volunteerism

Woman leaning over picking up trash on beach (© Issouf Sanogo/AFP/Getty Images)

Want to help make our beaches cleaner? Here’s how.

This International Coastal Cleanup Day, find a shore near you and join millions of others across the world to help clear waste off the beach.
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.
Artistic arrangement of unusual-looking vegetables, including carrots and potatoes (© Shutterstock.com)

Working to stop food waste

Learn how U.S. organizations are helping to save food from being wasted, which helps to feed communities and save the environment.
Outside view of 3D-printed house with columns (© Rob Osterrmaier/Consociate Media/Habitat for Humanity)

U.S. nonprofit group funds affordable homes made with 3D printers

Habitat for Humanity has funded three 3D-printed houses around the world and hopes to fund more in the future.
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.
Elana Meyers Taylor in bobsled on racing track (© Matthias Schrader/AP Images)

Meet U.S. Olympian Elana Meyers Taylor [poster]

U.S. bobsledder Elana Meyers Taylor will compete in the 2022 Winter Games in Beijing, her fourth Olympic games.
Jill Biden and President Biden bowing heads before wreath (© Alex Brandon/AP Images)

Biden honors victims of September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks

On the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, President Biden honored those killed and praised the sacrifices of rescuers.