Share the Shell Allows Athletes to Give Back

By Uyen Nguyen For Unwind magazine Student athletes and the athletic staff at the University of Maryland are paying it forward this year by participating in Share the Shell, a community outreach program that was announced on Oct. 22. Though the athletics department has been involved in community service in the past, Share the Shell houses all of the community service efforts under one umbrella. … Continue reading Share the Shell Allows Athletes to Give Back

Terps Avoid Falling into the Trap of “Voluntourism”

By Christine Condon For Unwind magazine Each year, about 10 million people travel abroad and volunteer. These “voluntourists” spend about $2 billion annually, Nancy McGehee, an expert on sustainable tourism from Virginia Tech, estimated for Reuters. “Any organization can enter a community and proceed to conduct any type of volunteer tourism it wishes,” she told the Virginia Tech Research Magazine. “This allows for flexibility in … Continue reading Terps Avoid Falling into the Trap of “Voluntourism”

Students Give Back Through Organizations On-Campus

By Morgan Caplan Staff Writer ‘Tis the season when the giving spirit is high. While stuck at school during the last weeks of finals, students may be hard-pressed to find time to give back to those around them. But with more than 200 service organizations on campus, students have many opportunities to get involved and make an impact on the communities of the University of … Continue reading Students Give Back Through Organizations On-Campus

Is Giving Back Selfish? The Emotional Benefits of Doing Good

By Toyin Akinwande Section Editor It’s that time of the year again, when–aside from spending time with family–advertisers aim to convince us to get in holiday spirit by buying gifts for our loved ones and donating to charities. Donation drives and exchanging gifts are a major part of the holiday season, but receiving physical gifts are not the only rewards during this time of the … Continue reading Is Giving Back Selfish? The Emotional Benefits of Doing Good

Terps for Change Makes a Difference in the Community and in Students

By Jessica Feldman Staff Writer Plenty of students at the University of Maryland find ways to get involved on campus. Terps for Change works differently, in that it helps students work with the surrounding community to make a difference. Terps for Change is “committed to connecting the university with the local community through sustained, collaborative, and meaningful community service-learning,” according to the Stamp Student Union … Continue reading Terps for Change Makes a Difference in the Community and in Students

Celebrity and DC Charities Make a Difference During the Holidays

By Samantha Rosen Staff Writer When they are not walking the red carpet, many celebrities choose to put their money where their mouths are to help those in need. The likes of Angelina Jolie, Rihanna, Jennifer Lopez and Leonardo DiCaprio have either created their own nonprofit organizations or endorsed other charitable organizations. In addition to these big names, charities in D.C. are doing their part … Continue reading Celebrity and DC Charities Make a Difference During the Holidays

Discover 10 Gifts that Give Back this Holiday Season

By Georgia Slater Staff Writer ‘Tis the season of giving, and there’s no better way to take part in the holiday spirit than to give a gift that will give back to more than just the recipient. Why not spread just a little more cheer this year by finding a gift that benefits maybe one more person — or one hundred more people — in … Continue reading Discover 10 Gifts that Give Back this Holiday Season