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Whether it’s a few hours or a long commitment, volunteering not only supports those around you but positively influences you as well.
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If you want your child to start on the right path, help them get involved in their community and start volunteering today.
If you’re still not sure what you’re doing over spring break, check out these ideas for how you can have fun and give back.
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Our words are powerful and should be handled with respect. Because they can impact others, choose yours wisely with these helpful tips.
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A mentorship program has more in store than just for the mentee. If you’re not sure whether mentoring is right for you, take a look at these eight ways becoming a mentor can benefit you.
While the gifts in “The Twelve Days of Christmas” may be a little strange by today’s standards, you can still celebrate by giving gifts in your community. Check out this unique spin on 12 ways you can show you care this holiday season.
Making a new, healthy habit that sticks can be pretty difficult. If you want to begin a habit that you can actually stick with, check out these useful tips.
Singing with others has numerous health benefits for your body and mind. Here are a few ways to be healthier and happier with music in your life.
Mixed-breed dogs offer genuine companionship as well as several other benefits that could make them a perfect fit for your family.
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On November 30, support your local businesses and discover hidden gems in your town.
Cooking up a homemade meal can be nourishing for the mind, body and soul. Read on to discover how cooking makes people happier and more connected.
November is a wonderful time to recognize your blessings and give thanks for them.
If you're looking for ideas to celebrate National Family Literacy Day, look no further. We've come up with a handy list your family will love.
For centuries, people have been preaching the benefits of meditation. Keep reading to learn about some of the best advantages you’ll receive from meditation.
Since the weather is cooling down, you can add a little sunshine and warmth to a stranger with these simple ideas.
Stumped on creative inspiration? We’ve got you covered. Check out our list of Halloween fundraising ideas for your favorite nonprofit.
There are plenty of ways you can support fair-trade producers and organizations. Here's a list to give you some inspiration on how to incorporate the fair-trade movement into your life.
Studies have found that volunteering can positively impact both your body and your mind. We're here to tell you all about the different ways doing good in your community can do some good for yourself.
Most pumpkin patches have more activities to keep you and your family entertained all afternoon. Keep reading for a full list of our favorite pumpkinless patch pastimes.
Showing a little encouragement is an easy way to make someone’s day, and we’ve come up with a few ideas on how you can do so.
Autumn’s beautiful weather and fun holidays make it easy to find volunteering opportunities in your area. We’ve come up with a few ideas to get you started.
Thinking about expanding your family to add a new furry friend? When you adopt a pet, you’re changing both its life and yours. Here's a list of top reasons you should consider a shelter animal for your next pet.
We're here to tell you all about the benefits reading can bring, besides knowledge and entertainment.
If you’re on the fence about making the jaunt to your local state or county fair, you’re in luck. We’re here to tell you all the reasons fairs are worth the trip.
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For 20 years, the VAC has been helping families in our community be successful and giving children a voice. Follow us on this amazing journey!
With more than 440,000 youth in foster care, there are plenty of ways to make a difference during this month. Here are ideas for how to support National Foster Care Month.
You want to make a difference, but aren’t sure where to start without money. Fortunately, we have ideas to help you donate to charity without breaking the bank.
For seniors, volunteering is the perfect chance to use extra time to make a difference in the community. Check out these positive reasons for seniors to volunteer.
Even a small gesture can have a huge influence on the people around you. Here are a few ideas of some easy things you can do to brighten someone's day.
Even if you care about a cause, how can you ensure you're a good fit for the position? Here are some ideas to help you find the right fit for volunteering.
There are ways we can challenge ourselves to grow in empathy. If you want to learn more, check out these tips for how to cultivate more empathy for others.
Recent studies have shown how volunteering with people or a cause you care about can actually mitigate depression and anxiety issues. Here's how.
If you strive to live an altruistic lifestyle, there are a variety of different ways to be more charitable without spending money. Here are some ideas to try.
If you live an altruistic lifestyle, you can give back and make someone's holiday a bit more joyful. Here are six ways you can brighten someone else's Christmas.
As you prepare for all of the gifts, parties and dinners headed your way this season, here are some ideas for how to decrease stress during the holidays.
For those of us who are able to give more, this is the perfect opportunity to get involved in the community and help spread the holiday cheer this season.
If you want to join in and celebrate National Write a Friend Month during this wonderful winter season, here are a couple writing ideas to get you started.
If you want to live a more altruistic lifestyle, help give back in the upcoming season by checking out these volunteering ideas for cold weather months.
Thanksgiving marks an important season for all of us to take a moment and remember the little things in life—and every little thing we’re thankful for.
If you have a student in your life who you want to serve the community, here are some tips for how to encourage teenagers to volunteer with a cause they care about.