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Mei Cobb

By Mei Cobb

Celebrate International Volunteer Day

December 5th is International Volunteer Day. Established in 1985 by the United Nations, International Volunteer Day is a chance to celebrate and thank volunteers worldwide, and increase awareness of the value of volunteers. More

12/05/13

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Mei Cobb

By Mei Cobb

Around the World, Corporate Volunteers Make a Difference

Recently I wrote about how on July 18th each year, Mandela Day inspires volunteers throughout the world. A few days later, I became even more inspired when I learned how United Way’s partner in South Africa, Pietermaritzburg and District Community Chest, engaged companies in celebrating the international day of service honoring Nelson Mandela. More

09/06/13

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Mei Cobb

By Mei Cobb

Mandela Day Inspires Volunteers throughout the World

Nelson Mandela once said, “What counts in life is not the mere fact that we have lived. It is what difference we have made to the lives of others that will determine the significance of the life we lead." More

07/18/13

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United Way Blog Team

By United Way Blog Team

Support India Flood Recovery

Northern India is reeling under devastating flash floods and landslides in the Himalayan ranges, caused by the heaviest monsoon in over 60 years. More

07/08/13

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Brian Gallagher

By Brian Gallagher

Commit to Common Good Ideas

Hundreds of thousands of Brazilians are taking to the streets to protest government spending. The protests are about the billions being spent on soccer stadiums and other projects in preparation to host the World Cup and Summer Olympics, instead of on education, health care, or job training. More

07/02/13

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