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Are you a long-term volunteer for a non-profit organization?  Thank you!!  We at WorkerAnts want to acknowledge the great contributions people like you make to our world.  We also want to encourage you to spread the word about your organization.  If you have volunteered at an organization for a

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2 years ago
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Arts Education for Everyone

The College of Adaptive Arts (CAA) is a revolutionary idea.  A not-for-profit organization of higher learning that focuses on offering education opportunities for adults with disabilities.  Painting, music, dance – anything you would expect to find at

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2 years ago
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Great Ways to Give Back in Nassau – A Community Program

In my short time in Nassau, I met a community of people who make helping others as natural as breathing.  Not just the amazing nonprofits that I visited, but pretty much every person I spoke to helped me in some way,

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2 years ago
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Great Ways to Give Back in Nassau – The Bahamas Crisis Centre

For over 30 years The Bahamas Crisis Centre has provided a safe haven for survivors of physical, sexual and emotional abuse, including

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2 years ago
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Great Ways to Give Back in Nassau – Hands for Hunger

Hands for Hunger is a lean, efficient powerhouse of a charity staffed with a few people fiercely committed to ending hunger and solving food insecurity

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2 years ago
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Great Ways to Give Back in Nassau – Great Commission Ministries International. 

Every single local person I questioned about charities in Nassau named the Great Commission Ministries International

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2 years ago
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The Bahamas Humane Society

Humane Societies around the world have a long and impressive tradition of helping less fortunate animals and The Bahamas Humane Society is a proud contributor to that history.  I had th

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2 years ago
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Great Ways to Give Back in Nassau – The Brighter Bahamas Foundation

If you think the best gift you ever received was someone teaching you how to read, then you will love this Bahamian organization.  The Brighter Bah

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2 years ago
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Great Ways to Give Back in Nassau, Bahamas

When you think of the Bahamas you think of sun, white sand, achingly beautiful blue water, and tourist priced bananas. Well maybe the last one is just me, the naive Ant who bought the most expensive bananas in Nassau while walking around t

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2 years ago
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CELEBRATING BIRDS

This week WorkerAnts celebrates International Migratory Bird Day and World Migratory Bird Day. Why does this matter you might ask? Because there are hundreds of species of birds and other wildlife currently disappearing from our world. We encourage you to explore the charities li

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2 years ago
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IMAGINE A WORLD WITH NO CANCER

May is National Cancer Research month. Funding for cancer research has helped us take big steps forward in treatment and diagnosis but we still need a cure.  If you or a loved one has struggled with cancer, yo

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2 years ago
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NEPAL

Many of you will now have heard of the devastating magnitude 7.9 Earthquake that rocked Kathmandu, Nepal and the surrounding areas of India, Mount Everest, and Bangladesh.   At the time I am writing this they already have well over a 1000 listed as dead with hundreds more missing in the rub

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2 years ago
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EARTH DAY

This week WorkerAnts is celebrating Earth Day.  Since 2015 is the 45th anniversary of Earth Day we decided to look back over the origins of Earth Day and see what good it has done over the almost half century it has been celebrated. The findings might surprise you.

Eart

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2 years ago
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The ability to form a Colony is one of the things we love most about the WorkerAnts’ site. Colonies are basically social networking groups that you can create or join around a cause or area that interests you. Colonies can be private or public so that other members who share your interests can join,

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2 years ago
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WorkerAnts.com has released several new social networking updates to our website!  We have always focused on helping charitable organizations, volunteers and activists to connect with each other and providing information on resources that helping others easier and we believe that the following new

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2 years ago
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As we look at World Health Day and the issue of food safety this week we wanted to shine the spotlight on a group that is doing something fun around food education.   MercyCorps in conjunction with Warner Bros. has put together a radio drama that highlights the importance of good nutrition.  It i

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2 years ago
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The Pursuit of Happiness
Why it can be a gift that keeps on giving

The pursuit of happiness was a concept that the United States’ founding fathers valued so much they made it a part of the Declaration of Independence from the British Empire.  While the idea of the inalienable right o

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2 years ago
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World Poetry Day: Poetry for Social Change

Poetry has been used for millennia as a means for transmitting historical and cultural information.  Poets throughout history have also waged war on social ills and crimes against humanit

