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For those of us who are able to give more, this is the perfect opportunity to get involved in the community and help spread the holiday cheer this season.

If you want to join in and celebrate National Write a Friend Month during this wonderful winter season, here are a couple writing ideas to get you started.

“You’re still there, miss?” I hear that quite often when I go to visit one of our afterschool programs. In addition, when program alumni see me in the community, they are always surprised when I tell them that I still work for Completely KIDS. My response is usually something about having the best job in the world followed by a “why on earth would I leave?”

If you want to live a more altruistic lifestyle, help give back in the upcoming season by checking out these volunteering ideas for cold weather months.

Thanksgiving marks an important season for all of us to take a moment and remember the little things in life—and every little thing we’re thankful for.

Completely KIDS has been chosen as the 2018 recipient of the proceeds from a holiday concert by Aaron Bressman & The Tribe, featuring Completely KIDS board member Dan Gomez on the keyboards. The band will present “Behold the Lamb of God” on two separate dates in December.

If you have a student in your life who you want to serve the community, here are some tips for how to encourage teenagers to volunteer with a cause they care about.

Caregiving is a valuable position in our community which often goes unrecognized. Let's look at what National Family Caregivers Month is and how you can celebrate it.

If you strive to live an altruistic lifestyle, there are lots of ways to help out this Halloween. Here are some top tricks to make Halloween a treat for everyone.

How can you encourage the children in your life to be active and volunteer with their community? We have some ideas for how to get kids involved in giving back.

There are plenty of ways to get involved in your community. To get you started, we came up with six spooky-fun volunteering ideas for October.

Books are a valuable source of information, creativity and empathy. If you're not a book lover now, you will be soon. Here's how reading makes you a better person.

If you want to live a more altruistic lifestyle, take advantage of the season of fall to dive into getting involved. Here are five fun ways to give back this fall.

The Completely KIDS Guild-sponsored Night in the Neighborhood, held Sept. 13, raised money to support the agency’s mission of educating and empowering kids and families to create a safe, healthy, successful and connected community. The event theme of “Building for a Brighter Future” celebrated the growth and expansion of Completely KIDS

Lincoln Financial Foundation awarded a $12,000 grant to Completely KIDS to offset general operating expenses in its afterschool program. Specifically, funds will be used to assist with materials, staffing, field trips and other opportunities that enhance the quality of programming for children.

If you strive to live an intentionally altruistic lifestyle, you’ve come to the right place to learn more. Here are seven ideas for random acts of kindness.

When it comes to giving back, Labor Day is the perfect chance to do something valuable for others. Here are some ideas for how you can get involved this Labor Day.

Fundraisers are an important way to give back to your school and raise money to support causes you care about. However, fundraisers aren’t the only way to get involved.

Whether they’re your closest family or a complete stranger, there are lots of simple ways to bring joy to others every single day. So, we came up with 10.

If you live an altruistic life and donate to an organization or cause you care about, you might be surprised to find these life benefits from financial donating.

If you want to take advantage of the last summer days and commemorate Family Fun Month with your loved ones, here are four ideas to celebrate this August.

Whether you make friends with your next door neighbor, community member or someone who lives halfway across the world, you can celebrate International Day of Friendship. Here’s how.

When you have an efficient morning routine, you set an effective tone for the rest of the day. Here are five ways to establish a productive morning routine.

There’s more to Global Hug Your Kids Day than just giving your kiddos a hug or two. If you want to celebrate today, here are some fun ideas to get you started.

Thursday's field trip to Ashland's Strategic Air Command & Aerospace Museum proved to be a day full of science, technology and engineering for youth in the Completely KIDS program.

Setting goals is simple. We’ve all heard different phrases, acronyms and ways to properly set a goal for life. However, accomplishing goals can be a whole different task.

Pottawattamie County Community Foundation Director of Operations Kelly Dix, left, and PCCF President and CEO Donna Dostal, right, present Completely KIDS Program Manager Bill Heaston with a check for $500. The funding supports afterschool efforts at Catholic Charities Phoenix House, a domestic violence shelter in Council Bluffs.

