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If you have something or some time to give, consider doing so today. Here’s a list of easy ways you can give something away today.

Farmers markets have so much more to offer than just the sights and smells. The following is a list of just a few reasons you should visit your local farmers market this summer.

This is what preparing our next generation of youth looks like, in cap and gown! A New Leaf - Phoenix Day graduated over 30 students, Kindergarten ready!

Planning an Independence Day gathering should be about creating community, not a source of stress. We’ve compiled a list of everything you need to throw a party your guests will rave about.

If you're looking for a way to get outside while also improving your whole self, gardening may be the hobby for you.

You know volunteering has a positive influence (make friends, build connections, gain experiences, etc.), but did you know that it can actually assist your health?

There are always ways to give back to others around you, even including the presents you buy. Here are some ideas for Father’s Day gifts that give back.

With the help of a bicycle, we can take better care of the environment, our physical bodies and even spend time together. So how can you mark this momentous occasion?

Memorial Day means much more than time off from work and hosting a barbecue, so if you want to get involved this weekend, check out these great ways to give back.

No matter how old you are, what your musical taste is or whether or not you can read a note, there's never a wrong time to learn how to play an instrument.

So, do you want to embrace social networking to have a positive influence on the world? Here are some ideas for how to use social media to make a difference.

With more than 440,000 youth in foster care, there are plenty of ways to make a difference during this month. Here are ideas for how to support National Foster Care Month.

NEDCO is a certified Community Development Financial Institution, providing business loans, placemaking projects, and financial support for low and moderate income individuals. NEDCO collaborates and partners with local municipalities, businesses, developers and other institutions to meet community development goals in the metro area.

The month of May will be full of giving thanks to Bashas’ Family of Stores! Beginning May 1, Bashas’ and A New Leaf will partner to launch A New Leaf for A New Start, an in-store donation campaign designed to provide shelter and support for victims of domestic violence and homelessness.

You want to make a difference, but aren’t sure where to start without money. Fortunately, we have ideas to help you donate to charity without breaking the bank.

Would you have guessed the Ms. Senior Arizona Pageant sponsors A New Leaf's Domestic Violence Shelters? Well this is your chance to hear it from Ms. Senior Arizona herself!

Turns out, even the smallest steps can have an impact. This Earth Day, consider your ecological footprint and enact these seven green ways to embrace today.

Read about the impact that you make possible through your support of life-saving programs. Katie, Nate, and Evan are a small family. They love each other dearly, and when an unexpected crisis put them onto the streets A New Leaf was there to help them stay together and find housing.

The arts still play a vital role in much of our society. In fact, without the arts, much of our history, expression and culture would be virtually nonexistent.

For seniors, volunteering is the perfect chance to use extra time to make a difference in the community. Check out these positive reasons for seniors to volunteer.

This month aims to increase awareness about stress, its negative effects and how to relieve it. If you’re experiencing stress, keep these ideas in mind for how to relax.

Even a small gesture can have a huge influence on the people around you. Here are a few ideas of some easy things you can do to brighten someone's day.

If you strive to live a good life in all areas, journaling might be the next step to consider. Take a look at simple ways journaling can improve your life.

There's no doubt about it: If you want to live a more knowledgeable, cultural and altruistic lifestyle, then learning another language has big benefits in store.

Funds raised during the Cocktails and Clothes event will go to support AWEE’s unique mission in the community to change lives through the dignity of work.