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Need to Occupy the Kids this Summer? Get Them Involved in the Community
You can help fight pediatric cancer. Find out about the Butterfly Awards.
Jul 9, 2008, 16:50
What Makes Young People Volunteer?
Many believe that volunteer work can be beneficial for young people's personal development and that their communities can benefit as well.
Dec 7, 2007, 00:20
Helping Children Survive To Five
Many of the world's children do not live untill their fifth birthday. Fortunately, lifesaving interventions are low-cost and effective.
Nov 29, 2007, 21:42
Making Giving A Part Of Your Budget
Americans gave nearly $300 billion to charitable causes in 2006, with more than $225 billion coming from individual donors. According to Giving USA, the average gift per household was about $1,620, or just over three percent of annual income.
Aug 11, 2007, 18:10
Americans Divided When It Comes to Giving Back Look for Simple Ways to Include Volunteering in Your Life
Whether it's cooking a meal for the homeless or sprucing up a garden area, there are many ways to give back to those who are in need. But sometimes the hardest part about volunteering is finding the time and the right opportunity to get involved.
Apr 27, 2007, 23:51
Rebuilding Lives for as Little as $50
Americans generously donate millions of dollars each year to help eradicate world poverty. But recently, Dabbs Cavin, 41, a banker from Little Rock, Ark., and his family of four decided they wanted to make a tangible difference. So they jumped in with both feet, packed up their lives and moved to Rwanda, Africa, where Cavin took a position as CEO of a bank that offers small loans to the poor that make a big impact.
The idea of granting loans to poor entrepreneurs, called microfinance, has exploded around the world in recent years. Donations from average Americans can fund loans as small as $50 – for the same amount an American family could spend on one dinner out, a Rwandan can start a business that will feed a family and inject life into a community.
Sep 13, 2006, 09:39
Music Teachers Team Up To Feed Hungry Children
Tune in to a rewarding charity. The World's Largest Concert (WLC) is a musical performance in March celebrating Music In Our Schools Month. This year, the organizer of the event, MENC: The National Association for Music Education, is collaborating with Feed The Children (FTC), an international nonprofit relief organization that delivers food, medicine, clothing and other necessities to children and families who lack these essentials due to famine, war, poverty, or natural disaster.
Feb 26, 2006, 00:26
Young Tsunami Survivors Find New Start At Shriners Hospitals
When the Indian Ocean tsunami crashed ashore on December 26, 2004, many things were lost. Homes were swept away, belongings gone forever. Hundreds of thousands of people lost their lives in the disaster. And many of those who survived, including children, literally lost a part of themselves. Seven-year-old Tara Aulia and 11-year-old Hamdani survived the tsunami that ripped through their villages in Indonesia's Aceh province, but along with their homes and family members, both children lost a limb.
Feb 26, 2006, 00:19
Unique Gift Giving Through Shriners Hospitals
Those in search of an unforgettable and timeless gift may find an excellent opportunity in a surprising place. In a gesture that gives in more ways than one, you can recognize loved ones and admired role models by naming a physical structure at Shriners Hospitals for Children.
Feb 19, 2006, 22:44
Shriners' "Oldest Poster Boy"
Although comedian and actor Pat Morita has passed away, his influence on Shriners Hospitals for Children will continue to live on. Morita, perhaps best known for his role of Mr. Miyagi in "The Karate Kid" movies, was an active supporter of Shriners Hospitals throughout his life. Now his family has established the "Pat Morita Memorial Fund" of SHC in his honor.
Feb 19, 2006, 22:41
In Search Of The First Ever Amazing Women Of The Year
Are you a woman who holds the secrets to success in maintaining a healthy home and work life balance? If so, you could be one of the first ever Swiffer Amazing Women of the Year! Swiffer, the revolutionary cleaning system, has partnered with supermodel Cindy Crawford in a nationwide search to find everyday women who are making amazing contributions to their communities. From the multi-tasking mom who finds time to run the PTA and her own online business, to the neighbor who organizes a charity walk-a-thon each year, the Swiffer Amazing Women of the Year campaign wants to publicly recognize women who are finding the time to balance their busy lives while positively influencing others around them.
