Category: Within Your Means

Attention readers! These hand made bookmarks support the Women’s Foundation of Nepal

A 6th grader from Belmont, MA has come up with a creative way to raise money for the Women’s Foundation of Nepal, and we love it so much we had to share! Subi’s parents are from Nepal and they visit often. She learned about the Women’s Foundation of Nepal because her mother always comes home with beautiful scarves made by… Read more →

Can you imagine your child going hungry for even one day this summer?

Summer barbecues, picnics, and dinners on the back porch with family and friends will be enjoyed by millions in America. Feeding people we love often means cooking way more than we need….we’ve all done that! The intentions are so good but with these celebrations will come millions of pounds of leftovers headed for the trash. Why is food waste a… Read more →

When Luisa incorporated a love of animals into her life, dogs in shelters gained a new champion.

When grief over the loss of a beloved pet needs to be channeled and your love of animals runs deep, you get forces of nature like Luisa Paucchi starting a foster based dog rescue in Alexandria, VA. Since taking this on in 2015 Luisa and her devoted team of volunteers have saved at least a couple hundred dogs (some quite sick… Read more →

A teenager coordinates effort to acknowledge a fire department

In the fall of 2016, tragedy hit in the town of Greenfield, MA when a fire took four lives. That morning, Ginny Dodge was working at a nearby McDonald’s when a police officer stopped in to get food for the fire fighters on the scene. Leaving with over $200 worth of food charged to the Greenfield Fire Department, Ginny felt that… Read more →

College club brings joy to victims of domestic violence.

Eden Duhamel is the president of the Sociology Club at Emmanuel College. In addition to their regular meetings and discussions, they organize various charitable events for the community. This past December they organized a holiday party at a domestic violence shelter in the Boston area. Presents were given to all the victims (parents and children), holiday treats were provided, and holiday… Read more →

Britney Spears and Donna Milani Luther

What happens when two creative forces come together to establish a summer program, which doesn’t cost a penny, for kids from low-income families? With no egos in sight, powerful results happen. In 1999, performing artist Britney Spears teamed up with nationally recognized educator Donna Milani Luther to start the Britney Spears Camp for the Performing Arts, a nonprofit devoted to providing economically disadvantaged… Read more →

Giving within your means

Giving within your means can mean something different depending on your situation. For some, it’s financial parameters, for others it’s time. Often we can put create small groups of people and find a way to do something that may not get done without each other. The Chelsea Community Connections is one of many organizations collecting food to distribute to families… Read more →