Throughout Women’s History Month, we’ve celebrated the important contributions women changemakers have made throughout history. Their stories can serve to inspire others to find ways to take action that creates change – but you don’t have to be Susan B. Anthony or Malala Yousafzai to make a difference in the lives of girls and women. Here are some ways everyone can get involved:
Posts for March, 2017
Across America, 48.8 million live in households that face hunger on a regular basis – 13 million of those people are children. Food insecurity can have a significant impact on the health and general well-being of the families affected by it – especially children, as limited access to nutritional food can stunt growth and critical brain development. Community organizations everywhere are taking action to find solutions to this public health crisis – Volunteer Alexandria, a Points of Light affiliate, is one of these organizations.
Angie Pratt is the mother-in-law of a U.S. Marine who was injured in Afghanistan. That sparked Angie’s curiosity about veterans’ issues. “I came across an article about how service dogs help veterans who have physical injuries, post-traumatic stress disorder, or traumatic brain injuries." In 2013, Angie started a new venture, Soldier On Service Dogs.
In America today, 1 in 8 people face hunger. It might be hard to believe that in the land of abundance, so many are in need – but hunger is a reality in our country, and it affects people from all walks of life