Service Success

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  • “The best way to not feel hopeless is to get up and do something. Don’t wait for good things to happen to you. If you go out and make some good things happen, you will fill the world with hope, you will fill yourself with hope.” -Barack Obama
  • “Remember that the happiest people are not those getting more, but those giving more.” - H. Jackson Brown Jr.
  • "It's easy to make a buck. It's a lot tougher to make a difference." - Tom Brokaw
  • "Volunteers do not necessarily have the time; they just have the heart." - Elizabeth Andrew

Volunteering and Civic Life in America