Christin Thieme

Advocating for good

Nonprofit advocacy forms a vital link between community needs and Capitol Hill. “If you are not at the table, you are on the menu—especially in Washington, D...

Expanding minds

App collection lets kids create, test, play and learn Much like the way a good book can offer a new window to what is beyond our own domain, so too can inter...

Home Depot partners for vets

Team Depot volunteers transform Salvation Army veteran housing facilities. The Home Depot Foundation is partnering with The Salvation Army in the Western Te...

Digital learning takes off

The Salvation Army, EverFi and Target partner to boost after-school learning. It’s after school on Friday and the homework is light, so Grace, 7, takes a...

Serving with skills

In her office near the Willamette River in downtown Portland, Mackenzie Neitling spends her days reviewing design goals, attending construction meetings and dra...

SERVICE AT THE POINT OF NEED

Nearly 23,000 volunteers served over 161,000 people from 474 Service Extension units in The Salvation Army Western Territory last year. Dan Smith, volunteer...

The value of volunteers

National Volunteer Week, April 10-16, recognizes the work of volunteers for causes and charities nationwide. Despite evidence that it leads to health benefit...
Mike Beaudreau|Photos by Kelly Elaine Photo

Learning to suit up

Mike Beaudreau Mike Beaudreau starts his day on the docks of the warehouse in Anaheim, Calif., at 6:30 a.m. He checks the trucks, and looks over 14 routes h...
Illustration by Autumn Frederickson

All work and no play?

Dr. Stuart Brown invites each of us to rediscover our unique “play personalities.” Illustration by Autumn Frederickson His directions were precise, thoug...

Frugal flavor

Leanne Brown  New cookbook invites you to eat well on a budget. With just $4 a day, you can eat well and enjoy it. That was Leanne Brown’s goal in wri...

Behind the lights

Its glitz and glamour are known the world over. Home to the entertainment industry, studios and stations dot the map below the iconic, white, 45-foot-tall Ho...

Education is life

The violence against Malala Yousafzi wasn’t an isolated incident. Around the world, people—girls, in particular—fight to earn an education. The world recently c...

In the service of good

Just north of the River Thames at the East end of the medieval walled City of London, clusters of villages were at one time surrounded by farmland. Then with th...

‘Will work for humanity’

It’s a small world. Isn’t it? We’re an interconnected and even interdependent transnational society. Communication is as easy with my neighbor as it is...

Survival of the kindest

Are we wired with a propensity to altruism? In an experiment with 24 children and 10 different situations, scientists Felix Warneken and Michael Tomasello te...