Charity begins at home
April 22, 2012, 6:47 PM
Filed under: Deal of the Week, helpful household hints, Volunteer opportunities

Hey everyone!  I hope all is well and you enjoyed the beautiful weather on friday and saturday and are safely curled up at home this evening with some hot beverage.  We enjoyed ourselves immensely.  We had the opportunity to see one of our favorite bands Big Shot when they were featured at a fundraiser locally.  We had a great time and I ‘d like to give a shout out to the people of Beth Or for being so welcoming to us and showing us how to party down!  Thanks for sharing and good luck to Rabbi Axel!

On another note, Saturday we went shoe shopping for my husband and had a reward card for $10 off and sure enough we found a pair he liked on sale and with our reward card saved $20!  But the biggest piece of information I picked up was about a program they participate in called Shoe Box Project.  This program provides support for the men and women of the armed services; Marines, Navy, Coast Guard, Army, Airforce.  When you bring in your used shoes (any brand, from any store or manufacture, as long as there are no holes or worn thru bottoms), they can be dirty and old as long as the condition is good.  The store collects your shoes and sends them out to the USO who cleans and repairs and then sells the shoes.  The proceeds go to the purchase of clean socks and shoes for our service personnel!  I love supporting companies who support our armed forces plus I actually get something back as well.  The store, Famous Footwear; will give me $10 off my next purchase of $50 or more.  Even better!  This will probably be most helpful to those of you with families who go through shoes quickly.  I thought this was great regardless.  Hopefully it is helpful to you.  Have a great week all!


Volunteering: Good for the soul and for your community
February 21, 2012, 10:45 AM
Filed under: Volunteer opportunities

Here are a few more ideas for serving your community:

Bethanna– provides highest quality system of care for children and families in order to ensure safety, restore emotional wellness, and build family stability.

Crossroads Pregnancy Care– staff and volunteers are dedicated to providing compassionate care to women, their partners, and family members who are experiencing the crisis of an unexpected pregnancy or hurting from a past abortion. Also try Morning, and Pregnancy Resource Clinic at

Joni and Friends– Dedicated to extending the love to the people who are affected by disabilities.

Keystone Opportunity Center– helping community members in need by offering a comprehensive array of social services that educate, encourage and empower them to become self-sufficient.

Living Branches– their communities are vibrant places where older adults lead lives of purpose and joy.  Their many volunteers  are integral in connecting communities and providing support to residents and their families.

Liberty Ministries– serving offenders in prison and ex-offenders in the community by showing God’s love, providing practical assistance and supporting Biblical standards of justice.