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How can you live an altruistic lifestyle when negativity is on your mind? Today we've got the answers as we share six tips to help train your brain to be more positive.

There are lots of worthy nonprofits out there who need financial support, so how can you pick just one? Today, we're here to help you learn how to choose the right charity for donating.

Volunteering with elderly neighbors is an excellent way to get involved, support your community and find fulfillment. Check out these five benefits of volunteering with senior citizens.

If you want to celebrate this Independence Day with an altruistic twist, check out some of these ideas for how you can give back to your community near and far.

When things are busy, wellness often takes a backseat to other priorities. Luckily, today we thought of a couple ways to bring it back to the forefront of your life.

If you’re looking for a way to get in shape and get involved in the community, we’ve got you covered. Here are five reasons to run for a charity this summer.

How can we celebrate this day while remembering those among us in different situations? Today we’re going to talk about how to give Dad the gift of altruism this Father’s Day.

While every individual is unique and has their own preferences, there are some general guidelines to follow when interacting comfortably and respectfully with people with disabilities.

This Memorial Day, we remember and honor the men and women who have served our country’s armed forces—specifically those who have given the ultimate sacrifice.

No matter what your job is, it’s an chance to connect and come together. If you want to use your work for others, check out four ways you can give back at work.

How can you celebrate Peace Officers Memorial Day and National Police Week and pay homage to officers around the country? Here are some ideas to get started.

Storytelling is powerful, and it has enormous benefits in store for you and those around you. Today we're going to talk about how storytelling can impact your life.

Today can be an opportunity to plant the seed of altruism. If you want to make your May Day meaningful, check out these ideas for how to share the gift of altruism today.

Paying it forward is a way to spread goodness into the world. If you want to get involved this International Pay It Forward Day, check out these ways to pay it forward.

Whether it's a few hours or a long commitment, volunteering not only supports those around you, but positively influences you as well. Here's six ideas to get started.

Homelessness is a significant issue which plagues our community and the world. With such a huge challenge, how can we as individuals make a difference?

Keep America Beautiful Month is about coming together to give back to our beautiful country. This month, you can try some of these activities to support your community.

Despite their age, children can have a powerful impact in the community, if only we encourage them to do so. Here are four reasons kids should start volunteering young.

If you’re looking for cool ways to donate your gently used items, check out this list of things you can and should donate, and some unique ideas of where to give them.

By going green, we create a better environment for ourselves and future generations. Check out these easy ways you can live an altruistic—and green—lifestyle.

This Women’s History Month, get involved by showing support for the women in your community. Check out these ways you can remember powerful women from history, while advocating for women today.

If you’re a college student looking for something more satisfying to do with your time, consider an alternative spring break: volunteering your time and talents for the benefit of others.

When employers are looking for someone unique, make your resume jump out by adding volunteer experience. How can volunteering boost your job search? We’re going to find out.

Whether you’re single, dating or married, you can give the most romantic Valentine’s Day gift by giving back to your community. Check out 14 altruistic ways to celebrate this special day.

Give yourself and your loved ones the greatest gift this American Heart Month by focusing on making heart-healthy decisions towards a happier and healthier lifestyle.

2017 Ross Cause Campaign

Every year, nearly four million young people are served by Boys & Girls Clubs. To celebrate these extraordinary efforts, Ross Stores, Inc. announcedthat it is partnering with Boys & Girls Clubs of America with a four-week program called "Help Local Kids Learn." Beginning Feb. 4, customers in Hernando County can make a monetary contribution at their local Ross Dress for Less location during checkout to be donated to the Boys & Girls Club of Hernando County this February.

"In February, we invite our customs to join us in donating to the Boys & Girls Clubs of America," said Gary Cribb, executive vice president, Stores and Loss Prevention for Ross Stores, Inc. "Our Company believes in giving back to our community, and we are proud to support the Power Hour program to help youth develop the skills they need to excel in school and beyond."

