A Year of Living Generously: Dispatches from the Frontlines of Philanthropy

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D & M Publishers, May 1, 2010 - Social Science - 384 pages
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A Year of Living Generously follows award-winning journalist Lawrence Scanlan as he volunteers with 12 different charities, among them well-known institutions Habitat for Humanity, the St. Vincent de Paul Society and Canadian Crossroads.

Drawing from first-hand experiences - serving in a soup kitchen in Ontario, building houses in post-Katrina New Orleans and teaching at a women’s radio station in Senegal — Scanlan tests the ideas and theories on global aid and philanthropy and makes a compelling case for greater commitment and real connection from us all. The result is an engaging yet informative primer for today’s volunteers, young and old, who are looking to make a meaningful contribution.
 

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Contents

january Life at Vinnies
1
february Mean Streets
40
march Amazing Grace
73
april Welcome Home
93
may Place of Hope
115
june Time Inside
144
july Off to Summer Camp
170
august David Versus Goliath september Dusty Makes Her Rounds
190
october Sweat Equity november English Class on the
230
december 89 4 on the fm Dial
276
Epilogue
304
Acknowledgements
328
Selected Bibliography
331
Index
335
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Lawrence Scanlan is an award-winning journalistand author or co-author of thirteen non-fiction books, including the worldwide bestseller The Man Who Listens to Horses. He has been involved in fund-raising for Central American poor, community schools, literacy projects and other charities for some three decades. Scanlan lives in Kingston, Ont.

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