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5 Ways to Get the Whole Family Involved in Virtual Volunteering

With many people staying home nowadays, volunteering may not be the first thing many think about when trying to find things to do. However, this is the perfect time to offer your expertise. Plus, you can get the entire family into the spirit. With so many people stuck at home, many are looking for help, for everything from cooking advice to homeschooling and even mental health. Here are five ways your family can serve the community right from your living room. If you would prefer to help in person, then check out this complete guide to helping local families in need.

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Helping Families in Need When Your Budget Is Tight

One of the most rewarding and selfless acts we experience is giving back to others. With so many having kind and generous hearts, the desire to help a family in need touches many, including those who have their own financial woes. If you are not able to help other families financially, there are other ways you can give back without putting your own finances in jeopardy.

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Helping Those Who Need It Most During COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has placed many families in dangerous situations. Aside from health concerns, the loss of jobs and income puts many at risk. Issues of homelessness, loss of income, evictions, and hunger have grown in economic sectors that have never had to face these situations. Nonprofit organizations are struggling to keep up with the demand for services. If you can help, you may be wondering about the best ways to invest in your community.

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A Complete Guide to Helping Local Families in Need

Helping others is a way to invest in your local community. There are many worthwhile organizations where you can volunteer your time, donate money, or useful items. While you are giving back to the community, you’ll find that you benefit from the experience. You can learn new skills and make new friends.

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Nonprofits Need Your Time, Too

Writing a check to a charity can feel good, and it is a way to do good in your community. However, charities benefit from donations of money and time, and if you have been wondering if you can do more in your community, now is the time to broaden your ideas about "giving back."

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Nonprofits Helping Children in Need

Our nation's children are our most vulnerable population, and our most valuable asset, so helping those in need is an important job. Luckily, there are many nonprofit organizations dedicated to assisting children and their families in various ways.

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How Nonprofits Impact Communities

The impact that nonprofits can have on their communities is invaluable. We've found this to be as true at SHP as it is for other nonprofits that serve their communities. Soup kitchens that feed the hungry of their communities. Homeless shelters that offer safety, warmth, and food for the homeless in their communities. Nonprofits that provide after-school programs for the youth of their communities. Nonprofits that provide equine therapy for young adults that are struggling to process and heal from trauma they've endured. And nonprofits like SHP, who provide beds for kids who are sleeping on floors and have never had a bed of their own. All nonprofits have lasting impacts on those they serve in their communities.

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What is a Nonprofit?

In the United States of America, there are over 1.3 million nonprofit organizations, and they are known for the good that they do in the world and the positive impact that they have on the lives of others, the environment, the economy, and the strength they bring to our communities. Nonprofits work to educate, feed, shelter, heal, inspire, nurture, and enlighten people throughout the world. They are also, legally, under certain obligations and abide by specific laws and tax codes. "Nonprofit" can mean different things for different people, but we'll dive into the details of what they are "on paper."

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How to Support Nonprofits Affected By COVID-19

The current situation with the COVID-19 pandemic has affected every person, every industry, and every organization in myriad ways. For nonprofit organizations, stay-at-home orders, concerns over the virus's spread, and economic fears all add up to a new world of uncertainty.

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Family Volunteering Makes a Big Difference

Many children sleep on a floor or couch or share a bed, often without a pillow or blanket, let alone any sufficient bedding. Especially in the cold winter nights, the need for a comfortable place to sleep to be refreshed to attend school and find joy in play is essential for kids in all communities.

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