Our words are powerful, and should be treated with respect. So how do our words impact others, and how can we choose them wisely? Today, we’re going to find out.

How can we be kind in times of darkness? Today we’re going to talk about just that, and how we can continue to live altruistically when facing heart-wrenching times.

If you’re not sure if donating blood is the right decision for you, check out all the answers to your questions here, and help give life this January.

Self-defeating thoughts can come when we least expect them and tear down our self-esteem and break our spirits. So how can we stand up to them and choose joy instead?

Positivity is key to creating an altruistic lifestyle in the New Year. If you want to start 2017 off on a high note, check out these tips for living a positive life this year.

While the gifts in "The Twelve Days of Christmas" may be a little strange by today's standards, you can still celebrate by giving gifts in your community.

From the Tampa Bay Times, Hometown Hernando for Dec. 23:

Boys & Girls Clubs celebrate Thanksgiving: The Boys & Girls Clubs of Hernando County’s Westside Preschool Unit recently hosted its annual Thanksgiving luncheon. More than 150 attended, including parents, grandparents and all of the children from the unit. Five turkeys, two hams and all the trimmings were served. Leftovers were donated to the New Beginnings Youth Shelter of Brooksville. Prior to the luncheon, the children were excited to make their own costumes. The youngest (1- and 2-year-olds) were dressed as little Indians, the 3- and 4-year-olds were dressed as pilgrims, and those in the Voluntary Pre-kindergarten class made turkeys costumes out of brown paper grocery bags. Shown is Alyssa Gonzalez, 4, in her pilgrim hat. Courtesy of Suzanne McClave

Tampa Bay Times, Hometown Hernando for Dec. 19: Moton Elementary students learn about holiday traditions around the world

Turns out, giving gifts is not only fun, but it’s good for you too! That’s right, giving benefits more than your soul; it’s good for your body.

If you’re tired of all the stuff this holiday season, fear not. Gifts can be more than material items. Check out these gifts to give that are about more than just stuff.

No matter what holidays you choose to celebrate this time of year, one thing is undeniable: it's the best time of the year to spread some cheer.

Tampa Bay Times; Hometown Hernando for Dec. 2: Preschoolers celebrate Halloween: The Boys and Girls Clubs of Hernando County’s preschool classes at Westside Elementary School in Spring Hill had a fun-filled month of October, from learning about spiders to carving pumpkins. On Oct. 31, students enjoyed a party and then paraded around the school in their Halloween costumes collecting candy. After the parade, the preschoolers played games to win prizes. Courtesy of Suzanne McClave

When we practice mindfulness, we train our brain to refocus on current surroundings, leaving us in a more peaceful and relaxed state. If you want to practice mindfulness, check out these easy steps.

Hernando Boy & Girls Club members get a lesson in sharing by making stone soup.

What’s the best way to show thankfulness? By giving back to others less fortunate. This Thanksgiving, remember the reason for the season by showing thanks through giving.

How do we pay attention to current events while still living positively? Well, today we're going to find out. Check out these tips for how to positively live a positive lifestyle.

Gratefulness is not something which comes naturally; it needs practice. If you want to live an altruistic life and practice thankfulness this month, check out these easy steps you can take.

If you’re interested in living a more altruistic lifestyle and helping those in need this Halloween, check out these five spooky ways you can give back.

Here are a few reasons to celebrate this momentous anniversary of United Nations Day, and how you can use it to promote altruism within your own life.

Make October about more than just pumpkin spice lattes and costumes. Check out some of these ideas on how you can give back this month.

Values and beliefs instilled now flourish into actions later. What can you do to instill philanthropic values in your children? To get you started, here are six ways to teach your child about giving.

Dogs are the best, and this month you can celebrate them even more, because October is National Adopt a Shelter Dog Month!

If you’re interested in living an altruistic lifestyle while still watching your wallet, check out this list of unique things you can donate besides money.

How can you make a difference in the world? By reducing your carbon footprint. Check out these easy ways you can lessen your environmental impact and help save the earth.

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