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Why Volunteering Looks Good on College Applications

You probably know that volunteering will look great on your college applications, but do you know why? Read on to find out how doing a good thing for your community can be a good thing for your education, too!

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Tips for First-Time Volunteers

Are you interested in volunteering but aren't sure where to start? Do you wonder which volunteer opportunities are right for you, your schedule, and your community? Worry no more! Today we're here with some tips for first-timers just like you, so you'll be ready to get out there and get started!

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Why Local Volunteering Matters

There are so many volunteer opportunities available these days that it can be challenging to know where to start. After all, you can't help everyone, even though you might want to. The good news, though, is that you don't have to let that stress you out. Finding a local nonprofit that is doing good work in your community is an easy way to get started. 

Here's a look at how even one volunteer opportunity can change all kinds of lives!

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Help Support SHP This GivingTuesday

GivingTuesday has become more than just a day to give to nonprofits that people believe in. It's become a global movement and one that SHP wants to invite you to be part of.

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Why Kids Need Sleep

Most adults will tell you that sleep is their best friend--although, for some reason, kids never seem to agree! For many kids, that's just because bedtime is boring or they're not ready to stop playing. But for others, it might be because they don't have a bed to sleep in. Let's take a look at the scientific reasons why kids need a good night's rest (and a safe, comfortable bed, too).

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Why Children Need a Bed of Their Own

I’m not a doctor. I’m not a nurse. I’m not in a medical-related professional of any kind. I didn’t even stay at a Holiday Inn Express last night. That said, before I try to emphasize how important a good night sleep is to a child, let me first state that the thoughts I’m about to share are a mixture of research, opinion, and common sense. Good to have that off my chest. Now let’s get started:

Over the past five years I have helped build over 1,000 beds. I have also personally delivered hundreds of beds to children in need. Many of these children were sleeping on couches, or air mattresses. Many others were sharing beds with parents and multiple siblings. And, unfortunately, many of those children were sleeping directly on the floor. When it comes to the sleeping conditions of children, at this point I feel like I have seen it all.

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Volunteering: A New Take on Team Building

Team-building activities are an essential step toward making sure everyone is communicating effectively, working efficiently, and trusting one another. But can team building activities do even more? Read on to find out!

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Volunteer Opportunities with SHP

Are you looking for an opportunity to make a difference in a kid's life in your community? Do you want to have fun while contributing to a great cause? No matter who you are or what you can do, we have volunteer opportunities that would be a perfect fit--and we'd love to have you.

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4 Benefits of Donating Money to Charity

When you think about donating money to charity, you probably come up with some undeniable benefits--for example, you're helping to change the world. However, there's also a long list of personal, mental, and emotional benefits of charitable donations. You're not just helping others; you're helping yourself too!

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Community Service: Improving the World and Yourself

Community service is one of those rare, unique things in life that helps the world and you at the same time. Fortunately, there are as many ways to pitch in as there are great benefits--so let's take a closer look at what you can do for your community (and what it can do for you).

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