While you might only think about going to your local homeless shelter or soup kitchen during Thanksgiving or on Christmas the people who are utilizing the programs offered by these organizations are in need well after your decorations are back in the attic and December 25th has come and gone.
On #GivingTuesday, Dec. 1, more than 30,000 nonprofit organizations will highlight charitable giving and philanthropy, but the spirit of the day reaches even further -- right down to the street where you live.
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Part of your family wants traditions to stay exactly the same, others want to change everything. Conflicting desires, broken hearts, lots of attention when you'd rather just hide in your blanket fort until the whole thing is over -- it's too much.
Yes, there is something very wrong at the core of many people but there is also something very right with those who give of themselves so freely, so generously, and without any agenda other than the clear desire to help save the lives of animals who cannot help themselves.
A proven way to get ahead in your career is to take on stretch assignments. These projects can develop your skills and confidence, as well as prove to leaders that you can succeed at the next level.
This is a log of my movements between New York City and the bus. It's three unequal parts, all meandering and moderately pointless, but starting the bus seemed a bit like cheating without talking about the journey to get there even a little bit.
Hey Betsy, what are you doing for the next month or so? For the next month or so, I will be on a bus with a bunch of hobos! A bus with a bunch of hobos?
How do women measure success? Is it by mothering and having a career? How do they carry out both forms of work to their satisfaction? What helps? What hurts?
Our resilience to tragedy is never realized until we are faced with it. When the reflection of what we know or how it is becomes distorted, we try to find some type of understanding, but the reality is that we can become paralyzed in fear, express anger and outrage as never seen before.
The children never lack in enthusiasm when they nestle up with a volunteer to listen to a story, just for them. When they arrive, they are overflowing with anticipation for what's going to happen, and when they leave they are filled with an extraordinary amount of joy and love.
Humanity is everywhere, if and when we choose to see it. Here are a few ways to get your hands dirty and restore your faith in humankind, because often we need to see it to "be" it.
A professor of social work advised me not just to try to do good, but to use some skill I had to do good. The skill I decided that I had was that I spoke English. So I decided to start a language teaching program for incoming children families who could not speak English.
The just-concluded Blue Ocean Festival and Conservation Summit aims to correct that imbalance. Blue offers a rare chance to see a range of long and short films exclusively focused on marine protection.
Much has been said about Generation Z-- today's tweens and teens -- and our endless selfies on Twitter, 6-second Vines and Snapchats. Though many demographers say this is the generation that will help bring better futures through our civic-mindedness, it's still common to hear that apathy among young people is creating a generation of passive bystanders.
Thousands, if not tens of thousands, of people who decided to have themselves tested, practice safe sex and testify to others so they may follow their example, had a lot to do with that change -- given stigma and discrimination of PLHV, this was a very brave thing to do, and often these volunteers are not celebrated and their story is not well told.