Points of Light Institute mobilizes individuals to enact change in their communities by sponsoring engaging volunteer opportunities across the country. Points of Lights volunteer action division, HandsOn Network, is partnering with 9/11 Day to organize a nationwide day of charitable service to commemorate the 10th anniversary of 9/11, and the national spirit of unity that followed the attacks. The initiative includes scheduled community projects in a variety of cities, with the goal of completing a total of one million acts of service.
In the Boston area, Points of Light Institute will equip and mobilize volunteers with the tools and funding necessary to complete local service projects organized by Boston Cares. Volunteers will work indoors and out, on projects such as creating a chalk mural on City Hall Plaza and preparing library books for Boston Public Schools's libraries. Meanwhile, caring cadets in other parts of the city will transform an urban orchard into an outdoor classroom at Hennigan Elementary School, clear land on an unused railroad for a recreational trail, and pack medical supplies for developing countries.
Many of the projects facilitate human connections, such as assisting formerly homeless families moving into new houses, and helping teachers set up the library at Winship Elementary School. While Boston Cares has a schedule full of events planned, the organization is still in need of the materials necessary to complete many of the projects, including chalk, exterior paint, yard-waste and trash bags, and the parts required to assemble outdoor benches.
Join G-Team and donate $10 to help sponsor a day of service that will honor the anniversary of 9/11. If G-Team members raise $500, then Points of Light can purchase tools and supplies for charitable service projects across Boston. Each additional $10 raised will go toward funding more service projects during that weekend. G-Team members who want to volunteer can also sign up for an opportunity in their communities.
Unlike traditional Groupon deals, G-Team campaigns typically don't offer you a "discount" or "savings." So "buyer" bewarewhen you click "Buy" to donate your time or money to a worthwhile G-Team cause, the only discount you may receive is 100% off free, priceless karma. Read more about G-Team.
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