5 Things You Should NEVER Say To A Volunteer

Have you ever stopped to consider how many of the events you attend are planned or staffed by volunteers?...more

How to survive a school field trip...

It’s been over two weeks since my last post.  This marks the longest time between posts I’ve ever had since the beginning of my blog.  I had a very good reason for this and it wasn’t that I was sick or on vacation or pregnant or moving.  Those events are nothing compared to what I had to do.I was on a school field trip....more

A Day In The Life of a "Stay At Home" Mom

Ever wanted to peek in on the life of another mom and see what her day is really like?Yeah, me too!Here's a little glimpse into my day: {read more ...}...more

In the Muck: Volunteering Adventures with my Teenage Son

Like many parents, I’m often on the lookout for opportunities to volunteer with my kids.  I try to find things that are going to be somewhat fun, so that even if they are not hugely engaged with the cause itself they’ll have a positive experience....more
I love that you're getting him involved at this age. I go rounds with my teens (15 & 13) about ...more

An Unfamiliar World - Volume 2 - The First Night

I am sitting in a room that has no windows. Well I guess there are windows on one wall, but they just look out into the next room, which has no windows. In this room you don’t know if it’s night or day.  You can’t tell what time it is because there is nothing on the walls, not even a clock. The only furniture in the room are plastic chairs....more

An Unfamiliar World

I step out of the car in the dark. I look around for a parking meter and then remember it’s after six and I don’t have to pay. I approach the building with a bit of nervous tension. I am out of my environment, out of my comfort zone....more

The Dancer

He tipped his hat, let it roll down his arm, put it back on his head. He was on the floor and then back up again, moving with nimble grace. An appreciative semi-circle gathered , cheering him on, watching him dance.We had helped him to pick out the suit he was wearing. Who knew that he would be looking this good, three hours later? In silhouette, he recalled Michael Jackson in his heyday. He tipped his hat as he walked past us. The jacket sat perfectly on his slim shoulders.Who knew that he would be sleeping on the streets three hours from now?...more

Finding Hope in a Hungry World - How you can help.

Finding Hope in a Hungry WorldIt’s Christmas time and over 50 million people in the United States are struggling with hunger?  These people are skipping many meals because they are unable to afford food, and sadly, over 17 million of them are children.  This is a problem that affects nearly every county in the entire country....more

The Gift of Time

After all, money isn’t everything.Many organizations wouldn’t exist and couldn’t provide the incredible impact that they do without the contribution of time, talent, energy and resources of their members and their community.Fundraising is no different.  Whether it’s volunteering to help organize a community Fun Run, selling books at a Book Fair, baking cookies for a Bake Sale, collecting auction items for a gala event, or maintaining the organization’s donor database, the gift of your time is invaluable....more

A Challenge To Make Windsor Better

(Note: This post was written by Dawn Storey and originally published in Windsor Square on April 3, 2012.) ...more