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Day 16: Day of Change

Chips make chunks. Inches make feet. Pennies make dollars. In the end, the small, and seemingly insignificant, adds up to equal something much larger. The coins that sit in the ashtray of your car isn't just change. They are tools of change. Yeah, I went their. Your CHANGE can create CHANGE. Many nonprofit organizations impact… Continue reading Day 16: Day of Change

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What Did You Say? What Did I Say?

What do an alarm clock, running water, dogs, and children have in common? The answer is simple. They all create sounds that I hear every day of my life.  The horrific sound of my phone's alarm clock wakes me up every morning. As I brush my teeth, take a shower, or wash the dishes, the noise… Continue reading What Did You Say? What Did I Say?

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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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Dear Little Brother

Dear Little Brother, I am not sure exactly where to start.  There are so many things that I want to say.  As you prepare to move and we say our goodbyes, I first want you to know that it is not goodbye.  Although you will be hundreds of miles away, you need to know that… Continue reading Dear Little Brother

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Do Not Go Barefoot: A Note To The Disgruntled Volunteer

This is a note to the disgruntled volunteer.  You know who you are.  You have made attempts to get involved with a local organization, but you have been unsuccessful because the organization has failed to respond.  Emails have been sent, applications completed, and phone calls made, but no reply.  Complete silence.  Maybe you have spent… Continue reading Do Not Go Barefoot: A Note To The Disgruntled Volunteer

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A Little Free Library

Thirteen new libraries have popped up around our city over the last six months.  These libraries are making books available in the neighborhoods where children live and go to school.  Areas of our city that need books to help improve the literacy rates of children in need.   These libraries are not large brick buildings… Continue reading A Little Free Library

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A Rainbow Loom of Good

Rainbow Loom bracelets are all the craze. Children of all ages are sporting colorful bracelets, necklaces, and rings made of small rubber bands.  These unique pieces of jewelry can be found in our house. MaKenna bought a loom months ago and she started making bracelets of her own.  I am actually wearing an orange, red,… Continue reading A Rainbow Loom of Good

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Alzheimer’s Sucks!

Alzheimer’s sucks!  There is really no other way to say it.  Well, I could easily say it a different way by adding a lot of graphic, inappropriate expletives.  However, I won’t.  I will just say that it sucks. It is a disease that affects millions of people.  Actually, there are more than 5 million people in… Continue reading Alzheimer’s Sucks!

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A True Place of History

Our commitment to volunteerism has introduced us to so many things.  Our eyes have been opened to the need that exists in our city.  Our hearts have been touched by the great organizations and the people who serve our neighbors with strong dedication and commitment.  Week after week we encounter the new.  New people, new… Continue reading A True Place of History

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Bike Valets for a Great Organization

If you live in or around Fort Wayne you are familiar with the trails. You have enjoyed a nice walk along the Towpath Trail in the hopes of catching a glimpse of an eagle or other wildlife around the Eagle Marsh.  You have jogged a few miles around southwest Allen County on the Aboite Trails.… Continue reading Bike Valets for a Great Organization