By: Sandy Churchill The phrase “time, talent and treasure” is not something I grew up with—but I hear it as a mom all the time. In church, scouting, schools, and myriad community circles, it is a great way to capture the types of “pitching in” to make our communities work. Treasure is the easy … More Helping Others Helps You!
By: Martianne Stanger ‘Tis the season to be gifting Fa la la la la la la la la Off’ring service is uplifting Fa la la la la la la la la New traditions to discover Fa la la la la la la la la Make some time to help another Fa la la la la … More 5 Ideas for Starting a Tradition of Service
By: Sandra L. Churchill At the beginning of November, Catholics celebrate All Saints Day, a holy day that honors ordinary people who did extra-ordinary things—heroes of faith. Sharing some “highlights” of some famous and some lesser-known saints with my CCD class, I was inspired by the acts of seemingly “ordinary” people. Some overcame illness and … More Ordinary People
By: Rachel Ventura I grew up in Whitman, where, in my opinion, the best wooden playground of all time resided. I remember when they built it. It was amazing. I can still remember the smell of the pebbles on the ground and feel my stomach turning when I think of the tire swing. As a … More A Huge Part Of My Childhood, Almost Extinct
By: Sheila Gaudet I am not a marathoner. These days, I’m not even a runner. Several years ago I walked a half marathon for charity and that is the extent of my long distance career. However, I spent middle school, high school, and college on track teams and loved the concept of distance running, if … More Boston Marathon
By: Sheila Gaudet Years of experience working for non-profit organizations have given my boys a lot of early exposure to community service projects. For years, they have accompanied me to special events, stuffed mailers, marched in parades, assisted at programs supporting those affected by natural disasters and delivered food baskets. When children are younger, community … More Community Service
By: Sheila Gaudet I have always strongly believed in the transformative power of giving. When we give of ourselves, we not only benefit those who receive our gifts, but ourselves as well. At this time of year, there are many ways to give and many requests out there. It has always been my goal and … More Charity Begins At Home