Girl Scouts Beyond Bars (GSBB), a Girl Scout-led program, was established in 1992 and gives mothers and grandmothers the opportunity to maintain and strengthen relationships with their daughters and granddaughters while incarcerated.
It's high time we got practical and selfish about volunteering the way we have about every other aspect of our selfie-obsessed existence.
Breathtaking vistas, natural wonders and fabulous people (so nice, we actually felt guilty at times!) combine to make the island of Newfoundland one of our favorite places on earth.
Every day we hear stories about extraordinary women who stand up for children who are alone and neglected, women who have families of their own and take steps to adopt a child, take in a troubled teen, open their arms and homes to abandoned, sometimes sick babies.
One thing is for sure, we can't ignore the disasters around us in a social media connected world. In fact, we wouldn't want to. How will you help the disasters? Every prayer, dollar, and conversation matters. So, to you, for everything you do: Thank you.
I'd like to invite you to do a thought experiment. Imagine what it would feel like to have spent most of your life working in corporate America. You...
While far too many children are at risk of hunger in our state and across the country, we believe our community has the determination to address the problem. By working together, food banks, schools and public and private funders can solve the problem of child hunger in Michigan and across the country.
Mrs. Corcoran told me that at least three of the peers want to be special education teachers, another four have expressed interest in occupational, speech or physical therapy. And another student wants to be pediatric neurologist, focusing on autism.
One way is to pay it forward or, in other words, commit random acts of kindness. Official Pay it Forward Day is April 30th this year, but random acts of kindness don't have to, nor should they be, limited to that one day.
Since becoming a grandfather two years ago, I've really been on a roll. But nothing could top taking my granddaughter, Chloe, to Washington, D.C., for the White House Easter Egg Roll.
Guilt may induce you to sign up for a thankless task, but it quickly loses its motivational power as the job wears on. If you're going to volunteer, don't simply respond to somebody else's desperate plea for help. Think about how you can create a meaningful experience for yourself.
When you engage in skills-based volunteering projects, you get to see how other leaders lead. You get to problem solve in new environments. You get to work with different teams in different ways. All of these make you better at doing your own job.
The big suggestion is to call the local school, but guess what, everyone is calling them. Therefore it is a challenge to make your agency their priority. The solution; tap into people that already have an interest in the work your agency does.
Children are always in the moment. Watching them reminds us what it felt like when we were kids. We played too, we had fun, we were spontaneously in the moment... and we laughed. You remember that, right?
This month is National Volunteer Month. And of all the ways corporations support volunteerism I like what Apple Corporation does the most.
The reality is, we all have times of need. We all have moments when we have to reach out for help. At that time in my life I was thankful for the food bank. Their services helped feed my mind and body so that I could continue with my education.