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What if every full-time employee volunteered one week of every year?

I have for years now felt that just 1 week of our time per year could evoke huge change, not only our countries landscape and start to heal us BUT how about opening our eyes to see the wonderful reward one would feel by making that the norm a part of our year/years?! AND what if the government gave a nice tax advantage to the companies that particied in such a concept....


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  • Mar 21 2013: I think you're missing a point. While often our talents and skills have direct applicability to a non-profits needs, that doesn't suggest that all volunteer effort necessarily taps into that talent. Sometimes it's good for the soul to just lend a hand to an important cause, regardless if it uses our specific talent. I find it most humbling when someone with far more knowledge, skills, and abilities than I is standing next to me doing whatever the work to be done is, be it helping at a food shelf, delivering meals, picking up litter. You get the idea. Those who have special skills simply have more volunteer options available to them.

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