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Giving has no age limits. Children are naturally altruistic. As well, many families instill the importance of giving back. From a young age we learn to reap enjoyment from life’s small pleasures, and helping others is a definite pleasure. Today I want to send a BIG THANK YOU to some young philanthropists in the making, … Read more

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Year End Gifts Give a Hand Up

We are full swing into the holiday season, a time where we reach deep into our pockets to give to those in need, and less fortunate than ourselves. As I was preparing for my own end of year gifts, I came upon some stats that correlate with holiday giving: (Source: Network for Good) 30 to … Read more

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Holiday Pinspiration

  My, it’s December already? Where did the year go? We are in the midst of the holiday season, and we are all busy cramming in our final year-end needs. Whether it’s navigating school finals, the waves of business, or balancing both worlds, life can get a little hectic. Stop. Take a moment, a deep … Read more

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Giving Thanks

  1 Thessalonians 5:18 in everything give thanks; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. I know we are thankful everyday for our family and friends. Yet as life gets busy and throws us curve balls, we sometimes place our gratitude on the back-burner. So on the eve of this Thanksgiving 2012, let’s … Read more

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#GivingTuesday

  We should give all year long. Giving should not be a question; it should be an action, from a simple act of kindness to a life-changing donation. The past few weeks social media has been buzzing with this hashtag, #GivingTuesday. Why all the fuss about an upcoming Tuesday, twelve days from now on November 27? Because … Read more

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Bundles of Beads

Beads change lives. Beads bring support to girls. Beads equal education. These beads are beautiful. Hope for Hearts offers handcrafted beaded jewelry direct from Uganda. These unique pieces are rolled out of recycled paper and created into fabulous fashionable earrings, necklaces, bracelets and more. Money raised through the sale of beads supports St. Elizabeth Girls Academy (SEGA). The … Read more

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Let’s “Go Fishing”

  There is an age old saying that melds perfectly with the Hope for Hearts mission.  “If you give a man a fish you feed him for a day. If you teach a man to fish you feed him for a lifetime.” The basis of St. Elizabeth Girls Academy (SEGA) is to teach girls skills that … Read more

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International Day of the Girl is Here

Tomorrow is Thursday. So what makes this Thursday any different from the other 51 Thursday’s in a year?  Right now people everywhere are celebrating the world’s first International Day of the Girl. So Thursday is not your typical day, as the world will highlight the unique challenges surrounding girls. The United Nations wanting to bring … Read more

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Social Media

The actual use of email has been going for 41 years. But 30 years ago, a 16 year old coined the term email from the words electronic mail. Life has not been the same. Leaps and bounds of growth have taken place since then, and as a whole we are addicted to being social without … Read more

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A Time to Reflect, a Trip of a Lifetime

Hard to believe just over a year ago I ventured to Uganda on a trip that will forever leave a lasting impression. In September, I shared some of those photos and memories with you via our social networks. Those children housed in cramp quarters, scarce food, clothes that barely fit, but those smiles ingrained into … Read more

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