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How One NYC Nonprofit Is Breaking the Stigma of Homelessness

The nonprofit organization Knock Knock Give A Sock, collects the most needed, but least donated article of clothing for those experiencing homelessness. In addition to collecting socks for those in need, KKGS aims to reduce the stigma associated with homelessness. We spoke with the organization’s founder Adina Lichtman, to learn how the organization was started and the impact they have…

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Volunteer to Impact Children’s Literacy

Reading Partners is an organization dedicated to ensuring that children are able to read at grade-level, which leads to success in other areas of their lives. With only one-third of U.S. fourth graders being able to read proficiently, the organization recognizes the need to take action through individualized, one-on-one tutoring sessions to set students up for success. In this Q&A,…

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What is Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) & How Does it Benefit Companies?

Corporate social responsibility, commonly referred to as CSR, has been a growing trend over the past decade. Perhaps surprisingly, those most interested in corporate citizenship aren’t the small, socially-minded startups selling eco-conscious wares — but medium to large companies, including giants like Google to Wells Fargo. So what is corporate social responsibility, exactly? Why are companies increasingly interested in it,…

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This NYC Soup Kitchen Fills Bellies & Hearts

This month, I volunteered at a soup kitchen for the first time ever. It was CHiPS Soup Kitchen, a partner of Visit.org in NYC. Growing up, volunteering in soup kitchens was an extremely popular extracurricular activity amongst NYC’s youth. My friends would go together regularly. And while I would have liked to join them, for some reason, it just never…

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How to Squeeze Volunteering into Your Work Schedule

Short-term volunteer work is a rewarding activity that many people want to be involved in. But sometimes it can be difficult to fit it into a busy work schedule. That’s why more and more companies are combining volunteer events with team building activities. Since volunteering frequently can be a challenge, one way you can make an impact while being engaged…

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