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AWESOME: Kids' Playdates Transformed To Include Giving Back

The Huffington Post | Nader Salass | Posted 08.07.2013 | Impact

A Boca Raton, Fla., philanthropist is showing parents that it is never too early to teach kids how to be charitable. Mark Wasserman's initiative, H...

Teaching Kids the Importance of Giving

Meryl Ain, Ed.D. | Posted 02.05.2013 | Impact
Meryl Ain, Ed.D.

It is deeply rooted in our culture that children expect to receive gifts at this time of year. But how do we also teach our children the important value of giving? How do we impart values, like compassion and charity?

Uber-Rich Texas County Combats 44% Homelessness Spike Over 1 Year

Posted 09.14.2012 | Impact

It’s one of the wealthiest counties in Texas, ranks sixth in the country for jobs and boasts a median household income of $80,504. But despite its a...

VOTE: Top Nonprofit Of The Month Helping Needy Families

Posted 12.21.2011 | Impact

Many lesser-known nonprofits nationwide are making all the difference for needy families who can't afford food, clothes and other basics this holiday ...

Because Every Child Deserves A Home

Karen Olson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Karen Olson

Time and again people across the country share with me what a gift the act of volunteering has been for them. It's time to share what we have to prevent the frightening increase in homelessness, especially among families and children.

Jobless Volunteer Makes Time For Those Needier Than Her

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Annette Arca always wanted to help others through volunteering, but didn't have much free time. She was too busy juggling motherhood with a full-time ...

The New Surge: Overcoming Poverty in America

Douglas Forbes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Douglas Forbes

The population of New York, Florida and Washington D.C. combined represents the number of Americans who must currently choose between food or gas, between a doctor's visit or an electric bill... between life and death.