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Are you inspired by a volunteer who’s transforming your community? Do you dedicate your time to an organization that rocks your world? Are you planning a service event that could use helping hands? Or maybe you just have a favorite quote that makes your day? If you answered “yes” to any of the above, we want to hear about it!

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Get Inspired by Others

Community Comes Together to Build a Playground for All Ages

Judith Haskins, 70, couldn’t wait for Monday. As a teacher at the Cora Kelly School for Math, Science and Technology in Alexandria, Va., she knew her first-grade students would burst into her classroom with excitement. That’s because over the weekend, the nearby Hume Springs Park was transformed from a worn out playground into a vibrant, multigenerational open area, complete with benches, shade, an inviting playground and adult exercise equipment. Read More.