Tag: charity

Life as a young adult cancer survivor

This week was designated the very important Young Adult Cancer Awareness Week to raise better awareness of the challenges facing young adults diagnosed with cancer. Consider these facts:* 2 More than 70,000 young adults (ages 15-39) are diagnosed with cancer every year. One young adult (ages 15-39) is diagnosed with cancer every eight minutes. Survival

Volunteers needed for great charities

For most of my career, I have worked in the nonprofit sector, focusing on missions, fundraising, volunteers and getting the best bang for always low budgets. I loved knowing my work was making a difference in the lives of people in our communities. So it’s a little strange to be in the for-profit world, not

The season of giving to charities

The end of the year brings the holidays, parties, shopping, decorating and trimming the Christmas tree. It also is the time of year that charities focus on year-end donations. Giving USA shares that total charitable giving in the United States reached more than $298.4 billion in 2011. Individuals contributed 73 percent of that amount. 2