Category Archives: Philanthropy and Volunteering

Giving Voices to the Voiceless


It was hot that Tuesday morning.  Oppressively hot.  The sun was just rising and already the day was blanketed in stifling heat.  Cruel and unrelenting heat. Teams of migrant workers – many from Mexico and in Illinois for just a … Continue reading

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Do Celebrities Inspire Volunteerism?


How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world. – Anne Frank We are a celebrity-obsessed culture.   We devour the contents of People, US Weekly and Life & Style (I, personally, experience … Continue reading

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Have Heart


Volunteering is the ultimate exercise in democracy.  You vote in elections once a year, but when you volunteer, you vote every day about the kind of community you want to live in. ~Author Unknown This Sunday will kick off the … Continue reading

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Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds


Picture yourself in a boat on a river With tangerine trees and marmalade skies Somebody calls you, you answer quite slowly A girl with kaleidoscope eyes Cellophane flowers of yellow and green Towering over your head Look for the girl … Continue reading

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My Favorite Charities


My day began when I received an unexpected email that immediately brought a smile to my face.   Amidst the spam and advertising emails that had arrived overnight, my inbox also included an email from Ms. M., our family’s adopted soldier … Continue reading

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