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  • Finding new interests in retirement
    Retirement readiness
    Because I have written books on retirement and write this column on the subject, I continue to learn new things about the issue every day. Someone recently asked me if I could put down 5 or 6 thoughts or suggestions, just to get him started. He is...
  • Christmas Tree
    Giving back this holiday season
    It’s that time of year again. The holiday season is upon us and whether you celebrate Christmas, Hanukah or Kwanza it’s all about giving. Of course giving comes in many forms during the holiday season but instead of focusing on what...
  • Giving Tuesday
    Giving Tuesday at Hope's Front Door
    Lisa, a single mother, recently came into Hope's Front Door's office for the first time. Lisa had moved in with her disabled mother after being unable to find work. She had applied for continued food assistance through the state, but,...
  • Navy volunteer at Children's Hospital
    Volunteering and making charitable contributions in Denver
    Denver has volunteer opportunities to suit any talent or skill level. Volunteering isn't just about soup kitchens or food banks. You can volunteer to plant trees, build homes and so much more. How about being a Girl Scout troop leader or a Big...
  • NYC Service
    City Hall launches new ad campaign to get more New Yorkers to volunteer
    On Monday morning, the city announced a brand-new volunteer promotion campaign to motivate more New Yorkers across the five boroughs to volunteer in their neighborhoods.The ad campaign, which consists of a series of targeted ads in 1,000 subway...
  • Modern Woodmen of Americal
    Modern Woodmen of America youth service club
    When many people think about Modern Woodmen of America, they think of insurance and investments. What they should think about is that MWA is a fraternal benefit society that provides an amazing amount of opportunities to their members-both youth...
  • Steamtown
    National Public Lands Day is this Saturday
    Saturday, September 27th is National Public Lands Day (NPLD). National Public Lands Day is the nation’s largest single-day volunteer effort for America’s public lands. This year marks the 21st annual celebration.NPLD provides...
  • Thought for the day; Volunteer
    Thought for the day; Volunteer
    College graduate's number one complaint is being turned down for a job because their experience working is next to none. It doesn't have to be, because though, you may not have had that seasonal retail job, babysitting or even dog sitting,...
  • Time to think, reflect, and do just a little better
    You CAN be the difference
    On August 31st, I am fortunate enough to experience another birthday (and you surely would not believe how many years I am as from what others tell me, I sure don't look the part, but again, that's what they tell me). Each day is a...
  • Austin Animal Center Adoptable Pet
    Save an animal through Austin Animal Center
    The Humane Society of the United States reports that in 2012, there were 164 million owned pets across the nation. 62% of the population owned at least one pet. That same year, the American Pet Products Association reported that Americans spent...
  • Giving back
    Organizations need military volunteers
    How often do you wonder what you can do? Some times you don't even realize whats out there for you. In Orange County there are countless non-profits and organizations that need your help, and specifically if you are military or want to help a...
  • Anderson with mentor, Beard
    Mentoring Monday: The Reciprocity of Mentoring
    Mentor is rewarding for both the giver and receiver. Tomika Anderson knows first hand. She shares with us the power in giving more than you receive.Anderson as the mentor…Mentoring is necessary, particularly in the black community. I mentor...
  • Say cheese!
    Teaching Kids About Giving Through Dental Hygiene Kits for the Needy
    It's easy to get wrapped up in the daily hustle and bustle of jobs, car pools, homework and keeping a home running. However, many of us are looking for ways to show children a deeper meaning to life. Reinforce both the importance of kids...
  • Plum tree fruit ready for harvest
    Harvesting fruit trees in the Las Vegas valley
    Here is the latest update from ProjectAngelfaces a non-profit organization working to better the lives of elders and youth at risk.They need help in spreading the word to everyone you know that they will harvest neighborhood grown fruit, giving...
  • Perfect partnerships advocate for orphaned pets
    Perfect partnerships advocate for orphaned pets
    Helen Woodward Animal Center (HWAC) is a big name in animal rescue on the West Coast, but is quickly becoming a household name across the entire USA. It helps when big name partners reach out to them, helping get the word out about all of the...