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Volunteer Journal #101 – Let It Go

Volunteer Journal #101 – Let It Go

Yes, I did just scam Google search result by pillaging the title of Disney’s most popular song in 20 years.  But it’s applicable. As reviewed in the last post here, I am at war with materialism and trying to give ...

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Featured In Ladies Home Journal Dec. 13/Jan. 14

Featured In Ladies Home Journal Dec. 13/Jan. 14

I’m honored to be one of Ladies Home Journal’s 16 Women Who Made the World Happier this year. Who doesn’t like to make people happy? Many thanks to the staff of Ladies Home Journal, who interviewed me several months ago, and ...

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Volunteer Journal #93 – Shoes For The Homeless

Volunteer Journal #93 – Shoes For The Homeless

This one was super easy! Mission – Help get 1000 pairs of shoes to LA’s homeless population. Time commitment – 1 hour on Saturday. Using my new LAWorks membership and their awesome events calendar (which I highly recommend every charity ...

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Volunteer Journal #90 – Surfrider Bans Polystyrene

Volunteer Journal #90 – Surfrider Bans Polystyrene

I was sitting in a Manhattan Beach City Council meeting listening to a bunch of politicians gripe at Cal Edison, a utility, for shoddy service (Duh).  I’d rather be grocery shopping, doing laundry, lifting weights, cleaning the litter box, calling ...

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Volunteering Journal #89 – Tree Musketeers

Volunteering Journal #89 – Tree Musketeers

I had the pleasure of volunteering for an organization founded by kids for kids called Tree Muskeeters. The young Musketeers plant trees, care for them, and hopefully pass on the lessons they learn to adults. I always tell people that ...

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The Los Angeles War Against Public Gardens

The Los Angeles War Against Public Gardens

One of the most touching projects I’ve done in the last 89 volunteer missions was the day I worked with LA Green Grounds. In April we planted a garden in the food dessert that is South Central Los Angeles.  Angel ...

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