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Volunteers Provide Leigh Library Assistance to Keep it Open
Leigh Library earned a helping hand from nearly 30 volunteers to keep one paid librarian at any one time in the Grade II listed building. The Southend Council hopes to begin training volunteers by...more



Muslim Groups are Putting Their Faith in Food Banks for Communities in Need
Ali Jawad, a 22-year-old business student and volunteer at a Muslim food bank in London, sees people picking up packaged goods to feed themselves for the next week. Food banks in the UK are...more

Local Ministry Volunteers Help Feed The Homeless
A local ministry in Tulsa is helping make a difference in the lives of the city's homeless. Volunteers from Tattooed Heart Ministries are bringing hope to the homeless and hungry by preparing...more

Parent Volunteer Teaches Students Art at Charter School
Parent volunteer Jessica Owens spends her time and money planning and creating art projects and obtaining supplies to teach students at the Pocatello Community Charter School. Jessica is a regular...more

Foundation Giving Minnesota Expected to Rise in 2013
According to reporting in the Minneapolis Star Tribune, Minnesota foundations and corporations expect to make modest increases in grant making during 2013, according to a survey released on Monday by...more

Facebook Users Dabble In Philanthropy
A group of Facebook users has recently announced the launch of the A3 Foundation at this year's Sundance Film Festival. The foundation, spearheaded by Philip Fung, a long time Facebook veteran,...more

Local Festival Signs Up Organ Transplant Donors
According to the US Department of Heath and Human Services (HHS), more than 20,000 Latinos across the country will be participating in a local festival to sign up as organ transplant donors. In...more

The Adler Group Shells Out $10,000 for Community
The Richland Community Development Corporation and Ontario Growth Corporation will be getting a $5,000 donation each from The Adler Group, a co-developer of the former General Motors site. The...more

Ontario Employment Fund Helps Young People Get Jobs, Training and Measurable Work Skills
The Youth Employment Fund, located in Ontario, is helping local young people get sustainable jobs, receive training and earn some valuable work experience. The fund is helping employers provide...more




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