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Sports and Recreation Injuries Down to 12 percent in Youngsters
A new research reveals that sports and recreation musculoskeletal injuries have dropped 12.4 percent over the past decade for children ages 5 to 14 years nationwide. The research was announced at...more



Benefitting Underserved Communities Through Community Development Efforts
Cooperative Extension, a "one-stop shop" for community education and outreach, is considered a hub that can bolster resource access for members of underserved communities by connecting with...more

Through Ecotourism, Poverty is Reduced near Protected Parks
According to a new research recently published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, protected natural parks in Costa Rica reduced poverty in neighboring communities by promoting...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

Compulsive Shopping as Result to Boost Mood, Poor Credit Management
According to a new study soon to appear in the Journal of Economic Psychology, San Francisco State University researchers delved into specific behaviors that lead to compulsive shopping. The...more

Boise/Ada County Housing Authority seeks Volunteer Board Member
The Board of Ada County Commissioners has recently announced that they are seeking for a volunteer to serve on the Boise City/Ada County Housing Authority Board. Residents who are interested in...more

Community Development Finance Initiative to Build Local Communities through Affordable Credit
The Community Development Finance Initiative (CDFI) is important funding for many charities. CDFI funding comes from public and private sources, and is typically in loan form. Sometimes, the...more

Social Enterprise Network Announces Nominations for Powerful Together Awards 2013 Now Open
The Social Enterprise Network (SEN), a Merseyside-based network of nonprofit businesses and community and voluntary sector organizations, announces that nominations are now open for its Powerful...more

Volunteers Gather at Indianapolis Motor Speedway for Community Cleanup
Following the big race, volunteers pitched in to clean up trash at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Individual volunteers and community groups are waiting in line just to pick up litter at the...more






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Socially Conscious Online Store Brings Health and Wellness to Your Doorstep

Socially Conscious Online Store Brings Health and Wellness to Your Doorstep
Thrive Market, in collaboration with a network of charitable giving partners, delivers natural and organic...



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