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Community Service/Charity

Learn about the motivations, challenges and wonderful rewards of giving back.

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 Answering The Need Humankind   126, 127 

Answering The Need
With the tightening economy, increased middle class anxiety, home foreclosures and lengthening lines at soup kitchens throughout the United States, more and more and more Americans will be relying on the good will of their neighbors. This documentary examines why people decide to offer their time and money to answer the need. [more]
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 Bolder Giving Humankind   179 

Bolder Giving
Some people give no charity at all. But of Americans who do, the average family donation is 2-3% per year. This program examines how people arrive at the amount of their charitable contributions, where the money is contributed to, and what holds donors back from giving more, especially if they could afford to without hardship. [more]
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 Building Community with Millard Fuller Humankind   10 

Building Community with Millard Fuller
The remarkable international effort to build "homes and hope" by marshalling the energies of young people, church communities and others, is described by Habitat for Humanity founder Millard Fuller. [more]
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 Collegiate Community Service Humankind   48 

Collegiate Community Service
Hoping to imbue students with values that transcend traditional academic content, many colleges now offer "service learning" programs where students gain valuable real-life experience in efforts to help the community. [more]
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 Community Food Bank Humankind   193 

Community Food Bank
We hear the moving story of Kathleen DiChiara, suburban housewife who became very concerned about human hunger in the 1970s. This motivated her to start collecting food at church, and eventually other sites, and then to organize distribution to people in the nearby inner city. [more]
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 Family Health Care Humankind   44 

Family Health Care
In contrast to the traditional HMO setting, a non-profit clinic in Kansas tries to humanize medicine by taking time to listen and allows low-income patients to barter for health care. [more]
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 Generous Giving Humankind   196 

Generous Giving
We examine current trends in charitable giving by individuals and foundations with Stacy Palmer, long-time editor of The Chronicle of Philanthropy, and one of America’s most knowledgeable journalists about the nation’s $316 billion dollar charitable sector. [more]
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 Giving Back Humankind   4 

Giving Back
This documentary visits with people at different income levels to learn how they view the act of charitable giving and how they meet what for them is a moral obligation. [more]
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 Giving Circle Humankind   54 

Giving Circle
Rather than merely write checks to charities they don't really know well, a group of concerned women formed a "giving circle" which identifies social needs and then seeks out worthy recipients. [more]
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 The Green Economy Humankind   135 

The Green Economy
As environmental visionaries see it, the future of energy is not in greenhouse gas-emitting fuels like oil and coal – whose supply is running out -- but in sustainable, non-global warming sources like wind and sun and waves from the ocean and in the enormous storehouse of heat that naturally occurs deep underground. For a limited time, this show is available to listen to free of charge. [more]
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 Haley House Humankind   52 

Haley House
After nearly forty years of sheltering, serving and training the homeless in Boston, Kathy McKenna reflects on the line between helping people in need and becoming an "enabler" of people who don't want to improve. [more]
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 Harlem Renaissance Humankind   84 

Harlem Renaissance
Geoffrey Canada designated a crime-ridden 24-block area of New York as the Harlem Children's Zone and works tirelessly to provide a healthier community for kids who are otherwise vulnerable to developmental and social ills. [more]
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 Helping Hands Part of Kindred Spirits   KS4-1a 

Helping Hands
A thought-provoking essay about individuals who are moved to perform charitable acts. Is this serving God? Is it hard to perform such service selflessly, egolessly, without condescending? What blessings and lessons does the "giver" receive? [more]
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 Hospitality Humankind   7 

Hospitality
The stress of having a seriously-ill loved one being treated in a hospital in a strange city is lessened by a compassionate army of volunteers in Boston who open their homes to provide lodging and a sympathetic ear. [more]
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 Katie Davis Humankind   70 

Katie Davis
Journalist, mentor, gardener, camp counselor and community activist Katie Davis has undertaken a one-woman campaign to save kids in her inner city neighborhood of Washington, DC. [more]
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 Oral Lee Brown Humankind   99 

Oral Lee Brown
What happened to a group of inner city 1st graders in Oakland, CA when a local realtor said she'd pay for their college education, if they graduated from high school? [more]
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 Reuben Martinez, The Literary Barber Humankind   34 

Reuben Martinez, The Literary Barber
Announced as a winner of the prestigious MacArthur "genius" awards, colorful Reuben Martinez launched a literacy campaign from his small barber shop outside Los Angeles. [more]
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 Reverend Steve Shick Humankind   40 

Reverend Steve Shick
Rev. Steve Shick, a Unitarian pastor in Haverhill, Mass., wrestles with the appropriate role to be played by a religious congregation in social activism and social service. [more]
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 Streetworkers Humankind   149 

Streetworkers
In Providence, Rhode Island, a former Israeli army sergeant, Teny Gross, has become a powerful force in combating youth gang violence, in part by recruiting ex-offenders to serve as street workers who offer intervention and advocacy for vulnerable kids. [more]
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 Tracy Gary Humankind   36 

Tracy Gary
The founder of over a dozen charities, Tracy Gary (heiress to two large fortunes), describes her vision of philanthropy as an antidote for narcissism that can bring people together. [more]
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 Unconditional Love Humankind   8 

Unconditional Love
Exploring a fascinating philosophy of community and spiritual service, this documentary visits a hospice where all staff are volunteers and all patients receive care free of charge. [more]
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 "Visionaries" with Bill Mosher Humankind   21 

"Visionaries" with Bill Mosher
A television filmmaker who travels the world in search of heroic organizations shares audio excerpts of his journey and describes how he's been touched by encounters with people who perform extraordinary acts of service [more]
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 Waste and Want Humankind   9 

Waste and Want
A community service organization in Cambridge, Massachusetts rescues food that would be routinely discarded by grocers, produce companies and others and delivers it to those in need including pantries and elderly meal sites. [more]
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