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Thursday 08/21/2014
Organization Serving Today's Girls Needs Volunteers
Updated: August 22, 2014 - 3:31 am

(NAPSI)—If you think the Girl Scouts of today are just about camping and cookies, you’re in for a big surprise; fun, new experiences are the main focus.

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Thursday 08/14/2014
Arts And Crafts Can Help Children Learn Important Skills
Updated: August 15, 2014 - 3:32 am

(NAPSI)—Whether it is with finger paint, chalk, crayons or construction paper, children love crafting and creating their own special works of art. Not only are crafts an enjoyable activity for children, simple crafting can also help children learn important skills that affect their overall development and is a way through which parents can observe their children’s developmental progress to make sure they are school ready. It’s important for parents to be in tune with their child’s development during their early years because the first five years of life lay the foundation for a child’s long-term success.

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Thursday 08/07/2014
Brawny Brand Extends Partnership With Wounded Warrior Project To Help Support Our Nation's Heroes
Updated: August 08, 2014 - 3:37 am

(NAPSI)—After soldiers return home from demanding tours of duty, they’re eager to resume the simple pleasures of life, like spending time with family, enjoying abandoned hobbies or reconnecting with friends. But the warriors—as well as their caregivers—often learn that resuming “normal” life can be a challenge.

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Thursday 07/24/2014
A Moving Way To Honor A Fallen Hero
Updated: July 25, 2014 - 3:33 am

(NAPSI)—Traveling 12,000 miles in 31 days, four Navy SEAL bikers honored one of their own—and you can go along for the ride.

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Moroccans Celebrate Leadership And Reforms
Updated: July 25, 2014 - 3:33 am

(NAPSI)—Citizens of Morocco are marking a period of significant change and progressive developments. July 30th marks the 15th anniversary of King Mohammed VI ascending to the throne.

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Help Send Girls To Summer Camp
Updated: July 25, 2014 - 3:33 am

(NAPSI)—This summer, enjoying a sweet treat can be more than an indulgence, it can also be an opportunity to contribute to the future success of hundreds of girls. That’s the word from Nestlé Crunch, which is collaborating with Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA) on a new campaign to help send girls to summer camp.

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Tuesday 07/22/2014
Have a Blast With the Family This Summer, but Stay Safe
Updated: August 13, 2014 - 3:33 am

(NewsUSA) - Summertime. It's the time of year to put your feet up, relax and have a little fun. So, why not make it a little safer for the whole family?

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Thursday 07/17/2014
Showing A Love Of Science Can Pay Off
Updated: July 18, 2014 - 3:33 am

(NAPSI)—Statistics indicate that the U.S. is falling behind in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education and careers. With that in mind, National 4-H Council and HughesNet® have partnered to introduce more American youths to hands-on, community-based STEM learning.

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Thursday 06/19/2014
Got An Hour? Give It Back
Updated: June 20, 2014 - 3:35 am

(NAPSI)—Volunteering is easy way to give back the increasing number of older Americans who rely on services and social activities within their community.

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Teaching Kids to Be More Caring
Updated: June 19, 2014 - 3:38 am

(StatePoint) In today’s hectic world, simple acts of care can often be overlooked. However, more parents are taking steps to help kids become more caring.

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Monday 06/16/2014
Survey: Americans Like Their Community Associations
Updated: June 17, 2014 - 3:38 am

(NewsUSA) - The vast majority of the 65 million Americans who live in condominiums and homeowners associations are satisfied with their communities, according to a national survey conducted by Public Opinion Strategies for the Foundation for Community Association Research.

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Thursday 06/12/2014
Future Army Museum To Salute Service Groups
Updated: June 13, 2014 - 3:43 am

(NAPSI)—A foundation that honors the U.S. Army has found a new way to salute the efforts of organizations that serve veterans.

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Volunteers Are Key To Serving Blinded Veterans
Updated: June 13, 2014 - 3:43 am

(NAPSI)—Thanks to dedicated volunteers, an organization that was created to serve blinded veterans has been able to carry out its mission and steadily expand its range of services for nearly 70 years.

