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Citizens Caring for Children

I’ve recently learned about a group called Citizens Caring for Children, which is supported by the First Presbyterian Church of Edmond in Oklahoma. From the organization’s website: Citizens Caring for Children provides clothing, shoes, duffel bags, books, school supplies, mentors and other necessities to more than 3,600 foster children each year. The children served have been removed from their homes because of abuse and/or neglect with nothing but the clothing on their backs.  Children in foster care live in your … Continue reading

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“Small enough to know you, Strong enough to serve you well”

  I absolutely love the motto of Bogota Savings Bank in New Jersey: “Small enough to know you,                Strong enough to serve you well.”   If only other institutions would follow suit. It’s a refreshing change from “too big to fail.” Imagine if our government programs took this approach! Or the companies where we work, places we study or even our local auto repair shops. Small enough to know you: because you are … Continue reading

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Collecting Backpacks and School Supplies

From our friends at the LaMorinda Sun comes this news of an upcoming backpack and school supply drive: The Moraga Youth Involement Committee is holding a backpack drive all month to collect backpacks as donations. The backpacks will be given to students fourth grade and younger whose families can’t afford to purchase a new backpack. The drive is taking place at Moraga’s Parks and Recreation office at the Hacienda de las Flores, located at 2100 Donald Drive. Donations will be … Continue reading

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California Teens Helping Younger Kids

From the LamorindaWeb: “The Moraga Youth Involvement Committee, a group of middle and high school students dedicated to giving back and serving their community, is hosting a backpack drive for children in grades kindergarten through fourth who would not be able to otherwise afford the school supplies. “New school supplies such as crayons, binders, rulers, and, of course, backpacks, as well as monetary donations, will be graciously accepted. The filled backpacks will then be distributed through a local program called … Continue reading

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Get ready for spring cleaning and Earth Day 2011! SheKnows.com features 10 Fab alternatives to throwing stuff away. Continue reading

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Community Collection Day

What an awesome way to come together: charities are working in concert to not only help the needy, but also encourage YOU to get some spring cleaning done! Community Collection Day is March 19th. From WANE.com: (WANE) – Several non-profit agencies are joining forces to create a first of its kind event in Fort Wayne.  It’s called Community Collection Day. On March 19, you can take all your material donations, everything from building materials and baby furniture to clothes and … Continue reading

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A-Z Guide to Helping Foster Kids

Perhaps your organization is looking for a beneficiary for its next big meeting. SOS Village in Illinois has put together an awesome “A-Z” list of fundraising ideas. If you are looking for ways to help America’s most vulnerable youth–in Illinois or in your home state–this is a great starting point. And I would add, under L: Donate luggage! Click on your state to the right to find out how you can help in your community. Best regards, Conna SOS VILLAGE’s A-Z Ideas … Continue reading

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