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Mei Cobb

By Mei Cobb


1 in 4 Americans Gives the Gift of Volunteering

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The holiday season is a time of celebrations, special moments with family and friends, and of course, gift-giving. I think that one of the greatest gifts, any time of year, is service to others. So it was great to hear that volunteering and service to others continues to be a priority for millions of Americans.

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12/18/14

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Lauri Valerio

By Lauri Valerio


5 Ways To Get A Job

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When youth employment meets social service, everyone wins. 

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12/16/14

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Stacey Knight

By Stacey Knight


Caregiving for Older Adults

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The Family Caregiver Alliance reports an estimated 44 million Americans age 18 and older provide unpaid assistance to older people and adults with disabilities. Many of them are not prepared or given appropriate support and suffer from poor health themselves. For these reasons and many others, United Ways across the country are working with and on behalf of caregivers to ensure they have the resources and supports they need to take care of themselves as well as their loved ones. 

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12/15/14

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Mei Cobb

By Mei Cobb


Volunteering May be the Key to Happiness and Health (Really!)

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The good news keeps coming in: volunteering not only contributes to good physical health as we age, but also good mental health and happiness as well. A recent study, led by the Rotman Research Institute at Baycrest Health Sciences, is the first to examine peer-reviewed evidence regarding the psychosocial health benefits of formal volunteering for older adults.

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12/03/14

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Jesse Marcus

By Jesse Marcus


Why World Toilet Day Matters

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The world is a complicated place, and it takes comprehensive solutions to drive lasting change. We’re seeing that kind of change improving lives in places like West Bengal, India, where something as simple as clean, working bathrooms in schools are empowering young women and opening more doors to economic opportunity. 

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11/19/14

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