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How Your Snowman Sweater Can Change A Child's Life

Carolyn S. Miles | Posted 12.12.2014 | Impact
Carolyn S. Miles

There’s no better time than the holidays to remind children to be thankful and to give back to others in need. However, that is not always easy duri...

Avoid the Holiday Crazy

Judi Sheppard Missett | Posted 12.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Judi Sheppard Missett

Holiday toy drives, donations to food banks, visiting a nursing home, making homemade cards, donating money, and serving meals at a shelter are great ways to practice gratitude. See if you can get your friends and family to go together. Doing something for others can make your holiday experience especially meaningful -- and put that fight over stuffing into perspective.

Alena Hall

These Moms Are Helping Knit The World's Largest Christmas Stocking For The Best Reason

HuffingtonPost.com | Alena Hall | Posted 12.15.2014 | Impact

When both Lori Kleppe and Sarah Greene received news that their husbands would not be returning home from their military service, they lost more than ...

A Hole in My Holiday Spirit

Barbara Jacoby | Posted 12.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Barbara Jacoby

For every deed that I see that takes something away from another person, I will give something positive back to them. After all, I do believe that there are far more good people out there than those who choose to abuse their power, their money and their strength and who hold an attitude that they are better than others.

10 Gifts For Gals That Empower Women Around The World

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 12.19.2014 | Impact

Updated on Dec. 11, 2014; 10:41 a.m. EST This holiday, give the leading ladies in your life a gift that also helps women in need. HuffPost Impac...

Here's A Great Way To Tell If Your Date Is A Jerk

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 12.05.2014 | Impact

It's OK to put a little sexy into service. Research has shown that young people are more likely to volunteer their time if their friends join in. B...

#RestoreHappy

Tammara Fort | Posted 12.04.2014 | Impact
Tammara Fort

It is a tale of loss and hope told in pictures by children whose lives have been forever altered by war, and it was laid out for everyone to see.

The Fashion Project: Designing a Better World

Zoey Gulmi | Posted 12.04.2014 | Style
Zoey Gulmi

The impetus behind what Fashion Project is now came to Anna Palmer and Christine Rizk during a tax law course at Harvard Law School when they learned that nearly $13 billion worth of clothing and accessories were donated to charities annually.

A New Measure for Scaling-up

Shelley Bird | Posted 12.04.2014 | Business
Shelley Bird

Social innovation is alive and well across America. There is really no shortage of great ideas and passionate socialpreneurs working to make society a better place -- but the majority of them fail.

Here's Proof That Millennials' Tech Addiction Actually Makes The World A Better Place

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 12.04.2014 | Impact

The next time someone tells you to put your phone down, go ahead and show them this video as illustrative proof that likes, shares and hashtags are tr...

Three Gift Giving Rules for Your Happiest Holiday Yet

Damian Bazadona | Posted 12.03.2014 | GPS for the Soul
Damian Bazadona

So, while you won't see this listed on retailers' websites whose core focus is simply to sell you things, I propose three core reasons why using your holiday shopping as an opportunity to invest in your loved ones' experiential equity will make this year, for you and the people you love, a magical one.

Why #GivingTuesday Is More Than Just Hashtag Activism

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 12.03.2014 | Impact

While countless Americans have spent the past week sprinting through their respective towns and cities taking advantage of the best holiday shopping d...

A Better Use Of The Elf On A Shelf

Darcy R. Shapiro | Posted 12.02.2014 | Parents
Darcy R. Shapiro

Beyond the most obvious reason why I am questioning the wisdom of ever introducing this agent of Satan, I mean Santa, into my house, I can't help but wonder if we are really sending our kids the right message with things like the Elf.

The #Unselfie Captures Important Causes, Trumps Those Duckface Photos

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 12.02.2014 | Impact

The Tuesday after Thanksgiving is here, and the Internet is abuzz making the world a better place. For the third consecutive year, Giving Tuesday m...

54 Top Writers and Mom Bloggers Reveal Where They Give

Estelle Sobel Erasmus | Posted 12.02.2014 | Impact
Estelle Sobel Erasmus

Move over Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Make room for #GivingTuesday -- a global rally for great giving which falls on December 2 this year.

Volunteering Can Improve Your Quality Of Life -- And These Countries Know It

The Huffington Post | Alissa Scheller | Posted 12.02.2014 | Healthy Living

The benefits of altruism are significant -- and it looks like the world is starting to take notice. According to a new report from the U.K.-based C...

Celebrating #GivingTuesday and the Importance of Volunteerism

Eileen Howard Boone | Posted 12.02.2014 | Impact
Eileen Howard Boone

On Tuesday, December 2, charities, individuals, schools, businesses and other community organizations will come together to celebrate the third annual #GivingTuesday, a national day of giving back that reminds each and every one of us that, whether through a charitable donation or volunteerism, we can all make a positive impact on our communities this holiday season.

How Giving Back Helps This Man Take Charge Of His Illness

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 12.01.2014 | Impact

When Randy Stein was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, he was far from surprised. After experiencing numbness in his hands for years, and later s...

Why Give? Gratitude and Giving for #GivingTuesday

Verneda White | Posted 12.01.2014 | Impact
Verneda White

I am grateful for this year's #GivingTuesday to coincide with World AIDS Day and to continue our workshops that teach children to value their own lives even when others do not. I am reminded of the valuable contribution and dedication of so many who work in the trenches across such organizations.

Group Shows How Much Better World Would Be If Fortune 500 Donated Just 1% Of Revenues

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 12.01.2014 | Impact

One group wants more businesses digging deeper into their pockets for charitable causes, and it believes they'll make more money in the long run by do...

Democratization of Philanthropy Through Crowdfunding

Ritu_Sharma | Posted 12.01.2014 | Impact
Ritu_Sharma

Nonprofits that are used to relying on super donors writing hefty checks need to learn to embrace a better way: The idea of crowd-funding, where numerous smaller donations add up, powered by social media marketing.

Give Back by Supporting #GivingTuesday 2014

Shayla R. Price | Posted 11.29.2014 | Impact
Shayla R. Price

So after you complete your shopping list, think about giving to others. You will restore the true meaning of the holiday season.

Alena Hall

This Woman Proves The Best Kind Of Holiday Shopping Involves Giving Back

HuffingtonPost.com | Alena Hall | Posted 11.28.2014 | Impact

Allison Lutnick, 51, is just one of thousands whose lives were turned upside down by the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. Hundreds of employees at a financ...

This 9-Year-Old Collected 400 Pounds Of Food For The Needy For Thanksgiving

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 11.27.2014 | Good News

Giving back has become a hobby for Gunner Robinson. The 9-year-old from Wilmington, North Carolina, has collected 401 pounds of nonperishable food ...

Alena Hall

This Woman Proves The Best Kind Of Holiday Shopping Involves Giving Back

HuffingtonPost.com | Alena Hall | Posted 11.28.2014 | Impact

Allison Lutnick, 51, is just one of thousands whose lives were turned upside down by the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. Hundreds of employees at a financ...