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2 years ago
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We at WorkerAnts always like to highlight acts of charity and kindness when we find them.   So kudos to the Superior Group corporation who, at a recent HR Convention, had a table set out beside dozens of other companies to help HR professionals learn about their company.  The difference?  Instea

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2 years ago
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International Women’s Day – Understanding the Free Exercise of Choice

Sunday, March 8, 2015 is International Women’s Day.  The United Nations has chosen this year’s theme to be “Empowering Women – Empowering Humanity: Picture It!”  The th

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2 years ago
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Women Who Laugh In The Face Of Gender Stereotypes

WorkerAnts.com is dedicating this week to raising awareness for women’s issues in honor of International Women’s Day on Sunday, March 8, 2015.  The United Nations has chosen this year’s them

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2 years ago
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International Mother Language Day

Today, February 21st, is the worldwide observance of International Mother Language Day.  The observance was established in 1999 by UNESCO and has been celebrated a

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2 years ago
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International Mother Language Day

Today, February 21st, is the worldwide observance of International Mother Language Day.  The observance was established in 1999 by UNESCO and has been celebrated a

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2 years ago
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Keeping the Spirit of Valentine’s Day

A few weeks ago I was full of enthusiasm for writing an article related to Valentine’s Day.  What holiday could be more apropos for the co-founder of a website dedicated to helping people?  I already had thre

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2 years ago
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Bags of Love

One of the best parts of my job at WorkerAnts.com is volunteering at various charities.  I love finding new organizations and talking with people who are helping others.  I enjoy this whether I am around my home town or traveling. Indeed, whether I am going out of state for a

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2 years ago
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#RestoreHappy

1,760 feet of canvas (536 meters) showing the paintings of over 1,000 Syrian refugee children was displayed at the National Mall in Washington D.C. on October 23 – 27 this year.  Pictures of trees, families, SpongeBob and princesses are interspersed with paintings of broken he

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2 years ago
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Beats, Rhymes and Relief

A little over four years ago Omar Al-Chaar and Rameen Aminzadeh met while working on a documentary about killer jellyfish.  Over the next two years they continued working in the video industry and occasionally saw each other on projects and tried to keep in touch wi

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2 years ago
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Appreciation for Corporations That Give Back

This weekend I was flying home on Southwest airlines to see my family for the holidays.  For those of you that fly frequently like me you have probably found occasion to read an airline magazine. Since Southwest is my go-to airline for all flight

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2 years ago
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THANKSGIVING

For those WorkerAnts from or living in the U.S. next week is Thanksgiving!  This holiday is a time to hang out with family and friends or at least enjoy a long weekend.  It is also a time for some of us, like me, to deliberately disregard all advice about how to eat healthy over the

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2 years ago
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Crossroads

Two years ago, I was standing outside a Starbucks drinking coffee and chatting with a co-worker, when a man walked up to us and asked for money.  People asking for money is fairly commonplace in New York City, but what stood out about this man was the sheer burning inte

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2 years ago
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Books&Wanderlust

There are numerous studies that show that people who read for enjoyment have hig

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2 years ago
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What is #GivingTuesday™?  It is an idea, a movement, a goal to help change the world by celebrating generosity and dedicating one day a year to giving back.  #GivingTuesday seeks to inspire all of us to give of ourselves- whether it is time or resources – so that we can make the world a better p

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2 years ago
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Helping Others

In many cultures the month of November is a time to focus on family and friends, to reflect and remember those that have gone before.  In the U.S. there is Thanksgiving Day and Remembrance Day in the U.K. and Canada.  Muslims around the world will observe Ashura and many cou

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2 years ago
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Helping Others

In many cultures the month of November is a time to focus on family and friends, to reflect and remember those that have gone before.  In the U.S. there is Thanksgiving Day and Remembrance Day in the U.K. and Canada.  Muslims around the world will observe Ashura and many cou

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2 years ago
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I find it difficult to admit when I am prejudiced – to be fair no one likes to believe that they have bought into a misconception – and until my non-smoking, healthy friend was diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer, I was blissfully ignorant of the fact that I had be

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2 years ago
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What You Need to Know About Lung Cancer

Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death worldwide. All cancers are serious diseases and need to be given the awareness and attention they deserve, but what is unacceptable is the fact that the average person does not have an awarenes

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3 years ago
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 Help Make the “Invisible Disease” Visible

    Earlier this week I shared the personal story of a friend of mine, Michael McCarty, who is suffering from lung cancer.  He wrote about his disease to raise awareness and funding for lung cancer research in the hopes t

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3 years ago
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I still remember the day I met Michael.  I had just returned from overseas to work in my law firm’s New York office and on my second day back I was tasked to help out with a deal that was signing.  I had no idea what the deal was and had never worked with this client before, so when I went to meet

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3 years ago
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World Food Day -Ways to Help End Hunger
WorkerAnts is getting ready to celebrate World Food Day on October 16, 2014.  As this year’s World Food Day theme is Family Farming: Feeding the world, caring for the earth, we have been focusing on raising awareness for non-profits that emph

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3 years ago
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Global Nutrition – It’s Important for Everyone

Nutrition is an issue that affects us all.  Either because you do not have access to enough food or because the food you have access to is unhealthy.  Indeed, a diet too rich in salt, fats and sugars and deficient in vitamins can have as many

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3 years ago
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Have Fun While Fundraising
Do you like raising money for charity?  Do you like being outdoors?  The staff at WorkerAnts.com sure does.  So we thought we would take a moment to highlight some amazing activities that combine the two and are coming up in th

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3 years ago
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Veggielution

WorkerAnts.com is very excited about the upcoming World Food Day on October 16 and as part of that we have really been looking at community urban farms.  So some us went and volunteered at Veggielution, a community farm in San Jose, CA that was started by six college students t

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3 years ago
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In early September the WorkerAnts team visited Uncommon Good in Claremont, California. Since its inception in 2000, Founder and Executive Director Nancy Mintie has worked with the community to create an inspired and synergistic organization endeavoring to end the cycle of poverty and restore the hea

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3 years ago
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Sitting around working on a computer does not lend itself to a svelte physique.  Indeed, some of us have become chubby little WorkerAnts while starting up this new venture.  So, over the last few months, members of the WorkerAnts team have been exploring healthy eating habits.  We have looked int

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3 years ago
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We hear updates everyday about the ongoing ISIS and civil war crises in Syria and Iraq. The stories on the news are horrifying and the personal stories we at WorkerAnts have heard from friends who have family in Syria are even more wrenching. So we would like to take a moment and consolidate a lis

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3 years ago
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#everydaycharity
What do you think of when you picture a philanthropist? Is it someone self -sacrificing like Mother Teresa, or generous benefactors like Bill and Melinda Gates? Perhaps you know someone in your community who selflessly gives of their time at the local shelter or is a foster parent

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3 years ago
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Recently I had to root canal and went to Sweden. Seems unrelated, but while in Sweden I went to the Vasa Museum. The Vasa Museum has an interesting exhibit of the remains of the people who died when the famous ship sank. They’ve had scientists examine these remains and share with us what health co

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3 years ago
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While in Sweden we got the chance to go to Katthem, a wonderful local cat shelter and adoption service in Stockholm. Sweden does not provide government funding to animal shelters so Stockholms Katthem is run entirely by volunteers on local donations. They offer medical services, take in strays and

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3 years ago
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As many of you know some of the WorkerAnts team recently went to Stockholm, Sweden. Stockholm is a beautiful city and the people there place a high value on nature and conservation. It was evidenced in everything they do. I never saw anyone litter, many people bike to work or take public transp

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3 years ago
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What an amazing past 2 weeks WorkerAnts has had. We launched our Website, took our first overseas trip to check out Non-profits (Thank you Sweden!) and attended and spoke at the DPI/NGO 2014 conference at the UN. We’ll be writing more about everything that took place in the coming weeks but we w

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3 years ago
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Today WorkerAnts heads to the 65th annual UN DPI/NGO conference: 2015 and Beyond- Our Action Agenda. One of our co-founders, Tammara, is moderating the Lawyers Without Borders’ workshop at the conference entitled “Strategies, Approaches and Tools for Teaching Basic Principles of Conflict Resolutio

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3 years ago