Scoop the Poop

Scoop the Poop

10 Reason’s to Scoop the Poop Stormwater carries pet waste and other pollutants directly into waterways. Animal waste adds nitrogen to the water. Excess nitrogen depletes the oxygen in water …

Donate a gift card

Donate Unused Portion of a Gift Card

Welcome to Donate Your Card, where you can exchange your store and restaurant gift cards for a charity donation. You will receive a tax receipt for the entire full value …

WALK (instead of drive)

Walk (Instead of Drive)

So what do you stand to gain from not driving? 1. A little extra money in your pocket: Anywhere from $9,000 – $14,000 a year according to the American Public …

Participate in a food drive

Participate in a Food Drive

The Feeding America nationwide network of food banks secures and distributes 4 billion meals each year through food pantries and meal programs throughout the United States and leads the nation …

Organize a block party

Organize a Block Party

Maybe you’ve just moved to your block, or maybe you’ve lived there for several years but still don’t know most of your neighbors. Deciding to organize a party in the …

Open your home for the holidays

Open Your Home for the Holidays

If you aren’t the one feeling blue over the holidays but know someone else who is likely to be feeling that way, be sensitive and don’t overdo the merriment and good …

Stop at a little kids lemonade stand

Stop at a Little Kids Lemonade Stand

They are taking action. That’s right.  They’re not sitting on the sideline waiting for a handout. Maybe they have a goal to buy a new Hello Kitty Pencil Box or …

Support your local farmer's market

Support Your Local Farmer’s Market

From savoring produce at the peak of freshness to meeting the people who grow your food, there are countless reasons to support farmers markets. Source:  CUESA Support Your Local Farmer’s …

Put together a family tree

Put Together a Family Tree

Learning about our ancestors helps us better understand who we are—creating a family bond, linking the present to the past, and building a bridge to the future. Source:  Family Search …

Conserve Water

Conserve Water

When it comes to conserving water, small adjustments can have a big impact. Conserve water with ideas from our 100+ water-saving tips that you can download, print or share on …

Donate to Toys for Tots

Donate to Toys for Tots

You can contribute to your local Toys for Tots campaign in several ways. You can donate a toy at one of the area toy drop locations, host a Toys for …

Shop Local

Shop Local

Several studies have shown that when you buy from an independent, locally-owned business, rather than a nationally-owned businesses, significantly more of your money is used to make purchases from other local …

Recycle

Recycle

Recycling is important in today’s world if we want to leave this planet for our future generations. It is good for the environment, since we are making new products from the …

Organize a carpool to reduce car emissions

Organize a Carpool to Reduce Car Emissions

GroupCarpool is the home for your carpooling needs. Today, people across every continent rely on GroupCarpool to streamline their ground transportation logistics. With offices in San Francisco and New York, …

Pick up medicine for an elderly neighbor

Pick up Medicine for an Elderly Neighbor

Can I have someone else pick up my order? Yes. Simply list that person’s name during online checkout. That person will also have to show valid government-issued picture identification. Source: …

Volunteer at a local soup kitchen

Volunteer at a Local Soup Kitchen

Giving your time has a way of giving backIt doesn’t take a big commitment to make a big impact. Together, with millions of other food bank volunteers, your time adds …

Organize a neighborhood watch program

Organize a Neighborhood Watch Program

Neighborhood Watch is one of the oldest and most effective crime prevention programs in the country, bringing citizens together with law enforcement to deter crime and make communities safer. Source: …

Take homeless children on outings

Take Homeless Children on Outings

Check out your local organization.   The Children’s Lifesaving Foundation (the CLF) is a non-profit, organization, dedicated to transforming the lives of  homeless  and  at-risk children and families in Los …

Clean up after a national disaster

Clean up after a National Disaster

Here are some guidelines to follow when you do so. Source:  Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Clean up after a National Disaster was last modified: January 14th, 2017 by …

Help register people to vote

Help Register People to Vote

Rock the Vote has served as the leader in engaging young people in politics for over two decades. This year we are focused on registering voters, educating young people about …

Help your neighbors shovel snow

Help Your Neighbors Shovel Snow

Shoveling snow is no easy feat.  Why not help a neighbor who isn’t as STRONG as you.  Here are some snow-shoveling tips for safety. A Pile of Snow-shoveling Tips Be …

Promote a cause

Promote a Cause

The No Kid Hungry campaign connects kids in need with nutritious food and teaches their families how to cook healthy, affordable meals. The campaign also engages the public to make …

Pick up litter in your neighborhood

Pick up Litter in Your Neighborhood

Possible recipients Anyone who enjoys a pristine neighborhood, park, beach, or public walkway. What you’ll need Plastic bag to collect trash Gloves Optional: pick-up stick, separate bag for recyclables Instructions …

Help someone rake leaves

Help Someone Rake Leaves

Raking is a fall task that, love it or hate it, has to be done. Why not help a neighbor out, while you’re at it? Source:  Popular Mechanics Help Someone …

a woman and a man hand holding

Donate to a Cause

Raise money or donate to any cause that inspires YOU.  YOU can make a huge difference and have a GREAT time doing it. Source:  Crowdrise Donate to a Cause was …

Clean your gym equipment

Clean Your Gym Equipment

Clean up after yourself. Always bring a towel—and use it. There’s nothing worse than getting covered in someone else’s sweat. Towels help keep surfaces clean, dry and germ-free. Most gyms …

Volunteer Abroad

Volunteer Abroad

With Volunteer Forever, you can quickly create a profile and start fundraising right away. Volunteering abroad can be expensive, but it’s also a noble endeavor that your friends, loved ones, …

Invite your neighbor to dinner

Invite your neighbor to dinner

The key to meeting new neighbors – and making new friends – is usually to find some common interests. There are a number of interests you can explore with others, …