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November 29, 2011

Our Festival of Lights weekend (photos) : running the kid’s booth

Last weekend we helped out at the town Festival of Lights. We ran a kid’s booth and had the visitors make their own ornaments. I thought I’d share a few photos with you… Here I am with my three kids (#4 is still inside the tummy): How stink’n cute are they, when they’re getting along? […]

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Volunteering in America | Interview with Robert Velasco (CEO, Corporation for National and Community Service)

I was recently invited to send interview questions to Robert Velasco, regarding Volunteering in America.I grew up in a faith-based home and our family often volunteered at church, in our community, at the Salvation Army, helping single moms, in our local school and more. My father ran a homeless shelter for a few years during […]

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August 14, 2011

“I support my school…my way”

This post is a part of the Volunteer Spot blogger campaign for back-to-school. My parents raised their daughters with a sense of volunteerism, from birth. Over the years my volunteering has taken on various forms, especially in the classroom. Flashback: The evolution of the judgmental mother (2010 post) Since writing that guest post last year, […]

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National Volunteer Week: April 18th-24th

According to Points of Light Institute: The number of Americans engaged in service has increased significantly since President George H.W. Bush sparked the Points of Light movement. View this report to see the data and changes in the numbers of volunteers and different causes people have volunteered for during the past 20 years. This information […]

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March 29, 2010

Prudential Spirit of Community Awards: celebrate volunteerism!

Mommy Perks is happy to post the following information on behalf of the Prudential Spirit of Community Awards and West Glen: As a parent, it’s important to teach children about the great impact volunteering can have on our communities. We are contacting you on behalf of the Prudential Spirit of Community Awards to encourage you […]

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December 5, 2009

20 Holiday Tips

Holiday Tips (Tweeted on December 4th, 2009 by Shara Lawrence-Weiss) Tip #1: 15 free sites/links to crafts, downloads and more. Have fun with your kids in the midst of the chaos! Tip #2: 10 de-stressing tips for the holidays including a link to valuable holiday depression info. Tip #3: What is important to you and […]

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