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Why volunteers love Feed My Starving Children

November 15, 2012

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The night before our family volunteered at Feed My Starving Children (FMSC), my eight-year-old daughter couldn’t sleep. She couldn’t wait to go. During our entire two-hour shift, she bounced with excitement. She’s not alone. I’ve been there with groups from work, church and the neighborhood. No matter how old they are or how many times […]

4 kid-friendly volunteer projects

July 27, 2012

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Ever search for a volunteer opportunity for a kid, age 10 and under? It’s not easy. But it’s oh-so-important for tomorrow’s nonprofiteers. Common suggestions for kids include visiting a senior living home or cleaning up a local park. Worthy endeavors. But if Little Johnny is afraid of old people or he won’t pick up his own toys […]

Fruitful trip to the food bank

October 11, 2011

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A team of Tellabs employees celebrated the holidays by volunteering at the Northern Illinois Food Bank (NIFB) a few years ago.  I helped pack frozen meat, others checked expiration dates, and another group sorted large bins of fruit. We still remember tossing rotten apples into the dumpster, so people in need received only the best […]