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United We Serve

Volunteers are Giving the Greatest Gift - Time

Wendy Spencer | Posted 12.08.2015 | Impact
Wendy Spencer

Volunteering remains strong across the nation, with 62.8 million Americans (1-in-4 adults) giving their time to an organization, donating 7.96 billion hours that valued at nearly $184 billion in 2014.

'Tis the Season for Helping Others

Wendy Spencer | Posted 11.27.2015 | Impact
Wendy Spencer

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.

Can An Ancient Farming Practice Solve Current Hunger Crisis? | Posted 08.02.2012 | Impact

Gleaning. The word may not be immediately recognizable to many, and that’s probably because it hasn’t been a practice of most Americans for a long...

Serving Those Who Served: Veteran's Day Ideas For Volunteering And Donating

Posted 06.21.2012 | Impact

Build A Home The Fischer House Foundation builds homes for family members on the grounds of major military and VA medical centers. The program servic...

Celebs Share Advice With 2011 Grads

MTV Act | Sian-Pierre Regis | Posted 07.29.2011 | Education

School's out for the summer! Woot! But before you pack up for college, werk those tans, or prepare for the epic Britney/Nicki Minaj tour, there are ju...

1.6 Million More Americans Volunteered In 2009

AP | ANN SANNER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

WASHINGTON — Amid rough economic times, more Americans volunteered in their communities last year than at any time since 2005, according to a fe...

Canada Encourages Public Service On International Volunteer Day

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Since Barack Obama's election to the presidency in 2008, politicians and other public figures have encouraged Americans of all stripes to give their t...

Michelle Obama: Public Service Is "A Little Cool"

AP | LAURA WIDES-MUNOZ | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

MIAMI — There's a growing sense among today's youth that public service "is a little cool," first lady Michelle Obama told Florida students and ...

Jimmy Kimmel And Habitat For Humanity: Show's Staff Volunteers For National Service Week

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

If you've followed Impact this week, you'll know that it's National Service Week, sponsored by the Entertainment Industry Foundation (EIF) and iPartic...

Michelle Obama & Toys For Tots: First Lady Delivers 500 Toys

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

QUANTICO, Va. — First lady Michelle Obama is appealing for donations of toys for older children for the Marine Corps Reserve's Toys for Tots pro...

Obama, Bush Sr Urge Community Service

AP | EILEEN SULLIVAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

COLLEGE STATION, Texas — Calling public service "the essence of our liberty," President Barack Obama on Friday urged Americans to step up and vo...

NEA "Scandal": Secretly Taped Conversation Appears to Have Violated State Laws

Lisa Derrick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lisa Derrick

Courrielche has not been been forthcoming about how he came to have the recorded conversations, which may be a way of invoking his right to self-protection, since recording that call was illegal in several states.

Who's Doing Good? Michaela Pereira And LA's BEST

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Causecast works with over 50 of our nation's most active and innovative nonprofits, and we thought it was about time that we started highlighting some...

Interview with NYC Deputy Mayor Ed Skyler - 9/11 Then And Now

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Edward Skyler has worked for Mayor Michael Bloomberg since before his election, and was actively campaigning for the candidate when the 9/11 attacks t...

Jimmy Fallon, The Roots Featured In Free NYC Concert To Mark 1st 9/11 Day Of Service

AP | VERENA DOBNIK | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — President Barack Obama is asking Americans to volunteer on Sept. 11, making this year's anniversary of the terror attacks the first N...

Asking for Help - The Other Side Of Volunteering

Kari Henley | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Kari Henley

Giving and receiving is a constant balance of life. How often to you serve others, and how often do you allow others to serve you? Is it easier for you to give than to receive?

Cycling For A Cause: Team Fatty Lives Strong For Susan

Tara Stiles | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Tara Stiles

Team Fatty has to be the best name in history for a cycling group. It's that kind of recreational sporting humor that keeps people motivated to reach...

How Service In Prison Brings Forgiveness And Healing

Anne Naylor | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Anne Naylor

"Prison isn't a place... It's a state of mind." Freedom To Choose is a 22 minute documentary based on the 7th workshop conducted at Valley State Prison for Women at Cowchilla California in 2007. This film won the award in the Documentary category, Emerging Filmmaker Showcase at the American Pavilion at this year's Cannes Film Festival.

How to Serve Without Doing Anything... (in Particular)

Garret LoPorto | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Garret LoPorto

Great service is about spreading great ideas. When you exemplify great ideas you strengthen them in yourself and in others.

Michelle And Sasha's Identical Mother-Daughter Outfit...PLUS: New Obama PDA! (PHOTOS)

Huffington Post | Anya Strzemien | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

There were so many amazing things about the Obamas' volunteerism at the United We Serve event this morning, we don't know where to begin. How about we...

Obama Family Volunteers At Fort McNair, Leads By Example

AP | JULIE PACE | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama urged all Americans Thursday to find a way to serve their country this summer. The president and first lady...

Do-It-Yourself Ideas for United We Serve

Jonathan Daniel Harris | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jonathan Daniel Harris

Okay, so we've established that President Obama wants us to serve. But, exactly what are you supposed to do? Here are several ideas that you can do to get started in your community.

Readers Giving Stories: Adding Life To The Days Of Those With A Terminal Illness

Katie Saddlemire | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Earlier, we asked HuffPost readers to send us their stories of service to the community. This story was sent to us by Richard Carmichael, who told u...

WATCH: Demi Moore and Ashton Kutcher Campaign Against Hunger In America

Huffington Post | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

We all know about hunger and its devastating impacts on people around the world. Children are especially vulnerable. It may be surprising to learn t...

Another Way to Serve: AllForGood and Open Government

Craig Newmark | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Craig Newmark

There's a lot of excitement regarding United We Serve,, and, the "Craigslist for service."