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A Hometown Chef

They say that the third time is the charm. After life interfered with our plans to volunteer at the Mad Anthonys Children's Hope House we agree. Our two previous attempts to volunteer with the Children's Hope House were foiled by life. An ailing grandmother and her eventual death led to the postponement and rescheduling of… Continue reading A Hometown Chef

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Go Red for Women

Volunteering for a cause that touches you personally is a special occasion.  This week, we had the opportunity to experience those feelings as we volunteered with the American Heart Association.  This organization's mission to "build healthier lives free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke" is important to our family.  Heart disease runs within our family and… Continue reading Go Red for Women

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A Positive Place for Kids

In today's economic times, many parents work and struggle to make ends meet.  Many single parents take on multiple jobs in order to provide the necessities for their children.  This work load often leaves the children home alone or in need of a safe place to go.  For over 20 years, Boys and Girls Clubs… Continue reading A Positive Place for Kids

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A Suite Place for Burn Families

Each week we get the opportunity to spend time with a great organization that serves and supports our community.  We get the chance to meet great people and learn about organizations that we know nothing about.  Our week 24 experience is a great example.  We were contacted by the Jon Dize, executive director of the… Continue reading A Suite Place for Burn Families

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A Greyt Cause

Seven years ago we adopted a greyhound. We had no idea in that moment that the decision would change our lives forever. Jagged Puzzle was an ex-racer who had lived and raced in Daytona, Florida. After retirement, he was rescued by an organization in Indianapolis that rescues, cares for, and finds homes for these hounds.… Continue reading A Greyt Cause

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Furnishing Help to Rebuild Lives

Our week 17 volunteer experience gave us an opportunity to spend time with an organization whose mission is to "furnish help to rebuild lives."  It is an organization that lives and breathes this mission every day.  The Mustard Seed Furniture Bank of Fort Wayne provides furniture and household items to individuals and families who are… Continue reading Furnishing Help to Rebuild Lives

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Sharing a Ribbon of Support

Cancer is a terrible disease.  Most everyone has been affected in one way or another.  It does not discriminate by race, gender, or ethnicity.  It attacks anyone at anytime. We have experienced cancer first hand as most do.  We have family members who have battled cancer and have lost in the end.  We currently have… Continue reading Sharing a Ribbon of Support

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Happy Trails

Fort Wayne Trails is a nonprofit organization that promotes a healthy community by providing a network of trails to connect people with each other and the places they want to go.  The trails give individuals a place where they can bike, walk, or run safely throughout our community.  The organization also emphasizes the importance of… Continue reading Happy Trails

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An Unbelievable Experience

I must admit that I was very excited, and nervous, about this week's volunteer activity.  This experience truly gave me the opportunity to get outside of my comfort zone.  I wrote in a recent blog that we must all "get comfortable being uncomfortable" to truly make a difference.  I will say that on this particular experience, I did just… Continue reading An Unbelievable Experience

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All Things Considered

There are a number of not-for-profit organizations within our communities.  Each, of which, serve the needs of its constituents by providing different types of services.  This week we worked with an organization that strives to engage our community by providing content that can enrich the human experience.  That organization is Northeast Indiana Public Radio. NIPR is… Continue reading All Things Considered