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2015: The Journey Continues

We are already eleven days into the new year. Can you believe it? Time sure does move fast and life will pass us by if we do not stop and enjoy it. 2014 was a good, but challenging, year for our family and this project. We experienced negative and positive, joy and happiness, pain and heartache,… Continue reading 2015: The Journey Continues

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Are You Up For A Challenge?

Are you up for a challenge? We are committed to sharing information about how people can make a difference in their communities. We try to spotlight organizations and their work, easy ways to impact the lives of others through kindness, and share thought-provoking ideas that challenge others to take action.  This project is not about… Continue reading Are You Up For A Challenge?

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Bikes, Bees, and An Amazing Cause

In May of this year, we were introduced to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society of Indiana.  We were actually introduced by a tweet.  A tweet requesting volunteer help for the upcoming fundraising walk in the eleventh hour.  We jumped at the opportunity to serve and help where help was needed.  In the process, we met an… Continue reading Bikes, Bees, and An Amazing Cause

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The Gift Of Sight

It is estimated that more than 153 million people around the world have uncorrected vision impairments. Most of these impairments can be quickly diagnosed and easily treated with corrective lenses. Unfortunately, they never get corrected.  People lack the resources to obtain the proper eyewear to fix things like nearsightedness and astigmatism. The lack of glasses pushes millions of people… Continue reading The Gift Of Sight

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Promoting The Arts, Building Community

We get asked all of the time about our volunteer activity and organizations selection process.  Our answer is always pretty simple.  First, we keep our ears and eyes open to the need around us.  When a need is announced, recognized, or discovered we try to jump on it to help out.  We have also created a… Continue reading Promoting The Arts, Building Community

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A Tweet And A Trolley

Week 156 was upon us.  The last week of service for year 3 of this project was planned.  Saturday was going to be an awesome and busy day for our family.  In addition to volunteering with the Downtown Improvement District on the Spring Trolley tour, the girls had events happening all over the city.  The schedule… Continue reading A Tweet And A Trolley

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Stamping Out Hunger

Every May, letter carriers in cities all over the United States participate in the largest single-day food drive in the nation. The Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive involves thousands of Post Office branches, and mailmen and women, in all 50 states and Washington D.C.  Letter carriers collect non-perishable food donations left by mailboxes and in post offices and deliver them… Continue reading Stamping Out Hunger

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Hope On The Farm

It was a beautiful evening in Northeast Indiana. The sun was shining.  The sounds of a tractor could be heard in the distance.  The smell of the old barn brought back memories from my childhood.  It was great to be on a farm, especially this particular one.  It is a special place.   A place of… Continue reading Hope On The Farm

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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 Second Chance is Everyone’s Business

For more than two years, Blue Jacket has been on our target list of organization's that we wanted to learn more about and volunteer with.  It is an organization that specializes in second chances.  And who doesn't need, and deserve, a second chance at some point in life?  We all do.  We all make mistakes.… Continue reading A Second Chance is Everyone’s Business