Seeking sponsors for 2010 United Way Chocolate, Wine and All That Jazz

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

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Chocolate, Wine & All That Jazz

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

Why Tweets aren’t enough

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

Auto-Donate 3% of your Schnuck’s Bill to Charity

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

Pay it Forward

Community service. Maybe it's the people with which I surround myself. Maybe it's something to which I am drawn out of a desire share my blessings with others. I've always wondered the extent to which one should be pleased with their community service. Obviously there's the warm and fuzzy feeling you get from knowing you helped someone else out... but I've found there are often pretty selfish reasons to get involved with community service: reputation, fun, networking.