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August 1, 2018

Scouting is designed to be a mostly outdoors experience. The youth do not have to be physically strong—Scouts learn to help everyone succeed. The active nature of the program is often the hook that brings in t...

July 18, 2018

Wayne Schmidt began teaching his son to bowl and was soon encouraged to begin coaching the Special Olympics athletes in bowling for his community. Having now moved into coaching new volunteer coaches, Wayne,...

July 11, 2018

A 14 year old voluntarily helping a friend has inspired a movement that now reaches nearly 600 students each year and is growing toward its goal of making music education accessible to 1,000 young people. Both...

July 4, 2018

Women, often with children, who have survived domestic violence and sexual abuse, find the help they need to move from merely surviving to truly thriving when they connect with the Mary Parrish Center. The Cen...

May 23, 2018

After three summers of listening to his wife's and his children's enthusiasm for their experiences in Project Transformation, Jeff Hoffman took the plunge. Now that passion is his too! Seeing the chang...

May 16, 2018

When Moozie speaks, children listen—and learn! The big talking cow (robotic or a costumed human) may visit a daycare, preschool, kindergarten, or first or second grade class to give a special Moozie introducti...

May 9, 2018

Special Olympics depends on volunteers, but the volunteers, especially those who are new or one-timers, also need to depend upon someone to ensure their success. That’s where Lead Volunteers shine, communicati...

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