Reed Sandridge: Giving During Desperate Times

This is a guest blog post from Reed Sandridge.  Sandridge lost his job in 2009 and did the unthinkable – he started giving away $10 a day to complete strangers!  He captured the story of every recipient at www.yearofgiving.org.  A frequent writer and speaker on volunteering and micro-philanthropy, Sandridge lives in our nation’s capital.  The US Department of Labor released the latest unemployment figures on Friday for the United States and sadly the percentage inched up from 9.1% to 9.2%.  …

Stamp Out Hunger Tomorrow!

As you head to your mailbox tomorrow morning, don’t be surprised if you see bags of food crowded around your neighbor’s mail post. Tomorrow is Stamp Out Hunger, the nation’s largest single-day food drive. Today there are 51 million people who don’t have the food they need, including more than 6 million older adults. And tomorrow, you can help by teaming up with the AARP, the AARP Foundation – through the Drive to End Hunger,  and the National Association of Letter Carriers in stopping …

Meal Donations after Fontana Race top 216,000

Just weeks into the NASCAR season and the Drive to End Hunger has provided more than 216,000 meals for hungry seniors. Building momentum for the initiative, four-time Sprint Cup champion Jeff Gordon and the No. 24 Drive to End Hunger Chevrolet Team finished 18th at Sunday’s Auto Club Speedway 400 in Fontana, Calif., and look for their eighth win this weekend at Martinsville Speedway. Last week AARP Foundation made a $10,000 donation on behalf of Drive to End Hunger to …

NASCAR Race Rookie No More

Who’s your driver? That was the question I asked race fans the most this past weekend in Daytona. Although I could usually tell from the t-shirt, hat or satchel they carried, it was a fun way to spark conversation and you could tell that they were proud to be a fan of this driver or that driver. Me? After this weekend, well I’m a Jeff Gordon fan. Although Jeff’s Daytona hopes were thwarted by a crash, the race still went …