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NeighborWorks organizations and individuals embrace legacy of giving back
"What are you doing for others?" Martin Luther King Jr. called this "life's most persistent and urgent question."

According to data from the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), the spirit of giving back remains an important activity for millions of Americans. In 2015, according to CNCS, 1 in 4 adults (24.9 percent) volunteered through an organization, and from 2000 to 2014 spent roughly 113 billion hours volunteering.
This year, as we celebrate King's life, legacy and the national day of service (Jan. 15) named in his honor, NeighborWorks Works highlights individuals in our communities who have made "doing for others" their life's work.
NCALL board member honored for a lifetime of community service
Jeanine Kleimo, who has served on the board for NeighborWorks network member NCALL in Dover, Delaware, for more than 30 years, recently was honored with a lifetime achievement award from the Association of Fundraising Professionals.

Kleimo, a lifelong advocate for affordable housing and the homeless, founded Dover Interfaith Mission for Housing in 2008.
AmeriCorps VISTA member tackles hunger for NeighborWorks Alaska
Over the course of his yearlong project in Anchorage, Alaska, AmeriCorps VISTA member Armani Thomas shared his passion for reducing food insecurity in disadvantaged communities.

Working with a network of local organizations and other VISTAs, Thomas developed programs designed to give residents the skills to feed themselves, share lessons learned, build a foundation for a local food system and improve local families' access to a nutritious food supply.
NeighborWorks Boise program highlights community volunteerism and home improvement
For the past 35 years, NeighborWorks Boise's "Paint the Town" event has brought together veterans, immigrants, and young and old in the Boise Valley to revitalize the homes of the community's low-income seniors and disabled homeowners.

In 2017, 41 teams of volunteers painted and repaired the homes of 39 deserving recipients.
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