Posted by mmelendez to President George H. W. Bush
This week, shortly before Nelson Mandela’s death, President George H. W. Bush praised the South African leader for his “grace and dignity.” Bush, the first American president to host Mandela at the White House, recalled for the Huffington Post his memories of meeting Mandela.
Today, Points of Light, the National Conference on Citizenship and Bloomberg announced The Civic 50 – the 50 most community-minded companies in the nation. I hope you’ll put your money where your values are and use your purchasing power to support all the companies that are doing great work in their communities.
Posted by mmelendez to Family Volunteer Day
My husband and I are training our children to serve others thoughtfully by making it a priority to serve together. It’s challenging to find a place to serve together in our rural area, so we have worked to design service projects that we can do as a family. And the projects have happened in many shapes and sizes over the years!
When Lauren Book was 11, her nanny began to sexually abuse her. It lasted six years. When she was in her early 20s, in 2007, Book began Lauren’s Kids, to teach children as young as 5 how to recognize signs of abuse and what to do. Last night at a ceremony in New York celebrating the 10 Women of Worth honorees of 2013, Book was announced as the National Honoree.