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'Give Something Back' is a for-profit office supply company, with a twist. They have donated 92% of its after-tax profits to community-based organizations more than 68 times the national corporate average. With more than 2 million dollars in donations, they are one of America's 10 most generous companies. And it all started with Sean Marx and Mike Hannigan making sales calls out of their livin... posted on Feb 15 2003, 573 reads

 


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Adults who began volunteering as youth are twice as likely to volunteer as those who did not volunteer when they were younger.... posted on Feb 07 2003, 831 reads

 


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From Dream to Reality
In Phon Kham, Laos, there is no electricity. No telephone either. Two Silicon Valley visionaries -- Lee and Lee -- are bringing computers to this village. How is it powered without electricity? Bike-pedal! For the first time a human-powered computer has ever linked a Third World village to the Internet by wireless remote. And for Lee Thorn, this is particularly special since he is serving a ... posted on Jan 30 2003, 804 reads

 


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An AIDS Activist with AIDS refuses Aid
Zackie Achmat, a prominent South African AIDS activist, found out he was HIV positive in 1990. In 1997 he developed AIDS. Although he can afford antiretroviral medications in 1998 he vowed to not take any medications until every single person in South Africa had access to the same drugs. ... posted on Jan 18 2003, 800 reads

 


His brother in law, Pete, smuggled 500 pounds of marijuana from Jamaica but Bo refused. Pete went to jail. Bo went to an ashram. They were both wearing white, woke up at five every morning, worked all day and didn't get paid. Similar circumstances, but Pete hated life and Bo loved it. Bo Lozoff had an epiphany -- prison time can be an opportunity for spiritual growth, that the cell can be an ... posted on Jan 15 2003, 1,407 reads

 

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