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Category Archives: Working Together for Good

Cooped Up? Volunteer Programs You Can Do from Home

Posted on December 10th, 2014

Posted by Bethany Johnson, guest blogger When I hear about someone who’s physically unable to leave their house, my heart goes out to them. Life sometimes pitches a curve ball, and we can forget how nice the outdoors are until they’re taken away. Perhaps the worst part of being stuck at home is the difficulty it […]

Three Tips on How to Start Volunteering

Posted on December 3rd, 2014

Posted by Laurie, Human Resources Manager A study conducted by the Bureau of Labor Statistics shows that volunteering rates in the U.S. are the lowest they have been since 2002.  At Tom’s of Maine our employees are allowed to use 5% of their paid work time volunteering.  But we also understand that getting started isn’t […]

Five Holiday Gift Ideas that Capture the Spirit of Giving

Posted on November 26th, 2014

Posted by Jennifer A. DiGiovanni, guest blogger No matter how you choose to celebrate the holiday season, it’s always the perfect opportunity to help others. If you’d like to give something extra this year to those in need, here are some holiday gift ideas that capture the spirit of charitable giving. Fair Trade Products Look for […]

Global Volunteer Traditions: Think Differently When Giving Back This Holiday Season

Posted on November 26th, 2014

Posted by Sher Warkentin, guest blogger The holiday season is always a popular time to volunteer and give back. This year, why not think outside the typical soup kitchen and try something different? Here are three community service ideas inspired by volunteer traditions from around the world. Ubuntu: Community Spirit Ubuntu is a very old African […]

Eight Days of Charitable Giving

Posted on November 20th, 2014

Posted by Rebecca Desfosse, guest blogger Hanukkah, the festival of lights, commemorates the story of a miracle that gave light and hope to a group of people thousands of years ago. Today, we can still shine a light and provide some hope for a person in need. Here are eight ideas for charitable giving you and […]