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2012 Days of Service to Add to Your Calendar

Happy New Year, WE Volunteers! It’s time for us to add the 2012 days of service to our new calendars. These can be terrific times to mobilize your community around a project, or to volunteer with a local nonprofit: January 16: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service February 13-19: Random Acts of Kindness Week…
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9 Questions to Help You Decide Where to Volunteer in 2012

Is volunteering one of your New Year’s Resolutions? Below are nine questions to help you decide how to volunteer this year: 1. What cause(s) are you passionate about? 2. Do you want to create your own project to support your favorite cause, or work with an existing organization? 3. What organizations, or projects related to…
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Do Something Awards: Nominate a Young World Changer

Do you know a young person, 25 and under, who is tackling a problem and changing the world? Why not nominate him, or her for a Do Something Award? Up to five nominees will be rewarded with a $10,000 community grant, participation in a VH1 televised show, media coverage, and continued support from DoSomething.org. The…
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Ladies’ Home Journal/WE Volunteer Awards 2011 Winners!

Last summer you nominated outstanding women volunteers for a chance to win a Ladies’ Home Journal/WE Volunteer Award. You can learn more about the three inspiring winners below: Alison Bearman volunteers with the Atlanta Humane Society, one of the largest animal shelters in Atlanta. It handles about 8,000 animals per year, and facilitates 80-120 adoptions…
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8 Lists of Holiday Gifts That Give Back

To complete this series on do-good holiday gifts, here are eight lists with even more ideas for gifts that give back: 10 Charitable Gifts for the Holidays on Real Simple Black Friday, Cyber Monday Deals: Gifts That Give Back on The Huffington Post Gifts That Give Back on Oprah.com Gifts That Give Back on Harper’s…
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Kiva Cards: The Do-Good Gift That Keeps on Giving

Over the past couple weeks I’ve offered holiday gifts ideas for animal-loving do-gooders, for gifts that support children’s education around the world, and for fair trade gifts. Today’s holiday gift idea, a Kiva Card, supports low-income entrepreneurs around the world. Kiva is a nonprofit that connects people through lending to alleviate poverty. Here’s how it…
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Fair Trade Holiday Gifts for Everyone

Over the past week, I’ve shared 6 Do-Good Gifts That Support Children Around the World and 5 Gifts for Animal Loving Do-Gooders, but what do you give folks who aren’t passionate about a particular issue? Check out these Fair Trade gift ideas: The Fair Trade Federation 2011 Holiday Gift Guide is a 29-page downloadable PDF…
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6 Do-Good Gifts that Support Children’s Education Around the World

If you’ve watched The Girl Effect videos, you know that educating girls is key to alleviating poverty. Today’s gift guide is for the folks on your list who want to support children’s education around the world. 1.  Send a girl to school for a year with a donation to the International Rescue Committee. 2. Help…
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5 Gifts for Animal Loving Do-Gooders

Below are 5 gift ideas for the friend, or family member on your gift list who loves animals, and is passionate about animal rights. 1. Make a date to volunteer together at her favorite animal shelter, sanctuary, or nonprofit. You can also search for a volunteer opportunity on match.wevolunteer.tv. 2. Donate to her favorite nonprofit,…
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5 Ways to Honor World AIDS Day (December 1)

World AIDS Day (December 1) is a day to raise awareness and show support for people living with HIV/AIDS.  Below are five ways you can get involved on World AIDS Day, and throughout the year. 1. Volunteer with an organization that works on HIV/AIDS issues with education, direct service, or advocacy. You can search for…