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Giving Back

Take the $100 Tip Challenge to Make Someone's Christmas and Your Own

Heather Sample Spires | Posted 02.16.2015 | Impact
Heather Sample Spires

We're giving to a person who is working hard and trying to support her family on minimum wage and $2 tips. But this moment of giving is not just for her -- it's also for us.

Charity Tax Breaks Only Extended Through End Of 2014

Forbes | Posted 12.17.2014 | Impact

Charities wanted permanent tax breaks, but instead the Senate last night passed a one-year tax extenders bill, only good through Dec. 31, 2014. That l...

THIS Is How Cops Should Treat Homeless People

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 12.17.2014 | Impact

Steve Wick doesn't just patrol people on the streets of Houston -- he befriends them, too. The sergeant helps run the city's Homeless Outreach Team...

Bags of Love

Tammara Fort | Posted 02.15.2015 | Impact
Tammara Fort

One of the best parts of my job at is volunteering at various charities. I love finding new organizations and talking with people who are helping others.

Pray It Forward

Melanie Young | Posted 02.14.2015 | Healthy Living
Melanie Young

I am counting my blessings this season and especially during my week-long visit to my hometown, Chattanooga, Tennessee. I've found that southerners ha...

Giving Presence This Holiday Season

Anna Lozano | Posted 02.14.2015 | Healthy Living
Anna Lozano

Unlike a New Year's Eve party that lasts a few hours and then disappears after the stroke of midnight like fairy godmother magic, I guarantee my high is going to last beyond one night.

7 Ways To Give Back In An Hour Or Less

Posted 12.22.2014 | Impact

The end of the year can be a busy time; businesses are closing their books, semesters are ending, and people are taking assessments of what they've ac...

The Rise of Social Entrepreneurship

Nate Holzapfel | Posted 02.10.2015 | Business
Nate Holzapfel

Social entrepreneurship isn't a new thing by any means but it is progressively becoming more and more popular.

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 02.10.2015 | 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 | Alena Hall | Posted 03.17.2015 | 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 02.07.2015 | 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...


Tammara Fort | Posted 02.03.2015 | 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 02.03.2015 | 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 02.03.2015 | 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 02.02.2015 | 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 02.01.2015 | 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 02.01.2015 | 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 01.31.2015 | 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.