This week is all about kindness at UniversalGiving. We are celebrating Random Acts of Kindness Week by going out of our way for both people we love and strangers. Continue reading Random Acts of Kindness
Speak for those without a voice! Let Kids Be Kids supports all who need a voice, even animals! Continue reading NGO Spotlight-Let Kids Be Kids
By Cheryl Mahoney I love it when I find a site with cool suggestions or resources for how to help a good cause, and I love it even more when I find one that will make me laugh while educating me. Even better if it’s a site focusing on environmental issues, a cause I’m especially interested in. All that being said, I’m sure you can imagine how much I like DoTheGreenThing. First – catchy name. Second – how often do you find a group using weird tentacly monsters to promote a green lifestyle? (You know that now you … Continue reading Laugh 'Til You're Green
By Sarah Scott This past Tuesday before Thanksgiving, the UniversalGiving team came together to create 24 care packages filled with items like bottled water, toothpaste, chapstick, and granola bars. Everyone signed up to bring a 24-count of one or two items (i.e. 24 toothbrushes) so as to evenly distribute the cost of these presents. The result? In order to learn about how such an amazing project came about, I turned to the Manager of Corporate Client Services at UniversalGiving, Xouhoa Bowen, for the insider scoop. Xouhoa came up with the idea for this event during an office brainstorm where the team tried to come to … Continue reading When A Present Meets Practicality
UniversalGiving is proud to support Give a Day Global, an amazing organization providing short-term volunteer opportunities for people who want to enrich their travel experiences. Below is a post from our guest blogger, Kerry Rodgers, who is the Co-Founder and Executive Director of Give a Day Global about the story behind this organization. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ While traveling in South Africa 6 years ago, I volunteered for one day at a wonderful non-profit in a township outside of Cape Town. It was serendipitous – one of my traveling companions had a personal connection and invited us to join him for the afternoon. The … Continue reading How a Day of Volunteering Changed the Way I Travel
By Brittany Horwich Before moving to San Francisco, I had the most eye-opening experience backpacking through Southeast Asia. I was in Thailand at the time and thought to myself, “5 months here is NOT enough… I need to see more.” … Continue reading Teaching Abroad
By Bronte Kass This week, replace your search engine with Ecosia! Ecosia, founded in 2009, is a company that plants trees with its ad revenue; you search the web, and the ads generate income for tree planting projects in Burkina Faso, … Continue reading Ecosia – Plant Trees with Every Search!