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All Volunteers Are Not Created Equal

Rachael Chong | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Rachael Chong

The people who can help make the biggest impact in our communities, our brain trust of highly-skilled professionals, are not serving in ways that take full advantage of their skills.

President Obama Encourages Summer Of Service

Russell Bishop | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Russell Bishop

This Summer, President Obama is calling on all Americans to volunteer in local community service projects across the country.

Why Wait For A Crisis To Give?

Joy Bryant | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Joy Bryant

The time is now for us to do something, anything in service of another, because we all have a part to play in the prosperity of our country, we all have something to give of ourselves, and we all have something to gain.

Giving On A Budget: How To Make A Big Impact With Very Little $$

DivineCaroline | : Bill Browne (View Profile) | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

With the price of gas, food, and other amenities on the rise we all have been cutting back on the things we normally spend on. Unfortunately one thing...

Michelle Obama Announces "United We Serve"

Huffington Post | Johanna Smith and Russell Bishop | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Today, First lady Obama announced the kick-off of United We Serve, the administration's nation-wide summer of service initiative that aims to expand t...

The Role Of Private Citizens In Service And Giving

Bruce R. Lindsey | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Bruce R. Lindsey

As President Clinton often says, intelligence, ability, and aspiration are evenly distributed across societies -- organization, investment, and opportunity are not.

Michelle Obama To Announce "United We Serve"

nytimes.com | Rachel L. Swarns | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

First Lady Michelle Obama plans to urge Americans to participate in a summer of service by volunteering their time and energy to help the needy. Th...

How Being a Tutor Improved My Education

Rachel Lerman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Rachel Lerman

I (naively) believed I was more than qualified to help "disadvantaged" children improve their learning skills. However, good intentions are not enough.

Why Don't We Volunteer? The 'Dare to Care'

Kari Henley | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Kari Henley

What cures activism apathy? Bottom line, we have to care.

DC Corporate Types Help Inner City Kids Learn to Spell

Debbie Lister | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Debbie Lister

I was able to channel my inner fourth-grade self, tap into the spelling bee movement, engage professionals with the community and help underserved kids all at the same time.

Giving Made Simple - HuffPost Readers Tell How They Give Back

Katie Saddlemire | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

So many of us would like to volunteer, but feel we lack a valuable resource - time! But giving back doesn't have to mean making huge sacrifices. Ch...

How Can I Help? Stepping Into Service and Discovering Joy

Ed and Deb Shapiro | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Ed and Deb Shapiro

As one of our teachers told us, "Who is the most selfish person? It is the one who is most selfless! Why? Because by being selfless, you will always retain your happiness."

A Billion Serving a Billion

Josette Sheeran | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Josette Sheeran

A billion people go to sleep hungry every night. There are also more than a billion people today fortunate enough to have access to the internet. You are one of them.

14 Lessons In Leadership From My Dad And President Obama

Anne Naylor | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Anne Naylor

This year, my Dad celebrated his 90th birthday. In December, he and my mother celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary. I have a younger brother and ...

CharityHelp: An Electronic Bridge to Kids in Need

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jim Luce

"When you help a child, you help an entire family. That family, in turn, inspires a whole village. That village affects a whole society; and a changed society impacts the world," the orphanage director explained.

She Needed It More Than I Did

Jack Miller | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jack Miller

My dad, a minister, would find parents who wrapped boxes filled with rocks or clothes already worn by the children, because they didnʼt know how to tell their kids they didnʼt have money to buy gifts.

Iraq Refugees Look to President's Lincoln and Obama

Luis Carlos Montalván | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Luis Carlos Montalván

Why is there still no US-formulated "international strategic plan" to deal with the world's largest refugee crisis caused when our nation invaded Iraq over 6 years ago? On World Refugee Day, we can do better.

How You Earn Your Living Can Become The Way You Give Back

Julia Moulden | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Julia Moulden

New Radicals are appearing in each field, every sector, and around the world.

Kansas, Iran: Help Harvest A Better World

Eli Davidson | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Eli Davidson

Minus the machinery, life on the Bucyrus Kansas farm I grew up on was much like life has been around the globe for thousands of years. Transfixed by t...

Can Volunteerism And Service Become Profitable?

Sheila Shayon | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Sheila Shayon

'Cause-wired' online social activism is a reality, unleashing the potential of a golden age for causes. Innovative web tools, online story-telling and social media are coming of age. Gathering people online is easier and less costly than ever before, and the opportunity of digital citizen engagement to create social movements is unprecedented.

All for Good: A New "Craigslist for Service"

Arianna Huffington | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Arianna Huffington

A group of individuals, inspired by President Obama's vow to make service a "a central cause" of his presidency, have banded together to create a new website that aims to become a craigslist for service. It's called All For Good.

Mississippi Shining: Good News for All

Gangaji | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Gangaji

Mr. Young won, and we all win if we allow his story to inform our inner struggles, the struggle with the parts of ourselves we deem hateful and unworthy; the struggle with others we deem hateful and unworthy.

Homeless Couple Marry In Dream Wedding Thanks To Church Parishioners

news.yahoo.com | Karin Zeitvogel | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

The groom wore a black tuxedo, a damask-rose pink waistcoat and tie, and an ear-to-ear smile. He picked out his wedding outfit at a mall in Virgini...

Paying It Forward: A Breakfast Surprise In Maltby, WA

The Huffington Post | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

With all the bad news swirling around these days, we have been sharing stories of good news, particularly random acts of kindness, and asking our read...

Two Local Businesses Come Together To Help Brighten People's Day

The Huffington Post | Willow Lindley | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Two local businesses, based in Cambridge, MA, are joining forces to encourage random acts of kindness in their community. Umademyday.com is a websit...