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Tips to Fight Back During Hunger Action Month

According to a 2014 study by Feeding America, 46.5 million Americans utilize a food bank. Lisa Tomasi, Philanthropy Expert and Founder of e-giving site YouGiveGoods, stresses that while many may feel that a small effort isn’t enough to make a change, every little bit helps someone who is facing hunger. Here are Lisa’s tips for fighting hunger in […]

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Top 10 Reasons to Encourage Your Kids to Volunteer

by Philip Brown, PhD, senior consultant at the National School Climate Center. #1: Volunteering helps foster empathy.             Empathy is the most critical disposition for responding to the needs of others.  We need to be able to imagine what other people may be going through or feeling. Volunteering helps engage our natural empathic sense, but you […]

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10 Ways Children Can Volunteer in their Communities (share the spirit of giving)

(Here is a guest post from author Linda Cohen about how to get kids volunteering in their communities. What a great way to teach children about citizenship, empathy, and compassion. This is lovely post for the holiday season to remind us all to give back to our own communities and model this important work with […]

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