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!
Want to give back to the community but feel like you are too busy to do so? An amazing way you can do so is through craft projects. Here are some ideas on what you can do! Animal toys - Many animal shelters accept hand-made toys made from simple socks and fabric. Blankets - So many … Continue reading Volunteer Craft Ideas
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
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
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
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
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!
It’s the end of the school year and summer is almost here, what are you going to do now? Keep on volunteering! If you live near the beach, try to do a beach cleanup. You can enjoy the beach while helping the environment. You can also do this at a lake or anywhere nature-related. Littering and … Continue reading What to do Over the Summer — Volunteering Edition!
March 12th is National Pancake Day, an annual event in which iHop gives out a free stack of pancakes for anyone who goes to an iHop anytime between 7 AM and 7 PM. This day isn’t simply just a day for people to get free pancakes; it is organized to encourage people to donate money … Continue reading National Pancake Day Experience!
A great way you can help your community is preparing care packages (also known as survival kits or blessing bags) for the people in need! Deliver them when you meet someone in need, or donate them to local shelters that accept them (see link below for locations). Care packages can be made quickly with items … Continue reading DIY Care Packages for People in Need: A How-To Guide