The Caring Issue - Answers

Change the World

QUOTES: 1. Nelson Mandela   2. Bono  3. Robin Williams  4. Ray Bradbury
5. Napoleon Bonaparte  6. Mahatma Gandhi

If I could reach the stars, I'd pull one down for you
Shine it on my heart, so you could see the truth
That this love I have inside, is everything it seems
But for now I find, it's only in my dreams

That I can change the world
I would be the sunlight in your universe
You would think my love was really something good
Baby, if I could, change the world

If I could be king, even for a day
I'd take you as my queen, I'd have it no other way
And our love will rule, in this kingdom we have made
Till then I'd be a fool, wishing for the day

The song’s message may be romantic, however the song has been used for volunteering conventions and to inspire people to do good.

Volunteering: Giving of Your Time, Talents, and Treasures


-A nonprofit organization is run as a normal company, with the exception that it does not make money. This includes setting aside money for salaries.

-A charity is mostly involved in social causes such as providing relief in disasters and fighting epidemics and other serious ailments. A charity's money is dedicated for a specific purpose. It does not make money in terms of profits, but it relies heavily on unpaid volunteers rather than professional staffs. All charities are nonprofits, but not all nonprofits are charities.

A)Comprehension Questions:

1.Through a regular economic contribution, talents or specific skills, and time.
2.Interesting and challenging professional and personal development opportunities. Also, Volunteer work can sharpen your professional skills and be extremely rewarding.
3. Identifying issues that really inspire you, finding an issue that you are passionate about and truly interested in learning more about, using internet for gathering information on various organizations.
4. Some work globally, some locally, and some everywhere in between. Non-profit organizations are both large and small and usually measured by their expense budget.

B)Vocabulary: Find the terms for the following definitions.

1.donor  2.challenging  3.issue 4. assignments 5. pursuing 6.extremely  7.rewarding  8.sharpen

Make-A-Wish Foundation

1.Kendall is 8 years old.   2. leukemia    3.After watching the movie “Soul Surfer” and being inspired by Bethany’s story.   4.How she overcame adversity with courage and strength.  5.She received a letter/an envelope at home giving her the news.  6.She screamed with joy.   7.She trained for her surfing practice.
8.Hawaii   9.She had surfing lessons, spent time with Bethany, took part in a parade and visited the islands.  10.She became stronger, more determined and inspired.

Volunteer Action  - United Nations Program

2)We need to balance social, economic & environmental objectives.
4)Helping – planning
5)Neighbor school
6)the planet  and our well-being will continue to deteriorate.
7)There will be 9 billion people without resources and dirty water.
8)the environment – waste – turn off
10)They count
12)Strengthen their communities

Protect the environment
Alleviate hunger and poverty
Improve education and social inclusion
Promote peace and justice
Provide dissaster relief, clean water and renewable resources, healthcare and energy

Many Hands

1.hands down   2.out of hand   3.second hand   4.had a hand in
5.hand in glove  6.fell into the hands of   7.threw his hand up.
8.goes hand in hand   9 & 10.on hand (available) at hand (near) hand   12.lay our hands on   13.eating out of her hand.
14.offhand   15.Many hands make light work  16.wait on him hand and foot
17.a bird in the hand is worth two in the bush a show of hands
19.wash my hands of hands are tied. the back of my hand
22.give/lend a hand  23.gave the musicians and singers a big hand
24.hand it to her

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