Giving Circles: Multiplying the Power and Impact of One by Many

Giving Circles:  Multiplying the Power and Impact of One by Many
A growing number of contemporary women are looking to meet like-minded people by participating in meaningful philanthropic efforts. The usual fundraising activities, such as organizing galas, are a lot of work and not particularly fulfilling for many. So, what’s the alternative if you are one of these women? The answer might be to consider starting or joining a giving circle.   WHAT IS A GIVING CIRCLE A giving circle is a charitable collective ...

65 Ways To Make A Difference

65 Ways To Make A Difference
  Sharing Seniors love your artwork! Brighten walls - and smiles - at the local senior center. Got a favorite game? Teach it to younger kids. Win brownie points! Organize canned goods at home and take extras to a food pantry. Got talent? Share it! Your old backpack needs a new friend...donate it! Gather up outgrown, gently worn shoes and clothes for your local Salvation Army, Goodwill, church or synagogue. Party leftovers? Local soup kitchen g

5 Ways Recycling Helps Our Planet

5 Ways Recycling Helps Our Planet
Recycling is very popular with a lot of people. We are more aware than ever about how recycling can help us improve our lives and save our natural resources. Every day, tons and tons of garbage is thrown away. Sometimes tossing an item is just easier than taking the extra step needed to recylcle. Wouldn't it be a wonderful thing if we all made an effort to reuse and recycle our materials? You may feel your small effort does not make a difference -...

If You Happen To See A Scarf Tied Up Around Your Town This Holiday – Here’s What It Means

If You Happen To See A Scarf Tied Up Around Your Town This Holiday – Here’s What It Means
There's a new trend happening around the country and it catching on like wildfire! No, people aren't trying to make trees and lightpoles more fashionable.... It's something much more heartwarming than that! Thousands of people from all across the nation are taking their old scarves, or making their own handmade and versions, tying them around the base of trees in parks, along city roads and in neighborhoods. These scarves are generously left for hom...

Why Recycling Matters

Why Recycling Matters
  Recycling is a daily activity for more than 100 million Americans and a great way to protect our environment and stimulate our economy. Recycling and Resusing saves resources, prevents pollution, supports public health, and creates jobs. Be Nice to Your World - Do it for your children!   Did you know… Nearly 90% of what we throw away could potentially be recovered through reuse,recycling or composting. More Americans recycle than vot

MOMS HELPING MOMS UPDATE: Baton Rouge Flood Victims Still Need Your Help

MOMS HELPING MOMS UPDATE: Baton Rouge Flood Victims Still Need Your Help
  The water is almost gone, but the Baton Rouge flood victims still need help. The catastropic floods in August left 14 people dead and thousands of homes damaged and destroyed. Two months, $30 million and 1.6 million cubic yards of trash later, debris cleanup from the August flood in the Baton Rouge area is beginning to wind down, but flood victims still need help. Officials estimate the August flood caused more than $8 billion in damage. Congr...

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month
  Breast Cancer is the second most common kind of cancer in women. 1 in 8 women born today in the United States will get breast cancer at some point.   How can National Breast Cancer Awareness Month make a difference? Many women can survive breast cancer if it’s found and treated early. A mammogram – the screening test for breast cancer – can help find breast cancer early when it’s easier to treat. National Breast Cancer Awareness Mo

MOMS HELPING MOMS UPDATE: MORE HELP NEEDED IN LOUISIANA

MOMS HELPING MOMS UPDATE: MORE HELP NEEDED IN LOUISIANA
MOMS HELPING MOMS: Lousiana flood victims 6,900,000,000,000 gallons of rain in one week. The devastation in Louisiana is now the worst natural disaster to strike the U.S. since Hurricane Sandy. With more rain forecast, the destruction could continue. It is estimated the clean up will cost $30 million or more. At least 40,000 homes were damaged. Many lost everything, and some of those affected did not have flood insurance as their homes were not lo