Children in the Completely KIDS program at Stephen Center, with the help of adults living there, worked with local artist Kristin Pluhacek to create an interactive winged art piece.

Completely KIDS℠ is pleased to announce that United Way of the Midlands awarded a $232,000 grant to support the Completely KIDS afterschool program, family and mental health services, and weekend food program.

Do you want to make a difference and give back to your community this holiday week? Check out our list of volunteering ideas for you to try on the Fourth of July.

If you’re considering volunteering with a cause you care about in the community, consider the benefits you can receive. Here are the top eight benefits of volunteering.

If you try to live altruistically, then combating your own loneliness can play a vital role in how you serve others. Here’s how to overcome loneliness in everyday life.

Proceeds from Pinot, Pigs & Poets reached $400,000, event organizers announced today. In what has become one of Omaha’s premier wine and food events, Pinot, Pigs & Poets benefits the weekend and afterschool food programs of Omaha nonprofit Completely KIDS.

How can you continue to honor and respect the service men and women dedicated to protecting this nation? Here are six ways to show your support this Memorial Day.

Mentoring a child helps them to see unlimited possibilities for the future, learn something new and most importantly, realize that somebody cares about them.

While it might seem simple to say talents can help others, actually identifying your talents and putting them to good use can be a little bit more difficult.

If you strive to live an altruistic lifestyle, there are plenty of gifts you can give your loved one on Mother’s Day that also give back to others in the community.

Teenagers are our future; by building them up and encouraging them—even if they’re not our own children—we can create a better future for generations to come.

We compiled a list of six of the greatest books to read about giving back. These books inspire the altruistic lifestyle and show anyone can make an impact on the world.

Speaking to a crowd of nearly 470 people at Hilton Omaha on Wednesday, Dr. Michele Borba shared nine essential habits of developing, practicing and living empathy with our kids.

Earth Day 2018 is the perfect opportunity to get involved with your community and take care of our Earth. Let’s talk about some ways to go green for Earth Day 2018.

If you want to live a more altruistic life, but aren’t sure where to start, then you’ve come to the right place. Here’s how to find a cause you care about.

Turns out, helping others can actually help you live longer. You heard that right: the key to a long and fruitful life might exist in what you give, not in what you get.

National Plant a Flower Day is the perfect start to the new season, so if you want to get involved, there are a few ways to join. Here’s how you can give back today.

Today we dive into the history behind this month and how you can get involved, give back and build a better world by celebrating National Women’s History Month.

Black History Month is a time to remember, celebrate and commemorate the achievements and contributions by African-American men and women throughout U.S. history.

Luckily, maintaining a habit is doable when set up for success. If you want to be start (and keep) a healthy new habit this year, check out these useful tips.

If you want to live a more altruistic life, how can you commemorate Dr. King and continue his legacy? Here are ideas to get started this Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

With 2018 underway, how can you celebrate National Blood Donor Month? Check out a few ideas for how you can roll up a sleeve and give through January and the year.

New year’s resolutions are a great way to focus your year on things other than yourself—to focus on living a more altruistic lifestyle and giving back to others.

If you and your family wants to focus on giving back to others this Christmas, here are some ideas for how to start a more altruistic Christmas tradition.

We’ve compiled a list just for you on last minute gift ideas that give back. Try some of these out to celebrate the holidays more altruistically this year.

Do you want more opportunities to give to your community? We’ve compiled a list of holiday fundraiser ideas to get involved in yourself or along with other altruistic causes.

As we dive into the season of giving this month, let’s explore how the very action of giving can lead to a more altruistic life, improve our mood and even makes us happy.

With Thanksgiving behind us and the winter holidays coming up, how can you make others feel warm during the cold season? We have some ideas to get you started.

Gratitude is about more than taking a second to say “Thanks.” Gratitude shows true appreciation. This Thanksgiving, we have some ideas for how you can give gratitude.

How can you spread the cheer by giving back? We have five altruistic ideas for the holiday season that just might do the trick.

