All Posts tagged: charity

LUSH Charity Pots: A Last Minute, Do-Good Holiday Gift

Are you still looking for a do-good gift to give? How about Charity Pot hand and body lotion from WE Volunteer partner, LUSH Handmade Cosmetics? As I mentioned in a post earlier this year, 100% of the retail price of each Charity Pot (minus taxes) goes directly to grassroots organizations around the world that support…

Giving Calculators: How Much Do You Donate?

Did you know that poor Americans donate a greater percentage of their income than rich Americans do? According to the article, America’s poor are its most generous givers by Frank Greve on McClatchydc.com, “the poorest fifth of America’s households contributed an average of 4.3 percent of their incomes to charitable organizations in 2007. The richest…

5 Things to Remember When Completing a Volunteer Project

With the school year winding down, this week will be my last week volunteering as a, “reading partner” with two girls at my local elementary school. To celebrate, each volunteer will give his or her reading partner a book. There will also be a little party for all of the volunteers in a couple weeks.…

How Would the Ladies of Sex in the City Volunteer?

Check out this fun video where Cynthia Nixon, who plays Miranda Hobbes on Sex and the City, imagines what kind of volunteer work Carrie, Samantha, Miranda, and Charlotte would do: How do you think they would volunteer? I think Carrie would volunteer with an organization that works with young writers, like Girls Write Now, Samantha…

WE Volunteer Twitter Giveaway: 29 Gifts by Cami Walker

In October I posted about Cami Walker’s book, 29 Gifts: How a Month of Giving Can Change Your Life.  29 Gifts is the inspiring story of a woman with multiple sclerosis whose life was transformed by giving away 29 things in 29 days. To celebrate the holiday season, WE Volunteer has a gift for you…

29 Gifts: How a Month of Giving Can Change Your Life

One month after she was married, Cami Walker was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis.  She struggled with extreme pain, an inability to walk, loss of sight in one eye, an overwhelming stack of medical bills, and depression.  When an African medicine woman, Mbali Creazzo, gave her a “prescription,” to give away 29 things in 29 days,…