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Giving Back or Paying it Forward -- opportunities for volunteering on or around Thanksgiving

ZEALnyc | Posted 11.21.2016 | New York

Volunteers at God's Love We Deliver By Danielle Zickl, ZEALnyc Contributing Writer, November 21, 2016 Thanksgiving is one of the most popular days t...

Your Charitable Footprint

Lisa Duggan | Posted 02.12.2014 | Impact
Lisa Duggan

It was the realization that this man -- who lived day to day, in the cold, hard landscape of Manhattan, without knowing where he would sleep next, or where his next meal would come from -- was, in that moment, offering me half of all he had.

Sandy Projects Still Need Volunteers

Elischia Fludd | Posted 06.05.2013 | New York
Elischia Fludd

Year-round projects coordinated by New York Cares that volunteers can get involved with include job readiness, tutoring and reading via local community centers, libraries and social service agencies.

Giving Back On Family Vacation

MiniTime | Posted 05.18.2013 | Travel

We love the idea of raising our children to give back, but many of us find it hard to build volunteerism into our busy day-to-day lives.

New York: Create, Inspire and Contribute

Shenan Reed | Posted 03.11.2013 | Impact
Shenan Reed

Today marks the launch of a platform for creators to give back. Donors include Kanye West, Kate Moss, Marc Jacobs, Julianne Moore, Anne Hathaway, Arianna Huffington and David Karp of Tumblr.

Shakespeare for Hurricane Sandy Relief

Gerit Quealy | Posted 02.16.2013 | Impact
Gerit Quealy

"Blow, winds, and crack your cheeks! rage! blow!" Turns out Hurricane Sandy was just following King Lear's advice.

PHOTOS: Bill Clinton Volunteers With Sandy Victims In Rockaways

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 11.19.2012 | Impact

President Bill Clinton, along with his daughter Chelsea and an army of 1,000 volunteers, rolled up his sleeves on Sunday to help victims hit hard by H...

Hundreds Of Volunteers Join Hurricane Relief Effort

| Posted 11.11.2012 | New York

By Victoria Bekiempis, Joe Parziale NEW YORK — Hundreds of volunteers headed to the areas hardest hit by Hurricane Sandy on Saturday morning, whe...

Laura Stampler

How To Volunteer As A Family For 9/11 | Laura Stampler | Posted 11.08.2011 | Parents

On the tenth anniversary of Sept. 11, it's important to not only teach children about what happened when the Towers fell, but also to highlight the he...

Don't Let Goodwill Slip Through The Cracks

Gary Bagley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Gary Bagley

It's been a watershed time for volunteering. Tens of thousands of Americans have been inspired to action, but have you ever tried to volunteer at homeless shelter, a school, or a social service agency? It's not as simple as it sounds.