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22 Ways to Make Your Hometown More Awesome

We’ve got great ideas to help you make your community even better. Mr. Rogers would approve.

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City of Angels: Creative Ways Kids & Families Can Give Back Right Now

From writing cards to seniors to participating in a virtual fundraiser, here are 12 ways to help during the COVID crisis.

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Hercules - Go the Distance

Broadway Stars Performed “Go the Distance” from “Hercules” on Zoom

The performance was in honor of food bank workers, volunteers and struggling families on ABC’s “Day of Hope.”

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Cinderella's Castle Disney

Disney to Donate Excess Food After Coronavirus Closures

Dairy, fruit, vegetables, packaged goods and unserved banquet meals will be donated to a local food bank.

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5 Ways to Practice Compassion through the Holidays

“No matter how you give and give back this holiday season and beyond, stay mindful about those in need. May we all be lucky enough to not need, but when we do, may we all have the support of our loved ones and community to help us through.”

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5 Easy Tips to Having the Sustainable Wedding of Your Dreams

Whether it’s your first wedding or your second, Laura Frecon has five eco-friendly tips you can incorporate to help make your celebration mother-nature approved.

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Give Back! 11 Volunteering Opportunities for LA Kids

Turn your LA kid into a mini activist with our roundup of where to volunteer—from beach cleanups to a sidewalk lemonade stand.

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10 Meaningful Ways to Teach Children about Charity

It’s important for children to see their family donate their time and resources.

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Give Thanks: Volunteer Opportunities for the Whole Family

We’ve tracked down charitable and volunteer opportunities all across the Bay that your family can do together. Share some holiday cheer this season!

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Building Community! Volunteering with Kids in Portland

Plant trees, pack food and pick fruit to give back to the community with these worthy orgs that let little ones help in a big way.

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8 Turkey Trots in Portland-Area that Give Back

If you are looking for the perfect way to work up an appetite for your Thanksgiving meal, check out these local Turkey Trots and get your workout while giving back!

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Yes, Matthew McConaughey Really Did Give out Free Turkeys to an Entire Town

The actor recently teamed up with Wild Turkey and Butterball to deliver turkeys to the residents of Lawrenceburg, Kentucky.

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Here’s How You Can Help Hurricane Harvey Victims

Relief and recovery efforts are already underway, and here’s what you can do to help out those in need.

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Give a Little Bit: 8 Ways for Families to Give Back

Use the holidays as a way to teach your kids that giving is just as rewarding as receiving.

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10 Fabulous Ways to Give Back This Holiday Season

You’ve made a list, you’ve checked it twice and — oh no! — looks like you forgot to add giving back. Well no fear, there are still plenty of ways you can make a difference in people’s lives this holiday…

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Just Launched: A Delivery Service That Makes Dinner Easy

Wish you could snap your fingers after a long day at work, and dinner would magically appear on the table? Keep reading!

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Yummy in the Tummy: The District’s Freshest Baby Food Delivery Services

Feeding newbie eaters fresh-from-the-farm homemade purees is easier and less time-consuming than you may think—especially since there are a couple of baby food delivery services in the DMV that will do the recipe developing, testing, blending, and packing for you.

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Give Back! 7 Family Volunteer Gigs to Do With Your Kids

From sprucing up used books to digging in the dirt to plant neighborhood trees, it’s easy to get your kids involved with community volunteer projects around Portland.

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Get Revved Up to Help Drive Away Hunger

This Seattle mom created a simply smart idea to increase food bank donations during the leanest month of the year—February. Say hello to the Food Driving Box program.

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Lend a Hand: 3 Ways Seattle Kids Can Give Back this Summer

Little kids have the biggest hearts. The ooey-gooey, mushy kind that melt yours. You can see it in their goofy grins, their enthusiastic (and sometimes a little bit messy) hugs and their willingness to share. Well, sometimes anyway. So, if…

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Season of Sharing: 12 Ways to Give Back

With the whirlwind of holiday shopping, visiting relatives, and the kids out of school, we often forget that the holiday season is all about giving back. There are countless local charities in the Bay Area that wonderfully serve the community…

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Kenny and Zuke’s Picklefest Returns: Bigger and Brinier!

What can’t Portlanders pickle? Portlandia asked the question; now come to this festival to get your answer. What began last year as a simple street party and pickle throwdown has now blossomed into a full-flavored Pickle Fest. Bigger and better,…

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Seattle’s KidServe Molds Mini Volunteers

Do the Right Things  

There comes a time for parents to look around and take stock of what’s important. While you try to teach the kids about being charitable, sometimes it seems (almost overnight) that your child is surrounded by…

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Five Tips for a Greener 2010!

Happy, Healthy, Greener New Year from Red Tricycle!
You know the New Year drill…eat less, exercise more – blah! How about a year’s worth of easy-to-keep New Year’s resolutions that involve the kids, preserve Mother Earth, and won’t require giving…

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Guide to a Greener Thanksgiving

For many of us, Thanksgiving is all about traditions, but it’s also a fantastic opportunity to start some new ones, in the name of saving the planet. Bring the kids on board and make a game out of creating a…

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