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January 7, 2019 | Maine Public (ME)
In a vast, rural state like Maine, social isolation is a part of life, especially so for seniors who are stuck in their homes because of physical and financial challenges. That isolation can lead to loneliness, which is considered by some experts a s...
January 7, 2019 | Maine Public Radio (ME)
In a vast, rural state like Maine, social isolation is a part of life, especially so for seniors who are stuck in their homes because of physical and financial challenges. That isolation can lead to loneliness, which is considered by some experts a s...
January 4, 2019 | Midland Reporter-Telegram (TX)
January is designated as National Mentoring Month. The campaign, which began in 2002 by Mentor, the Corporation for National and Community Service and the Harvard School of Public Health, promotes youth mentoring throughout the country. Throughout th...
January 4, 2019 | The News Journal (DE)
During a bright and clear week last autumn, more than 150 volunteers worked their way across the grassy hillside, backs bent, planting trees in a tight grid. These volunteers from the community planted 3,000 trees with Mt. Cuba Center staff in an eff...
January 4, 2019 | Romper
Every year in late January, many Americans get a long weekend off from work or school thanks to a federal holiday. But as you enjoy that day off, it's important to reflect on the man the day honors — Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. — and the impact he ma...
January 4, 2019 | Epoch Times (NY)
With the exception of losing a loved one, losing a home after a natural disaster is one of the most devastating events that can happen to a person. The place that is supposed to be familiar and safe no longer exists. Then comes the daunting task of t...
January 3, 2019 | Bangor Daily News (ME)
At a time when scientists are predicting significant repercussions if global warming continues unabated, York’s Energy Steering Committee is responding with an “ambitious but achievable” goal of reducing the town’s greenhouse gas emissions by 100 per...
January 1, 2019 | 90.5 WESA FM (PA)
Everybody should have a few tools around the house – like a crescent wrench and a Phillips-head screwdriver. But what about tools too big to store or too expensive to buy – or that you’ll only need once, or once in a while?For that, there's Millvale’...
December 31, 2018 | CBS News
Millions of students will return to school this week after the holidays so we are looking at a program that brings a special kind of love and encouragement into classrooms that need it. Senior Corps Foster Grandparents volunteer and share their love...
December 26, 2018 | Bangor Daily News (ME)
The Bangor Area Homeless Shelter needs volunteers around the year to serve daily meals, transport food, and sort through food and clothing donations. Last year, according to Executive Director Boyd Kronholm, the shelter recorded 7,000 volunteer hours...
December 13, 2018 | WTOP-FM (D.C.)
The Harlem Globetrotters and D.C.’s Virginia McLaurin, who turned 109 this year, rekindled their friendship at a D.C. public charter school on Tuesday — and this time, she serenaded them with a song of her own devising. McLaurin has celebrated with t...
December 13, 2018 | Mercury News (CA)
“Be sure to pause at the period,” Dawkins, 58, tells Aleena, whom she works with twice a week as part of Reading Partners, a Bay Area-based program that helps literacy-challenged students across the country master the reading skills they need to surv...
December 12, 2018 | Boston Globe (MA)
With their children excited to tear into presents this time of year, many parents are wondering how to get kids engaged in the giving part of the season as well. Massachusetts ranks 32nd in the country for volunteerism, according to the Corporation f...
December 11, 2018 | KPLC-TV (LA)
An organization is utilizing senior citizens to help young Southwest Louisiana students academically. The Foster Grandparent program came to SWLA in 1999, and since then has made an impact on those involved.“I feel good," Ethel McCullough, a foster g...
December 10, 2018 | Perry County Tribune (OH)
The Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) and members of the New Lexington Elks #509 filled holiday gift packages on Dec. 10 for servicemen currently serving overseas in the military. The gift boxes are sent out for major holidays each year to help...
December 8, 2018 | Gazette-Mail (WV)
Graduating from West Virginia University in Dec. 2014 was a thrill. I thought the world was my oyster and I eagerly anticipated the next phase of my life. I had no idea, however, that life after the safe bubble of college was going to be so difficult...
December 8, 2018 | The Daily Item (PA)
Rachel Loden will soon leave By Grace Transitional Women's Home after 13 months, but the 46-year-old won't be leaving the friends she's made while getting back on her feet. "I'm moving into an apartment in Middleburg, not far from here," she said fro...
November 20, 2018 | The Telegraph (IL)
Kei’lah Brown-McGee, of Belleville, has wanted to help, love and educate young children for some time, and Southern Illinois University Edwardsville East St. Louis Center’s (ESLC) Workforce Development Program has helped place her in the front of the...
November 19, 2018 | Seacoast Online (NH)
Peer into windows across the city this Thanksgiving, and more than 300 kitchen tables expected to lay bare will instead flicker with goodwill and home-cooked warmth. Not everyone eats on Thanksgiving, and the team over at Operation Blessing, along wi...
November 19, 2018 | WJLA-TV (D.C.)
For 26 years the dedicated volunteer has been devoting her time to various schools in D.C. through the United Planning Organization Foster Grandparent Program. UPO trains seniors to provide attention, guidance, and support to local students.
November 8, 2018 | WVLA-TV (LA)
A Denham Springs woman is returning home for the first time since the 2016 flood. AmeriCorps and community volunteers rebuilt 80-year-old Teressa Bell's home free of charge. Bell got to move in to her new house Thursday. "It exceeds my expectations,"...
November 8, 2018 | WRBZ-TV (LA)
It was a wonderful homecoming Thursday for a family displaced from their home since the 2016 flood. Teressa Bell and her wheelchair-bound daughter, Donna, have been through a lot these last two years. Now they can finally rest easy knowing they'll so...
November 5, 2018 | Inland Empire Community News (CA)
Sweat pouring down her face, her muscles burning head to toe, this is not Gabby Delores’ typical morning walk. A 45-pound vest weighs on her shoulders, making the three-mile walk feel like a brutal crawl. But for Delores, stopping or turning back is...
November 4, 2018 | Press Herald (ME)
Ali Mediate is the founder of Maine Foodscapes, a group of entrepreneurs and volunteers aiming to educate on local foods while enabling Mainers to start growing on their own. Her first event was a community nose-to-tail butchering workshop in Februar...
October 23, 2018 | WPDE-TV (SC)
Julius Peppers, defensive end for the Carolina Panthers, visited Marlboro County Tuesday with a group of Lowe's volunteers and the United Way of South Carolina.During his visit, Peppers met with Rep. Pat Henegan to discuss the local impact of Hurrica...
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