Change Agent Five reasons to serve others

When you serve, you discover that often the most important things you have to offer are not things at all, says the founder of Servicespace.org

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At the height of the dot-com boom in 1999, a few tech-savvy friends and I walked into a homeless shelter to give without any strings attached. Our motivation?  We just wanted to serve, and quickly discovered that such a practice of selfless giving is something that we all have access to, no matter who we are or what we do.