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Senior Volunteers: Serving Their Communities and Their Country

Posted on 09/20/2011 by |Volunteering | Comments

VolunteeringThis is a guest post by Erwin Tan, M.D. Mr. Tan is the Director of Senior Corps, a program of the Corporation for National and Community Service that engages 450,000 older Americans in service to meet community needs. Fifty years ago, President John F. Kennedy inspired a generation by asking Americans what they could do for their country. Today, as many in the baby boomer generation approach retirement age, they are still serving their country, enriching their own lives in the …

Reed Sandridge: Breaking Down the Barriers of Self-Centeredness

Posted on 07/20/2011 by |Giving & Volunteering | Comments

VolunteeringThis 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 atwww.yearofgiving.org.  A frequent writer and speaker on volunteering and micro-philanthropy, Sandridge lives in our nation’s capital.  Last Wednesday I had the honor to attend a very special event held at World Wildlife Fund in Washington, DC.  His Holiness Ogyen Tinley Dorje, the 17th …