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National Volunteer Week: Volunteering in an Instant

National Volunteer Week 2014

We celebrate National Volunteer Week because we are inspired by our volunteers and want you to have the same kind of transformational experience. Each day we are delivering a post about taking action and encouraging individuals to be at the center of social change – discovering and demonstrating a collective […]

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National Volunteer Week: Eco Volunteering

National Volunteer Week 2014

We celebrate National Volunteer Week because we are inspired by our volunteers and want you to have the same kind of transformational experience. Each day we are delivering a post about taking action and encouraging individuals to be at the center of social change – discovering and demonstrating a collective […]

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National Volunteer Week: Be Inspired and Get Involved

National Volunteer Week 2014

It’s National Volunteer Week and it’s the perfect opportunity to get out and get involved. Each day this week, we will share ways to get involved. We’ll also offer up a volunteer challenge, with fun yet meaningful options: from playing games online to help feed the hungry to going outside […]

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Finding Support for a NICU baby – Kaitlyn’s Story

Kaitlyn, Jessica, and their family after Kaitlyn came home from the NICU.

In 2002, Jessica Frider gave birth to her first child, Kaitlyn. Kaitlyn had suffered from a lack of oxygen during birth, which caused global brain damage and led to a variety of health difficulties, including cerebral palsy. Kaitlyn was in the NICU for three weeks before Jessica was able to […]

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A Devoted Father with Guillain-Barré Walks His Daughter down the Aisle

Caitlin and her dad on her wedding day after his Guillian-Barré Syndrome diagnosis and recovery work.

After a business dinner in Virginia, 59-year-old Bob C. felt ill enough to call 911. Good thing he did: just hours later, he was unconscious and on life support. Doctors struggled for weeks to tease out his eventual diagnosis: Guillain-Barré Syndrome. His daughter, Caitlin, found out her father was sick […]

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