Category: Stories

We Came, We Cooked, We Fed (almost 100 people), We Cleaned!

We Came, We Cooked, We Fed (almost 100 people), We Cleaned!

Tweet After  we announced our Feeding Hope program, time flew as we headed to Framingham. A lot of planning and juggling as we scuttled to the Miracle Kitchen. Kamani, our wonderful friend volunteered to watch our kids while hubby and I were joined by a few other friends who volunteered to help us for the [&hellip

Service Is At the Heart of LATISM!

Service Is At the Heart of LATISM!

Tweet On November 9-11, 2011, Latinos In Social Media (LATISM) hosted their annual conference in Chicago. At the heart of this bilingual event was the question of how to use social media to amplify public service; a lofty goal that I saw in action on a volunteer vacation in the Dominican Republic this past summer. [&hellip

In An Instant!

In An Instant!

Tweet Instant pudding. Instant coffee. Instant oatmeal. Instant gratification. We seem to want everything in an instant, forgetting the old adage about stopping to smell the  roses. We go go go, tweet, update our status, multitask, call, buy, click, skim, delete. Everyone is in such a hurry. What we don’t realize is that life can [&hellip

Interviewing John Legend! #GiveEducation

Interviewing John Legend! #GiveEducation

Tweet So I posted a bit on Mommy Niri about John Legend – you have to see the wonderful video there with him singing Let It Shine. So quick story since I think the videos capture it better: P&G Give Education and Communities in School have John Legend as an ambassador to help keep kids [&hellip

A Treat For Your Eyes, To Help Those With Low Vision!

A Treat For Your Eyes, To Help Those With Low Vision!

Tweet This Sunday, July 17, Boston is going to witness a very unique show that will serve as a fundraiser for our organization Vision Aid.  VisionAid, a Lexington based non-profit, has a mission to provide low vision people with tools and skills that would help them find employment. Dance teachers who teach “Bharatanatyam”, a traditional [&hellip

Savvy Auntie On Aunts And Autism!

Savvy Auntie On Aunts And Autism!

Tweet “I love what you’re doing with Savvy Auntie,” a friend said to me over dinner. “I love being an aunt and I adore my 2 year old niece, but my sister won’t let me see her anymore. In fact, they’re not speaking with me,” she added, sadly. Before I could ask, she went on: [&hellip

To Give Is To Live….

To Give Is To Live….

Tweet From a very early age my parents taught me the importance of helping others. I am entirely convinced these early lessons resulted in my career path of becoming a Speech-language pathologist (am I the only person in the world who knew what I wanted to be when I grew up at age 15?!). Helping [&hellip

Igniting Trends Of Giving Back In India

Igniting Trends Of Giving Back In India

Tweet India is incredible. For all its poverty there are many millionaires. Today India leads developing countries in charitable givings but lags behind developed countries, which is no surprise. Donations at local level Indians have been giving for a very long time but at local level – immediate family, extended family, local community or village. [&hellip

Raising Money for Young Engineeers!

Raising Money for Young Engineeers!

Tweet The VEXMEN build and compete with VEX robots as part of a non profit program to teach young middle school boys and girls STEM skills. STEM skills are being talked about by everyone from Bill Gates to President Obama as the way to improve the US educational system. Science, technology, engineering, and math are [&hellip

March For Babies

March For Babies

Tweet I started blogging in 2006, and one of the most powerful things I have witnessed since joining this community is the use of social media for good, whether that good translates to emotional support or raising awareness and funds for important causes. So when I reached out to my blogging friends about joining me for the [&hellip