Category: Giving Back

Giving Back: What is DACA and Why Should I Care?

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Unless you’re hiding under a rock, especially this past week, you’ve heard about DACA.  The news is reporting on it, your coworkers are discussing it, and it seems all your Facebook friends have opinions about it.  Earlier this summer, 10 state attorneys general wrote the President demanding the end of DACA.  The reason it’s been in the news this week is because the letter gave Trump an ultimatum of this…

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Giving Back Sunday: The Southern Poverty Law Center

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The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) is a nonprofit legal advocacy organization that specializes in civil rights and public interest litigation. It was founded in 1971 in Montgomery, Alabama as a civil rights law firm. In 1979, the Southern Poverty Law Center began filing civil suits for monetary damages on behalf of the victims of violence from the Ku Klux Klan and other white supremacist groups, with all damages recovered…

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Giving Back: Supporting Public Schools

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My parents specifically moved to the home I grew up in because it was walking distance to good public elementary, middle, and high schools. In fifth grade I changed schools because my county created a magnet program for public schools and I got into the Talented and Gifted (TAG) school. However, I had a great education in both public schools: great teachers, amazing opportunities, plenty of science, arts, and activities.…

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Giving Back this Holiday Season: Operation Gratitude

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As a co-leader of my daughter’s Girl Scout Daisy troop, we wanted to find a way for them to actively participate in charities and volunteer activities. At age 5 and 6 and only having 60 minutes for a meeting, this proved more difficult than you may think. We were excited to learn about Operation Gratitude and it has now become a tradition every Memorial Day weekend to have the Scouts…

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#GivingTuesday: Standing with Standing Rock #NoDAPL

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The protest over the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) has been ongoing for two years, but it only recently grabbed media attention. If you’re like many I know, you’re concerned about the protests, but you’re not really sure about the details and how we got to this situation. If the DAPL is built, the 1,172-mile pipeline will transport up to 570,000 barrels of crude oil every day through ancient burial and…

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Giving Back this Holiday Season: Do It For The Love Foundation

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“I wanted to pass along the name of a group that I have been supporting the last few years. Michael Franti and his wife started the Do it for the Love Foundation in 2013 to provide live music experiences for people who are sick, veterans, and children facing all kinds of challenges. The list of musicians who have participated is really overwhelming as are the wish grant stories. I personally…

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