31 Days of Giving, Day Fifteen: Loaves and Fishes Ministries

For another “day of giving,” I had the pleasure of being invited back to Loaves and Fishes Ministries. This time, I helped with the mailing of their monthly newsletter. This was now my third time volunteering at Loaves and Fishes Ministries, and I decided to put in an official application to be a regular volunteer there. I enjoy my time there immensely. Loaves and Fishes … Continue reading 31 Days of Giving, Day Fifteen: Loaves and Fishes Ministries

31 Days of Giving, Day Fourteen: Helping Out a Friend

Our 31 Days of Giving Campaign has inspired me to give back to someone  who has helped me when I was unable to help myself.  In fact  over  the  5  years  I’ve  known  Clela Bernice Gray, better known as “Bunny,” and she has lended a helping hand multiple times.  A few  years ago, Bunny did something so heartwarming that I felt I must somehow  Include … Continue reading 31 Days of Giving, Day Fourteen: Helping Out a Friend

31 Days of Giving, Day Thirteen: Loaves and Fishes Ministries

Today, I spent the day at Loaves and Fishes Ministries. We separated all of the donated Christmas gifts for everyone staying at the shelter, followed by evenly packing gift bags for six men and four women. This task made me think about how so many organizations run solely on donations, Loaves and Fishes being one of them. There are many other ways to donate to … Continue reading 31 Days of Giving, Day Thirteen: Loaves and Fishes Ministries

Elder Law of Michigan’s Letter to Santa

Dear Santa, We’re hoping this letter makes it to the North Pole in time, we’ve had a lot of recent deadlines to meet. Also, we’re pretty sure a few of our team members have been a little bit naughty, but overall we’re in the business of being nice, so hopefully we’re still eligible. This year, the Elder Law team would like: 1) Great times with … Continue reading Elder Law of Michigan’s Letter to Santa

31 Days of Giving, Day Eleven: Loaves and Fishes Ministries

Yesterday, Rachael Savoie and I spent our morning cleaning window blinds at Loaves and Fishes Ministries. Normally, cleaning isn’t my favorite activity, but I ended up having a great time. Upon our arrival, we received a warm greeting from the amazing staff, especially Amy who took us both on a tour of the shelter and answered some of our questions about the organization. Loaves and … Continue reading 31 Days of Giving, Day Eleven: Loaves and Fishes Ministries

31 Days of Giving, Day Twelve: The Holiday Mail for Heroes Program

With the holidays upon us I would like to highlight a program of the Red Cross, Holiday Mail for Heroes, that Elder Law of Michigan decided to take part in. This program collects holiday cards between October and December and then distributes them at Military installations and veteran hospitals. The cards are sent by tens of thousands of Americans each year to show support and … Continue reading 31 Days of Giving, Day Twelve: The Holiday Mail for Heroes Program

31 Days of Giving, Day Ten: Closing the Digital Gap

For my day of volunteering, I spent the afternoon with Closing the Digital Gap (CDG). Their mission is to provide low-income residents and seniors with basic computer and Internet skills. This gives them the opportunity to make connections within the community, learn valuable job skills and connect them with important resources. I spent some of my time there helping the director with their upcoming Christmas … Continue reading 31 Days of Giving, Day Ten: Closing the Digital Gap