USA Today: Kindness, Charity, Philanthropy and Social Responsiblity

Did you know that has a feature dedicated to giving back? How great right?  Check it out here Kindness: New ways we give and volunteer.
As the website says,
Kindness is your daily source of inspiration and guide to making a difference in fresh and exciting ways, no matter where you are. Each day, this site will unearth unique stories of giving with exclusive interviews, fresh takes on news stories, plenty of tips, and links to interesting resources.”

Reporter Christie Garton reports on philanthropic happenings around the world – from heroes helping victims of the Gulf Coast Oil Spill to cross country bike tours for charity. Get a daily dose of goodness at!

Day 24 of 30 Days/30 Ways to Give Back: MAKE A POWERFUL DIFFERENCE

People are eager to support those who make a difference: with more than 24,000 people voting for the 2010 Pine-Sol Powerful Difference™ contest (a $19,000 grant competition to help those who make a powerful difference in their communities continue their cause), which ended this week.

Now, everyone can honor that special person who has made a difference in their life with the click of a button using Pine-Sol’s new Powerful Difference™ Facebook application.

Take just a minute during your daily visit to Facebook to choose five people and share with them, and your community, how inspiring they are to you. The application can be accessed at

You can also visit the Facebook page to connect with and get inspired by other difference makers, as well as find resources to help you make a difference in your community.

About the Powerful Difference Program:

· Since 2007, the makers of Pine-Sol have actively supported women across America who make their own powerful difference at home and within their communities through the Powerful Difference™ program, which has awarded dozens of grants and scholarships to women who are leading the charge for change.

· Learn more about the program and get tools and ideas on how to create social change in your community by visiting, where you can download the Make a Powerful Difference Action Kit, an easy step-by-step guide that shows you how to make a difference in your community – whether you have five minutes or five months.

· Follow @PowerfulDiff ( for more tips, tools and news on how to make a difference.