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This holiday season, give the gift of time to those in need. Volunteer at NeighborhoodofGood.com.

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Daylight saving time ends today which means clocks need to be turned back an hour. Use this as a simple reminder to also replace your smoke detectors' batteries. 🕰️#HereToHelp #fallback #daylightsavings #safety

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Going out of your way to greet your new neighbors can make them feel welcome. Consider introducing yourself and bringing some cookies or flowers after they've moved in. 🏠 #HereToHelp #neighbors #welcomehome

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A safe Halloween is a happy Halloween! 🎃 Keep your home brightly lit indoors and outside, and opt for battery-operated candles in jack o'lanterns or other areas where costumed trick-or-treaters might stand. #HereToHelp #happyhalloween #safety #trickortreat

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The #orionid meteor shower peaks this weekend, so it's a great time to consider one last camping trip before winter weather hits! ☄️ After you pick the right spot for your tent, get to know your home-away-from-home neighbors over a mug of cocoa. #HereToHelp #orionids #stargazing #camping

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When kids volunteer outdoors it can be great for their health and for the community. Consider a neighborhood cleanup, walking local shelter dogs or holding a car wash to raise money for a local cause. #HereToHelp #community #giveback #volunteering

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Make sure those #NewComicWednesday finds are protected so you can relax and enjoy them with the next generation of comic book fans. 📖 #HereToHelp #comicbookday #comicbooks

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The most important job as a parent is to keep your kids safe. You can’t prevent every bump and bruise, but learning and practicing car seat safety can help protect your family. #HereToHelp
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First and foremost, get the right type of seat for your child’s age, height, weight and developmental level. Read your vehicle owner’s manual and the labels on the car seats you are considering buying.
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All car seats should be correctly buckled in the back seat. Once you install the seat, you should not be able to move it more than one inch in either direction at the belt path. You can do this by using the seat belt or the LATCH system. Always use the top tether for forward-facing seats.
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The harness straps must be snug and the chest clip should be at armpit level. Remove any heavy coats or blankets from under the straps and make sure the straps are not twisted.
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Properly installed and correctly used car seats can decrease the risk of a fatal injury by 71% for infants, 54% for toddlers and 45% for children ages four to eight. For more information and tips on how to protect your family, check out @safekidsworldwide. #CPSWeek #parenting

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Kids (and their furry friends) benefit when they learn the value of kindness, keeping a positive attitude, and responsibility. 🐶 #HereToHelp
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Kindness is Powerful is a joint effort to educate children on dog safety. State Farm teamed up with celebrity dog trainer @victoriastilwell, kindness ambassador Megan Blake with Super Smiley, and Leah Brewer with 2013 Hero Dog of the Year, @ellethepitbull.
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Kindness is Powerful focuses on teaching the value of kindness, positivity, and how to be responsible around dogs. The campaign also focuses on children and providing messaging around the need for education on dog bite prevention. Dogs trained through the State Farm Arson Dog Program participate by conducting demonstrations and sharing information about working dogs. #responsiblepetownership #kindness #dogsofinstagram #dogsandkids

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Begin your baby proofing plan early by getting down on all fours to see the world from your future crawler's point of view. 👶 It'll be here before you know it! #HereToHelp #bumpday

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“These kids are waiting for someone to come and be their role model. It is a time commitment, but very worthwhile.” #HereToHelp
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Missy Thomas, a business analyst at State Farm, has been volunteering with Big Brothers Big Sisters for four years. She saw a need in her community and was inspired to act. “These kids come from broken homes and you see how they are living and want to show them there is more to life,” Missy says. “It’s the least I can do.”
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Missy’s Little Sister, Cali, was five years old when they were matched. She’s eight now and Missy continues to be a stable presence in her life, helping her open up, communicate and gain confidence. “I hope she knows someone believes in her and cares a lot about her well-being.”
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The time Missy and Cali spend together is fun and rewarding for both of them. “We are growing together,” Missy says. “I can’t wait to see the person she becomes and the life she builds for herself.” #giveback #community

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Today we celebrate workers who have helped contribute to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our communities. 👏 #laborday

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Thanks to everyone who voted in #SFNeighborhoodAssist! Voting is now closed and winners will be announced on 9/28.

