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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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Choosing a Cause to Donate To in 2020

This year provides another opportunity for you to give back to your community. Are you looking for ways to donate hours or financially this year? Do you have new goals for contributing to families in your community?

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StorageMart Partners with SHP

We are proud to announce a new partnership with StorageMart to provide beds for kids who are sleeping on the floor in our towns. StorageMart saw the need for beds for kids in their cities and through their charitable initiative called Store It Forward, has stepped up to help SHP provide a solution for the national bed crisis.

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The Effects of Kids Sleeping on the Floor

Did you know that, all across America, kids from needy or struggling families are sleeping on the floor because they don't have a safe, comfortable bed? Today we'll take a closer look at the National Bed Crisis, what it means for kids, and how you can help.

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Upgrade Your Resume with Volunteer Experience

Whether you're entering the workforce for the first time, looking for a new position, or getting back into the swing of things after some time off, you're probably wondering how to make your resume stand out from the crowd. Believe it or not, there's a straightforward answer: add some volunteer experience!

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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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