This month looks at the world through the eyes of a child, so today we look at how you can recognize National Child Safety and Protection Month, and keep the children in your life safe.

Tutors help students young and old to better their education, improve their skills and gain more success in a field of their choice. Why should you consider becoming a tutor?

When a friend or family member gets sick, it’s difficult to see them lay in bed stifling their sniffles and running a fever. What can you do to make them feel better?

Halloween can be even more meaningful this year by promoting an altruistic lifestyle and giving back to your community. Check out these 13 spooky Halloween fundraising ideas.

Focusing on positive thoughts can actually impact your overall health. How, you ask? Today we dive in and see how positive thoughts can make you healthier.

October happens to be Adopt a Shelter Dog Month. So, how can you celebrate this month and support another incredible cause? We have some cool canine concepts.

It can be difficult to decide how to give, what you can give or even where to give to. Today let's take a closer look at how to donate with a purpose to disaster relief.

Art galleries are a beneficial component of any neighborhood. Check out some of the ways art galleries are important and why you should visit them this fall.

Turns out, regular writing and keeping a journal actually has a lot of surprising mental and emotional health benefits. Today, we’re going to check them out.

What does Labor Day actually mean, and how can you use an altruistic lifestyle to get involved? Today, let's talk about the history of Labor Day and some ideas for you to join in.

Being kind to a stranger may seem simple, but it often requires a conscious effort to do. How can you show kindness to strangers in your life? We have 10 ideas to start.

How can you celebrate National Senior Citizens Day? We’re glad you asked. We have some ideas on how to honor senior citizens today, this week and for more times to come.

If you want to help make a difference and support children and families in need within your community, check out our list of school supplies you can donate.

For individuals and their families, the words “You need a new organ” are earth-shattering. Luckily, we can make a difference. Check out five reasons for you to become an organ donor.

This August, we celebrate National Water Quality Month. How can you have an impact on water quality? We’ve got some ideas for the role you play in making a difference.

How can you live an altruistic lifestyle when negativity is on your mind? Today we've got the answers as we share six tips to help train your brain to be more positive.

There are lots of worthy nonprofits out there who need financial support, so how can you pick just one? Today, we're here to help you learn how to choose the right charity for donating.

Volunteering with elderly neighbors is an excellent way to get involved, support your community and find fulfillment. Check out these five benefits of volunteering with senior citizens.

If you want to celebrate this Independence Day with an altruistic twist, check out some of these ideas for how you can give back to your community near and far.

When things are busy, wellness often takes a backseat to other priorities. Luckily, today we thought of a couple ways to bring it back to the forefront of your life.

If you’re looking for a way to get in shape and get involved in the community, we’ve got you covered. Here are five reasons to run for a charity this summer.

How can we celebrate this day while remembering those among us in different situations? Today we’re going to talk about how to give Dad the gift of altruism this Father’s Day.

While every individual is unique and has their own preferences, there are some general guidelines to follow when interacting comfortably and respectfully with people with disabilities.

This Memorial Day, we remember and honor the men and women who have served our country’s armed forces—specifically those who have given the ultimate sacrifice.

No matter what your job is, it’s an chance to connect and come together. If you want to use your work for others, check out four ways you can give back at work.

How can you celebrate Peace Officers Memorial Day and National Police Week and pay homage to officers around the country? Here are some ideas to get started.

Storytelling is powerful, and it has enormous benefits in store for you and those around you. Today we're going to talk about how storytelling can impact your life.

Today can be an opportunity to plant the seed of altruism. If you want to make your May Day meaningful, check out these ideas for how to share the gift of altruism today.

Paying it forward is a way to spread goodness into the world. If you want to get involved this International Pay It Forward Day, check out these ways to pay it forward.

Whether it's a few hours or a long commitment, volunteering not only supports those around you, but positively influences you as well. Here's six ideas to get started.

Homelessness is a significant issue which plagues our community and the world. With such a huge challenge, how can we as individuals make a difference?

Keep America Beautiful Month is about coming together to give back to our beautiful country. This month, you can try some of these activities to support your community.

