Change Your Life by Volunteering for Others
Chicken Soup for the Soul shows you how in 101 personal stories
COS COB, Conn. – Who benefits the most from volunteering? The volunteers themselves! That’s the
theme that runs through all the stories in the latest inspiring collection from Chicken Soup for the Soul—a
book filled with stories about volunteering and giving back that will make you check your calendar, pick
up the phone, and get out there with your family and friends!
Chicken Soup for the Soul: Volunteering & Giving Back (Chicken Soup for the Soul Publishing,
LLC; Amy Newmark; Foreword by Carrie Morgridge; August 18, 2015, 978-1611599510, $14.95) is
filled with stories about passion and purpose—from people who are passionate about their volunteer work
and their charitable giving, passionate about the new purpose they have found in their lives, and
passionate about what volunteering has done for them. You’ll read stories written by parents who found a
new way of connecting with their children through volunteering, people who had given up on life who
overcame depression and other obstacles through volunteering, people who made new friends through
volunteering, and people whose lives were dramatically changed through the new relationships and new
perspective they gained from giving back to their communities.
“Every day millions of people show up at non-profit organizations… and ‘report to work.’ They represent
the army of caring, compassionate volunteers who are essential in making the lives of countless millions
of people better because they give. They give of their time, and in some cases, of their treasure.” In her
foreword, bestselling author and philanthropist Carrie Morgridge touches on the importance of every little
action we do for others. And she knows what she’s talking about. She and her husband John run The
Morgridge Family Foundation, which makes transformative investments through education, conservation,
the arts and health and wellness. All of her royalties from the sales of this book are going to the Every
Gift Matters Fund at Mile High United Way.
The stories in the book are indeed about transformation: a shy, introverted teen girl who becomes a leader
at the local food distribution center; a mom who helps a class of first-generation Americans get into
college; an 80-year-old woman who continues to lead sing-alongs at her sister’s rest home even after her
sister’s passing; a hospice volunteer who sits with patients so they won’t be alone in their final hours.
You’ll be inspired and entertained by this diverse group of stories by people from all walks of life,
ordinary people recounting extraordinary experiences that have enriched their lives.
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Volunteering is a very important thing to include in your life in my opinion. I also like my kids seeing me volunteering and giving back because I believe that it sets a good example for them.
In Chicken Soup for the Soul – Volunteering & Giving Back you can find 101 inspiring stories under the following categories:
*Who’s Helping Whom?
*A Family Affair
*The Spirit of Christmas
*No Strangers Here
*With My Own Hands
*Filling a Need
*Every Living Thing
Our lives can get pretty busy and full, but I think it is very important to at least volunteer a little bit through the year. Whether it is in something to help those in need around a holiday, or a more regular role you can fulfill, every bit of time you can volunteer helps others and also sets an awesome role model of caring and giving back.
Chicken Soup for the Soul – Volunteering & Giving Back is a wonderful read and I recommend that you check it out.
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