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Category Archives: Caring for Communities

Preserving the Nature of a Healthy Community

Posted on June 13th, 2014

Posted by Susan Dewhirst, Goodness Programs Manager We feel a deep sense of purpose in supporting our communities and the planet we share. Here in Maine, that includes Mount Agamenticus, a small mountain in southern Maine considered to be a special, natural oasis. The Mount Agamenticus Conservation Region spans 10,000 acres and is one of [...]

Community Supported Agriculture: How to Choose a CSA Farm

Posted on May 31st, 2014

Posted by Rebecca Desfosse, guest blogger Buying local is environmentally friendly, and there’s nothing better than just-picked produce. You can give your family fresh, local produce by buying shares in a community supported agriculture (CSA) program in your area. Each week, you receive a box of fruit and vegetables delivered directly from the farm to [...]

It’s National Children’s Dental Health Month – Let’s Celebrate!

Posted on February 28th, 2014

Posted by Oral Health America February is National Children’s Dental Health Month, which is sponsored every year by the American Dental Association to raise awareness about the importance of oral health for children. At Oral Health America we will are focusing on children both this month and for the entire year through our Smiles Across [...]

Charitable Giving for Winter Needs: Nine Ways to Target Your Donations

Posted on February 21st, 2014

Posted by Deirdre Mundy, guest blogger Your community’s needs vary with the seasons, and this winter has been particularly harsh for those living in poverty. Do you need ideas for winter charitable giving? Here are nine to get you started: 1. Get Crafty for Charity. Do you knit, crochet, or quilt? Put your talent to work [...]

Three Tips for Bringing Charity Work into the Office

Posted on January 27th, 2014

Posted by Danyelle C. Overbo, guest blogger Whether you are a proactive employee or run a business of your own, you might consider incorporating charity work into your company’s objectives. Supporting your local community not only helps others, but it can also promote teamwork, increase health and productivity, and demonstrate important company values to employees and [...]

Volunteer Work on Vacation: Taking Time to Help Others

Posted on January 15th, 2014

Posted by Danyelle C. Overbo, guest blogger If you are one of those people who just can’t see themselves spending their whole vacation lying on a beach, incorporating volunteer work into your trip might excite you. More and more couples, families, and individuals are planning vacations focused around helping others, and they are experiencing a more [...]

Shining the Spotlight on Good Charities

Posted on January 2nd, 2014

Posted by Jennifer A. DiGiovanni, guest blogger With so many people doing so much good in the world, don’t you wish there were more ways to give worthy charities the recognition they truly deserve? Although financial donations are always helpful, taking the time to help raise awareness of those who work towards making the world a [...]

5 New Year’s Resolutions for Kids Who Want to Change the World

Posted on December 30th, 2013

Posted by Deirdre Mundy, guest blogger 2014 is fast approaching, so it’s time to discuss New Year’s Resolutions with your family. This year, step beyond the standard resolutions to conquer bad habits and improve health. Your kids are old enough to see that the world’s not perfect, and they’re compassionate enough to want to change it. [...]