Your Volunteer Time is Money

Numerous local companies recognize volunteer time through the donation of cash grants to non-profits in which their employees volunteer. This means that for each hour of your volunteer time, your employer may donate funds to support Lantern Lane PTO. The PTO is a non-profit 501(3)c organization.Listed below are some companies who participate in this type of program. This is just a partial list.  Check with your HR department to find out the company requirements....more

It's OK to Say "No"


Fighting Donor Fatigue - One Donor At A Time

There's quite a bit of chatter about donor fatigue:...more

Countdown to Christmas 11 Days and Counting

Countdown to Christmas 11 Days and CountingFood Banks are so such a great place to take your kids while they are on vacation this winter why? Well it does a lot for kids I know it did mine to see just how much others are in need and to give your time in volunteering or even just dropping off a donation wither monetary or food is always a great way to give during this Christmas celebration month. ...more

Countdown to Christmas 27 Days and Counting

Countdown to Christmas 27 Days and Counting ...more

Choosing The Path of Tears

One of the reasons I got involved with charities and volunteering is because it's a choice.Memories were triggered for me today....Once upon a time in college I did a lot of work with severe and profoundly handicapped children, affected mentally, physically and developmentally. The forgotten ones in our world, the ones who are often wards of the state, whose families have abandoned them because they can't take the pain or because their medical need for care is too great....more
I love your last line "It is often a path of tears, but it is also one of heart." Your heart ...more

Knowledge is Power, Perspective is Critical, Gratefulness is Profound. Let's Mobilize.

It has been an intense and emotional week, not naming any names, Hurricane Sandy.  I believe in my heart that humans are caring and want to help.  The only actions we can control are our own.  Knowledge is power, perspective is critical, gratefulness is profound.  In the best of circumstances they mobilize people to help others each and every day or at the very least, when disaster strikes.  Disaster has struck.  Let’s mobilize....more

Can Volunteer Work Help You Land a Job?

If you are re-careering or out of work and looking to re-enter the workforce should you consider volunteering for an organization as part of your job strategy? Absolutely yes! Here's why volunteering is a great way to increase your chances of landing a job you really want. It empowers you to: ...more
This is such terrific advice!  Volunteer work is a terrific way to brush up your skills or even ...more

My After Life Series - Hot Stuff

By Susan Keats, Contributor &  Seize-the-Day Propagandist...more

Filling the Void

It's that time of year when our kids have the gall to graduate from high school and head off to college. I've been there twice and have two more to go. Here's the low down. And, yes, you have permission to laugh at me. Join me in my empty nesting adventures  - Filling the Void...more