Hands On Network Blog

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 – 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 >

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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Wrapping up a Hallmark Year

2009 was a banner year for Points of Light Institute and its three business units: HandsOn Network. MissionFish and the Civic Incubator. HandsOn Network welcomed new affiliates and celebrated a menu of successful signature service events. Enjoy this video that celebrates these and many highlights of 2009 through all arms of Points of Light Institute in the 20th anniversary year of the Points of Light movement.
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Boston Cares Encourages Post-Holiday Giving

Giving and making an effort to meet the needs of those less fortunate is at the forefront of many American's minds during the holiday season. However, the holidays are now behind us, but the needs are still great.
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MLK Day 2010: An Amazing Day ON!

Points of Light Institute and HandsOn Network celebrated MLK Day of Service by bringing together more than 100,000 people to serve in 1,500 HandsOn projects and engage in more than 150 community dialogues through our inaugural MLK Day Virtual Town Hall!
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Rep. John Lewis Supports MLK Day Virtual Town Hall

"The best way we can honor the life and extend the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. ," said Rep. John Lewis, "is to serve others. As a King Day of Service Ambassador and a believer in the power of non-violent action, I encourage everyone to spend this day discovering the fulfillment of lending a helping hand. These acts help heal the worst problems in our society and remind us of the oneness of the entire human family. Read More >

MLK Day Virtual Town Hall: Join the national dialogue!

We will connect people live to projects and dialogues happening in seven cities across the U.S. on Jan. 18 through our MLK Day Virtual Town Hall here on www.HandsOnNetwork.org!
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Engage with Michelle Nunn on Twitter!

Points of Light Institute CEO and HandsOn Network Co-Founder Michelle Nunn will answer all of your questions about MLK Day on Twitter on Thursday, January 14 from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. EST.
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