A Year of Living Generously

A Year of Living Generously

Dispatches From the Frontlines of Philanthropy

eBook - 2010
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A Year of Living Generously follows award-winning journalist Lawrence Scanlan as he volunteers with 12 different charities, among them well-known institutions Habitat for Humanity, the St. Vincent de Paul Society and Canadian Crossroads. Drawing from first-hand experiences - serving in a soup kitchen in Ontario, building houses in post-Katrina New Orleans and teaching at a women’s radio station in Senegal — Scanlan tests the ideas and theories on global aid and philanthropy and makes a compelling case for greater commitment and real connection from us all. The result is an engaging yet informative primer for today’s volunteers, young and old, who are looking to make a meaningful contribution.
Publisher: 2010
ISBN: 9781553656173
Characteristics: 1 online resource

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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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