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Apr 01
Posted by mmelendez to Good & Ready, disaster
Disasters affect every community. Are you Good & Ready should something happen to yours? Make a commitment to yourself and those you care about – pledge to be prepared. If you take the pledge in April, you’ll automatically be entered in drawings for prizes.
Mar 31
As a social worker and food bank volunteer, Mary K. Hoodhood was generally aware of hunger in the community, but not among children. She learned that local kids were going home from school every night with empty cupboards waiting for them. So in 2001, she helped found Kids’ Food Basket in coordination with local schools.
Mar 30
Employees have stopped writing #RaceTogether on cups at Starbucks, and critics have mostly stopped sneering at the effort. Will other companies now become wary of promoting or discussing social change? That question weighed heavily on my mind last week, as I headed to Boston for the annual meeting of the Points of Light Corporate Service Council. Representatives from 60 of the nation’s largest companies gathered to share lessons from and leadership of the corporate volunteer service movement.
Mar 27
Posted by mmelendez to HandsOn Network
It’s 4 p.m. on a Tuesday, and the halls of Webb Middle School are growing quiet. However, three students aren’t part of the stampede of their peers racing for the exits. They’re in a classroom, making phone calls to local business owners to enlist help in putting on a pancake breakfast for families staying at the Ronald McDonald House. These are the students of United Way for Greater Austin’s Volunteer Project Leaders program, and this isn’t their first rodeo.

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