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10 Reasons to Donate During the Holidays

UPDATED November 7th, 2017 Looking for reasons to donate money, time or needed items, during the holidays? Here are 10 good ones! Read Related: How Volunteering Helps Build Empathy It’s not you. Sometimes, it takes seeing…
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Holiday Gifts That Give Back

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When it comes to buying for the holidays, gift giving can be a stressful process. This year, consider holiday gifts that give back—those that go to help organizations or causes important to the recipient.  St. Jude Children’s Research…
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6 Simple Ways to Help Those in Need

During the holiday season, we often think to help those in need, but don’t seem to have enough time, let alone energy, to take care of ourselves and our loved ones. To make it easier for you, the following are seven simple ways you can give…
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How Volunteering Helps Build Empathy for Others

Empathy is the ability to understand and relate to other people´s feelings and circumstances. We live in an increasingly digitized world, in which emails, texts and other online forms of communication are taking away from face-to-face interaction.…
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St.Jude: Building Hope from a Promise

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Danny Thomas was a struggling comic in Detroit with a young wife and family. As he worked to make a name for himself, he visited a local church and prayed for guidance. “Help me find my way in life,” he promised St. Jude Thaddeus, “and…
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Spiritual Benefits of Volunteering

Volunteering is usually done out of a need certain people feel to help others and give of themselves because it brings them spiritual satisfaction. Knowing that your selfless acts of kindness have a positive impact on those around you is a…
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7 Family Activities that Focus on Giving

As parents, we can teach our kids to focus on giving and find joy in helping others. How?  The same way we’ve taught them everything else: begin at home and lead by example. Remember, the kids learned to brush their teeth by watching you.…
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5 Ways to Maintain the Spirit of Giving All Year Long

The holidays inspire us to open our hearts to the spirit of giving to others who have less than we do. But what happens after December 25? The homeless still need hot meals, children still get sick, and animals still need to be adopted. So…