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Monday, March 22, 2010

I met up with our fabulous friend Derek Warburton from dereklovesshopping.com to talk to us about Housing Works. Check out our video to learn more about this great organization. To view the whole documentary on Housing Works visit dereklovesshopping.com. How do you get involved in your community?
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Sugarbear wrote:
1) 3/22/2010 2:36:32 PM
My town has a Habitat For Humanity ReStore that sells scrap lumber, salvaged fixtures and other building materials. I'm considering volunteering my time to work there as a cashier.
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xOhemgeeitsallie wrote:
2) 3/22/2010 5:06:29 PM
im gunna volunteerrr
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zainybrain wrote:
3) 3/22/2010 6:48:19 PM
I love the idea of this organization. I think, a lot of the times, the homeless are forgotten. There are so many preconceived notions about the homeless, that we forget that, deep down, we are all the same. One of the greatest experiences I've had was serving at a soup kitchen downtown. I can honestly say that on that day, the homeless people helped me and taught me more than I helped them.
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lizmarie wrote:
4) 3/22/2010 7:11:08 PM
Over the years, I have donated my time volunteering to several organizations to help people that span from just being children to those with special needs or handicapps. I have never, however, spent time helping the homeless..although I did have intentions of sometime getting around to it. This organization was really a motivation to get a move on! What a special message! Many people have proconcieved notions that the homeless made themselves that way, but do not bother to think of how they would feel if they were put in the same position and could not help it. Homeless people and those with HIV/AIDS are people too. They deserve to be treated with respect and compassion just as much as anyone else. Remember, it's not material assets that make a person.
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cheryl r wrote:
5) 3/22/2010 7:55:36 PM
i get involved by donating clothes going to local charities and giving my time to feed the homeless im actually trying to start an organization for battered woman and children and also kids that need money for college and dont have the resources they need to get ahead. :)
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sarahbelle wrote:
6) 3/22/2010 8:42:51 PM
I like to volunteer at my local library. They are always looking for help and its a lot of fun to see the faces of the kids that visit.
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zamprognafan wrote:
7) 3/22/2010 9:13:03 PM
I donate clutter! Clothing to those who need it, old games/craft items/etc to preschools, etc. If I don't need it, surely someone else does!
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merlin wrote:
8) 3/22/2010 9:30:55 PM
this is an awesome organization! it really helps people out. i volunteer at a childrens horse camp for kids with disabilities, its a really amazing place!
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How does YOUR garden grow? wrote:
9) 3/23/2010 7:58:17 AM
Our neighborhood organizes community vegetable gardens. There are several who are master gardeners who donate their time and expertise in teaching, others donate tillers and other tools and equipment. There are people who have a lot of experience freezing, canning and dehydrating the produce and they're willing to teach and share their knowledge. It's a win-win for everyone!
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hg wrote:
10) 3/23/2010 10:45:43 AM
About everything few months, I go through all my belongings and clothing and whatever I don't use or can't fit into anymore I pack up and give to the local Thrift Store.
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Bozzy wrote:
11) 3/23/2010 11:22:18 AM
To get involved in my community, I used to volunteer a lot while I was in high school. I tutored students that were falling behind in high school and middle school. I also volunteered as a student teacher in a class of 2nd and 3rd graders. I've also done work at local Relay for Life promotions and events. I want to get back into volunteering, it gives me such joy to help people. I'm in college now so I'm busy busy busy, but I'm hoping to help people somehow this summer.
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Brooke11 wrote:
12) 3/23/2010 2:06:39 PM
Me and my friend were talking about making a charity by having kids come and play sports at our schools gym and donate a dollar when they come and at the end we all could go donate it to the childrens hospital or go buy toys and all the kids could come and give them to the other children.
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Housing Works wrote:
13) 3/23/2010 2:39:46 PM
I think that what they do is really cool, and everyone can help buy shopping online.
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amyjones wrote:
14) 3/23/2010 4:00:17 PM
Wow! I'd love to volunteer, that video really inspired me :)
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gltzandglama wrote:
15) 3/23/2010 5:04:16 PM
i always do the new york avon walk for breast cancer youth crew! Over the past two year, I have raise 3000 dollars! In memory of my grandma
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pvintagedesign wrote:
16) 3/23/2010 5:56:45 PM
My absolute favorite thing to do is volunteer at the homeless shelter. There is one located a few minutes from my house, and I really enjoy going during the Holidays and passing out food. They also have a program every Friday night where from 10p.m to 3 am where all the volunteers get into a motor home and travel around the city. They stop at several different locations and pass out food, clothes, toiletries, etc. I think helping others is one of the most rewarding feelings in the world. It makes me realize that I take what I have for granted, and they inspire me to be a better person.
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RayRay989 wrote:
17) 3/23/2010 6:56:03 PM
That is a great organization! I feel so bad for all the homeless people! Whether they have AIDS/HIV or not!
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xwinnielovex wrote:
18) 3/23/2010 7:00:49 PM
wow this is so great i've never heard of housing works before but i will def check out the shops to try to give to those in need thanks so much :]
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ilovelf.com wrote:
19) 3/23/2010 7:24:44 PM
This place is so cool! 15 billion dollars! that is crazy. i will definately check it out
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lucyinthesky wrote:
20) 3/23/2010 7:43:48 PM
I like to volunteer at soup kitchens. You meet so many interesting people!
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Adela wrote:
21) 3/24/2010 3:26:27 AM
think this organization is amazing. This is the first that I've ever heard of it. It's good to know that there's hope out there, that people actually still care about one another. It's so easy to get lost in your day to day, it's beautiful to see this. Thank you. I get involved in my community by donating to Hospice. It's a similar concept, where the funds from sales go back into a program to provide services to the terminally ill. There is another service here called Project Sanctuary that does fundraising and sales to assist people and families in domestic violence situations, with counseling and housing.
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siggo wrote:
22) 3/24/2010 8:42:18 AM
i work at parks so i work with the community a lot :)
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wyattsmommie wrote:
23) 3/24/2010 9:03:04 AM
i have never heard of this before but it seem so nice and it deffinetly got me interested
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beauty1 wrote:
24) 3/24/2010 11:34:00 AM
that is very good its always a blessing in helping others.
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fairyprincess wrote:
25) 3/24/2010 12:06:10 PM
I donate to the needy every few months. And I purchase locally.
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Motorhome Vehicle Parts Accessories wrote:
26) 10/16/2010 2:08:45 PM
I have donated my time volunteering to several organizations to help people that span from just being children to those with special needs or handicapps. ------------------------------------- Motorhome Vehicle Parts Accessories
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ChaChaSimone wrote:
27) 6/6/2011 6:50:22 PM
Excellent idea
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