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Thursday 05/29/2014
Community Fundraising Made Easy
Updated: May 29, 2014 - 7:51 pm

(NAPSI)—Warm weather is here and that means youth sports teams, nonprofits, schools, church groups and other community causes are raising money for the season. Through the Schwan’s Cares fundraising network, these groups have discovered a convenient way to earn funds.

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Thursday 05/15/2014
$100,000 To Be Awarded For Acts Of Kindness
Updated: May 16, 2014 - 3:39 am

(NAPSI)—If you know someone who brings joy and happiness to others in your community, you could help that person receive one of 100 grants available from a national grassroots campaign, valued at $1,000 each.

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Thursday 05/08/2014
Giving back to the everyday heroes who inspire you
Updated: August 16, 2014 - 3:31 am

(BPT) - When you think of public servants or people who do heroic jobs, do you picture police officers, firefighters and soldiers? While all those people selflessly serve the public, they’re not the only everyday heroes whose jobs contribute to the greater good. The field of public service is broad, encompassing teachers, health care workers, law enforcement professionals and social workers.

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Thursday 04/24/2014
From Wounded Warrior To Successful Federal Employee
Updated: April 25, 2014 - 3:33 am

(NAPSI)—Here’s an inspiring look at how one former soldier went from adversity to personal victory: Retired Staff Sgt. Paul Roberts is a two-time Warrior Games medalist, a father of two, a federal employee and a proud member of the U.S. Army Wounded Warrior Program (AW2).

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Thursday 04/10/2014
Volunteer Uses Business Skills To Help Older Adults
Updated: April 11, 2014 - 3:33 am

(NAPSI)—With a background in business, baby boomer Brenda Granger was interested in learning more about her community and human services. She also wanted to make life better for older adults in her community.

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Rocket Competition A Launchpad For Local Students Aspiring To High-Tech Careers
Updated: April 11, 2014 - 3:33 am

(NAPSI)—Since the Wright brothers’ first flight in 1903, some of the country’s most accomplished aerospace engineers, mathematicians and scientists have had their first brush with technological innovation right in their own backyards, schools, garages and basements. Today, that tradition continues.

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Thursday 03/06/2014
Little League Baseball: Developing Major-League People For 75 Years
Updated: March 07, 2014 - 3:32 am

(NAPSI)—Here’s intriguing news for parents, their young athletes and anyone interested in America’s past and present: The world’s largest youth sports organization is celebrating its Diamond Anniversary. From its humble beginnings in 1939 in Williamsport, Pennsylvania with 30 players to today’s reach of more than 2.4 million players and 1 million adult volunteers in every U.S. state and more than 80 other countries, Little League has continued to thrive by sticking to its fundamental values-community, family, friendly competition, and relationships that last a lifetime.

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Thursday 01/02/2014
Anyone Can Make a Difference: Ways You Can Give Back
Updated: January 02, 2014 - 3:32 am

(StatePoint) In today’s connected world, we are flooded with global news 24/7. As a result, many suffer from what experts refer to as “compassion fatigue.” But simple acts of kindness can make your community and world a better place to live. And research says it could even be beneficial to your health.

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Thursday 12/19/2013
Giving Kids Safe Places to Play
Updated: December 19, 2013 - 3:36 am

(StatePoint) A safe place to play is something that many parents and kids take for granted, but in scores of communities across the US, there are inadequate spaces for children to get off the streets and play different sports.

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Wednesday 09/05/2012
Making The Most Of Boomer Volunteers
Posted: September 05, 2012

(NAPSI)—While the number of older volunteers who want to contribute their time and talent is increasing, not all organizations are prepared to take advantage of this growing resource.

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Tuesday 09/04/2012
Tradesmen's Work Makes Our Lives Work
Posted: September 04, 2012

(NewsUSA) - If you've ever experienced a flooded home from a busted hose on a washing machine, dishwasher or refrigerator, you know the indescribable feeling of relief when a tradesman shows up at your door.

