Philanthropy, Voluntarism & Grantmaking, General/Other News

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Reading Program Needs Volunteers
The Start Making a Reader Today Program, organized by SMART, is seeking for volunteers to help them cater to more than 700 student participants in Klamath County. The program reportedly needs 95...more



Star Wars Launch Contest to Raise Funds for UNICEF
Star Wars filmmakers have launched a contest to raise money for UNICEF programs by offering its fans a role in the movie. The Star Wars: Force for Change challenge is intended at "finding...more

Volunteers Help Plow the Streets
After a Facebook posting that appeared on an NBC10 page about an unplowed street, a local volunteer in Providence grabbed his truck and plowed it himself. Thanks to the Serve Rhode Island, a...more

Veteran Volunteer Donates Time to Help others
James Chitty, a 92-year-old World War II Army veteran and former history teacher and aircraft worker donates his spare time at the Robert J. Dole Veterans Administration Medical Center in Wichita to...more

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

J.P. Morgan Employees Volunteer on Grameen Foundation Initiatives
The nonprofit Grameen Foundation's Mobile Technology for Community Health (MOTECH) initiative has a crew of volunteers helping with its efforts to reduce high infant and mother mortality rates in...more

Building an Economy Based On Purpose and Meaningful Relationships
Pro bono services nonprofit Taproot Foundation founder, Aaron Hurst, predicts the rise of a new economy - the Purpose Economy. According to Hurst, the changes people see are about developing...more

Chipping In: Philanthropy Goes Digital
Joe Hedinger at Fallon, an advertising agency, created Chip In which uses contactless payment card readers. This makes charitable giving fast, simple and fun. Chip In has acquired a grant from...more

Volunteers Help Pack 2 Million Meals for Hungry Children
Volunteers from various organizations and agencies have come together to pack pack 2 million-plus meals to feed hungry children in El Salvador, Haiti and the Philippines. The 2 Million Meals...more




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