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Charitable Giving and Volunteerism

December 3rd, 2013 · 2 Comments · Books, Children, City Library, Foundation, Friends of the West Manchester Community Library, Main Branch, NH Room, Teens, Trustees, West Branch

“As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands, one for helping yourself and the other for helping others.” ― Sam Levenson


Whether you decide to donate your money or your time, picking a charity to stand behind can be difficult.  Some will pick a charity that is close to their hearts, while others want to choose a different organization every time they give. Doing a little research to determine which charity will work with your goals, as well as finding out which charity is having the best results while staying transparent in their spending, will help your time and money have the most long lasting effects.

The library has materials on charities and volunteerism including the books below:

The 100 best volunteer vacations to enrich your life by Pam Grout

Everyone helps, everyone wins : how absolutely anyone can pitch in, help out, give back, and make the world a better place by  David T. Levinson

The give-back solution : create a better world with your time, talents, and travel (whether you have $10 or $10,000) by Susan Skog

The guide to intelligent giving: make a difference in the world–and in your own life by Joanna L. Krotz

Giving : how each of us can change the world  by Bill Clinton

Give a little : how your small donations can transform our world by Wendy Smith

Teens with the courage to give : young people who triumphed over tragedy and volunteered to make a difference by Jackie Waldman.

The website claims to offer unbiased news and information on philanthropy, nonprofit organizations, wise giving, and donating money.  It provides users with lists like most followed charities as well as hot topics in the world of charitable giving. The websites listed below also offer lists of local organizations in need of volunteers.

Volunteer NH

City of Manchester

Southern New Hampshire University

New Hampshire Public Television – Youth Opportunities

Volunteer Match

Which charities do you support?

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