Tag Archives: Family Volunteering

Eleven Easy Ways To Leap Into Action And Make A Difference

“Well done is better than well said.” — Benjamin Franklin When I started my challenge on the day after Christmas 2010, I wanted to give my time with intent to help someone, everyday. That way I could make a small and … Continue reading

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Post-Christmas Resolution, Day 365 – It’s About Community

“We cannot live only for ourselves.  A thousand fibers connect us with our fellow men.” — Herman Melville The end of my year-long project to give time has arrived. It is only fitting that it concludes with perhaps the most important … Continue reading

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Post-Christmas Resolution, Day 302 – Collard Greens, Rugby And A Violin

“Today you are You, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is Youer than You.” — Dr. Seuss Every single person is a unique combination of experience and talent that has never been seen before in … Continue reading

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Post-Christmas Resolution, Day 285 – Do Something Wonderful

“Being the richest man in the cemetery doesn’t matter to me … Going to bed at night saying we’ve done something wonderful… that’s what matters to me.” — Steve Jobs, 1955-2011 We did something wonderful tonight. We were telemarketers. My … Continue reading

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Post-Christmas Resolution, Day 267 – When There’s A Problem To Solve, SOLV It

Litter found a new home thanks to the SOLV’ers. Stop Oregon Litter And Vandalism (SOLV) was founded over 40 years ago by then governor, Tom McCall. Starting small, it grew rapidly as an anti-litter organization. In 1984, the first statewide … Continue reading

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Post-Christmas Resolution, Day 257 – Teaching Our Kids About Abuse Through Volunteering

Thanks to another challenge on sparked.com, not only was I able to provide them some feedback, but I was able to include my children as well.   Like most parents, I am uncomfortable talking about the birds and the bees. I’m … Continue reading

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Post-Christmas Resolution, Day 252 – A Letter From The President

Spent the lunch hour getting signed up to be the treasurer of a Toastmaster’s club, but was more surprised to receive a presidential citation for our family’s volunteer work. When we volunteer, we do it to serve the greater good … Continue reading

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