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A Dog is a Child’s Best Friend: Comforting Newtown, CT

After living through such horror, there is beauty to be found in Newtown, CT. The community’s children and families are receiving consolation and love to help them heal with a visit from a five pups called the K-9 Comfort Dogs. Tim Hetzner is the president of the Lutheran Church Charities, an organization based out of …

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The Kindness of Strangers is the Real Game Changer

About five years ago, Jim Carol’s son, Taylor, was diagnosed with two types of rare pediatric cancers at the tender age of 11. “He was diagnosed as terminal, and there are no known survivors of what he had,” Jim says. “He was in isolation for a year, and received a bone marrow transplant. Now he’s …

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5 Last-Minute Gestures of Thanksgiving

Three days before Thanksgiving isn’t the ideal time to start thinking about how to give back to your community, right? The reality is we’re very busy people, and good will simply isn’t on the forefront of our Thanksgiving plan-making process—especially if we’re hosting X number of out-of-town relatives for the long weekend. But I’m here …

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Fundraisers You Can Donate To In Hurricane Sandy Aftermath

Hurricane Sandy was destructive, and millions are still making their way through the devastation a week later. Organizations such as the American Red Cross, the Salvation Army, Habitat for Humanity and more, are coming together to help citizens in need of blankets, food, shelter, and electricity. Please consider giving to one of the fundraisers below. …

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