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Category Archives: Working Together for Good

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. [...]

Volunteer Opportunities You Might Not Have Considered

Posted on December 27th, 2013

Posted by Bonnie Fox, guest blogger There are volunteer opportunities for people from all works of life. From pet sitting to online volunteering, there are probably many opportunities you’ve never thought of. Here are some great options that you might not have considered. Become a Pet-sitter Do you love animals, but cannot have one at home? [...]

Want a Vegan Cookie Recipe? Here are 4 Amazing Varieties

Posted on December 16th, 2013

Posted by  Rebecca Desfosse, guest blogger Looking for an amazing vegan cookie recipe for the holidays? Most recipes can be made vegan, all-natural, or just plain healthier through a few substitutions. Here are a few of my favorites—be sure to make yourself extra, these will go quickly! Sugar Cookies Vegan sugar cookies are one of the [...]

Holiday Giving: Simple Ways to Teach Kids about the Meaning of Giving

Posted on November 28th, 2013

Posted by Sher Warkentin, guest blogger During the holidays, it can be easy to get wrapped up in the chaos of shopping without stopping to think about what it all means. Teach your children about the true meaning of holiday giving with these simple tips. Make Gifts Together Involving kids in the gift-creation process is [...]

50 States for Good: One Winning Organization’s Story

Posted on November 27th, 2013

Posted by Dennis Blank, guest blogger I work as a volunteer for Trumbull Neighborhood Partnership, the organization I nominated for the Tom’s of Maine “50 States for Good” program. Being one of the winners will give us $10,000 to revitalize one of our town’s important neighborhoods, which is now blighted by vacant houses and empty [...]