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Land of the Free, Home for the Homeless

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“Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,… Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed to me, I lift my lamp beside the golden door!”  Is there anything more American than to take in the poor and the needy as this poetic…

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Bowls for Humanity Fundraiser

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One of my favorite events to be involved with is Bowls for Humanity, which is coming up on March 31st.  This event combines donations of hand-made pottery with donations of delicious soup and offers them for sale to the public. Bowls for Humanity was my…

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Christmas 2016 Matching Grant

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Each year I am both humbled and amazed by the compassion, thoughtfulness and generosity of our community.  This is never more evident than during the holiday season when so many reach out to us on a daily basis.  Although we can’t fulfill all of the…

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Valentine and Holiday Recipes

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Every February I try and find fun, healthy ways to celebrate the season. Here are some things that I have done that are cheap and healthy for those special occasions, like Valentine’s Day. Pink potatoes and gravy It’s as easy as adding a small amount…

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Outer Warmth/Inner Warmth

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Outer Warmth/Inner Warmth Brrrr… cold outside this time of year.  There’s lots of just surviving going on.  The cold is a great reminder to help us appreciate the comfort and predictability of a warm home and loved ones.  What a blessing!  We should never take…

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Holiday Donation Opportunity

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We have an opportunity for a matching grant from an anonymous donor.  Any monetary donation received between December 1st, 2015 and January 31st, 2016 will be matched up to $200,000.  If you’re hoping to make a difference over the holidays, this matching donation will effectively…

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5 Ways to Use Art as Therapy

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Recently, my Pinterest app told me that adult coloring books are trending right now. I knew they existed, but I hadn’t realized they were now outrageously popular. Of course, being an artist myself, it didn’t surprise me; however, I did begin to wonder what it…

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Pay it Forward October 2015

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Every year in October, our Pay it Forward activity is dedicated to painting donated pumpkins for people to use at their homes for decoration, to decorate our facility, and to give to businesses that have donated throughout the year. It’s one of my favorite activities…

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Medical Clinic Opening

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  Many who have become familiar with the Food & Care Coalition know that we are entrepreneurial minded and always looking for ways to improve our services while minimizing the budgetary impact on our agency.  A major strategy in accomplishing this objective included partnering with…

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