Operation Gratitude is a nonprofit based in Southern California. They deliver care packages to American soldiers, from Marines to First Responders. Each package is individually addressed and includes a handwritten letter. Each year, the organization delivers over 300,000 care packages. Each and every one is carefully and lovingly packaged. Inside are snacks like chocolates and … Continue reading Nonprofit Spotlight: Operation Gratitude
The concept of volunteer service is often blurred with "helping out". Oftentimes, the two are used interchangeably. If you're helping a teacher after school, is that considered volunteering or not? What exactly is volunteering? According to Google, volunteering is to offer to do something for free. In Lion's Heart, the definition of what volunteering is … Continue reading What is Volunteering?
There are over seven billion people in the world; on average, each person consumes 55 kilograms- or over 120 pounds- of paper each year. For teens, this consumption is likely from school handouts and assignments. Personally, I receive dozens of pieces of paper each day from my teachers during the school year. Besides that, I … Continue reading Donate Your Books, Don’t Throw Them Away!
With school about to start again, all of us will be reunited with our schoolmates again. A wonderful way to stay involved in volunteering during the school year is to host a food drive! Food drives are a great opportunity for Lion’s Heart members to utilize their leadership and organizational skills! Lion’s Heart presents: a … Continue reading A How-to Guide on Food Drives
IRVINE, Calif., April 19, 2018 — Lion’s Heart announced today that its Board of Directors has named Becca Tankersley as the organization’s next Executive Director effective June 11, 2018. She will work in partnership with the Lion’s Heart Board of Directors, staff, volunteers, and community partners to lead the organization forward in creating innovative paths … Continue reading Lion’s Heart Appoints New Executive Director
Lion's Heart interns went to the Dashing Doggie Fashion Show, in Laguna Hills, CA. on July 23rd, to interview our Members and the event chair, while taking pictures, and helping out with the event. Here is what they found out! Rochelle Chacon, a Real Estate broker associate, had seen the real estate housing market undergo … Continue reading Dashing Doggie Fashion Show benefitting the OCSPCA
In the news! Congrats to our Members in Franklin, MA. for winning President's Volunteer Service Awards and being recognized in Wicked Local, Franklin news. So proud of their dedication to volunteering and giving back to the community. Great article about some equally great young men and women! Here is a snippet of the great article about … Continue reading In the News: Lion’s Heart Teen Volunteers Honored in Franklin, MA.
Curing with the Most Kindness Lamorinda, California, girls 2020 group made cards for hospitalized children at their meeting. Most Constructive Volunteer Opportunity Larchmont-Mamaroneck, New York, girls 2020 group helped refurbished an abandoned school in Yonkers, NY. Coldest Opportunity with the Warmest Thanks Park City, Utah, boys 2022 group collected and donated clothes for Utah Health clinic last winter. Most … Continue reading 10 Unique Volunteer Activities
Announcing the Lion's Heart spring photo contest winner for submitting this great photo of her Trabuco Canyon/Coto, CA 2022 girls group picking beans for the Second Harvest Food Bank. What a great photo of Lion's Heart Members volunteering and making a difference in their community! Congratulations Mackenzie! Here is the winning photo: By winning the … Continue reading Photo Contest WINNER, Mackenzie E.!
On January 16, 2017, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, seventy-five Orange County high school students joined with Lion's Heart and Project Hear Us Foundation to become leaders in bullying prevention. These students, who represented thirty local high schools, spent the day learning how to battle bullying and became certified to teach other students how to do … Continue reading Top Ten Tips for Bullying Prevention