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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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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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Mei Cobb

By Mei Cobb


Perspectives on Volunteering and Philanthropy from the Middle East

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The Emirates Foundation Youth Philanthropy Summit 2014 was held in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates in early November and proved to be just as exciting and inspiring as the first summit held in 2013.  As I wrote then and found to be true again this year, it is so wonderful to meet and learn from people from around the world who are committed to volunteer engagement.

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12/15/14

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Mei Cobb

By Mei Cobb


Help Wanted: Employers Who Hire National Service Volunteers

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Looking to hire good people? Look to national service programs like AmeriCorps and Peace Corps, where some of our country’s best and brightest develop essential leadership and problem-solving skills. How to tap into this talented team? Become involved with the Employers of National Service, a federal initiative that promotes recruitment, hiring, and advancement opportunities for job seekers who have served in AmeriCorps or the Peace Corps. United Way is a charter member of the initiative and has joined more than 70 leading employers from the private, public and nonprofit sectors in this effort.  

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12/09/14

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