National Ugly Christmas Sweater Day teams up with Save the Children for holiday charity event!

(Image Credit: National Ugly Christmas Sweater Day Organization)

(Image Credit: National Ugly Christmas Sweater Day Organization)

Everyone knows someone who has an ugly Christmas sweater. If you don’t know someone, chances are you own one yourself. If you’re still shaking your head and thinking, “No, I don’t really know anyone, and I don’t own one” then let me tell you one good reason you should be buying an ugly Christmas sweater this holiday season: you can help supply hoodies to children’s organizations. Continue reading

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Raising Awareness This October

(Image Credit: Charleston's TheDigitel)

(Image Credit: Charleston’s TheDigitel)

Once October arrives, there are probably three things you notice: everything is now pumpkin flavored, those pop-up Halloween stores are just about everywhere and the NFL and college football teams go pink for a game or two. That’s because October is National Breast Cancer Awareness month, and it’s the most funded cancer, allowing for $602.7 million in spending in 2012. Continue reading

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5 Organizations that Recycle Products You Wouldn’t Expect

Wine Corks (Image Credit: Valerie Everett)

Wine Corks (Image Credit: Valerie Everett)

Spring cleaning is right around the corner as soon as we all thaw out from winter’s lingering cold. Better than just throwing your no longer loved possessions to the side, consider donating them somewhere. Often times when I think of recycling I think of cans, electronics or maybe everyday clothes that do not fit anymore. Below are five organizations that would be happy to take things you may have never thought of giving away. Continue reading

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Music & Memory: Making a difference through the gift of music

Headphones (Image Credit: Kris Krug)

Headphones (Image Credit: Kris Krug)

I think music in itself is healing. It’s an explosive expression of humanity. It’s something we are all touched by. No matter what culture we’re from, everyone loves music.” –Billy Joel

Music is a powerful force. It can be more beneficial than words or touch; it can make you feel alive and indestructible. Everyone has that song that evokes strong feelings, that “heals” them. Could you imagine a world without music? Neither could I. Continue reading

Revolution in Routine: Make a Difference With Your Daily Activities

Volunteers (Image Credit: Wavebreak Media)

Volunteers (Image Credit: Wavebreak Media)

Another day, another opportunity to make a difference in the world! Don’t worry, making a difference doesn’t necessarily mean you have to pack your bags and dedicate your life to a particular service project! Small adjustments to your everyday routine can be a big help to a charity. Check out a few ways you can make difference with your daily activities! Continue reading