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Category Archives: Caring for Communities

It’s National Children’s Dental Health Month – Let’s Celebrate!

Posted on February 28th, 2014

Posted by Oral Health America February is National Children’s Dental Health Month, which is sponsored every year by the American Dental Association to raise awareness about the importance of oral health for children. At Oral Health America we will are focusing on children both this month and for the entire year through our Smiles Across [...]

Charitable Giving for Winter Needs: Nine Ways to Target Your Donations

Posted on February 21st, 2014

Posted by Deirdre Mundy, guest blogger Your community’s needs vary with the seasons, and this winter has been particularly harsh for those living in poverty. Do you need ideas for winter charitable giving? Here are nine to get you started: 1. Get Crafty for Charity. Do you knit, crochet, or quilt? Put your talent to work [...]

Three Tips for Bringing Charity Work into the Office

Posted on January 27th, 2014

Posted by Danyelle C. Overbo, guest blogger Whether you are a proactive employee or run a business of your own, you might consider incorporating charity work into your company’s objectives. Supporting your local community not only helps others, but it can also promote teamwork, increase health and productivity, and demonstrate important company values to employees and [...]

Volunteer Work on Vacation: Taking Time to Help Others

Posted on January 15th, 2014

Posted by Danyelle C. Overbo, guest blogger If you are one of those people who just can’t see themselves spending their whole vacation lying on a beach, incorporating volunteer work into your trip might excite you. More and more couples, families, and individuals are planning vacations focused around helping others, and they are experiencing a more [...]

Shining the Spotlight on Good Charities

Posted on January 2nd, 2014

Posted by Jennifer A. DiGiovanni, guest blogger With so many people doing so much good in the world, don’t you wish there were more ways to give worthy charities the recognition they truly deserve? Although financial donations are always helpful, taking the time to help raise awareness of those who work towards making the world a [...]

5 New Year’s Resolutions for Kids Who Want to Change the World

Posted on December 30th, 2013

Posted by Deirdre Mundy, guest blogger 2014 is fast approaching, so it’s time to discuss New Year’s Resolutions with your family. This year, step beyond the standard resolutions to conquer bad habits and improve health. Your kids are old enough to see that the world’s not perfect, and they’re compassionate enough to want to change it. [...]

Holiday Giving: Simple Ways to Teach Kids about the Meaning of Giving

Posted on November 28th, 2013

Posted by Sher Warkentin, guest blogger During the holidays, it can be easy to get wrapped up in the chaos of shopping without stopping to think about what it all means. Teach your children about the true meaning of holiday giving with these simple tips. Make Gifts Together Involving kids in the gift-creation process is [...]

Mentoring Programs Can Change Lives

Posted on October 30th, 2013

Posted by Rebecca West, guest blogger Mentoring programs are a wonderful way to contribute to your community. Because of their ability to change lives, I wanted to teach my own family about helping others firsthand. Here’s my story: Tragedy Unfolds Many years ago, a dear friend passed away unexpectedly, leaving behind a 13-year-old daughter. After [...]