<![CDATA[Their Angels: - Blog]]>Thu, 27 Apr 2017 11:57:29 -0700Weebly<![CDATA[Updated Veterans Blanket Project Info!]]>Thu, 14 Feb 2013 03:07:07 GMThttp://theirangels.org/blog/updated-veterans-blanket-project-info]]><![CDATA[Their Angels Disabled Veteran Blanket Project]]>Tue, 22 Jan 2013 23:04:11 GMThttp://theirangels.org/blog/their-angels-disabled-veteran-blanket-projectTheir Angels is working with its volunteers to make lap blankets for our Veterans and current service members.  Please see the flyer attached below to see how you can help.  Your assistance is greatly appreciated, thank you for your support!!!
<![CDATA[A "Thank You" from Their Angels]]>Sat, 15 Dec 2012 16:13:04 GMThttp://theirangels.org/blog/a-thank-you-from-their-angelsGreetings, 

   Their Angels is an organization that is run wholly on the time and contributions of its volunteer membership.  As the holiday season approaches Their Angels has been busy serving the needs of troops around the world and families in and around our communities: more to come about all of this in the next quarterly newsletter.

   Until then, enjoy this article, which you can also find on our facebook page, about how 2011 saw volunteerism at its height since 2005 (article text provided by clicking "read more" below).  We salute your contributions of time and resources to Their Angels and thank you for your continued support.  

Posted on December 13, 2012      
2011 U.S. Volunteer Rate, Number Highest Since 2005, Report Finds

Americans significantly increased their commitment to volunteering and civic engagement in 2011, a new report from the Corporation for National and Community Service and the National Conference on Citizenship finds.

According to Volunteering and Civic Life in America, 64.3 million adults (26.8 percent) volunteered through a formal organization in 2011 — a year-over-year increase of 1.5 million and the highest rate nationally since 2005 — contributing a total of 7.9 billion hours valued at more than $170 billion. Among those who volunteered through an organization, the most common activities included fundraising or selling items to raise money (26.2 percent); collecting, preparing, distributing, or serving food (23.6 percent); engaging in general labor or transportation (20.3 percent); or tutoring or teaching (18.2 percent). In addition, 65.1 percent volunteered informally by helping out their neighbors, up 9.5 percentage points from 2010.

Robert Grimm, director of the Center for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Leadership at the University of Maryland, told the Chronicle of Philanthropy that the increase was mainly due to population growth, not a response to the economy or other factors.

The report ranks states, large cities, and metropolitan areas by volunteer rate and provides data on volunteer hours per resident, number of volunteers and hours of service, value of service contributed, and other indicators of social connectedness and civic engagement. For the seventh consecutive year, Utah was the top state in terms of volunteer participation, with a rate of 40.9 percent, followed by Idaho (38.8 percent), Iowa (38.4 percent), Minnesota (38.0 percent), and South Dakota (36.8 percent). The top five metropolitan areas were Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington (37 percent), Rochester, New York (34.8 percent ), Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue (33.4 percent), Salt Lake City (33.2 percent), and Jacksonville, Florida (32.2 percent).

The report also found that parents volunteer at a significantly higher rate (33.7 percent) than the national average (26.8 percent), with a volunteer rate of 46 percent among parents in their late forties with school-aged children and 38 percent among working mothers. Among parent-volunteers, 43.1 percent volunteered at schools or youth service organizations. "In America, education must be the great equalizer — and robust engagement from communities, families, mentors, tutors, and other volunteers is absolutely vital to achieving that core American ideal," said U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan. "As a nation, we are so much stronger working together collaboratively to advance student learning than working in isolation."

“Volunteering Among Americans Hits Five-Year High.” Corporation for National and Community Service Press Release 12/12/12.

<![CDATA[Celebrate Military Appreciation Month with Their Angels!]]>Sun, 25 Mar 2012 23:54:14 GMThttp://theirangels.org/blog/celebrate-military-appreciation-month-with-their-angelsGreetings Angels, 

   Their Angels is proud to present this years Military Apprecation Month celebration!  It will take place on our regularly scheduled packing date in May.  Please see the flyer posted below and if you have further questions feel free to use the "Contact Us" page in the toolbar above.  Thank you for supporting Their Angels and our troops!  ]]>
<![CDATA[Community Event: Free Medical Services]]>Sat, 10 Mar 2012 23:52:51 GMThttp://theirangels.org/blog/community-event-free-medical-servicesTheir Angels and friends, 

Join Their Angels as they celebrate Military Appreciation month with a program on Saturday, May 5, 2012.  Below is an attached flyer and for more information you can visit their website by clicking here.  

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<![CDATA[Welcome to the official blog of Their Angels!]]>Tue, 06 Mar 2012 09:37:05 GMThttp://theirangels.org/blog/first-postTheir Angels has updated their website!  As we gather our information from the old website we will continue to update you with the latest Their Angels information. 

We hope you enjoy the new website and stay tuned!  

- Their Angels Board of Directors ]]>