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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 ...

1,300 Elementary School Kids Lending a Helping Hand Through Art

Brian Buck | Posted 02.03.2012 | Impact
Brian Buck

Local charity, inspired by elementary student, is raising money for charities and schools by selling greeting cards adorned with kid's artwork The He...

How Not to Keep Up With the Joneses

Barbara Becker | Posted 02.01.2012 | Parents
Barbara Becker

How can we instill in our children an appreciation for what they already have -- especially when the people around them seem to have just about everything? Here's one family's holiday tip.

Making a Difference: The World of Giving -- Hunger and Thankful Giving

Lisa M. Dietlin | Posted 01.16.2012 | Impact
Lisa M. Dietlin

During this time of year, many local grocery stores as well as chains, offer the opportunity for shoppers to purchase a bag of food, a meal or to drop off a food item in a "food barrel".

5 Places To Meet Post50 Singles

Posted 11.15.2011 | Fifty

Meeting Mr. or Mrs. Right is always a challenge, and that challenge often becomes even harder when you're dating over 50. If your tried-and-true metho...

Team Rubicon: Helping Vets Heal the World

MeiMei Fox | Posted 01.09.2012 | Impact
MeiMei Fox

In honor of Veterans Day, here's a much-needed story about the courage, goodwill and valuable skills that our veterans have to offer our society.

The Real Jersey Shore

Tom Gerdy | Posted 01.08.2012 | Impact
Tom Gerdy

During the last two decades, we have witnessed the emergence of a phenomenon that has become known as reality television. Reality shows have become a ...

Long-Term Rebuilding in the Aftermath of Disasters

Jonathan T.M. Reckford | Posted 12.03.2011 | Impact
Jonathan T.M. Reckford

As we focus on the global need for adequate shelter on this World Habitat Day, we implore business, government, policy, civic and relief organization leaders to work together to institute practices that support adequate housing in all areas of the world.

Save Civilian Service -- It Boosts Local Economies & Strengthens Communities

Sally T. Prouty | Posted 11.01.2011 | Impact
Sally T. Prouty

Like military service, civilian service boosts pride among those who serve and can help make people feel a profound sense of connection to their country. It also provides countless benefits for communities and their residents.

Paul Needham

Rob Lowe Gets His Hands Blue For Habitat For Humanity | Paul Needham | Posted 10.22.2011 | Home

NEW YORK -- Growing up, Rob Lowe took his stepfather's advice to work the phones for then-Senator Howard Metzenbaum and -- no joke -- sell Kool-Aid to...

Investing in National Service

AnnMaura Connolly | Posted 09.17.2011 | Business
AnnMaura Connolly

There are smart investments the federal government can make that will create jobs, guarantee a return on taxpayer investment and power organizations that find cost effective approaches to social challenges. National service is one of them.

Marketing and Selling Work in a Difficult Economy

Daniel Grant | Posted 08.21.2011 | Arts
Daniel Grant

In today's economy, some full-time artists may find that they need to get a part-time job, while others will put renewed effort into strengthening ties with current collectors.

Katrina Volunteers Keep Coming, Even If They Have To Pay

Posted 07.25.2011 | Religion

By Bruce Nolan Religion News Service NEW ORLEANS (RNS) A Methodist hurricane-recovery ministry that funneled nearly 68,000 hammer-wielding volunte...

Kid Rock Donates $50,000 To 5 Detroit Nonprofits

AP | By MIKE HOUSEHOLDER | Posted 07.16.2011 | Impact

DETROIT -- Kid Rock donated a total of $50,000 Monday to five Detroit area charities, fulfilling a promise the musician made to support his hometown. ...

Toxic Drywall Taxes Katrina Relief Groups

Posted 06.27.2011 | Religion

By Bruce Nolan Religion News Service NEW ORLEANS (RNS) Relief organizations whose volunteers built or repaired hundreds of damaged houses after Hu...

What George Will Got Right About Teach for America -- and What He Got Wrong

Shirley Sagawa | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Shirley Sagawa

The work that Teach For America does to supply these transformational classroom leaders has made reform possible in places written off by many in the education field.

Keeping the American Dream of Homeownership Alive

Joshua Lockwood | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Joshua Lockwood

2010-12-29-habitat.jpgWe are all too familiar with the incredible devastation that the foreclosure crisis as inflicted across America: homeowners left destitute, communities destroyed, businesses ruined.

Nonprofits Getting First Shot At Bank Foreclosures

AP | BOB CHRISTIE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

PHOENIX — Francisco and Pam Cruz maneuvered around boxes of new flooring and open cans of paint as they surveyed the foreclosed Phoenix house th...

Changing Charity to a Charity That Changes You

Lee Schneider | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Lee Schneider

I'm trying to approach this whole charity thing differently -- simply by not thinking of it as charity.

Jimmy Carter Build DC Homes Just Days After Illness

AP | KATHLEEN MILLER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

WASHINGTON — Former President Jimmy Carter strapped on a tool belt Monday to help build and rehabilitate homes in Washington, just days after a ...

Religion, Secularism And Volunteering

Lila Nordstrom | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Lila Nordstrom

I recently signed up with a friend's church to help build houses at a Habitat for Humanity site in Los Angeles. As a civically engaged secular person, was I okay with doing a good deed in the name of the church?

The End: Hollywood's Campaign to End Poverty in America

Douglas Forbes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Douglas Forbes

So there you have it. Poverty has NO discretion. So why should we? That's why I say, "Hollywood, let's beat the living crap out of poverty."

T.V. Show Host, Habitat For Humanity Help A Soldier Rebuild Home

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

When Michael Walker returned home from a tour of duty in Afghanistan to find his family home had burned to the ground, he had no idea that a huge comm...