Happy Monday everyone. Hopefully you had a restful weekend, and to get your week started off right, here is our weekly round up of stories – some touching and sad, others hopeful, all inspiring – from the world of service on the web.

  • Hollywood star and Jew by choice, Elizabeth Taylor (who passed away last week) was also a devoted humanitarian, supporter of the LGBT community, and an AIDS activist writes the Huffington Post. May her memory be a blessing.
  • Geraldine A. Ferraro sadly also passed away this past week. The New York Times published a touching obituary for Ferraro, who, “ended the men’s club of national politics” by being the first woman to be nominated for Vice President.
  • GOOD reports on the goings on of The Do Good Bus – a mobile volunteer unit (literally a bus) that takes volunteers and deposits them on secret volunteer missions around the community. Education and action all rolled (pun intended) together.
  • The Huffington Post’s Tom Sheridan contributed a stirring op-ed on the importance of non-profits standing up for themselves as their federal support grows increasingly threatened.
  • Calling all spring breakers: Climate Progress published a thoughtful how-to piece with ideas about green travel and vacationing without stressing the planet.