An event my group attends every year is the Rose Float Parade in Pasadena, CA. Each time I go, I'm always awed by how Herculean tasks- like creating the entire Rose Float Parade- can be accomplished by the efforts of a group of selfless, caring people. According to Wikipedia, "the Rose Parade, hosted by the … Continue reading My Rose Parade Float Experience
In today's the world where the internet and digital landscape becomes more integral in people's everyday lives, many tasks have been transferred from the real world into the virtual world. Now, you can also volunteer online too! Virtual volunteering takes many forms: Website design or supportData entryEmail marketing or managementFundraising phone calls and outreachSocial media … Continue reading Virtual Volunteering Opportunities!
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?
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
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