My aunt is part of a team running in the St. Jude's Marathon this year in memory of a friend's son who lost his battle with cancer a few years ago. In order to raise money for St. Jude's, they are holding a Bingo Night in Town & Country, MO on September 10. Details are … Continue reading Bingo!
If you've been reading the blog since last summer, you'll know that I am a chairperson for the United Way of Greater St. Louis' Chocolate, Wine & All That Jazz. We are in full swing (pun intended) and getting ready for this year's event. Chocolate, Wine & All That Jazz is exactly what you would … Continue reading Seeking sponsors for 2010 United Way Chocolate, Wine and All That Jazz
In October, I wrote a post about Books for Cameroon. My college friend, Wendy, was putting together a monumental Peace Corps project to bring 22,000 books to more than 28 libraries across the West African country of Cameroon. She was just a few thousand dollars short of the funds needed to pay for a shipping … Continue reading Books IN Cameroon
Did you know that Haiti is considered the only 4th world country in the Western hemisphere? That was before yesterday. After a 7.0 earthquake, more than 3 million people are estimated to have been affected by collapsed buildings and infastructure. Hospitals can't handle the demands of the injured earthquake victims. The presidential palace, parliament and … Continue reading Help Haiti
My friend Wendy is stationed in Cameroon, West Africa, as a grassroots micro finance volunteer for the Peace Corps. After her first few months in a village without running water or paved roads, she realized that a lot of the kids in Cameroon can't read and don't have access to books. When Wendy contacted an … Continue reading Shameless Plug for Books for Cameroon
In one sentence: I am blown away by the VIA Group's pro bono project for the Salvation Army of Northern New England. As you can see from these photos, they were able to use donated ad space, volunteers and local businesses to put the Salvation Army's message and mission all over Portland, Maine. Learn more … Continue reading This Campaign Cost Nothing
For the last six months I have been working with a group of volunteers and staff members from the United Way of Greater St. Louis to help plan an event called Chocolate, Wine & All That Jazz. When I first heard that the United Way needed volunteers for an event that included FOUR of my … Continue reading Chocolate, Wine & All That Jazz
I'll admit I've been sucked into the Twitter world. So much so, that I have to limit my time on it to once every few hours. Hey, some people get coffee breaks or cigarette breaks... I get Twitter breaks. I started using TweetDeck, which is an application that allows you to organize, search and mark … Continue reading Why Tweets aren’t enough
Sorry that it's been so long since I've posted on the site. My life has been crazy. I am volunteering most of my free time with the Gateway Tennis Association in St. Louis. My grandfather established the organization ten years ago. He passed away last week and I am helping a team of generous volunteers … Continue reading I haven’t forgotten about you!
I just learned about a new program from Schnuck's grocery stores in Missouri and Illinois. According to the St. Louis United Way GenNext group: Schnucks has partnered with Electronic Scrip to allow their customers an easy way to support their favorite charities. Shoppers donate up to 3 percent of their grocery bill, at no additional cost, by … Continue reading Auto-Donate 3% of your Schnuck’s Bill to Charity