Tag Archive: charity

Pikachu Box Top Collection Box for the Classroom

This year I was suckered into graciously volunteered to be Room Parent for my son’s 3rd grade class. While it will take up a considerable amount of my free time at some points of the year it should also make great blog fodder. Like today and this fun and easy Pikachu Box Top Collection Box. …

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Sometimes I forget what is really important.

Earlier today I logged on to Facebook to post something about the world not operating on my time table: J was up about 4:30 am for the 4th morning in a row my computer was running slow I needed an answer from tech support and it took a few hours in coming etc. etc. But …

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Toy Purge Time

It was time for “the talk” with my six year old. No not THAT one, hubby gets to have that discussion in a few years. This talk was about “giving to those less fortunate”. I explained there were some little boys whose parents couldn’t afford to buy them any toy they wanted, and this time …

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A good home for kids pants

I was trying to get through perusing my link ups this morning when the phone rang. “Hi, Mrs. H. This is the school nurse.” (my heart stopped beating). “Can you bring J a change of clothes? He had an accident.” (deep exhale!) She’s been down this road a time or twelve and said those in …

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The secret to long life?

I got some advice from two nonagenarians this week about their secrets to a long life. Technically my father in law is only 89 1/2, but I say close enough.  And, if you met him you would be shocked that he is that old, he is still in fantastic shape. He had a heart attack 35 years ago, and besides a …

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Searching for the Rainbows

After days like yesterday I need positive news, any positive news to restore my faith in humanity. Thank you to the Fayye Foundation and Waves for Water for providing that positive. A world away from Connecticut in Argisa, Ethiopia, Jack from Waves for Water was preparing to install 80 water filters that will provide fresh …

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The Giving Season

Most charities seem to amp up their pleas this time of year. It makes sense. Many people feel more like giving either for philanthropic reasons or to get that last boost for their tax deductions before the year is out.  Personally I try to spread my giving throughout the year because it is easier for me to …

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