February 2010

2010 Census: 10 Minutes, 10 Questions, 10 Years

Every 10 years, the U.S. conducts a census of the population by sending a form in the mail to every household in the country. Census data are used by the government in a variety of important decisions, including allocation of more than $440 billion in federal funds each year.
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America Saves Week

We encourage families and individuals to commemorate America Saves Week from February 21 to 28.

The purpose of America Saves Week is to encourage Americans to be intentional about their personal financial saving plans. Many Americans have little to no personal savings, and lower-income households often struggle to make ends meet when faced with unexpected expenditures such as injury or car repair.
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HandsOn Twin Cities Connects Community Members to Service through EXPO

HandsOn Network Action Center HandsOn Twin Cities is holding is fifth annual Volunteer EXPO on February 20. The EXPO is the organization's largest signature event of the year. Held each February in partnership with Mall of America, this HandsOn Twin Cities event showcases more than 133 of the organization's nonprofit partners and gives them an opportunity to recruit volunteers while also educating the public about their mission and impact in the community.
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The Couple Who Volunteers Together, Stays Together

Happy Valentine's Day from HandsOn Network. To kick off your Valentine's Day weekend, we'd like to share a volunteer love story for you to enjoy.
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Disney Program Update – Service of 600,000 Volunteers Announced During Ceremony

Today, during the "Celebrate Volunteers" event, HandsOn Network and Disney Parks announced a major milestone in the Give A Day. Get A Disney Day. program: 600,000 volunteers have served since Jan. 1. We are more than halfway to our goal of inspiring one million people to volunteer in 2010.
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Disney Program – Join us for the“Celebrate Volunteers” Event

This Thursday, Feb.11, HandsOn Network is celebrating the landmark Give A Day. Get A Disney Day. program with the "Celebrate Volunteers" event. Read More >

Disney Program –Volunteering Together Provides Valuable Benefits

The Give A Day. Get A Disney Day. program celebrates the spirit and power of families that volunteer together. Parents are increasingly realizing the benefits of volunteerism on children's development, teaching them values such as kindness, compassion, community responsibility and good citizenship.
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Bring YOUR BIG Idea To Life!

HandsOn Network and Scholastic are now accepting applications. Enter the "Be Big in Your Community" contest to see your little idea turned into a BIG Idea! Clifford is looking for individuals and/or community groups doing great things to help their communities.

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