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Making a Difference After the Storm
During the 2017 hurricane season, the Southeastern United States and Caribbean have experienced three catastrophic category 4 and 5 hurricanes – Harvey, Irma and Maria. These are the costliest natural disasters in U.S. history, with estimates exceeding $200 billion. In the coming weeks, months and years, the people of Houston, the Gulf Coast region, Florida, Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico will continue to recover and rebuild from the devastation caused by these storms.
Give Thanks by Giving Back
As we celebrate Thanksgiving, we look for ways to demonstrate gratitude to the people closest to us. The holiday season is a good time to give back, but also serves as a reminder about the importance of giving back year round.
Siblings Create Online Platform to Help Kids Discover the Joy of Reading
For some kids and teens, developing a love of reading can be difficult. After their family experienced this firsthand, siblings Alana, Jacob and Reuben Blumenstein founded KidsRead2Kids.com to help promote both the love of reading, as well as access to reading for youth and adults alike.
For this Family, Making Time to Volunteer Means Making Time to Spend Together
“I like volunteering with my daughters because it allows us to give back,” says Susan Brithright. “When we volunteer together, we know that time is family time.”

Stories of Change

Call of a Global Movement: Helping Millennial...

In Seattle, Ben Reuler, executive director of our affiliate Seattle Works, is committed...

With Growing Community Garden Initiative, Tee...

Sophie Bernstein always wanted to grow her own garden. At 12 years old, she was looking...

Call of a Global Movement: Engaging Citizens...

In Paris, France, Stéphanie Andrieux – founder and president of our affiliate Benenova...

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