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Posts Tagged ‘donations’

Standing up for women

Wednesday, March 8, is International Women’s Day. It’s also a protest/strike day: A Day Without A Woman. More information can be found here. A day for women to strike. I have given this day, this strike a lot of thought. If I were still in the corporate world I would absolutely take the day off […]


Supporting kids, parents and families

We had a third challenge this month for Go Fit Girl’s June Monthly Challenge. A challenge of the heart with a donation, preferably focused on children. But any sort of charity giving (whether monetary, time or material [clothes, books, etc.] donations) is awesome. Brighter Beginnings is a local charity Curt and I like to support. […]


Making Christmas happier for 3 families

As you know I am very in to helping others any way I can. I have a friend who takes it up a notch. He mentioned on Facebook the other day that he read an article in USA Today about Layaway Angels.┬áIf you go to Toys R Us and pay off someone’s layaway balance Toys […]


Shopping for toys

Today I worked on the Heart Challenge part of Go Fit Girl!’s December Monthly Challenge. I run the toy drive (and food drive) at work. To get more donations I offer to take others’ money and go shopping on their behalf. So today my co-worker/friend Alonzo and I jumped into the work truck and took […]


Comment Contest Tuesday is about the heart

In honor of Go Fit Girl!’s December Challenge of the Heart this Comment Contest Tuesday is dedicated to that and helping others. If you would like to read the original post, please go here. Years ago both sides of Curt’s and my families decided to stop giving each other Christmas gifts. Everyone has what they […]


My heart goes out to babies

Peet’s near my gym has gotten me into helping a couple of “new” charities. A few years ago there was a representative from a women’s day drop-in center, which I still support to this day. In fact, I just took some toiletry donations over there about a week ago. Today after spin I grabbed a […]


Giving to others is the best gift

Remember when you were a little kid and you would be so excited about your birthday? As an adult I wait for that feeling and well, it doesn’t happen. I guess that is just part of getting older. Don’t get me wrong, I have no issues with getting older. In fact, I love it. I […]


Helping build self-esteem, fitness

As some of my readers may know I am a big advocate of helping others by supporting a variety of charities. From food banks, to animals, to hometown charities, to alma mater scholarship programs, to helping others who just need a little more help in life and many more. My husband and I are fortunate […]