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@gavindegraw wanted to #giveback. So he started with his passion for #music. Don't miss his exclusive #NeighborhoodSessions at st8.fm/DeGraw. #gavindegraw

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If you haven't used, looked at, or at least thought about something in a couple of years, separate it into the "purge" pile and then hold a summer garage sale or donate items to charity. #HereToHelp #declutter #simplify

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Eating s'mores and sharing stories around the campfire is a fun summer family treat! Be sure to light fires in metal burn rings or stone-lined pits away from the house to help keep everyone safe. #HereToHelp #NationalSmoresDay #familyfun #nomnom

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This #BookLoversDay, share your favorite story with someone learning how to read. Get involved at NeighborhoodofGood.com.

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Introducing your puppy to new situations at a young age leads to a more relaxed adult dog. 🐶 #HereToHelp #nationalmuttday #muttsofinstagram #muttadventures

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The "Veggie Oasis" program gives access to locally grown produce for residents on Bloomington's west side—a food desert in central Illinois. 🍅🌽🥒 Find ways to volunteer at NeighborhoodofGood.com. #HereToHelp #farmtotable #giveback

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Consider spending this National Camera Day teaching photography to beginners. 📷 Find ways to volunteer at NeighborhoodofGood.com.  #photography

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​June is Adopt a Cat Month! If you're not able to adopt, shelters can always use extra help. Get involved at NeighborhoodofGood.com  #HereToHelp #adoptacat

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An emergency kit can help your family ride out a storm if you're without power or have to leave your home. 🌩️#HereToHelp #weather #summer #storm

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Whether it's learning how to drive, walking us down the aisle, or simply making us laugh, we're thankful for all the times dads are here to help. 👦👨👧 #fathersday #kids #laughter

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Daisy the arson dog recently caught a flight to Michigan to play a special role in Maddy and Al's wedding: ring bearer. 🐾 #HereToHelp
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Maddy Erba first met Daisy when she volunteered to train dogs to help people with special needs. She shared the training responsibility with her then-boyfriend, Al Heritier. As Daisy grew, her path to becoming a disability assistance dog took a new turn. Her energy and innate sense of curiosity well suited her to become a crime-fighting arson dog instead.
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Daisy and Maddy parted ways in 2012, but their relationship didn’t end there. Maddy and Al kept in touch and visited Daisy and her partner, Detective John Peters, in New York.
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When they decided to get married, Maddy and Al knew they wanted Daisy to be part of their big day. “Daisy was there at the start of our relationship. Having her in our wedding signified the next chapter. It shows how far Al and I have come and the bright future that lies ahead…not just for us, but for Daisy too.” #GoodNeighbors #weddingday #k9 #policedogs

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You need a break. And we need your help. Check out the State Farm #HereToHelp lounge at @bonnaroo. Getting involved has never been this easy. #Bonnaroo #FestivalLife

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Celebrate #WorldEnvironmentDay by spending time with your community and Mother Nature. Take action at NeighborhoodofGood.com. #HereToHelp

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Horses and hands-on volunteers can help improve the quality of life for children, veterans and others with disabilities. #HereToHelp
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At Harmony Farms, riding and interaction with horses helps people focus on ability - not disability. The Cocoa, Florida, farm relies on volunteers to fulfill their mission of providing alternative therapy programs.
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That's where State Farm Agent Dan Odom and his Melbourne, Florida team come in. He led them all to become involved in the community in some way. Team member JanCarlos Hernandez chose to volunteer at the farm.
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“I have a cousin with Down’s Syndrome,” says JanCarlos. “Seeing similar kids being helped by riding and interacting with the horses is an amazing experience for us all.”
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"We are living the Harmony Farms motto," Dan says. “Together, we can do great things." #volunteer #florida #horses

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​There are plenty of ways to use your talents for good. Find a cause that puts your skills to use at NeighborhoodofGood.com. #HereToHelp #volunteer #makeadifference

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Donating blood, plasma or platelets with @americanredcross is a simple way to help others in your community. ❤️ #HereToHelp #americanredcrossfoundersday

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A chance opportunity in 2001 opened the door for Bob, a team manager at State Farm, to enact positive change in his community. #HereToHelp
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Award-winning volunteer Bob Blume encourages everyone to get involved. “If you know how to smile and shake a hand, you can be a volunteer. It feels good to help others."He started by helping kids prepare for job interviews, explore career opportunities, and learn the basics of insurance.
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In 2009, Bob saw another opportunity and became a high school mentor. One hour a week, he meets with students facing unimaginable challenges. “The students can come from some pretty tough home environments — different from my youth,” he adds. “I wondered if I’d be able to help or relate to them.”
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It turns out relating to the kids was easy. Bob finds they want what we all do – a chance to see their hopes and dreams come true. #volunteer #giveback #denver

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