A Year of Living Generously

A Year of Living Generously

Dispatches From the Front Lines of Philanthropy

eBook - 2010
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Can one person make a difference?. When we write a cheque to a charity, or run in a fundraiser, or volunteer at a food bank, we're part of the solution, aren't we?. Author and journalist Lawrence Scanlan went searching for answers to those questions. He selected twelve different charitable organizations and devoted a month to each. What he discovered during his year-long odyssey was the new face of philanthropy - its players, its politics, its undeniable satisfactions and its fundamental perils. Scanlan works alongside other volunteer builders in hurricane-ravaged New Orleans, teaches journali.
Publisher: Vancouver [B.C.] : Douglas & McIntyre, c2010 (Saint-Lazare, Quebec : Gibson Library Connections, 2010)
ISBN: 9781553656173
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xv, 343 p.)

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Sep 27, 2011

I really enjoyed this book. I like that he did all kinds of volunteering both at home and abroad with different kinds of people. It really gives you a good look at what is out there and what every person can do.

Barbarajean Aug 15, 2011

If you are thinking of volunteering this is a must read. The author spends a month working for a Food Bank, the John Howard Society, an Immigrant Services Society, and Habitat for Humanity
among others. This book will make you more sympathetic towards the less fortunate in our society. I found it very illuminating.

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