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October 7th 2020 CHAPS held their Candlelight Vigil for Mental Health Awareness week. This year was a success and here are some key points from the speakers!
There are plenty of ways to cheer up somebody you love, many of them only involving your time.
It’s never too early to start teaching your children about the impact they can have in the world by spreading kindness.
Whether it be adopting an animal or helping in various other ways, we hope you’ll take part in Adopt a Shelter Dog Month.
Before you totally ‘write off’ the idea, consider the benefits that come along with journaling a little every day. Check out these five ways that getting your thoughts down on paper (or on your laptop) can help cultivate a more philanthropic focus.
The Journey Center at CHAPS is hosting an art show October 1st! This is an important event for the members of the Journey Center. Stop by!
With changing seasons comes more than just pumpkin-spice-flavored everything and crunchy fall leaves. The new season also brings forward new opportunities to do good out in the world.
What are you waiting for? The benefits of mentoring will not only give back to your mentee, but also to your community, and even to you.
While it’s easy to get wrapped up in checking in on others, it’s important for your mental health to practice self-care.
Who knew that making a difference in the world could be as easy as wi-fi and your own couch? Leave it to the world of do-gooders to find ways to volunteer, even in the midst of a global pandemic!
When it comes to giving back, there are many ways for you to help out your local nonprofits without having to leave your home.
Motivational quotes inspire us to do more, be more and become more of who we are. Each and every one of us can make an impact or difference in this world and leave it better than when we came.
This back-to-school season, do more than simply prepare for a new school year—help those in need.
In 2020, you might be wondering if being happy is something you could admit to—but even during challenging times, there are ways to boost your mood and try to celebrate the good things in life.
When it comes to living an altruistic life that can help make a difference for others, one of the most valuable things you can give your community is the gift of volunteering.
On average, a new habit takes approximately 30 days to develop, so don’t get discouraged if you struggle at first. Remain positive and focused on the goal.
Step out of your comfort zone, ask questions, get to know someone different than you. You might be surprised by how much this can enrich your life.
When mindful meditation becomes part of your daily routine, you’ll notice its benefits become a regular part of your life.
There’s no doubt about it: the early bird does get the worm, and if you strive to live a more altruistic lifestyle, your morning routine should play an important role.
If you want to live a more altruistic lifestyle, start by reprogramming your brain to think more positively. Try out these six tips to focus your thoughts and train your brain to be more positive.
Whether you’re in the business world or the nonprofit realm, communication is a critical component of moving things forward and accomplishing your goals.
How can we celebrate this day while respecting and supporting different experiences? Today we’re going to talk about how to give Dad the gift of altruism this Father’s Day.
If you’re looking for a way to get in shape and get involved in the community, we’ve got you covered. Here are five reasons to run for a charity this summer.
Like any other muscle, a brain needs to be exercised, stretched and challenged to stay strong. Check out these cool tricks you can practice to exercise your brain and build mental muscle.
Caring for animals is an important part of living an altruistic lifestyle. Today we explore how you can live more altruistically with the animals in your day-to-day life.
If you try to live altruistically, then combating your own loneliness can play a vital role in how you serve others. Here’s how to fight loneliness while still regarding social distancing.
This was a very tough day for some good friends...they lost their home of 25 years to a fire. But they also feel blessed that they and their upstairs tenant are safe, along with 2 frightened cats and a sweet dog! All are safe and staying in a local motel tonight. While there today, I witnessed such kindness, bravery and grace...from the wonderful firefighters, helpful neighbors, volunteers, CHAPS workers and the Red Cross.
When things are busy, wellness often takes a backseat to our presumed priorities. Check out a few ways to bring your personal health back to the forefront of your life.
Look through the helpful crisis and hotline numbers available to Pennsylvanians in times of need.
The “Adult Virtual Drop-In” is an online topic-driven, social gathering offered by the Pennsylvania Mental Health Consumers' Association, PMHCA.
Volunteering and serving doesn’t have to be challenging when you use your talents to support others. Identify your talents, ask for support and find an organization where you can use your strengths to give back.
If you want to get involved this International Pay It Forward Day, check out these quarantine-friendly ways to pay it forward.
CHAPS continues to make a "World of Difference" with their daily lunch program by providing bagged lunches to the most vulnerable members of the community.
The Social Security Administration announced today that Supplemental Security Income (SSI) recipients will receive automatic Economic Impact Payments directly from the Treasury Department.
These books inspire the altruistic lifestyle and show anyone can make an impact on the world. Let’s explore each of them more in depth.
Resources available for COVID-19 assistance by NAMI Keystone PA.
Poetry is a cultural art form that combines both the beauty of literature and an artistic sense of musicality. Here are a few ways to get involved this National Poetry Month.
A new program by Sheetz offering a free daily lunch to children! Find your nearest participating Sheetz location.
Crawford County's newest non-emergency Warmline for the COVID-19 crisis is now working! Click to learn more about P4C's Hope Line.
Meditation is powerful. If you’re still unsure whether or not the practice is worth trying, check out these top benefits of meditation and consider how they can help improve your life.
When bad things happen, how do we act individually, and how can we come together as a society? How can we be kind in times of darkness?
Due to the governor's orders as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, CHAPS buildings will be closing. However, we are still here to help. Click to learn more.
In the interest of public health and the well-being of our community, [we] are calling on the City of Meadville to institute a moratorium on all evictions for the duration of the epidemic. Help us by signing our petiton!
Whether it’s a few hours or a long commitment, volunteering not only supports those around you but positively influences you as well.
It’s important to note that we are not helpless in light of current news events. We can always choose our response. If you are struggling, here are some things you can do to take care of your mental health in the face of uncertainty.
As the number of cases of COVID-19 increase, so does the associated anxiety.
Living a full and altruistic life is about more than just doing your best. It’s about sharing your best with others around you and connecting with them through our inherent need to tell stories.