Helping People in Need at The River Food Pantry

September is Hunger Action Month, and I’m happy to say this is the third year in a row that we’ve volunteered and wore orange to show our support! If you wear orange, some good folks will donate meals to Second Harvest Foodbank. So in addition to volunteering, we also helped support Second Harvest. This month, […]

Helping Teens with “Reality Rocks” – Financial Education Exercise

For this DE Volunteer outing, we teamed up with Summit Credit Union to make a difference with local teens! Given that April is National Financial Literacy Month and National Credit Union Youth Month, doing something around the development issue of education, financial education, made a lot of sense. We were happy to be a part […]

Making a Boy’s Birthday Special through Box of Balloons

For March’s volunteer activity, we did something a little different to make someone’s day – our group worked to provide joy, hope and celebration for a child and their family on their birthday! After reading about Box of Balloons last month in the Wisconsin State Journal, I just knew it was something we should be […]

Making Dinner for Families at the Ronald McDonald House

To kick off the new year, we revisited one of the most popular volunteer activities in the past, which is to make dinner for families at the Ronald McDonald House in Madison. It’s a great way to make a difference around the issues of housing, health and hunger. Madison’s Ronald McDonald House Charities provides services […]

Teaching Kids about Careers through Junior Achievement

I had such a great time teaching Junior Achievement in the Spring to third graders, I jumped at the chance to try a different grade this time around after being asked if I was free (thanks Meghan!). First, Junior Achievement (JA) is the world’s largest organization dedicated to inspiring and preparing young people to succeed […]