Posts tagged "Charity"

How to help Houston after Hurricane Harvey

How to help Houston after Hurricane Harvey
Hurricane Harvey swept through Houston earlier this week and although the rain has stopped many have lost their home, belongings and pets. Much help is still needed and I’m making it easy for you to contribute by clicking the links below. Money is the best way to assist the many people that need the aid. Financial donations... Read more »

Babies in Syria don't deserve this

Babies in Syria don't deserve this
Remember the joy when you or a family member welcomed a newborn baby?  We had a room stocked with diapers, clothes and any other needed supplies we could run out and easily pick up. This has been another devastating week for Syrians.  We have a chance to make a difference in the lives of Syrian moms... Read more »

Mickey's Camp: Self Care and Helping Others

Mickey's Camp: Self Care and Helping Others
Self care and helping others are current important intentions of mine. Despite the moving boxes, I left them, the kids and the chaos for two unique days with my mother-in-law at Mickey’s Camp where I had the opportunity to focus on both intentions. Mickey’s Camp is a one-of-a-kind adult camp, giving busy adults the opportunity to... Read more »
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ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Best Celebrity Videos

The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge has received donations over $22.9 million dollars to the ALS Association as of August 19, 2014. In case you have been on an electronic cleanse, the challenge involves people getting doused with buckets of ice water on video, posting that video to social media, then nominating others to do the... Read more »

Giving Truly Can Be Better Than Getting

Giving Truly Can Be Better Than Getting
As my son learned from somewhere (TV I’m afraid), “The holidays are not about getting, but giving.”  I’m glad he brought this up as it was a perfect segway into explaining that one night of Hanukkah instead of getting, we will be giving; this year to Open Books. Surprisingly it was easier for the kids to give... Read more »

Donate Used Books and Support Literacy

Donate Used Books and Support Literacy
This time of year gives me anxiety.  It is the over indulging, dark afternoons and intense socializing.   One tradition that makes December brighter is giving back and helpings others.  In 2010 I wrote about Bundle of Joy, a charity that gives diapers to babies that don’t have clean diapers.  If you have diapers that don’t fit,... Read more »
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Monday Mantra: Do Unto Others As You Want Others to Do Unto You

Monday Mantra: Do Unto Others As You Want Others to Do Unto You
Yesterday morning my family and many other volunteers of all ages delivered five thousand Rosh Hashanah baskets to those in need.  We visited homes of grateful recipients thrilled to receive boxes containing challah, eggs, chicken, wine, apples, honey, candles and more.  They eagerly shared photos of their grandchildren, chatted and offered us candy. Maot Chitim of Greater Chicago did a fabulous job... Read more »

Blogger Day of Silence for Japan

My small everyday problems seem so trivial when I begin to read of the devastation currently happening in Japan.  My sister lived in Japan for a year and I heard stories of amazing people she formed real relationships with, who are affected by this tragedy.    It is hard to find the right words.   Two generous, thoughtful bloggers have created a... Read more »

Living and Giving with an Open Heart

Living and Giving with an Open Heart
The life lessons learned in yoga are endless.  One basic concept that seems very relevant this holiday season is to live with an open heart. On the surface this seems easy.  To be nice to everyone, helping others to feel happy and encouraging peace between all living things should happen naturally.  Allowing others inside my heart... Read more »
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