4 Trends And Benefits Of Giving Back And Serving Others

Now is the perfect time to revitalize your life and try things. If you found yourself without means or opportunity to truly help others, than resolve to do better! Check out these 4 trends and benefits for giving back and serving others:



1) A donation a month keeps you out of a funk: Whether it's $10, $20 or $50 a month, budgeting for giving is a great way to learn about cool causes in your community and connect to others when busy schedules don't allow for hands-on volunteering. Find a new charity, community group or nonprofit each month to whom you can make a donation – add variety so you're helping animals one month, the environment the next, and maybe a local women's shelter mid-year.

2) Digitize your giving life: You know you're online anyway, so why not turn your digital know-how into doing good? Coordinating a service project or scheduling volunteers? VolunteerSpot's free online sign up sheets with reminders make it easier for anyone to do something good while saving time and focusing on the important stuff. Try it out now.

3) Just make someone smile: A smile goes a long way and what better way to resolve to do good than to do what comes naturally? Viral videos like the NYC subway signs experiment show that even an everyday routine can be turned into a day-maker when a stranger does something special to make you smile. Pay more compliments, make more smiles, and spread the good.

4) Invite others: Live the mantra of people working together by finding ways to give back with your own family and friends. Not only do shared experiences bring groups of people closer together and strengthen relationships, but the collective show of support in helping others has a real impact on your community as a whole. Get mom and dad in on the fun or find opportunities to involve your children in giving back.

If you want to make your volunteer experience easier, VolunteerSpot can help by taking the hassle out of scheduling, signing up and reminding volunteers. No more paper signups or reply-all emails; quickly coordinate school parents & volunteers and rely on on-the-go mobile access and automated reminders to keep everyone on track. Get started now.

Cops Stop And Shop With Kids In Need

Back to school has a whole new meaning in Yarmouth, MA. One of the Yarmouth Police Department's back to school programs, Shop With A Cop, pairs up an officer with a child to prepare students for their school year.

"I think the most important part of the program is showing the kids that we're not always coming in to arrest somebody," noted Officer Brain Morrison. "We're here to help them and be friends with them."

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Yum... it's Thanksgiving. We set you up with some tips to cooking the perfect turkey, now on to the carving!

You may think it is easy... but you'd be surprised at how much meat you are actually missing. Executive Chef, Michael Luboff, for Stew Leonard's – the World's Largest Dairy Store and one of the most renowned grocery store chains in the U.S., gives some carving tips to make sure you savor every bit! Along with enjoying it, you want it to look presentable, too!

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Watch How These Goofy Gobblers Spend Their Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is near and the turkeys of Millstone Farm are ready to get moving! Although they're not sure where they're going, their hilarious banter and barnyard strutting is fun to hear and see! Onward, to the Thanksgiving table!

Millstone Farm is a seventy-one acre private, family-owned farm focused on regenerative farming, educational opportunities and innovative technologies that improve the health of our community, our animals and our land.

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These Heroes Are Providing Their Community with a Market of Hope - Only Good Heroes (E23)

In this OnlyGood TV original series 'Only Good Heroes', you'll meet some remarkable individuals and organizations who are making a huge difference in communities across the country, sparking action that pulls people together to battle the impact from this pandemic.

In this episode, host Lucia Nazzaro talks with Keith Tankson and Azariah Baker, the co-founders of Austin Harvest, a youth-led open air fresh-market that provides fresh produce, flowers, as well as a positive spirit and hope for the residents of the Austin neighborhood of Chicago.

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A Celebration For Turkeys On Turkey Day!

Happy Turkey/Thanksgiving Day! We wish you a wonderful Thanksgiving filled with food, family, friends, and loved ones!! Gobble, gobble!

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7 Tips To Cooking The Perfect Thanksgiving Turkey

Thanksgiving dinner is the most anticipated cooking/eating event of the year. But don't let the stress of creating a perfect meal get you down. Have a calm, stress free holiday and spend more time with your family by following these simple tips!

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A Greener Ride Why Biking Beats Driving To Work

Marianne is a Lowell, Massachusetts native who loves to commute to work on her bike.

"I often come to work or go to meetings and here people talking about how bad the bridge traffic is or how bad it was to be stuck behind a school bus.," she noted. "I often just think to myself how thankful I am for my bike commute because that never, ever happens to me."

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Announcing Breaking Beauty: Reality Series NOW on Crackle

BREAKING DOWN BOUNDARIES OF CONVENTIONAL BEAUTY - AN ORIGINAL REALITY SERIES, 'BREAKING BEAUTY' - Watch Free NOW on CRACKLE!

The seven-part series from OnlyGood TV follows viral sensation turned television host Josh Varozza across the country as he redefines the meaning of beauty

NEW YORK, N.Y., November 10, 2020 – Crackle Plus, a Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment (Nasdaq: CSSE) company and one of the largest operators of streaming advertising-supported video-on-demand (AVOD) networks, announced today the U.S. premiere of its original series, Breaking Beauty, launching on Thursday, November 19.

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