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Giving the Gift of You to Those Who Need it Most

This post is made possible with support from the American Academy of Pediatrics through a cooperative agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.All opinions are my own. “Let’s take a walk, Michelle.” Those were words that I could always count on at almost every family gathering. My favorite (shh! don’t tell the others) …

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What is microvolunteering?

Have you heard of microvolunteering? Simply put, it is volunteer opportunities that are super easy to complete. Microvolunteering opportunities typically: involve small pockets of time. are very simple to start and complete. require little to no planning. are convenient. Microvolunteering Day is observed every year on April 15th and promotes awareness of the concept and …

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DonorsChoose for Holiday Giving

Quick Note: DonorsChoose sponsored this post. All opinions are my own. Did you know that every year public school teachers in the United States spend over $1 billion of their own money on classroom materials for their children? #ad @DonorsChoose #sharethanks #supportteachers #DonorsChoose Click To Tweet Did you know that every year public school teachers …

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300+ Volunteer Opportunities for Teens

We can easily find volunteer opportunities for teens within our local communities and there is a need for their time, talent and thoughts. Encouraging and teaching my teen son to give back to our community is a priority for me. We live in a society that seems to focus on material items – having more, getting …

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Be a #VolunteerSuperhero

Disclaimer: This article on the importance of being a Volunteer Superhero is a compensated collaboration with The Mission List and Reward Volunteers.  Volunteering was something I was introduced to at an early age. My church youth group would spend time each month giving back to our communities – feeding the homeless; spending time at a …

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Invest In Childhood and See The Future Unfold

I am writing this article in partnership with Save The Children to bring awareness to their Invest In Childhood initiative which seeks to raise the awareness of consumers in the United States of the early learning deficit that children living in poverty experience. Once you’re done reading this article, make sure you head to our …

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9 Ways that Giving Back Helps You

Of all the trends sweeping the country, giving back is possibly the very best one. Individuals, families, schools, non-profit programs, organizations like the Bob Parsons’ foundation, and entire communities are jumping on the do-gooder wagon. From spending hours volunteering to simply writing a check and sending it off in the mail, there are a host …

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The Importance Of Family Emergency Plans #GetReady

Twenty-five years ago, Hurricane Hugo made landfall at Charleston, South Carolina as a Category 4 Hurricane. Hugo left 60,000 people in the state homeless, 270,000 temporarily unemployed and 54,000 residents seeking disaster assistance. Many were without power for two weeks or more. I remember going to bed the night before the storm hit. My mother, a Registered …

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Simple Ways To Motivate Young Children

As the school year begins, too many children are already falling behind. I am 1 of 30 bloggers helping #FindtheWords with Save the Children to raise awareness of the need for early childhood education for all kids. I am participating in this social media campaign to highlight 30 words in 30 days — to symbolize the …

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