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Children wearing costumes trick-or-treating (© David Dee Delgado/Getty Images)

Halloweening for a special cause

Trick-or-treating goes digital in 2022 with UNICEF's campaign to raise money for children all over the world. Just scan the QR code and go!
Baseball player and child sitting on stage reading book together (Courtesy of Tyler Schank/Tampa Bay Rays)

U.S. athletes promote reading for young students

Professional athletes encourage students to read books by offering prizes and making public appearances in libraries and schools.
Young girl carrying tray of desserts in room full of diners (© Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

American generosity stays high, study shows

Experts often note that Americans, whether wealthy or of modest means, give generously to those in need. But recent donations break records.
Compilation photo with poster featuring 'American Red Cross' (© FPG/Hulton Archive/Getty Images) and profile portrait of Clara Barton (© AP Images)

The American Red Cross helps those who suffer

When Clara Barton founded the American Red Cross in 1881, it helped Americans recover from natural disasters. Learn how its mission expanded — to the world.
Praying Asian woman with forehead marked with cross (© Scott Olson/Getty Images)

American Christians find renewal during Lent

Lent, the 40 days leading up to Easter, is a time of spiritual renewal for Christians that includes prayer and giving to others.
Kazi Mannan standing outside his restaurant (© Kazi Mannan)

Pakistani entrepreneurs flourish in the U.S.

Meet Kazi Mannan, Khalida Brohi, Sidra Qasim and Waqas Ali — entrepreneurs from Pakistan who moved to the United States to pursue their dreams.
Bucket and water container filling from outdoor spigots as schoolchildren look on (© Water for People)

U.S. charities expand access to safe water worldwide

U.S. charities are delivering safe water to communities in Africa and Latin America. Learn how these groups connect people to safe water sources.
A billboard with 'Take Out To Help Out' in neon lights (© Mark Lennihan/AP Images)

Celebrating a season of kindness [photo gallery]

The holidays are somewhat different this year, due to constraints imposed by the pandemic. But Americans are still honoring the spirit of the season.
Man in mask vaccinating woman in arm (© Ted S. Warren/AP Images)

American spirit of volunteerism thrives in the age of COVID-19 [photo...

This gallery of photographs showing how Americans help one another during the coronavirus crisis is a testimony of U.S. volunteerism in times of hardship.