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Take Action Tuesdays

Take Action Tuesdays

With all of the things going on right now, there's been so much stress and overwhelm for many of us. New schedules, health scares and overall uncertainty are a part of our lives on a regular basis. So, how do we still make the time for the things we care about (like...

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EVERY GREAT DREAM…

EVERY GREAT DREAM…

"Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world." – Harriet Tubman

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NEW LONDON HOMELESS HOSPITALITY CENTER TOUR

NEW LONDON HOMELESS HOSPITALITY CENTER TOUR

Those of you following The Giving Back Society on Facebook have already had a sneak peek of my reaction to this week's event because I was so inspired that I jumped on a FB live afterwards and shared my thoughts. But, there was so much more to the story and I'm...

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HELPING BIRDS IN WINTER

HELPING BIRDS IN WINTER

Last night I went to a presentation about how to help backyard birds in the winter. To be honest, it sounded interesting to me, but I didn't realize how much of a call to action is actually needed for our feathered friends. The presentation, which was hosted by Wild...

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#FREEMINNIE

#FREEMINNIE

I've had a favorite quote by Margaret Mead for awhile now: “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has.” But, last week I feel that I truly saw it in action for the first time. In an...

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BRIDESMAIDS WALK WITH SHELTER DOGS INSTEAD OF FLOWERS

BRIDESMAIDS WALK WITH SHELTER DOGS INSTEAD OF FLOWERS

As someone who is planning her own wedding, this story really struck a chord with me. I absolutely adore how this couple decided to feature older dogs available for adoption as a part of their ceremony. And it had great results! "...many of the dogs who participated...

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MEETING AT OUR SENATOR’S OFFICE

MEETING AT OUR SENATOR’S OFFICE

It's been a busy couple of weeks, but the highlight was a meeting at Senator Murphy's office last week! Had a great conversation with one of his legislative assistants about volunteerism and leadership opportunities for high school students in Connecticut. Since then...

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GRATITUDE AND THANKS

GRATITUDE AND THANKS

“We must find time to stop and thank the people who make a difference in our lives.” – John F. Kennedy This Thanksgiving Day, I am resonating with this phrase on a such a deep level. Here we are, trying to help others and causes we care about, but it's so important to...

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WHAT DO I NEED TO LEARN

WHAT DO I NEED TO LEARN

This correlates so much with how volunteerism can help students build their career -- approaching a problem or cause and building a solution to help is a perfect stepping stone for this concept!  

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WEEKEND INSPIRATION

WEEKEND INSPIRATION

Spent the weekend researching how we can make it easier for students to reap the benefits of volunteerism! Such inspiring presentations and connections!  

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DEVOTE YOURSELF

DEVOTE YOURSELF

“Devote yourself to your community around you & devote yourself to creating something that gives you purpose& meaning.” – Mitch Albom  

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5-MINUTE FRIDAY CHALLENGE: DON’T WASTE YOUR LEFTOVERS

5-MINUTE FRIDAY CHALLENGE: DON’T WASTE YOUR LEFTOVERS

I hate cleaning out the fridge. Granted, in truth I don't know anyone who enjoys cleaning out the fridge, but still. It's not one of my favorite chores. Putting aside the fact that it usually makes for extra dishes and there's almost always one science experiment of...

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HELPING SHELTER PETS

HELPING SHELTER PETS

Passionate about helping shelter pets and interested in knowing ways you can help beyond adoption? Click here to download our guide!  

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VIDEO: WHAT IT’S LIKE TO VOLUNTEER AT A CAT SHELTER

VIDEO: WHAT IT’S LIKE TO VOLUNTEER AT A CAT SHELTER

I was welcomed into the "Tuesday Night Team" at Forgotten Felines Cat Shelter in Westbrook, Connecticut to experience and document what it's like to volunteer at a cat shelter! (Click here or the video to watch my mini-documentary of the undertaking.) I've volunteered...

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“Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.”

– Harriet Tubman

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