Friday, November 30, 2007

The Coloradoan - - Centennial students get rare peek inside Mexican culture

The Coloradoan - - Ft. Collins, CO.: "tudents were in the Sierra Madres building fences and working in the community vegetable garden by day and participating in cultural gatherings by night. 'Sometimes learning is disconnected from reality,' said Bryan Maddox, a teacher at Centennial who helped organize the trip and accompanied the students. 'When they participate in service education, it gives them value and meaning.' The trip is funded through fundraising efforts, donations and with help from the Fort Collins Breakfast Rotarians. Students have to complete at least 30 hours of community service work at local nonprofit organizations in Fort Collins to qualify for the trip. They also study the politics, history, demographics, culture, language, geography, flora and fauna of the area to fully understand the country and culture they will visit."

Monday, November 26, 2007

Press & Argus - - Livingston, MI

Press & Argus - - Livingston, MI: "nstead, her birthday wish list is simple — canned goods, household products or gift cards. Those items are then donated to various Livingston County nonprofit organizations. Bailey's giving began with her seventh birthday in October 2004 when she asked her mother, Lori, if she could have a big party."

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media: Encouraging Philanthropy at a Young Age: Teaching Your Kids To Give To Causes

Beth Kanter has some interesting resources on her blog.

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media: Encouraging Philanthropy at a Young Age: Teaching Your Kids To Give To Causes: "Let your Kids Make the Decision Kayta Andresen from Network for Good has fantastic idea last holiday season, 'Give with your kids day' 'Give your child—or someone else’s child—$25 to spend on charity. You can give them $25 to spend at Network for Good (which has every charity based in the US) or Global Giving (which has a bunch of international projects) or the charity you work for. Let them choose how to spend it, either by letting them pick the charity or by designating their donation to a special project. Spend it together online, checking out pictures and project descriptions."

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

The Maneater - Students fashionably fundraise

The Maneater - Students fashionably fundraise: "Stop Traffic, MU's anti-human trafficking student organization, held a fundraising fashion show on Saturday in Memorial Union's Mark Twain Ballroom. The show's models wore clothes designed and donated by local and national designers, Stop Traffic Vice President Paige Hendrix said. According to the group's Web site, the clothes were designed to be 'representative of our cause.'"

Summertime program brings students to Latin America - Features

Summertime program brings students to Latin America - Features: "Each summer it's common to see a migration of high school and college students to Latin America, hoping to enjoy the sunshine, culture and freedom the land has to offer. While some are simply traveling for pleasure, more than 500 of these students are volunteering up to two months of their summers for service projects through Amigos de las Américas. The Sacramento-Davis chapter, one of 31 chapters in the United States, recently saw the return of 19 teenagers from Latin America."

Monday, November 12, 2007

This Philanthropic Act Is Brought to You by Doritos - Advertising Age - News

This Philanthropic Act Is Brought to You by Doritos - Advertising Age - News: "New Jersey teen Erika Ferguson just last week was awarded a $500 grant. But there was no stuffy foundation she needed to convince. All the 15-year-old had to do was log on to and post her idea to take 24 women and children living at a homeless shelter near her home in Atlantic City on a field trip to the Cape May Zoo. Retailer Game Stop provided the funding."

Friday, November 09, 2007

Student activists go global in Gaston

Student activists go global in Gaston: "Because the food will be donated to area food banks, that project has local and regional implications. But student activists in Gaston have their eye on national and international philanthropy as well. “Things started out locally but ended up globally,” said Lauren Quinsland, a social studies teacher at the school, who’s spearheaded a number of service efforts over the last several years. Last spring, there was the “Ridiculously Awesome Dodgeball Tournament,” or RAD, which raised $400 toward rehabilitation services for children in Uganda."

Thursday, November 08, 2007 - Making the Grade (for Nov. 6 - Making the Grade (for Nov. 6: "Midland High School senior Devin Danay Sanchez was honored by the Midland Morning Lions Club. She is the daughter of Armando and Anna Sanchez. Advertisement She is president of Students in Philanthropy, is a member of Model Organization of American States, Student Cabinet and Spanish Honor Society. She is an academic letterman."

Local parents, their children share passion for charity work - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

Local parents, their children share passion for charity work - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: "Local parents, their children share passion for charity work By Daveen Rae Kurutz TRIBUNE-REVIEW Thursday, November 8, 2007

Volunteering is not a weekend activity in the Kreutzer family -- it is a way of life. Maris Kreutzer, 11, recalls her parents always doing one sort of charity work or another. Whether it was training to run in a charity race, organizing a golf outing or setting up an art auction, her parents, Kevin and Amy, have always been on the go for others."

Thursday, November 01, 2007

UTalkMarketing - Iris inspires volunteers for V

Press Release

UTalkMarketing - Iris inspires volunteers for V: "The central theme is ‘What’s your v?’, a strap line designed to engage the youth market to help them match their hobbies and passions to the diverse collection of volunteering opportunities available. The thrust of the activity is that whatever your interest there is a volunteering job, or ‘v’, to suit you. The campaign messaging evolves over time to lead prospects from initial engagement through to advocacy. The targeting and channel selection were developed in conjunction with i-rise the new communications planning venture launched by iris and Rise."