In the ten years of owning and operating small businesses of all kinds, it had always been a given that some people in the community need help during the holidays, but it had never once occurred to me that our own team members could use a hand as well.
Winter break is a great time for teens to volunteer and find ways to get involved and to give back to their communities.
As you're making your schedule and checking the presents off your list this year, I hope you'll take time to give your children a most important gift -- the gift of giving.
Brett Scudder speaks for thousands of disenfranchised, displaced and dispossessed after Hurricane Sandy. He does not feel sorry for himself. Sure he's mad, but in a strange way it has strengthened his resolve.
Black Friday is taking over the Thanksgiving spirit and soon we will get a 15 minute break for turkey and stuffing while we spend the rest of the time shopping.
Thanksgiving and the upcoming holiday is a perfect time to remember what this season is really all about. An intriguing recent study showed that states with higher volunteer rates have overall better health and lower rates of heart disease.
Well, Turkey Day is over and the malls were packed on Black Friday, and through the weekend, with shoppers trying to catch those quickly vanishing best bargains of the year. But, what does the holiday season really mean to us and to people living on the streets?
When #GivingTuesday was presented to us, we knew that an annual day dedicated to charitable causes was not only a great idea but something teens could run with.
Employee volunteer programs are one thing, but what about centering your entire enterprise around service? It might sound like a pipe dream, but San Francisco-based Fuse Corps is making it happen.
This Thanksgiving morning was spent in the Rockaways to participate in providing a holiday meal for an anticipated 500 guests. The helping hands and open hearts that gathered to share the day with a community in need was stunning.
This year, more than 2,000 organizations have banded together for today's #GivingTuesday event. Here are 10 organizations near and dear to travelers worldwide that need your support.
New York neighborhoods are changing thanks to Mayor Bloomberg's initiative MillionTrees NYC, which is making the landscape of the city greener, one tree at a time. But planting trees is only the first step in improving the NYC environment.
As a reporter, I've come across humanitarian heroes in places from Afghanistan and Burundi to Somalia, Indonesia and Haiti. One person who made a strong impression was a gutsy South African woman who reached millions of chronically hungry people during the apartheid era.
We help not just for the difference it makes in others' lives, but also because of the difference it makes in our own. Seize the feelings you get when you help others, nurture them and make them a 365-day-a-year experience.
The way I see it, there needs to be a connection of the dots between the resources, volunteers and need. There needs to be a coordination between all the agencies working autonomously.
One of the enduring traits of the American people is our spirit of volunteerism. We see it every day as people give of their time, energy and compassion to serve communities, participate with countless organizations and help those in need.