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All Blog Posts Tagged 'volunteer' (10)

The Gift of Kindness in the Face of Fear

Earlier in the week, I planned to write about volunteering as a way to bond with loved ones during the holidays. Some people close to me grappled with what to give me for Christmas since I don’t want stuff.  When I told them I just wanted to do good in the community together, I saw their…

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Added by Meghan Throckmorton on November 10, 2016 at 3:00pm — No Comments

"Don't Be Hungry" Box

Our "Don't Be Hungry" box is a wonderful way for children to take part in sharing with others with those who are hungry and homeless.

"... and a little child shall lead the way."

One day, the kids and I were running errands when we came to a stop light where a hungry and homeless man was standing and asking for change. Normally, I'd grab some coins to give, but didn't have anything in our usual spot. I started fumbling around to find more change when he decided to move on down the line of cars. Before I could catch…

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Added by Jazelle on November 18, 2015 at 8:30am — No Comments

Ways to Celebrate Earth Day with Your Family

Back in 1952, Ohio’s Cuyahoga River caught fire and caused $1.5 million in damage to Cleveland. The city’s industrial revolution had taken its toll with the oil and debris clogging the river and igniting on a regular basis. When the river went up in flames yet again in 1968, the situation gained national attention. The Cuyahoga became a poster child for early environmentalists.…

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Added by Tracee Ali on April 15, 2015 at 3:12pm — No Comments

Volunteer-Give Back!

Today my family and I are volunteering at our “All Church Work Day”.  Our church hosts events like this throughout the year to provide an opportunity for us as members to get involved.  There can be a multitude of different tasks involved: painting and building maintenance work, cleaning and dusting, cleaning of children's classrooms, organizing and preparing for upcoming events and so much more.…

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Added by Jessica Briggs on September 27, 2014 at 7:35pm — 1 Comment

Millennials and the Holiday Spirit

 

Although it may be the holiday season, as far as presents go that doesn't mean a whole lot to Millennials. Like so many other issues, they have their own ideas about gift giving. Apparently what they want is cash, mostly to pay down college costs and other debt.

So much for the negative stereotype that those born between 1980 and 2000 are lazy and have a sense of entitlement. Millennials are laboring under a collective $1 trillion in debt from student loans and still…

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Added by Sandwiched Boomers on December 22, 2013 at 6:39pm — No Comments

Volunteer Hours - Teens Turning Green

Every parent to a high school student knows that a certain amount of volunteer hours is a requirement for graduation.

Here’s a great – and fun -way to get in some of those hours: Teens Turning Green has an initiative in October called the…

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Added by Audreyvp on October 4, 2011 at 7:46pm — No Comments

Family-to-Family/Pam Koner's story!

The Beginnings...again

Wanted to share an older post that describes Family-to-Family, what we do, and how we do it.  Feel free to share with your friends and…
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Added by pam koner on June 11, 2011 at 11:13am — No Comments

College 101 - Summer Activities for the High School Students

By Kristin Thomas, College Consultant & Guest Contributor

Your teenager might still envision summer as the time completely disengage, but the reality is that more and more college bound students do actually plan ahead and think about what they do with their summers.  What would be the best use of their time? What activity meets their goals and would…

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Added by Audreyvp on April 29, 2011 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Getting to College - Your Teenager and Time Well Spent



By Kristin Thomas, College Consultant & Guest Contributor

It is no surprise that colleges want to know what your student did with their time while in high school.  No, I won’t be discussing the pros & cons of the…

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Added by Audreyvp on February 19, 2011 at 6:42pm — No Comments

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