A Year of Living Generously

A Year of Living Generously

Dispatches From the Front Lines of Philanthropy

Book - 2010
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A Year of Living Generously follows award-winning journalist Lawrence Scanlan as he volunteers with 12 different charities, among them well-known institutions Habitat for Humanity, the St. Vincent de Paul Society and Canadian Crossroads.

Drawing from first-hand experiences -- serving in a soup kitchen at "Vinnie's," the St. Vincent de Paul drop-in centre in Kingston, ON, to building houses for Habitat for Humanity in post-Katrina New Orleans, to teaching at a women's radio station in Senegal for Canadian Crossroads -- Scanlan tests the ideas and theories on global aid and charity and makes a compelling case for greater commitment and real connection, in the form of on-the-ground volunteer work, from us all.

The result is an engaging yet informative primer for today's volunteers, young and old, who are looking to make a meaningful contribution.

Publisher: Vancouver : D&M Publishers, c2010
ISBN: 9781553654162
Branch Call Number: 177.7 Sca 3558ad 1
Characteristics: xv, 343 p


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Sep 27, 2011

I really enjoyed this book. I like that he did all kinds of volunteering both at home and abroad with different kinds of people. It really gives you a good look at what is out there and what every person can do.

Barbarajean Aug 15, 2011

If you are thinking of volunteering this is a must read. The author spends a month working for a Food Bank, the John Howard Society, an Immigrant Services Society, and Habitat for Humanity
among others. This book will make you more sympathetic towards the less fortunate in our society. I found it very illuminating.

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