Despite their age, children can have a powerful impact in the community, if only we encourage them to do so. Here are four reasons kids should start volunteering young.

If you’re looking for cool ways to donate your gently used items, check out this list of things you can and should donate, and some unique ideas of where to give them.

By going green, we create a better environment for ourselves and future generations. Check out these easy ways you can live an altruistic—and green—lifestyle.

This Women’s History Month, get involved by showing support for the women in your community. Check out these ways you can remember powerful women from history, while advocating for women today.

If you’re a college student looking for something more satisfying to do with your time, consider an alternative spring break: volunteering your time and talents for the benefit of others.

When employers are looking for someone unique, make your resume jump out by adding volunteer experience. How can volunteering boost your job search? We’re going to find out.

Whether you’re single, dating or married, you can give the most romantic Valentine’s Day gift by giving back to your community. Check out 14 altruistic ways to celebrate this special day.

Give yourself and your loved ones the greatest gift this American Heart Month by focusing on making heart-healthy decisions towards a happier and healthier lifestyle.

Our words are powerful, and should be treated with respect. So how do our words impact others, and how can we choose them wisely? Today, we’re going to find out.

How can we be kind in times of darkness? Today we’re going to talk about just that, and how we can continue to live altruistically when facing heart-wrenching times.

If you’re not sure if donating blood is the right decision for you, check out all the answers to your questions here, and help give life this January.

Self-defeating thoughts can come when we least expect them and tear down our self-esteem and break our spirits. So how can we stand up to them and choose joy instead?

Positivity is key to creating an altruistic lifestyle in the New Year. If you want to start 2017 off on a high note, check out these tips for living a positive life this year.

While the gifts in "The Twelve Days of Christmas" may be a little strange by today's standards, you can still celebrate by giving gifts in your community.

The reality that homelessness exists in our city is not a difficult concept to grasp. It’s distressing, complicated, overwhelming, but it exists, and youth in the Completely KIDS℠ program at Marrs Middle School stepped up to face that reality.

Turns out, giving gifts is not only fun, but it’s good for you too! That’s right, giving benefits more than your soul; it’s good for your body.

If you’re tired of all the stuff this holiday season, fear not. Gifts can be more than material items. Check out these gifts to give that are about more than just stuff.

No matter what holidays you choose to celebrate this time of year, one thing is undeniable: it's the best time of the year to spread some cheer.

When we practice mindfulness, we train our brain to refocus on current surroundings, leaving us in a more peaceful and relaxed state. If you want to practice mindfulness, check out these easy steps.

What’s the best way to show thankfulness? By giving back to others less fortunate. This Thanksgiving, remember the reason for the season by showing thanks through giving.

How do we pay attention to current events while still living positively? Well, today we're going to find out. Check out these tips for how to positively live a positive lifestyle.

Gratefulness is not something which comes naturally; it needs practice. If you want to live an altruistic life and practice thankfulness this month, check out these easy steps you can take.

If you’re interested in living a more altruistic lifestyle and helping those in need this Halloween, check out these five spooky ways you can give back.

Here are a few reasons to celebrate this momentous anniversary of United Nations Day, and how you can use it to promote altruism within your own life.

Make October about more than just pumpkin spice lattes and costumes. Check out some of these ideas on how you can give back this month.

Values and beliefs instilled now flourish into actions later. What can you do to instill philanthropic values in your children? To get you started, here are six ways to teach your child about giving.

Dogs are the best, and this month you can celebrate them even more, because October is National Adopt a Shelter Dog Month!

If you’re interested in living an altruistic lifestyle while still watching your wallet, check out this list of unique things you can donate besides money.

How can you make a difference in the world? By reducing your carbon footprint. Check out these easy ways you can lessen your environmental impact and help save the earth.

A mentorship program has more benefits in store than just for the mentee. If you’re not sure whether it's right for you, take a look at these eight ways becoming a mentor can benefit you.

Altruism stretches out, encompassing ourselves, others and nature itself. So how can we put this sense of altruism into real-life? By practicing its values with animal creatures around us.

