"I believe the best thing we can do in life is give service to others and that is part of the mission of 4-H, to pledge our hands to larger service"
Good nutrition is important for everyone, but incorporating high-quality food, especially fresh fruits and vegetables, can be challenging for people as they age and their appetites diminish.
Because of the time, talent, and treasure of the Foresters, more than 600 children impacted by cancer will have a summer camp experience to remember.
Ella M. was restless during a brief period of retirement in Florida. Looking for new purpose in this phase of her life, she returned to her home state of New Jersey and started volunteering at the local hospital. It turned out to be the perfect fit. Now 93 years old, and after having battled and defeated cancer twice herself, Ella has volunteered nearly 32,000 hours at the hospital and has no plans to stop.
It's never too late to start helping others.
One volunteer shares the story of how she benefitted personally through service to her community.
Believe me, volunteering does wonders for a wounded soul because I received far more than I gave.
Nearly 50% of residents of Lansing Michigan are living at or near poverty levels. In an effort to help residents stretch their financial resources and improve their access to nutritious, locally grown foods, the Old Town Commercial Association is sponsoring the first ever Community Garden project.
One recent graduate finds a renewed sense of purpose in her volunteer efforts.
A community comes together to make the quality of living better for one little girl and, in turn, everyone benefits.
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