Holiday Giving: a gift worth repeating each year

Thanksgiving is over and the season of giving is most definitely here. We’ve had a long standing tradition in my family to give to kids in need every holiday season. … [Read more...]

Teaching Kids About Giving and Charity

We have a special tradition this time of year our entire extended family has come to value. We call it “the Charity Pie” tradition. Each year we make a small cash donation to a charity in the area who organizes meals for the homeless during the holidays. The charity works with a bakery and each donation is met with a yummy pie as a way of saying “thank you for making someone else’s holiday a bit … [Read more...]

Nigel Barker: helping a nonprofit promote awareness, beauty and amazing kids!

We live in a society obsessed with outside beauty so it's no wonder that parents whose children are born with any imperfection worry endlessly about how their child will be accepted in society. As parents, though, our job is to make sure our kids see themselves as much more than whatever obstacles are tossed their way, as tough as that may be. Adam and Donna Bell felt that anguish first hand in … [Read more...]

12 Months of Change: Focus on Community This September

Did you know that people who strive to be happy actually live healthier and more disease free lives? One of the best ways to accomplish this is to give back to others within our own communities. Teaching our children about the value of community and the  need to be involved helps them learn the importance of being part of something greater than themselves and how to be giving individuals. What’s … [Read more...]