Feb 6, 2006, 23:08
Company Aims to Ease 'Charitable Fatigue'
With so many recent natural disasters happening around the world, people are being asked for charitable donations like never before. Many who wish to help might find the donation process frustrating and confusing, but want to do more. "'Charitable fatigue' is a buzz-phrase used to hide a real problem small and mid-sized charities are facing in the aftermath of a full year of natural disasters," says Robert Grosshandler of iGive.com.
Dec 6, 2005, 23:42
Wonderful Gifts That Make Wishes Come True
There's no time like the holiday season for making wishes come true-and this season, some of the most beautiful gifts may help fulfill the wishes of children who have life-threatening medical conditions. That's because the Make-A-Wish-Foundation, which exists to grant such wishes, has teamed up again with Things Remembered, which creates exceptional gifts. Make-A-Wish gifts became a tradition at Things Remembered in 1998, when one critically ill child, Elysia, wished to give her family and friends personalized ornaments.
Nov 15, 2005, 21:42
Jewelry Industry Donates Over $4 Million To Charities
One industry considers donating to charity a serious business. Four children's charities will be receiving more than $4 million in donations to help the kids they serve. The money comes from Jewelers for Children (JFC), the jewelry industry's charity.
The group receives generous support from jewelry trade organizations, jewelry and watch manufacturing companies, jewelry retail stores, individual jewelry professionals and jewelry consumers.
Oct 22, 2005, 15:07
How To Give Your Home A Good Winter Coat
Anytime can be the right time to think about making sure your home is prepared to weather the winter months' wet and cold temperatures. As important as ensuring your house is insulated on the inside, it's also valuable to invest in the exterior of your home. Not only will a sealed exterior provide protection from water and other unwelcome outdoor elements from seeping in, but it also can save you money on repairs the following spring.
Oct 19, 2005, 00:06
Country Artist Appeals For Blood Donations
What if your mom, best friend or next door neighbor needed blood? You'd want blood to be available when they needed it. Every two seconds someone in the U.S. needs blood-accident victims, cancer patients, people with blood disorders or other illnesses-but only a small percentage of those who are eligible to donate blood actually give blood.
Sep 9, 2005, 00:44
Homeowners Can Help Make Wishes Come True
Thanks to an innovative program, homeowners can help sick children by making their own home healthier and more comfortable. A leading heating, ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC) manufacturer is making it possible for consumers to help kids with life-threatening medical conditions by purchasing HVAC equipment for their home.
Sep 8, 2005, 18:16
Buddy Turns 10
)-Since the launch of the Buddy Walk by the National Down Syndrome Society in 1995, more than one million people have participated in local walks across the country, joining friends, family members and many others. John C. McGinley, who plays Dr. Perry Cox in the hit NBC show "Scrubs," is the 2005 National Buddy Walk Spokesman. Mr. McGinley is the proud father of 8-year-old Max, who has the condition.
Aug 31, 2005, 15:21
Common Sense Strengthens Communities Nationwide
A house really is a home. In the past 29 years, 175,000 houses have provided homes for more than 750,000 people in 3,000 communities around the world. The houses have been built by Habitat for Humanity, the nonprofit organization that in 2005 has set goals of building its 200,000th house and of housing one million people in Habitat homes. To accomplish that, it is teaming with organizations across the country and around the globe.
Aug 20, 2005, 23:27
Basketball Players Hoop It Up For Charity
Read all about it. A basketball and books clinic hosted by basketball players about to start on their NBA careers tipped off a series of events called the "Summer of Goodwill." The summerlong program featured current and former NBA players hosting charity basketball games, fund-raisers, free basketball clinics and community appearances in the U.S., Canada, Mexico and other countries.
Aug 20, 2005, 22:34
Hawaii Youth Make a Difference for Sarah
When 17-year-old Sarah Rosenberg died in an auto accident on the island of Hawaii in December 2004, it touched the lives of many children. Sarah was a role model, teacher and mentor to smaller kids. She was active in her 4-H club and helped kindergartners with activities to get to know one another while having fun at the same time. Sarah, who had planned to become a teacher, made everyone feel special. Sarah's inspiration continues today.
Aug 20, 2005, 21:29