Nonprofit Spotlight: Operation Gratitude

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

What is Volunteering?

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?

Nonprofit Highlight: Meals on Wheels America

A wonderful nonprofit to volunteer for is Meals on Wheels America, which aims to reduce elderly isolation and hunger and supports over 5,000 community-based programs across the country. According to their website, their vision is "an America in which all seniors live nourished lives with independence and dignity" and their mission is "to empower local … Continue reading Nonprofit Highlight: Meals on Wheels America

Donate Your Books, Don’t Throw Them Away!

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!

A How-to Guide on Food Drives

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

Nonprofit Spotlight: Freerice

Freerice is an online nonprofit that donates ten grains of rice for each question answered on a myriad of topics. Subjects range from human anatomy to recognizing famous paintings to English vocabulary. The nonprofit provides an easy way to volunteer from home, allowing volunteers to spend time giving back in a tangible way: a rice … Continue reading Nonprofit Spotlight: Freerice

Nonprofit Spotlight: International Sanctuary

What is International Sanctuary's mission? International sanctuary has a mission to help young women who are rescued from the horrible human trafficking and tries to help them get back on track. It's is a nonprofit organization that sells beautiful jewelry handcrafted by these young women, helping them gain the necessary skills for their future. They … Continue reading Nonprofit Spotlight: International Sanctuary

Why You Should Continue Volunteering as a College Student

Seniors who will be graduating this year — Congratulations! You all have worked hard, especially incorporating your volunteer work along with your studies. Lion’s Heart is extremely proud of all our graduating seniors, and we thank you for continuing to serve with us throughout your high school career. Being a first-time college student can be … Continue reading Why You Should Continue Volunteering as a College Student

Nonprofit Spotlight: Goodwill!

A great way to give back to the community is to donate your used clothing to a thrift store or second-hand store. One of the best places to do that is Goodwill. Goodwill is an American nonprofit organization where you can donate all sorts of used goods which helps create jobs for those in need. … Continue reading Nonprofit Spotlight: Goodwill!