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June 23, 2013

Three Ways to Give Back to Your Community

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Sunday, June 23, 2013 — Fifteen organizations will be awarded $10,000 each, as determined by a public vote in September.

In past years, Tom’s of Maine has funded “50 States for Good” projects that have built community playgrounds, maintained sustainable nature trails, provided shelter and food for the homeless and cared for animals, among many other initiatives. Now in its fifth year, “50 States for Good” celebrates and rewards nonprofit organizations committed to meaningful change and work that addresses local needs.

To nominate an organization via a short essay, visit www.50statesforgood.com through July 8, 2013.

Multitask

Walking the dog? Taking the kids to the park? Consider combining your stroll with a mini cleanup. Bring a plastic bag, wear gloves and pick up litter as you go. Not only will you be beautifying the neighborhood, you’ll be helping to prevent harmful garbage from entering local waterways.

Get the kids involved to teach them an important lesson about how their behaviors can make a larger impact.

You don’t need to be Bill and Melinda Gates to make a meaningful impact. There are creative ways that make it possible for anyone to give back to their community.

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