and LEAD2016 are Uniting with Save the Children, International Development and Relief Foundation and STAND

Aurora, ON, Canada –, the largest social network for Human Resources Executives and innovator of the annual LEAD2016 Forum, has added a corporate social responsibility effort and partnership with Save the Children and International Development and Relief Foundation (IDRF) to support World Leadership Day on February 3rd. That same day, will be broadcasting a “Live Aid”-like event globally from the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in Nashville, TN. is calling on individuals, companies, and organizations to assist by using this live event to help raise money, donations, or awareness for 6M refugee children in camps or for resettling a family into Canada. Social gifting has never been as easy or fun as it is now with the STAND app. Interested people can download the app, create a STAND for Save the Children, and invite friends, family and co-workers to STAND with them.

Additional efforts by to help organizations that are looking to offer more support for the Refugees include:
1. The development of a volunteer community app to bring people together in local communities to help raise awareness and funds to support refugees. This app has:
a. a social update feature to keep community members updated to educate and inform them on local community efforts about events, fundraisers and support needed.
b. a “gift registry system” where users can donate items and time required to resettle a family.
c. a central donation button (with an instant charitable tax receipt) that directs the funds to be kept in the local community to resettle a family (IDRF) or to help children in refugee camps (Save the Children).
d. An invite button to invite others into the community.

2. The upcoming launch of a resume database of the largest available talent pool, accessing more than 6M people in refugee camps, enabling companies to search for candidates with high demand skills.

3. The creation of an online learning course to help people understand the process of “sponsoring a family into Canada”.

Interested parties can contact at 877.472.6648 or email to inquire about how to help celebrate World Leadership Day. “It’s important right now for all communities to join together to make an impact on the global refugee crisis. In particular, employers now have the opportunity to allow employees at all levels to participate and be engaged, while listening to inspiring leadership stories and doing great things for the people in need,” stated Debbie McGrath, CEO of

LEAD2016 will bring leaders from across business, industry, and education together to connect with one another and witness life-changing speakers and entertainers. The event will be broadcasted live via a secure YouTube channel. Interested individuals can attend the event or simulcast it into their workplace, community, or corporate event. Find more information:

About STAND:
STAND has become the social network for people who change the world. It’s an easy-to-use mobile application where you connect with the people you care about, for the causes you love. STAND is backed by Twitter co-founders Biz Stone (Chairman) and Jack Dorsey and well as leading VC firms including Resolute Ventures, Greylock Discovery, Fresco Capital, and others. For more information on the company, please visit
Find STAND on social:
Twitter: @STANDthecompany
Instagram: @standtheapp [About Save the Children]: For almost 80 years, this non-profit organization has helped children in 120 countries and has been active with boots on the ground with refugees in the Middle East. Charity Navigator gives it its highest ranking. []

About International Development and Relief Foundation (IDRF): A Canadian-based non-profit, founded in 1984, for the purpose of providing emergency relief and development projects, IDRF is among the top 25 charities recognized by the Canadian agencies as “worthy of donations.” Its focus is to help refugees settle in Canada and provide relief in Camps globally.

About LEAD2016: LEAD2016 is a 2-day leadership forum designed to inspire leadership in people from all walks of life, live simulcast to hundreds of remote host sites internationally. The event will bring top thought leaders and the world’s best leadership practices into any organization and communities and is scheduled for February 3rd and 4th, 2016 in Nashville, Tennessee, at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. February 3rd will be broadcast globally to support the Children in Syrian Refugee Camps.

About, the largest global social networking and resource site for HR Professionals is committed to providing a deeper understanding of the HR function for over 250,000+ members by offering LEAD – a Global Leadership annual event, Leadership500 Awards, HR Certification Exam Prep Courses, certification programs, a personal development app, monthly themed HR epublications, 4,500+ webcasts, 1,200+ eLearning credits, 230+ virtual conferences, blogs, community networks, industry news and advisory boards. contact:
Debbie McGrath
Chief Instigator and CEO