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What YOU Can Do

Here are some books to suggest little things you can do to make the world and your community a better place.

Boles, Nicole Bouchard
How to Be an Everyday Philanthropist: 330 ways to make a difference in your home, community, and world-- at no cost
HV48.B65 2009
This handbook is an inspiring resource guide offering hundreds of concrete ideas for making a real difference in your home, community, and the world regardless of the size of your bank account.
 
Bristow, Janet and Victoria A. Cole-Galo
The Prayer Shawl Companion: 38 Knitted Designs to Embrace, Inspire, and Celebrate Life
TT825.B74 2008
Janet Bristow and Victoria A. Cole-Galo founded the Prayer Shawl Ministry to reach out to people of all faiths in sadness and celebration.
 
Bristow, Janet
The Crocheted Prayer Shawl Companion: 37 Patterns to Embrace Inspire and Celebrate Life
TT825.B737 2010
And for those who would rather crochet than knit, there's a version for you as well.
 
Clinton, Bill
Giving: How Each of Us Can Change the World
HN18.C477 2007
From Bill and Melinda Gates to a six-year-old California girl named McKenzie Steiner, who organized and supervised drives to clean up the beach in her community, Clinton introduces us to both well-known and unknown heroes of giving.
 
The Idealist.org Handbook to Building a Better World : How to Turn Your Good Intentions into Actions That Make a Difference
HN49.V64 I34 2009
Part career guide, part activist's handbook, this handbook from Idealist.org provides tools and inspiration for anyone who wants to make a difference but doesn't know where to start.
 
Levinson, David T.
Everyone Helps, Everyone Wins: How Absolutely Anyone Can Pitch in, Help Out, Give Back, and Make the World a Better Place
Levinson, director of Big Sunday -- a large grassroots volunteer network whose mission is to build community through community service, tells you how to volunteer in your community.
 
Smith, Wendy
Give a Little : How Your Small Donations Can Transform Our World
BJ1533.G4 S55 2009x
Together, ordinary Americans have far more transformational power than any government or big foundation. In 2008, giving by American individuals amounted to $229 billion-that is, eighty-two times the amount the Gates Foundation gave that year.
 
Walker, Cami
29 Gifts: How a Month of Giving Can Change Your Life
BF637.H4 W35 2009x
Cami Walker at 35 had multiple sclerosis and was seeking relief from depression. She received an uncommon prescription from an African medicine woman: Give to others for 29 days. By Day 29, with her health and happiness improved, she had created a worldwide giving movement.
 

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