11 companies that are dedicated to giving back

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It's the season of giving thanks and just plain giving.

There's no doubt that the holiday season encourages everyone to spread a little cheer and love, and one of the best ways to do that is by volunteering or donating to a cause or organization that speaks to you.

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One of the best (and easiest) ways to do so is by working with your company towards a common cause.

Glassdoor rounded up companies that are making a major impact (and are totally dedicated) when it comes to charity and volunteer work – it's essentially a major pillar in each of these companies' work cultures.

Bonus: They're all hiring!

Here are the top 11 companies that are dedicated to giving back:

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#11: California Pizza Kitchen

"California Pizza Kitchen is committed to doing good in the communities they serve and determined to make a real difference through FUNdraisers, In-kind Donations, and the CPK Foundation, which has donated more than $3 million to charity organizations ... with Make-A-Wish® as their national charity."

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#10: City of Hope

"City of Hope is one of only 45 comprehensive cancer centers in the nation, as designated by the National Cancer Institute."

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#9: John Deere

"John Deere supports projects in the areas of farmer training, value-chain enhancement, and water access and use."

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#8: Teach for America

"Teach for America’s mission is to enlist, develop, and mobilize as many as possible of the nation’s most promising future leaders to grow and strengthen the movement for educational equity and excellence."

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#7: Gilead Sciences

"The Gilead Foundation, a non-profit organization established in 2005, seeks to improve the health and well-being of underserved communities around the world."

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#6: Shell

"The Shell Foundation works to tackle the social, environmental and market barriers that stop nearly three billion people around the world from accessing opportunities to earn income, improve their quality of life and escape the poverty trap."

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#5: Lowe's 

"Lowe’s Charitable and Educational Foundation funds nonprofit organizations and public agencies that support our charitable goals."

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#4: Hewlett-Packard

"The HP Foundation makes strategic investments to create opportunities in underserved communities and transform education, and when disaster strikes, we help affected communities recover more quickly."

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#3: Kiva

"Kiva combines the culture and approach of an internet start-up with an intense focus on alleviating poverty and serving the borrower-to-lender connection."

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#2: GitHub

"GitHub launched its Social Impact team in 2015 to formalize how it supports social good initiatives."

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#1: Salesforce

"Salesforce.org is based on a simple idea: leverage Salesforce’s technology, people, and resources to help improve communities around the world."

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Through different volunteer initiatives, volunteer opportunities and company-run organizations, giving back to your community through your workplace is a guaranteed way to make a difference.

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7. Coca-Cola, $182.2 billion

(AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

Data sources: Yahoo! Finance, corporate websites.

6. Johnson & Johnson, $315.7 billion

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5. Facebook, $379.8 billion

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4. Amazon, $380.2 billion

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3. Microsoft, $468.7 billion

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2. Alphabet, $553.9 billion

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1. Apple, $625.9 billion

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