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Category Archives: Working Together for Good

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 […]

Mentoring Programs Can Change Lives

Posted on October 30th, 2013

Posted by Rebecca West, guest blogger Mentoring programs are a wonderful way to contribute to your community. Because of their ability to change lives, I wanted to teach my own family about helping others firsthand. Here’s my story: Tragedy Unfolds Many years ago, a dear friend passed away unexpectedly, leaving behind a 13-year-old daughter. After […]