20,000 to Red Cross for the victims of the Oklahoma tornadoes
  • Over 180,000 meals supplied to global food programs with Stop Hunger Now
  • A company-wide effort of partnering with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children(NCMEC) to keep children safe by participating in National Missing Children's Day and Take25
  • A KaBOOM! playground provided to the women and children residing at the Partnership Against Domestic Violence shelter.
  • Nearly 9,000 individual volunteer hours invested into charities, non-profits and foundations in our respective communities