Lead, serve & give

www.100BlackMen.org  Real men giving real time to educate & empower families.  Positively impacting communities.

www.bbbsa.org  Little moments.  Big magic.  Helping children reach their potential through professionally supported one-to-one relationships with proven results.  Volunteer or make a donation.  Bigs & Littles have fun together — & create memories that last a lifetime.  Research on Big Brothers Big Sisters’ volunteer programs points to the powerful, positive, lasting impact Bigs have on children’s lives.  Littles are 52 percent less likely to skip school; 46 percent less likely to begin using illegal drugs; & more likely to get along with their families & peers.

www.bgca.org  A positive place for kids:  Boys & Girls Clubs.  Find the closest club to you (from the 3,900+ clubs around the world) & get involved.

www.CSASeminars.com or CSpriggsAdams@Austin.rr.com (512-480-4039 or 512-589-5376)  Healthy, hopeful & prosperous choices for teen-aged girls in underserved communities.  Invite the author of self-empowerment books to speak from first-person experience (as a teen-aged parent) to teen-aged girls in underserved communities. 

www.DoSomething.org  Start a Kindness & Justice Challenge in your area.  Volunteer.  Volunteer abroad.  Plan a fund-raising event.  Complete your volunteer hours to graduate.  Do something about discrimination & global extreme poverty.    

www.EduWeb.com  Developing award-winning discovery learning adventures about about history, science & technology.

www.Fathering.org  Making fatherhood a success.  Dad’s contributions are unique & important for children.  Bilingual curricula provide unique & rewarding types of parenting workshops — research-based & tested training programs aimed at fathers:  Preparing for Successful Fathering, Bonding through Play & Accepting the Challenges of Fatherhood.

www.FreeDonation.com  Many donations are made by kind people for their favorite causes.  Become a donation sponsor or recipient.  Make free donations to stop AIDS, support the arts, defeat cancer, for the children, to promote eudcation, protect environment, house the homeless & end hunger.

www.JustGive.org/  Connecting people with the charities & causes they care about — to increase overall giving.

www.LearningToGive.org  Honor friends & releatives by contributing in their names to world-changing causes.

www.LearnAndServe.org  Volunteering in the US is at a 30-year high.  Discover how Learn & Serve America can help & is helping in your state; grant opportunities, managing current grants; tools, training & information; resources for faith-based & other community organizations; media-kit materials.

www.Mentoring.org  Always at the heart of mentoring:  mentors, leaders, caring adults, taking action & research.

www.SEVA.org  Your simple act of compassion could be somebody’s miracle:  start a new tradition of giving.  For 28+ years, Seva has served people around the world who are struggling for health, cultural survival & sustainable communities.

www.WomenForAfghanWomen.org  Human rights advocacy, community outreach & Afghan women’s fund.  Sponsor an orphan, make a gift of compassion or find out how kids can make a difference.

www.agreatergift.org  Promoting the social & economic progress of people in developing regions of the world by marketing their handcrafts & foods in a just & direct manner.  Promoting living wages, women’s rights & eco-friendly production through partnerships with small-scale artisan & farmer groups

www.USAFreedomCorps.gov  Make a difference.  Volunteer.  Search by interest & by location.  President’s volunteer service award;  recruit volunteers, honor your volunteers.

Join the Texas Health Institute in facilitating dialogue, planning acquisition of funds & the achievement of targeted outcomes:  www.TexasHealthInstitute.org or 512-279-3905.  Make your application to become a community partner within the Texas Mental Health Transformation Initiative.  Your involvement can help assure broad-based community ownership & coordination of behavioral health. 

www.lanwt.org  Equal justice for all:  civil legal aid to the low-income communities of Northwest Texas.  Legal resources (attorneys provide legal help, along with a shoulder to cry on), pro bono & volunteer opportunities.

www.ServiceLeader.org  Information on all aspects of volunteerism:  volunteers, virtual volunteers, volunteer managers & reports related to volunteerism (impact of service initiatives in selected Texas State agencies; firing volunteers; tips for group volunteering; measuring the difference volunteers make:  a guide to outcome evaluation; international volunteerism, volunteers in state agencies, volunteers in schools).  

www.RGKCenter.org  Building knowledge about non-profit organizations & volunteerism; preparing students & practitioners to make effective contributions; expanding the academic base regarding the practices of non-profit organizations; emphasizing collaborative approaches & internationally fostered research & dialog across fields & across borders.

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