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Karma Kitchen - Growing in Generosity (See If There's One Near You!)
Offbeat  (tags: India, Seva CafĂ©, Karma Kitchen, generosity, pay it forward, Good News, spreading, US, Europe, Japan, Asia, volunteers, food, humanity, interesting )

Evelyn
- 213 days ago - karmakitchen.org
Based on Seva Café: "Your meal was a gift from someone who came before you. To keep the chain of gifts alive, we invite you to pay it forward for those who dine after you." That's Karma Kitchen, a volunteer-driven experiment in generosity.
Did You Know That There Is A Cafe In India Where Your Bill Is Already Paid By The Previous Customer? (With Video)
Offbeat  (tags: Seva Cafe, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, 'peer to peer generosity', service, good news, generosity, circle of friendship, humanity, service, volunteers, John Silliphant, Jayesh Patel )

Evelyn
- 214 days ago - reacho.in
This cafe in Ahmedabad runs in a unique way - 'peer to peer generosity'. Bill= 00.0. "Your meal was a gift from someone who came before you. To keep the chain of gifts alive, we invite you to pay it forward for those dine after you."
Volunteers Celebrate in Empty Kennels After 800 Pets Adopted in One Weekend
Offbeat  (tags: volunteers, animal shelter, pets, adopted, animals, dogs, humans, pets, society )

Lone
- 403 days ago - ksat.com
Volunteers were literally bursting from the seams of this animal shelter after more than 800 pets were adopted into loving homes, emptying the cages of their facilities.
Volunteers Are the Cat's Meow
Offbeat  (tags: cats, volunteers )

Jeri
- 722 days ago - stuff.co.nz
Volunteers are doing their bit to make Christchurch the greatest place to be. CECILE MEIER talks to Cat Rescue kitten fosterers.
Robeson County Volunteers Lend Comfort to Blind Cats
Offbeat  (tags: blind cats, volunteers )

Jeri
- 738 days ago - journalnow.com
Every cat who has found its way to Alana Miller's home and heart has a story to tell. Thanks to her work as founder of Blind Cat Rescue & Sanctuary, the cats have something else in common: a forever home where their only concern is how to spend
5 Tips to Being the Best Possible Cat-Shelter Volunteer
Offbeat  (tags: cats, shelters, volunteers )

Jeri
- 909 days ago - catster.com
If you're inspired to help cats, consider these things for an effective volunteer experience.
Knitters Wanted for Penguin Pullovers - CAN YOU HELP?
Offbeat  (tags: penguins, Penguin Foundation, sweaters, knitters, protection, unusual, volunteers )

Evelyn
- 1356 days ago - abc.net.au
The Penguin Foundation has a global callout for knitters to make pullovers for penguins in rehab. Penguins caught in oil spills need the little jumpers to keep warm and to stop them from trying to clean the toxic oil off with their beaks.
Mike Jr. the Escaped Calf Arrives at a Sanctuary
Offbeat  (tags: slaughterhouse, escaped, volunteers, calf, safe, sanctuary, rescued )

Simone
- 2048 days ago - all-creatures.org
On the evening of April 10th a calf made a break from a slaughterhouse in Paterson, NJ. He eluded capture for hours and even waded into the Passaic River (yuck!). Police used vehicles to ram into the calf in an effort to bring him under control.
First Snow Sends Rescue Squads to Find Cat Nests
Offbeat  (tags: over-population, cats, Harmony Fund, volunteers, cat nests, goodnews )

Barb
- 2215 days ago - care2.com
With the first snowfall arriving early, Harmony Fund volunteers are putting their winter rescue program into high gear. This is an annual race to keep the cats alive, and it seems that each year grows more intense than the last.
A 15-Year-Old Helps Shelter Raise Donations
Offbeat  (tags: volunteers, animal shelters, fundraising, young girl, donations )

Simone
- 2299 days ago - globalanimal.org
Recently, Ashly Reed, a 15-year-old high school student who volunteers at the Tri-County Humane Society in St. James, Missouri, proved this creed by raising over $1,000 through Facebook donations for the shelter. The small shelter's passionate
U.S. Volunteer Group Earns Tragedy-Hit Iwate's Respect
Offbeat  (tags: Iwate Prefecture, Ofunato, volunteers, clean up, debris, tsunami, March 11, Great East Japan Earthquake, help, respect, thanks, US, All Hands, goodnews )

Naoko
- 2334 days ago - search.japantimes.co.jp
Since its formation in the wake of the 2004 Sumatra tsunami, American nonprofit organization All Hands has dispatched more than 6,000 volunteers to the scenes of more than a dozen disasters across te globe.
Volunteering at Peaceful Prairie Sanctuary
Offbeat  (tags: peaceful prairie sanctuary, rescued farm animals, safe, home, volunteers )

Simone
- 2349 days ago - all-creatures.org
As I gather cow pies, a small but curious sheep, named Bijou accompanies me around the yard, his poor ears tattered and torn from the ID tags he had to endure years earlier. The geese, chickens and turkeys are roaming freely.
Volunteers Prevent Whales From Beaching
Offbeat  (tags: scotland, whales, beached, volunteers, rescued, conservation )

Simone
- 2373 days ago - treehugger.com
Late last week, after more than a hundred whales threatening to beach themselves were spotted off the coast of an island in Scotland, dozens of locals worked together to save them -- and their efforts seem to have worked. Thanks to a team of conservation
A Volunteer's Journal Of Hope For Tohoku
Offbeat  (tags: Tohoku region, volunteers, March 11, clean-up, earthquake )

Naoko
- 2389 days ago - search.japantimes.co.jp
Many willing hands in organized groups are aiding in the massive post-March 11 clean-up.
Second Harvest Rallies Support for Tohoku
Offbeat  (tags: Tohoku Kanto Earthquake, help, Second Harvest, food, water, supplies, donations, volunteers, Miyagi Prefecture, soup-kitchen, instant food, diapers, face masks, baby food, canned food, distribution )

Naoko
- 2426 days ago - search.japantimes.co.jp
In the days immediately follwing the earthquake, the Tokyo-based NGO was one of the first local groups to respond. They put out an urgent call for donations and set out to distribute food to survivors in Miyagi Prefecture.
 

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