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Chicken Soup for the Volunteer's Soul Stories to Celebrate the Spirit of Courage, Caring and Community (Paperback)

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Chicken Soup for the Volunteers Soul Canfield, Jack (COM)/ Hansen, Mark Victor (COM)/ Oberst, Arline McGraw (COM)/ Boal, John T. (COM)/ L 1 of 1
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Learn more about Chicken Soup for the Volunteer's Soul:

Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 0757300146
ISBN-13: 9780757300141
Sku: 30989950
Publish Date: 4/10/2007
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 8.5H x 5.5L x 1T
Pages:  400
Age Range:  NA
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An anthology of true-life stories celebrates the spirit of kindness, strength, and spiritual awareness that comes with volunteerism. *Author: Canfield, Jack (COM)/ Hansen, Mark Victor (COM)/ Oberst, Arline McGraw (COM)/ Boal, John T. (COM)/ Lagana, Tom (COM) *Series Title: Chicken Soup for the Soul *Subtitle: Stories to Celebrate the Spirit of Courage, Caring and Community *Publication Date: 2002/07/01 *Number of Pages: 363 *Binding Type: Paperbound *Language: English *Depth: 1.00 *Width: 5.50 *Height: 8.50
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Deep within each one of us lies the ability to step up and care for those in need, even though we often feel overwhelmed by a complex world. In fact, more than 200 million people throughout the world offer their time and love to volunteering.

The stories in Chicken Soup for the Volunteer's Soul highlight the efforts of everyday people in the United States and around the globe who volunteer with the American Red Cross, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Habitat for Humanity, the Peace Corps, Points of Light, Rotary and many, many other nonprofit organizations. Lovingly chosen from more than six thousand stories, poems and cartoons, these tales will inspire readers to do everything in their power to help those in need. Chapters include: The Rewards of Volunteering, Giving Back, Making a Difference, New Appreciation, Love and Kindness, Defining Moments, A Matter of Perspective, Overcoming Obstacles and On Wisdom.

Readers will cherish the story of a community that rallied together to send warm winter coats to refugee families in Kosovo. They'll be moved by the tale of a woman with a "smiley voice" who made audiotapes for the visually impaired despite a losing battle with cancer. They'll never forget the eight-year-old boy without arms or legs who fearlessly wielded a tennis racquet to propel a ball down the length of a room. And they'll be charmed by a rabbit named Cadberi who brings boundless joy to residents of a nursing home. 

Author Bio
Jack Canfield
Jack Canfield was an inner-city school teacher before he became a best-selling author. Beginning in 1967, he taught high school in Massachusetts and the Midwest before returning to graduate school for a degree in psychology. His experiences with students who badly needed an increase of self-esteem led to his concept for a book of motivational stories. The manuscript for CHICKEN SOUP FOR THE SOUL (co-written with a friend, Mark Victor Hansen) was rejected by 123 publishers until the authors finally found a small press that would take a chance. The rest is self-help history: as of 2003, over 80 million copies had been sold, and the book had generated innumerable spinoffs. Canfield, who admits that he got a C in his college composition course, has written several other books, including 100 WAYS TO ENHANCE SELF-CONCEPT IN THE CLASSROOM. He is also a therapist who practiced for many years in Amherst, Massachusetts, but gradually his job description evolved into a more public role, and he became a heavily-booked speaker on self-esteem and recovery issues. He is also the founder of Self-Esteem Seminars, located in Santa Barbara, California.

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