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Jesse Seaver | Posted 11.19.2012 | Impact
Jesse Seaver

Each trip, Charlotte brings more than just herself and her willingness to build. On her last trip to Zambia, she brought an extra suitcase with clothes for the children in the village.

Wisconsin Man Collects 5,000 Pounds Of Used Sporting Goods For Kids In Need | Posted 09.12.2012 | Impact

Kicking a soccer ball. Swinging a baseball bat. Shooting hoops. Many American children can take these activities for granted — but such privilege...

Making A Difference: The World of Giving - How to Help Hurricane Isaac Victims

Lisa M. Dietlin | Posted 10.30.2012 | Impact
Lisa M. Dietlin

Here are some relatively easy ideas and suggestions to consider. It is important to remember there are three stages or phases to most natural disasters. They are Rescue, Relief and Recovery... and all three need your help!

VOTE: Bieber, Tatum, Others Nominated For Do Something Awards

Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 07.18.2012 | Impact

When fans line the red carpet at an exclusive VHI awards show in August, they won’t be buzzing about the nominees’ leading roles or steamy on-set ...

Frugality: The Middle Ground Between Austerity and Excess

John Friedman | Posted 09.01.2012 | Business
John Friedman

As the world struggles to regain economic stability, there seems little agreement on what is needed. While most decry unbridled corporate and consumer...

Ways To Honor Dad By Giving Back

Lisa M. Dietlin | Posted 08.16.2012 | Impact
Lisa M. Dietlin

Fathers. Fathers are complicated. Their role in society is just as laden with stereotypes and expectations as mothers. Which can make Father's Day a l...

SLIDESHOW: From Alaska To Peru, Take A Volunteer Vacation This Summer

Posted 06.04.2012 | Impact

As you plan your summer vacation, consider swapping the cabana for the work gloves and opt for a volunteer vacation instead of the typical indulgent g...

5 College Students Work To Bring Solar Power To 1 Million Homes In Africa

Neil Parmar | Posted 07.07.2012 | Impact
Neil Parmar

"How will you change the world?" That was the question posed at the launch of the third annual Hult Global Case Challenge, which tackles global pover...

Women Building Homes For Women

Liz Crossman | Posted 05.04.2012 | Impact
Liz Crossman

Not too long ago, I met a woman who was volunteering to build a Habitat house. Owning a decent, affordable home had changed her life, and she wanted to do whatever she could to help make that dream a reality for other families.

Looking To Students To Break The Global Poverty Cycle

Dave McMurty | Posted 07.02.2012 | Impact
Dave McMurty

Worldwide, 1.6 billion people live in substandard housing and 100 million are homeless. In the United States alone, 95 million people have housing pro...

Hult Global Case Challenge Brings New Ideas, Solutions to the Struggle Against Poverty

Jonathan Reckford | Posted 07.02.2012 | College
Jonathan Reckford

This year, the challenge presented to students focused on alleviating global poverty, and students were to develop solutions along three tracks: affordable education, affordable energy and affordable housing.

Fighting Poverty Through a More Inclusive Economy

Mara Slade | Posted 06.23.2012 | Impact
Mara Slade

Our solution is to move Habitat for Humanity to a manufacturer of modular homes that streamlines the building process through employed labor, bringing economic development and jobs to those at the base of the economic pyramid.

High School Service Director Builds Homes, Improves Medical Care In Uganda | Posted 04.20.2012 | Impact

Debbie Jarosz didn't spend a lot of time thinking about global problems while growing up. "I was a Cleveland girl," she said. "We did our vacations...

Ending Homelessness, One Garment at a Time

The Technician | Posted 06.04.2012 | College
The Technician

Habitat for Humanity and the American Red Cross will have to move over for a new company. Its name: KNo Clothing. Their mission: to end homelessness through fashion.

AmeriCorps Fosters The Next Generation Of Social Entrepreneurs

John Gomperts | Posted 06.03.2012 | Home
John Gomperts

At a time of increasing social need and tight fiscal restraints across the country, we need more opportunities for service -- through programs like AmeriCorps or others -- to continue to foster the social entrepreneurs of tomorrow.

It's Quite Simple: Unfollow Trump Jr. on Twitter & 'Fire' Sons From the Show

Randall | Posted 05.15.2012 | Comedy

Donald Trump has to deal with his beyond privileged sons, Eric and Donald Jr. Sponsors are starting to pull themselves from Celebrity Apprentice, and why not? As long as these two "sporty" hunters, continue to co-host the program with "daddy," there's no reason to support the show as long as Don Jr. refuses to apologize and drop his "holier than thou," 1983 elitist attitude.

I Think My Mom's in Love With Jimmy Carter

Meghan O'Keefe | Posted 05.01.2012 | Comedy
Meghan O'Keefe

I'm starting to suspect that the way my mom feels about Jimmy Carter is the way my generation feels about Ryan Gosling, but even that's not entirely true.

Hugging Those Walls Fills a Neighborhood With Love

Steven Wasko | Posted 04.25.2012 | Detroit
Steven Wasko

It would be tempting to blog about DPS' commitment to improve east side neighborhoods through the new East English Village Prep. Academy. But my attention turned to a speaker, a Morningside resident who has lived in her Habitat home since 2009.

GM CEO Makes BIG Out-of-Pocket Donation To Detroit Revitalization

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 03.02.2012 | Detroit

Just days before home-building charity Habitat for Humanity celebrates its 25th anniversary, the organization will launch a $25 million project to exp...

PHOTOS: 10 Destinations For The Broken-Hearted

BootsnAll | Posted 04.15.2012 | Travel

Some destinations are super-romantic and may not be ideal options if you're nursing a broken heart, but others seem tailor-made to help you get over your ex.

'Week Of Action Against Poverty' Is Grass-Roots Movement With Legs

Posted 02.11.2012 | Impact

One city is making the extra effort to raise awareness about poverty. In Kenora, Canada, a group of volunteers gathered to pin hundreds of red bows...

Teen Impact: Finalist #7

Imran Cronk | Posted 03.28.2012 | Home
Imran Cronk

If more people my age are empowered to impact the world for the better by being given positions of leadership and responsibility, we will form a tidal wave of change and social good.

Tikkun Olam: Repair of the World

Adam_Shapiro | Posted 03.17.2012 | Impact

We all thought that we were in New Orleans to help others in need and to enrich their lives; but in the end when we got on our plane to come home it was our group of 23 that had learned so much more along the way.

Charities See Huge Increase In Foreclosed Home Donations

Posted 01.05.2012 | Impact

Forget collecting coins in a red kettle -- charities are increasingly netting donated homes as a result of the foreclosure crisis. And the trend i...

SLIDESHOW: What Twitter Is Saying On The Last #CharityTuesday Of 2011

Posted 12.27.2011 | Impact

On this last #CharityTuesday of 2011, take time to recognize someone who gives at great lengths. Do-gooders don't give to receive recognition, but ...