Giving

The unexpected benefits of volunteering—for you, the volunteer

Doing charity work might make you happier than adding tens of thousands of dollars to your salary.

Don’t recycle those empty Amazon boxes!

Fill them with lots of great donated stuff and send them back. Win-win!

Oprah says some touching things about nuns

The talk-show host said of her childhood experience with nuns: “Every person needs to know and wants to feel that they matter.”

Is gift-giving out of control in your big family? Here’s the brilliant solution

Gretel Schneider has over 30 nieces and nephews, and gift-giving had gotten completely out of control. Then she came up…

I wasn’t able to forgive my husband—until I gave myself a gift

In an effort to protect myself from hurt, I was walling myself in.

4 ways you can help in Aleppo

The Syrian city's residents are facing unimaginable violence. We must do something, today.

Make friends with someone who has Down syndrome

Treating people who have disabilities with respect is more than just not saying the 'r' word.

Discontinued sippy cup leads to outpouring of love for teen boy with autism

It's a happily-ever-after worthy of a Dickens tale, and inspiration to each 'lend our own light.'

12 creative ways your family can serve others this holiday

Fun little acts of Christmas kindness that are so simple your kids can help.

12 adorable DIY Advent calendars for your family

Easy homemade touches to remind your children of the beauty of Advent.

3 ways to remember Dorothy Day on her 119th birthday

Happy birthday, Dorothy Day! You've left quite the legacy for Catholic women.

3 charitable ways to help prevent Alzheimer’s & loneliness in seniors

A regular chat or outing may prevent Alzheimer's in someone you love.

Woman’s small act of mercy means everything to police officer after Iowa shootings (VIDEO)

"Give a cool cup of water to someone who is thirsty, for instance. The smallest act of giving or receiving…