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
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
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!
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!
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
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
From our friends at Forcefield.me, a great article about volunteers feel like they actually have more time! Strange, yes, we know. Call it a completely counterintuitive phenomenon, but it turns out that volunteering may actually make you feel like you have more time. Yes, it makes little sense. For those of us already stretched thin … Continue reading Can Volunteering Make You Have More Time?