Archive for the ‘Volunteerism’ Category

April 12, 2011

An Early-Blooming Volunteer

At the tender age of 12, precocious Candice Coll was on the lookout for a volunteer opportunity. She was seeking a nonprofit that she felt passionate about, to make sure that the time she spent would be meaningful and life-changing for those she helped. Candice has always been an avid reader; discovering RFB&D, she found it to be the perfect choice.

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April 10, 2011

Moving On, Moving Up

On March 21 in the Village of Orland Park, Illinois, just outside of Chicago, Learing Ally studio staff, volunteers, and community friends celebrated their relocation to a newly renovated facility -- in a building that formerly served as the Village police station.

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March 10, 2011

The Giving Goes On

Record-A-Thon activities in RFB&D studios around the country have wound down, yet our giving campaign continues around the clock for many weeks to come. Here is a reminder from Barbara Walters, Joy Behar, Sherri Shepherd, and Aaron May of ABC's "The View" that Recordathon.org is a go-to place for donating in support of "Different Ways to Read Across America."

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December 10, 2010

Three-Way Play

The Llorente family of Colorado has a unique three-way connection to RFB&D: Daughter Stephanie is a student member with dyslexia; son Ryley is enjoying new experiences as a studio volunteer; and mom Therese is a regional board member. Here are the siblings' stories, in their own words.

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October 9, 2010

The Sound of Greatness

Authoritative. Familiar. Ubiquitous. Friendly. Resonant. These are just some of the many words that were used to describe RFB&D's remarkable volunteer Art Gilmore, a major voice in American television and radio, who passed away at the age of 98 on September 25, 2010.

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April 7, 2010

“They Dream of Today”

80-year old Neva Wallace has been volunteering for many years at RFB&D's recording studio in Hollywood, California. Inspired by one of our recent Dream Builders events, she wrote a lovely original poem to share with our volunteers and students around the country.

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