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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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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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Michigan REALTORS Hold Fifth Annual Suitcases for Kids Drive

Kudos to the Southwest Michigan Association of REALTORS® who are holding their fifth annual luggage drive for foster kids. The association is collecting backpacks, duffle bags and sundries for foster children. Organizer Paul Dumke stated, “Please help children who have little of nothing of their own. Can you imagine not having anything to call your own, being located to a new place other than your home? Toothbrushes, backpacks, t-shirts and more we all take for granted. lets all give just … Continue reading

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Back to School for California Foster Youth

If you live in the Golden State, take a bit of time between now and Labor Day (September 6th) to drop off new school supplies for foster children. Sleep Train–one of our heroes!–does an enormous amount of good for foster children all year long. They are wrapping up their back-to-school supply drive this week and over Labor Day weekend. A binder, backpack, pencils or some cool art supplies could make all the difference in the life of a foster kid.

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