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How You Can Help: An Easy Guide to Doing Good Deeds in Your Everyday Life

How You Can Help: An Easy Guide to Doing Good Deeds in Your Everyday Life
Author: William D. Coplin
ISBN 13: 9780415922975
ISBN 10: 415922976
Edition: 1
Publisher: Routledge
Publication Date: 1999-12-02
Format: Paperback
Pages: 280
List Price: $43.95

How You Can Help is a book for anyone who wants to help make the world a better place, but doesn't know how to take the first step. This is the book for anyone who's ready to get involved, to reach out to others, and to do some good. Whether you want to help make your neighborhood safer, to help local kids learn to read, to get involved with a woman's shelter, to make a donation to a national or international issue like AIDS, or to get your company to start a recycling program, How You Can Help will show you the limitless opportunities available, who to contact, and what stephs you can take to help make a difference.

Directed at people of all ages, economic backgrounds, interests, and abilities, How You Can Help oulines over 60 basic principles for incorporating good works into your daily life. Equally accessible for the first-time volunteer looking for the right group to join as well as the veteran volunteer looking to found a new service organization. Each chapter contains profiles of well-known and not-so-well-known genuine do-gooders, simple suggestions on where and how to help, recommended readings, and contact information for local and national service organizations. How You Can Help provides specific advice on how to get involved for parents, neighbors, employees, consumers, investors, donors, retirees, students and alumni.

This book is an indispensable resource that will give you the advice, the tools, the information, and the resources to help others.

Library Journal

This book is a guide to "Transforming your life by giving something back." Coplin (the Maxwell Sch. of Citizenship, Syracuse Univ.) thoughtfully discusses how to become a volunteer in various sectors, and describes the lives of both well-known and unsung activists. Resource lists in this book are useful; game-plans and self-evaluation quizzes less so. Public librarians may want to toss a coin in deciding whether to purchase this book or The Cathedral Within (LJ 6/15/99), a remarkably similar volume by Share Our Strength founder Bill Shore. Shore's book covers much the same ground, is the more readable of the two, and is in hardcover. Heads or tails?--Ellen Gilbert, Rutgers Univ., Lib., New Brunswick, NJ Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.