Charity is Learned at Home

Education: what am I teaching my daughter in the non school hours. This is the 6th year I have worked in a charity gala…I’m not quite one of the “ladies who lunch”, I am one of the ladies who munch in the evenings in conference rooms around the valley – finding ways to share joysContinue reading “Charity is Learned at Home”

Donating After Disaster

Grab on to that urge to give. Dont let it slip away. Please leave a comment with a place that you know of where people can donate money, food, items, clothing, or their time. These places can be at local disaster sites like Texas and Tennessee during Hurricane Harvey or local nonprofits. The reason you’reContinue reading “Donating After Disaster”

Can We Talk About Food?

Food Insecurity  – it is a fancy way for saying “I could go hungry or be unable to feed my family”. Food is a main part of human budgets. Food is fuel, medicine, community, and comfort – but without food, a person will surely die. Almost 13% of Americans are “Food Insecure”. Food insecurity: “LimitedContinue reading “Can We Talk About Food?”

The Importance of Food to Health

Food is a necessary ingredient to sustaining human life. It is also culturally defined the community experience, a family gathering point, personal history, exercise and activity, a component of wellness, a social event, currency, crafts, and employment. (Paraphrased from Chef Richard Weinroth) Food is expensive – even with coupons and food stamps. It is evenContinue reading “The Importance of Food to Health”

MEND Gala Wrap Up

Every well run fundraiser is well planned. Sometime in September the lights stay on for late Wednesday evening meetings at the MEND center on San Fernando. I have never been a “lady who lunches”, instead I am a “lady who grabs my kid from daycare, zooms through McDonald’s and rushes up a flight of stairsContinue reading “MEND Gala Wrap Up”

Back My Kickstarter – Shedding Affluenza

Shedding Affluenza, Our book will explore poverty, racism, cultural diversity and how other people live (rich and poor) around CA and writing an ebook. @URM, @mendpoverty

Gardening as a Catalyst for Social Change

Hello @Tarryhammer! Disclaimer: I have a little and not so secret crush on my friend Luke Ippoliti of MEND ( Meet Each Need with Dignity) in Pacoima. He works in the Food Bank and Home Gardening program. MEND understands that 66% of residents are renters and use most of their money on housing , thisContinue reading “Gardening as a Catalyst for Social Change”

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