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Monday 09/03/2012
KISS Star Gets Surprise Visit to ChildFund Sponsored Children
Posted: September 03, 2012

(NewsUSA) - The iconic rock star Gene Simmons has a huge heart -; more than 140 times wide. The KISS band member - who stars in his own reality TV show "Gene Simmons Family Jewels," that airs Monday nights on A&E - recently highlighted his relationship with ChildFund International by inviting viewers to tune in to his journey to Zambia to meet 12 of his more than140 sponsored children.

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Thursday 08/30/2012
Sweet Deeds For Your Community
Posted: August 30, 2012

(NAPSI)—Every now and then, we all could use a helping hand. The simplest gesture from a friend or even a stranger can help boost morale and add a silver lining to an ordinary day. Applying that same principle and finding simple ways to support your community through a good deed can make a lasting difference. Here are some ways you can celebrate the spirit of helping others and get involved in your community. For example:

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Help Our Heroes Keep Our Community Fire Safe
Posted: August 30, 2012

(NAPSI)—Individuals, groups and businesses in communities around the country can be heroes to some of the most admired people in America.

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Wednesday 08/22/2012
End Child Hunger
Posted: August 22, 2012

(NAPSI)—Despite tough economic times, Americans still want to help support worthy causes. Fortunately, making a difference does not have to involve making a large donation.

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Tuesday 08/21/2012
'Coal' the Series Reveals Grit of West Virginia Miners
Posted: August 21, 2012

(NewsUSA) - Who would have thought that shining a light on some of America's dirtiest, most rough-and-tumble blue-collar jobs would make for wildly popular television? Yet, here come documentary-meets-reality TV shows like "Ice Road Truckers," "Axe Men," "Deadliest Catch," and now -- Spike's latest project, "Coal."

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Monday 08/20/2012
New Group Builds Off Occupy Wall Street Movement
Posted: August 20, 2012

(NewsUSA) - Occupy Wall Street's most recent push, "May Day," exemplifies the crux of the protest: it's a great forum to express widespread discontent about financial issues, but less adept at affecting bona fide change between giant corporations and average consumers.

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Tuesday 08/07/2012
Small-Town Park Named "America's Favorite" -- Could Yours Be Next?
Posted: August 07, 2012

(NewsUSA) - Last summer, the small town of Minot, N.D., was severely damaged by a record-breaking flood. As Minot's 40,000 residents struggled to put their lives back together, many found solace in trying to rebuild their beloved Oak Park.

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Tuesday 07/24/2012
Rock-climber with diabetes on a 365-day climbing challenge: With the right tools, gear and attitude, each mountain can be conquered
Posted: July 24, 2012

A 1,200-foot mountain, a video camera and a blood glucose monitor. These three things may seem unrelated to most people, but for rock-climber Steve Richert, it is just another day at the office. Richert, a rock-climber and guide is on a year-long journey: facing extreme weather conditions, encountering wild animals and tackling the country's most spectacular mountain ranges. Richert is climbing in locations across the country for 365 consecutive days all while managing a serious chronic disease, type 1 diabetes.

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From political schemer to prison reformer: The life of Chuck Colson remembered
Posted: April 24, 2012

In 1974 the Watergate scandal sent Chuck Colson, White House special counsel and self-described "hatchet man," to federal prison. After experiencing a conversion to evangelical Christianity - a metamorphosis so improbable he later joked that it "kept the political cartoonists of America clothed and fed for a solid month" - Colson voluntarily pleaded guilty to obstruction of justice in the Daniel Ellsberg case. He entered Maxwell Federal Prison Camp in Alabama as the first member of the Nixon administration to be incarcerated for Watergate-related charges.

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Sunday 04/22/2012
Know kids who give back to the community? How to recognize their contribution
Posted: April 22, 2012

Did you ever read "Horton Hears a Who" or "The Giving Tree" to your children and wonder if they really absorbed the messages of activism, selflessness and giving those beloved children's favorites preach so gently and creatively? The success of "Kids Who Give," an on-going contest that recognizes volunteerism by children 7 to 17 would seem to indicate kids are getting the message - and acting on it.

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Sunday 04/08/2012
Raising awareness about accessible transportation
Posted: April 08, 2012

Millions of physically challenged citizens in North America are able to achieve freedom and independence with the use of wheelchair accessible vehicles and other mobility assistance products.

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