People helping people...
Barnes & Noble.com
a 224 page book by Steve Zikman
Foreword by Harry Belafonte, UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador
Afterword by Bob Goodwin, Points of Light Foundation
Includes a chapter by Bertamae titled "They Gave at the Office"
True stories about people making a difference in the lives of others, plus tips to do the same.
Real-life stories--some poignant, some truly courageous--
About saving lives, mentoring troubled teens, helping a coworker at the office, and more.
"Doing Good for Goodness Sake" is filled with compelling true stories -- about saving lives, mentoring teens, preserving the environment, and more -- putting the world of good within everyone's reach. Importantly, the book includes practical advice and information relevant to each piece: How to reach out to others during the holidays and in times of need; what to do in a car, medical or fire emergency; where to volunteer with your family; how to be an active member of your community; and a wide range of ways to turn the thought of doing good into action.
Chapters include Everyday Good, First Response, Through the Eyes of a Child, Teen Talk, For the Holidays and Missions of the Heart. The Book features a Forward by UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Harry Belafonte and an after word by the Points of Lights Foundation, the largest volunteer network in the United States.
Excerpt from book:
"They Gave at the Office"
by Bertamae Anger Ives
Two months after returning to work, Cydel was busy at her desk when the chief deputy, Tom Peterson, called her into the deputy room, where he waited with Sheriff Wade Harriman and Deputy Kevin Frank. He nonchalantly handed her some paperwork. Scanning the internal office memo, Cydel first thought he was claiming compensation time for a vacation. But she burst into tears as she read the note.