What summer camp volunteers want you to know

What summer camp volunteers want you to know

Sleepless nights, lots of sweat and maybe a few tears. But also, laughing so hard you think surely you’ll have a six pack by tomorrow, becoming lifelong friends with someone you just met, and seeing a child’s personality bloom in front of you. These memories are some of your most cherished.

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Mother’s Day Gift Guide

The best thing about Mother’s Day is that you get to celebrate the person (or persons!) who helped make you who you are. You get to say thank you to someone who was...

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5 Celebrities Who Celebrate Earth Day Every Day

5 Celebrities Who Celebrate Earth Day Every Day

Earth Day may only come once a year, but these celebrities show us how to give back like it’s Earth day, every day! Do more than be inspired by their work and have a hands on celebration of your own. Each celebrity is paired with a nonprofit doing work for the environment that you can support.

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Racism in the Oscars?  8 Ways You Can Help

Racism in the Oscars? 8 Ways You Can Help

The call to boycott the Oscars, due to its lack of diversity, by several well-known actors has really shone a spotlight on the issue of racism this awards season.

If you are passionate about ending racism, but don’t know what to do other than boycotting the Oscars on TV, don’t worry. We’ve gathered several examples of people making steps toward racial equality alongside nonprofits across the United States. When you volunteer, make a donation, or just spread the word about the great work of these organizations, you become a part of the solution.

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Random Acts of Flowers

Random Acts of Flowers

First you notice the faint scent of roses and the gentle hum of voices. Small knots of people, grouped around tubs of flowers, are gently pulling off dead leaves and plucking brown petals. These blooms, rescued from the compost bins at local stores, like Costco and Trader Joe’s, are about to be transformed into breathtaking floral arrangements.

The happy beneficiaries will be local hospital and hospice patients and seniors.

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Special Offer: Shop for Good this Valentine’s Day

Special Offer: Shop for Good this Valentine’s Day

Don’t know where to shop for Valentine’s Day? Go beyond flowers and chocolate this year and shop for good.

Shopping for good means your dollars don’t just go into a large business’s piggy bank—they go toward creating livelihoods for underprivileged people around the world.

We’ve made it an even sweeter deal by partnering with three shop-for-good organizations to offer discounts just for our blog readers. Now you can buy the perfect gift while giving others a better life AND saving money. Check out the world-changing organizations below and start shopping!

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How Charitable Are the Top Presidential Candidates, Really?

How Charitable Are the Top Presidential Candidates, Really?

Turns out, that’s a good question. I started out this article wanting to play detective and provide a ton of useful information. But, the charitable giving and volunteering records of the top presidential candidates from both parties are curiously hard to find. Still, I scrounged up what I could find so we can see it all in one place. Take a look!

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18 Things You Can Do to Stop Human Trafficking

18 Things You Can Do to Stop Human Trafficking

Large-scale slavery didn’t end with the Civil War.

According to A21, an anti-human trafficking nonprofit, an estimated 27 million people are in bondage across the globe. Only 1-2% of those are ever rescued. And the average age of a victim is 12-years-old.

What can we do to stop it?

There are several ways you can take action against human trafficking. For example, educate yourself and others about it, lobby for legislations that will help defeat it, only purchase items from companies that know where their labor is coming from or volunteer at one of the many anti-human trafficking nonprofits. Awareness is great. Action is even better. Check out this list and pick one–or several–things to do and get started.

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5 Ways Volunteering Can Help You Get a Job

5 Ways Volunteering Can Help You Get a Job

Not only does volunteering increase your happiness, but it allows you to make a difference in someone else’s life. The benefits don’t stop there though, it gets even better.

Giving back can seriously help out your career.

Volunteering experience adds an edge to your resume and can hook you up with valuable connections. Check out these five ways that it can give your career a boost.

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