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Mei Cobb

By Mei Cobb


United Way Celebrates Volunteers in India

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Throughout the world, volunteers make a difference by showing up, helping out and inspiring others to get involved. Volunteer events celebrating the contributions of volunteers, such as India’s second annual National Volunteering Week, held January 18-25, give United Ways and others a special opportunity to recognize the unique contributions volunteers give to their communities.

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01/26/15

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Mei Cobb

By Mei Cobb


Volunteer on Martin Luther King Day: Now is Our Time to Change the World

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“Now is our time to change the world. Selma is now.” said the actor and rapper Common upon accepting a 2015 Golden Globe award for a song from the film, “Selma.” The historical drama is based on the 1965 voting rights marches led by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and other civil rights leaders. As we celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. King on January 19th, I hope that many will take those words to heart by volunteering, and make the holiday a day on, not just another day off.

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01/16/15

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Lindsay Torrico

By Lindsay Torrico


Watching the State of the Union Address? Tell the President to #TalkYouthJobs!

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On Tuesday, January 20 at 9pm ET, President Obama will deliver his sixth State of the Union Address. While the state of the nation’s economy is in a steady recovery, the youth unemployment rate has remained stubbornly high and the number of young people considered to be “disconnected” from the workforce or school system has hardly fallen.

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01/14/15

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Mei Cobb

By Mei Cobb


5 Reasons to Celebrate Volunteer Mentors

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January is National Mentoring Month in the U.S., a good time to celebrate all that volunteer mentors can do to help youth succeed. By making time to develop an ongoing relationship with at-risk youth, mentors can help children:

  1. Avoid using drugs or alcohol;
  2. Get better grades in school;
  3. Develop self-confidence;
  4. Trust their teachers; and
  5. Set goals and raise expectations.
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01/14/15

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Mei Cobb

By Mei Cobb


Employees Show Volunteering to be Part of Active, Healthy and Independent Living

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United Way Day of Caring enables employees supporting United Way in communities around the world to engage in hands-on volunteering and to better understand how their service and financial contributions make a difference. United Way of Peel Region’s recent Day of Caring deployed hundreds of volunteers from more than 20 companies in Ontario, Canada to refurbish homes and nonprofits’ offices, pick up litter, plant trees, organize donations to charitable organizations, assemble craft kits, and more. The fact that employees in their twenties to those nearing retirement participated underscores United Way’s commitment to helping people include volunteering as part of an active, healthy lifestyle.

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12/22/14

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