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  • Boomerang Backpacks

    In Northern Indiana there is a program making a difference within the homes of hundreds of families. Boomerang Backpacks, created by Mark Cockraft, is a program that is initiated through high school student councils. Kirk Doehrmann, principal of Tippecanoe Valley High School, was a part of one of the first Boomerang Backpack programs to start.

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  • Pedal the Cause

    When I visit the park, I see many people biking with their friends and families. It is no surprise that biking is a popular activity, but who knew that it could do social good? Meet Janelle Hayden, a biking and volunteerism enthusiast. She is the volunteer coordinator of Pedal The Cause, which is an organization that brings both of her passions together.

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  • Volunteer Virtually

    Don’t have the time or transportation to volunteer in your community? Virtual opportunities allow you to make a difference without leaving your home.

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  • The Giving Cities

    When it comes to volunteering anyone can do it, the question is “who is?” My goal this week was to find out which cities are the best for volunteering. My criteria? The cities had to have a volunteering percentage 10% higher than their state's, have creative ways of volunteering, and have volunteers of multiple age groups. Below is a list of the top cities for

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  • 30 Days of Service

    Brad Jamison, a media executive turned community service leader, promoted and organized social awareness campaigns for Disney, before he left to take part in something more fulfilling. 30 Days of Service began as a fun project to do in extra time, but it ended up inspiring Brad to challenge himself to reach out to the community and better the world.

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