Mothers Find a Calling in Volunteer Work After Hurricane Sandy


A group of mothers unaffiliated with each other recently came together after Hurricane Sandy to do volunteer work for the victims.

Up to this day, they are still very much active in their initiatives, spending many hours a week in affected areas; managing reams of logistics at home; reminding you how urgent the need remains; how much is to be done; how unfortunate and vaguely amazing it is that it has been left to them to accomplish what agencies and bureaucracies have not.

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Federal Programs Related to - Philanthropy, Voluntarism & Grantmaking, General/Other

Private nonprofit organizations whose primary purpose is to promote the practice of charitable giving and volunteering or to represent and serve a wide range of philanthropic and charitable institutions.

Federal Programs Related to - Human Services, General/Other

Programs that support the personal and social development of individuals and families; provide care, protection and supervision; and enhance the individual's independence and ability to manage his or her own resources.

See also: Food (K03); Health Care (Major Group E); Housing (Major Group L); Legal Services (I05); Mental Health, Substance Abuse (Major Group F); Recreation & Sports (Major Group N); Youth Development (Major Group O)

Use references: Community Services; Multiservice Programs; Neighborhood Multipurpose Centers; Settlement House Programs; Social Services; Social Work




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Ashoka Unveils Gulf Program to Promote Social Entrepreneurship


Ashoka Unveils Gulf Program to Promote Social Entrepreneurship

Ashoka, a global platform for social innovation, introduced the Arab World Social Entrepreneurship Programme (ASEP) to support local social entrepreneurs in scaling up their operations in three key areas – healthcare, environment and women participation for inclusive growth.




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