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Fight Hunger and Change the World
It's a great time of year to be thankful for what you have and to think about ways you can help others who don't have as much as you. Maybe volunteer some time at a local food shelf? Or think globally: The World Food Programme website has up-to-the-moment information on how it has delivered food to families in the Philippines after Typhoon Haiyan. Get inspired and get involved!.
 
posted Nov 17, 2013 by Tracy H. Category: GetInvolved

Make a difference
Looking for something to do this summer? Find a Volunteer Opportunity in your community. The library is one place among many who could use your support.
 
posted Apr 2, 2013 by Jody W. Category: GetInvolved

Want some BVO in that?
Fifteen year old Mississippi teen Erin Kavanagh collected 200,000 online signatures from people concerned about BVO (brominated vegetable oil) added to Gatorade. Some research indicates BVO increases risk of nuerological disorders and altered thyroid hormones; it's banned in the European Union. Do your favorite drinks still contain BVO? Want to sign a petition, get more people involved, or start a petition? See change.org.
 
posted Mar 1, 2013 by Susan W. Category: GetInvolved

Do something fun and important!
April is Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Month and National STDs Education and Awareness Month. June is Gay and Lesbian Pride Month and National Hunger Awareness Month. If you start now, you can organize a fun and important event in your school or community. For ideas, check the do something site. I wish someone was collecting jeans for homeless teens here in Minnesota! If you do that, please let us know.
 
posted Feb 1, 2013 by Susan W. Category: GetInvolved

Start now to show some real love on Feb. 14
Make this Valentine's Day special at your school with an event demonstrating love (aka food and hygiene supplies) for the homeless. Getting organized now will make all the difference, whether you simply collect donations or raise money selling flowers and candy, here's a soundtrack for your event.
 
posted Jan 1, 2013 by Susan W. Category: GetInvolved