Thursday, December 16, 2010

Got Holiday Spirit? Why Not Donate or Volunteer?

Want to get involved but don't know where to start? How about one of the following organizations?

  • United We Serve - - United We Serve is a nationwide service initiative that helps meet growing social needs resulting from the economic downturn. With the knowledge that ordinary people can achieve extraordinary things when given the proper tools, President Obama is asking us to come together to help lay a new foundation for growth. This initiative aims to both expand the impact of existing organizations by engaging new volunteers in their work and encourage volunteers to develop their own "do-it-yourself" projects.

  • World Youth International - - World Youth International Australia (WYI) is a not for profit, non-religious & non-political international development organisation that offers people the opportunity to volunteer overseas in a meaningful way. They offer a range of programs and placements to countries including Kenya, Uganda, Nepal, Cambodia, India and Peru.

  • BetterPlace.Org - - betterplace connects
    people who need support with others who want to help. One to one. Direct. Worldwide.

  • Volunteer Match - - VolunteerMatch strengthens communities by making it easier for good people and good causes to connect. The organization offers a variety of online services to support a community of nonprofit, volunteer and business leaders committed to civic engagement. Enter your zip code for local opportunities.

  • - - Idealist is independent of any government, political ideology, or religious creed. Their work is guided by the common desire to find practical solutions to social and environmental problems, in a spirit of generosity and mutual respect.

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