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Tomís of Maine to Develop More Sustainable Packaging, Products
Tom's of Maine, which is committed to healthy and environmental goodness, is working to create more sustainable products and packaging. Tom's of Maine's "Goodness Report" documents...more



Charities Partnering with Social Enterprises
According to charity lawyer Stephen Lloyd, charitable organizations should welcome the growth of social enterprises since its boom in the social enterprise market is the way to counter the seizure of...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

Supermom Fourth Season Calls on Women with Heart of Gold
"The Supermom", which debuted in 2010, is currently seeking new entries for its fourth season dubbed as the "Heart of Gold Edition." Organizers of the reality TV show are looking for women who...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

Teens Sleep in Cardboard Boxes for Homeless Fundraiser
Minersville Leo Club teenage members spent their time in cardboard boxes to raise awareness and funds for the homeless for the club's fourth annual 24-hour "Homeless Sleepout." The members...more

Special Brunch for Homeless Mothers and Children in Columbus
The Columbus Coalition for the Homeless recently held its 14th annual special brunch for currently and formerly homeless mothers and their children at Capital University campus. Volunteers served...more

Vegetable Garden Offers Hope for Homeless in Palm Beach County
Palm Beach County's first homeless resource center in West Palm Beach, the Senator Philip D. Lewis Center, provides a donated garden from Home Depot employees where the homeless tends to an...more

Awards Event Honors Outstanding Individuals for Civic Engagement
The recent Civic Engagement Awards honors outstanding citizens for partaking in services to the community in earnest. Various award recipients earned appreciation for their leadership and...more

Network of Weather Observers Seek Volunteers in North Carolina
The Community Collaborative Rain, Hail and Snow Network (CoCoRaHS) seeks volunteer weather observers to to measure rainfall in their backyards in North Carolina. The network will use the data...more






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Organizations That Seek Social Shakers and Changemakers

Organizations That Seek Social Shakers and Changemakers
CauseArtist has featured several organizations that are looking for movers, shakers and changemakers that want to...



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