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Day 4: Help A Furry Friend

Day 4 of the 25 Days of Giving is complete. Today was Help A Furry Friend and we made a food donation to the Fort Wayne Pet Food Pantry. It is an organization that provides food to pet owners in an effort to keep pets at home where they belong. Pets are valuable members of… Continue reading Day 4: Help A Furry Friend

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Volunteering With One Of Our Favorites

We love the Fort Wayne Pet Food Pantry. It is one of the organizations that we serve with every year.  We love their mission. We love the cause. We love pets. We love the people. For the second year in a row, we volunteered at the annual Summer Pup-nic and Ice Cream Social. The Fort Wayne… Continue reading Volunteering With One Of Our Favorites

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Day 18: Help A Furry Friend

The Brown family loves animals.  Pets have blessed our lives for many years.  Cats and dogs have long been a part of our family.  Currently, we have 2 rescued greyhounds and 1 Chia-rat.  We refer to them as our dogpound. The unconditional love they show during our daily puppy party makes even the toughest days… Continue reading Day 18: Help A Furry Friend

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Day 7: Treat A Stranger

By now you have heard my powerful story about the life-changing cups of coffee. It is a story I tell often because it was an amazing moment in my life that I like to share.  It shows the impact a simple gesture can have on the life of another person.  Today, our task for Day… Continue reading Day 7: Treat A Stranger

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25 Days of Giving: 2013

It is hard to believe that it is the eleventh day of November.  The holiday season, our favorite time of the year, is vastly approaching.  Thanksgiving is just a few weeks away and we give thanks daily for the blessings in our lives.  We truly have a lot for which to be thankful.  Thanksgiving also… Continue reading 25 Days of Giving: 2013

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A Summer Pup-nic

Ahhhhh, Summer!  Great food, sunny days, ice cream, picnics with family, and playing with your dogs in the park.  We love summer and this week's volunteer activity brought everything that we enjoy together at one time in one place. That place was Shoaff Park and the event was The Summer Pup-nic and Ice Cream Social… Continue reading A Summer Pup-nic

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Adopt, Do Not Shop

If you watch any TV at all, you are probably familiar with the ASPCA commercials.  You know them.  They are gut-wrenching commercials that feature the sad faces, the hopeless eyes, and the malnourished bodies of shelters animals.  In the background, singer Sarah Mclachlan sings a tune that bellows in the bottom of your soul. If… Continue reading Adopt, Do Not Shop

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Opening Our Eyes to Need and Filling it

I have said many times that the most challenging aspect of our project is scheduling a volunteer experience for each week.  Sometimes we are faced with the challenge of a scheduled activity falling through or being cancelled due to circumstances out of our control.  That is what we dealt with this week.  We were scheduled… Continue reading Opening Our Eyes to Need and Filling it

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Frustrated Volunteer Finds Pet Project

When I moved to Fort Wayne in 2008, I knew I wanted to be involved with some type of community-minded group, but I had no idea where to start. Naturally, I looked to the internet. I found a few organizations that seemed to fit my interests and abilities, but every attempt at becoming involved was… Continue reading Frustrated Volunteer Finds Pet Project

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Celebrating a Forever Home

It is a September Saturday. The sun peaks through the clouds.  The sounds of music fill the air.  The grill is fired up and hot dogs cook in the concession stand.  A crowd gathers to see the event participates.  Some are big and strong.  Others are athletic, nimble, and fast.  The sound of the cowbell… Continue reading Celebrating a Forever Home