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Short-term volunteer vacations: 10 charitable trips for the time-crunched traveler

Cheapflights | Posted 12.04.2014 | Travel
Cheapflights

Thinking of mixing some volunteer work in with your next vacation, but feeling tight on time? Short-term volunteer vacations are out there: Cheapfligh...

Donating -- Is It the American Way?

Marc Joseph | Posted 12.01.2014 | Impact
Marc Joseph

In the United States, there are 1,429,801 tax-exempt organizations made up of 966,599 public charities (including 321,380 congregations), 96,584 priva...

A Home Creates a World of Possibilities

Jonathan T.M. Reckford | Posted 11.18.2014 | Impact
Jonathan T.M. Reckford

It is important that we continue to seek new opportunities to improve housing conditions because too many families know the impossible compromises that must be made to afford acceptable shelter.

A Simple Online Tool That Helps Builds Homes And Futures

Chris Bailey | Posted 10.28.2014 | Impact
Chris Bailey

What I've come to understand is that the meaning of home is very personal. And because it's personal and filled with emotions we all share, each person can empathize with someone else who doesn't have a home.

Neighborhood Revitalization Brings Hope to Families and Communities

Jonathan T.M. Reckford | Posted 12.06.2014 | Impact
Jonathan T.M. Reckford

Building a house isn't always enough of a hand up. Sometimes the entire community needs to get involved. We refer to this as neighborhood revitalization, and it is integral to our work.

"Dirt" Forms Foundation For Habitat Partnership

Colleen Finn Ridenhour | Posted 11.25.2014 | Impact
Colleen Finn Ridenhour

During their tour stop in Philadelphia, Kelley and Hubbard joined future homeowners Rhonda and Roberto in working on a Habitat home for their family of five.

'Swingin' Seniors' Volunteer Their Retirement Hours To Build Homes For Needy Families

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 07.15.2014 | Good News

Gary Jones, does not let his days in retirement pass idly by. Two days out of the week he's hammering nails, laying down foundation and building homes...

Finding Time to Care for Others: It Starts With Us

Sue Scheff | Posted 09.01.2014 | Parents
Sue Scheff

This summer is a perfect time to start building a caring community in your neighborhood for parents and kids alike.

Minnesota Teen Sleeps Outside For A Year For Charity And Would 'Do It All Over Again'

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 06.11.2014 | Impact

He endured 76 subzero nights during the winter months and swarms of mosquitoes once summer hit, but Rudy Hummel did it -- he slept outside every night...

Georgia Peaches

Jill S. Tietjen | Posted 08.01.2014 | Women
Jill S. Tietjen

These Georgia peaches have contributed to the culture and economy of their state and the U.S. I have profiled two amazing Georgia women in recent blogs: Coretta Scott King and Juliette Gordon Low, both of whom have been inducted into the National Women's Hall of Fame. Of course, there are many other accomplished Georgia women. Let's learn about a few.

National Women Build Week Highlights the Strength of Women

Renee Lewis Glover | Posted 07.16.2014 | Impact
Renee Lewis Glover

This week, more than 13,000 women from across the United States answered the call to help build new communities and picked up hammers to help hundreds of families realize the dream of homeownership.

New Focus on Housing Improvements May Be Key to Reducing the Global Burden of Malaria

Jonathan T.M. Reckford | Posted 06.25.2014 | Impact
Jonathan T.M. Reckford

We have enough positive indicators to urge that housing improvements be examined carefully as another valuable tool in reducing the incidences of malaria.

With Your Help We Can and Must Do More

Jonathan T.M. Reckford | Posted 04.14.2014 | Impact
Jonathan T.M. Reckford

With more than 1.6 billion people continuing to live in poverty housing and another 100 million with no home at all -- Habitat can and must do more.

Habitat For Humanity Building More Than 800 Homes In Typhoon-Ravaged Philippines

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 02.01.2014 | Impact

Habitat for Humanity has pledged to build more than 800 homes in the area hardest hit by Typhoon Haiyan, the organization announced earlier this month...

Minnesota Teen With The Warmest Heart Is Sleeping Outside For A Year To Help Homeless People

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 01.24.2014 | Impact

When temperatures in Minnesota dropped to minus 27 degrees recently, Rudy Hummel simply put on an extra fleece, filled an empty bottle with hot water ...

Rebuilding in Port-au-Prince After Four Years

Elizabeth Blake | Posted 03.11.2014 | Impact
Elizabeth Blake

Amid the reconstruction, what you might not think about as you walk among thriving community gardens and visit new marketplaces is the very thing you're walking on: land.

5 Key Ingredients For Becoming A Leader In The Aging Arena

Ken Dychtwald Ph.D. | Posted 02.04.2014 | Fifty
Ken Dychtwald Ph.D.

After nearly 40 years working in the field of aging/gerontology, I've come to believe there are five key ingredients for becoming and remaining a leader in this -- and perhaps any -- arena.

You Said You Were Thankful.. Here's How To Show It

Posted 12.03.2013 | Impact

It’s strange how on Thanksgiving we spend so much time thinking about what we are thankful for, only to seemingly forget most of the other 364 days ...

Thank a National Service Member Today

AnnMaura Connolly | Posted 01.26.2014 | Impact
AnnMaura Connolly

Without these 440,000 national service members hard at work, budget-constrained communities might not be able to feed those who are hungry or give children the extra support they need in school to reach their full potential.

This Deaf Athlete Says: 'Losing My Hearing Has Given Me A Positive Outlook on Life'

Charity Miles | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Charity Miles

"But when I do triathlons, it is not about hearing; it is about going. Losing my hearing has given me a positive outlook on life because I learned you can take something so negative and allow positive things to come from it."

Have Artists Learned? Marketing and Selling During a Recession

Daniel Grant | Posted 12.28.2013 | Arts
Daniel Grant

Some full-time artists may find that they need to get a part-time job, while others will put renewed effort into strengthening ties with current collectors and establishing awareness among prospective ones.

Carter Presses Congress On Affordable Housing Funds

AP | Posted 12.07.2013 | Politics

OAKLAND, Calif. — OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Former President Jimmy Carter says he would work as harmoniously as he could with Republicans and Dem...

Robert Reffkin on Running, Giving Back and His Love for Habitat for Humanity

Charity Miles | Posted 11.30.2013 | Impact
Charity Miles

As the social media editor for Charity Miles, I see thousands of inspiring stories daily. Stories of survivors, of fighters, of incredible athletes, of every day people doing everything in their power to make a difference in the world.

Bringing Eric Home

Maggie Sergio | Posted 11.14.2013 | Impact
Maggie Sergio

I don't think I will ever forget the call I received on Saturday morning, May 21, 2011. An employee of mine called me at home to tell me that Eric was involved in a serious hang-gliding accident the day before. Disbelief and sadness filled me.

Erin Clements

Josh Duhamel: 'We Were Going To Name The Baby North. So Thanks, Kanye And Kim'

HuffingtonPost.com | Erin Clements | Posted 08.19.2013 | Celebrity

These days, our knowledge of celebrities too often originates with paparazzi images and snarky quotes by anonymous "insiders." After a while, it's eas...