While quotes might not directly stimulate our own lives, they play a significant role in encouraging a positive lifestyle. So go ahead, discover inspiration.

You can still be involved with your dearest philanthropic cause without having to get up from the couch. Interested? Check out these easy ways to donate without having to leave your house.

The usual “Thank you,” is a wonderful way to show how much you appreciate others, but sometimes it can be fun to be a little more imaginative.

Back-to-school season can be exciting, challenging and—with kids—frustrating. You can take advantage of this time to grow and live a positive lifestyle by getting involved in local schools’ philanthropy.

The month of August happens to be National Admit You're Happy Month. There are lots of things to be happy about in life, and August is a chance to appreciate all of them.

How can you live a brain-healthy lifestyle? By taking steps to work out your noggin! Check out these cool tricks you can practice to exercise your brain and build mental muscle.

Whether they’re familial, romantic or platonic, relationships are vital to beneficial and stable lives. So how can we learn to build positive and enriching relationships?

Truth is, meditation is powerful. If you’re still unsure whether or not the practice is worth looking into, check out these top ways meditation can help improve your life.

Independence Day celebrates the United States' sovereignty, culture and freedom. You can be a part of that by taking advantage of these 5 ideas to honor our nation's troops.

When it’s time to start a new healthy habit, it can be pretty difficult. If you’re interested in starting a habit that you can actually stick with, check out these useful tips.

Ah, summer… swimming at the pool, laying outside in the sun all day and sitting around a fire at night. What a wonderful season. And one way to make summertime even more amazing is by volunteering at a youth summer camp.

Summer can be more than just some extra vacation time—it’s a chance to get involved and volunteer in the community. Summer is an opportunity to give back in philanthropy, so here are 8 hot ways to do just that.

June 6th is National Gardening Exercise Day! This is an entire day dedicated to recognizing the important health benefits of gardening. Check out a few of the many advantages to be gained from gardening.

Joining a nonprofit board will not only benefit a nonprofit organization, but it will provide amazing benefits to fill up your cup (figuratively speaking, of course). Let’s explore some great reasons to either join or expand your efforts with a nonprofit board.

Aquaponics is one method of urban farming, in which the waste produced by fish supply nutrients for a grow bed of plants, which then purify the water for the fish. It’s a win-win situation. Even more important is the education and produce it provides for children like those served by Completely KIDS.

There comes a point where you go from being simply a bystander to a full-on advocate for a cause. Can you pinpoint when it happened for you?

While giving days are an awesome idea, your community might not have an established day. Here’s how you can start one, plus other ideas to have impact without a giving day.

Mindfuel Daily came up with some awesome ways to show compassion each day and ultimately positively impact others. Check out their examples with our own take on how you can embody compassion for a better life.

Living an altruistic life can happen any time you put a little extra thought into your day. Check out these ways that you can show the world you care without using money to do it.

A recent article by Forbes suggests that volunteering provides some pretty great benefits, including a kickstart to your career. Let’s explore the different ways that volunteering can help you succeed in your current career, or as you look for a new opportunity.

Breaking a bad habit will help show you that you can make positive changes for good. Plus, it’ll help you live a happier life. As provided by WebMD, here are three tips to help kick a bad habit to the curb and start living your happiest, healthiest life.

They say there are two types of people—those who see the glass half empty, and others who see the glass half full. Which one are you?

Not only can volunteering be good for the heart and soul, it can do double duty if you choose your volunteering options wisely. Check out these ways to make sure volunteering counts in more ways than one.

Doing good in the world can be downright exhausting if you let it. But when you’re on top of your game and giving it all you’ve got in a productive way, you optimize the amount of awesome you’re putting out into the world.

While it’s true we’re still in the midst of March, in another week we’ll be entering the month notoriously known for its Spring rain showers. Sure, April is a time to break out the raincoats and umbrellas, but it’s also notorious for recognizing and celebrating volunteers.

Wish you felt greater fulfillment at the close of each day? Pay careful attention to your mornings.

If you’re a walking, breathing human being, then you know that life can be hectic – throwing us curveballs when we don’t expect them.