Give a Little Bit: Help Inclusive Theater Grow!


Friends, Give a Little Bit, Theater, Western New York

Help Inclusive Theater Grow! Inclusive Theater of WNY is giving people of ALL abilities, ethnicity, and backgrounds a positive and safe place to find their strengths, and to create something new. Started by parents and advocates who believe in TRUE inclusion, ITOWNY is located in The Foundry, a creative “maker space” in Buffalo, NY. The […]

January 8, 2018

Gobble for Groceries: Happy Thanksgiving!


Give a Little Bit, Holidays, Western New York

#1 Buffalo of course.Ā  10 of the coolest turkey trot races in the US Most people up at an early hour on Thanksgiving are either prepping the bird for an early dinner or at the Turkey Trot downtown. But me? Neither. Never been to the Turkey Trot never wanted to be. All those people. That […]

November 23, 2017

Musings On Silent Auctions


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Musings On Silent Auctions, Raffles, Basket Fundraisers True story. I’ve been a nonprofit professional all my life. And I’ve probably planned approximately a million fundraisers, give or take a few hundred thousand. And the one thing I’ve learned over the years is that I CAN’T stand silent auction, raffle, basket fundraisers and benefits. The mere […]

November 5, 2017

SGCEF Wine Tasting & Silent Auction


Give a Little Bit, Western New York, Writing

SGCEF Wine Tasting & Silent Auction. It’s that time of year again! šŸ™‚ Proud to be a board member of this wonderful foundation in our community. Springville-Griffith Community Education Foundation: Annual Wine Tasting & Silent Auction – Saturday, November 4th The Springville-Griffith Community Education Foundation Annual Wine Tasting and Silent Auction will take place on […]

October 18, 2017

Hurricane Harvey


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Give a Little Bit: Hurricane Harvey “Charity Navigator, an organization that evaluates and ranks charities, recommends donating to the Houston Food Bank, Food Bank of Corpus Christi, Houston Humane Society, Houston SPCA, or the San Antonio Humane Society for the greatest impact.” You Can Support Harvey Victims With Amazon, But Cash Goes Farther Is it […]

September 1, 2017

Variety Club Telethon


Give a Little Bit, Personal, TV, Western New York

It’s nice to know some things in this crazy fast paced online digital mobile age never change…. I don’t know the last time I clicked on the TV and saw The Telethon, 20 years maybe? Gosh likely even more 27 years? And yes, there is only one Telethon – the Variety Club Telethon. Growing up, […]

April 2, 2017

27 Volunteer Opportunities in WNY


Give a Little Bit, Western New York

Because it’s not just about ONE day, it’s about making a difference every day. Here are a few links of places to check out opportunities around Western New York. And don’t forget your local churches, youth groups, schools, libraries and hospitals. Not to mention just lending a helping hand to your neighbor next door. Idealist […]

January 16, 2017

Christmas Cookies 2016


Food & Drink, Give a Little Bit, Holidays

Christmas Cookies 2016 Red Velvet Cookies, Red & Green Jello Cookies, Molasses Cookies, Cranberry Chocolate Biscotti, Gingerbread Biscotti, Peppermint Brownies, Holiday Toll House Bars, Peanut Butter Blossoms and holiday Rice Krispie Treats. Not pictured, Great Gma Kennedy Sugar Cookie Cutouts…about, eh give or take 40 dozen, most which went to the kiddos today to decorate. […]

December 22, 2016

Christmas with the Kiddos


Friends, Give a Little Bit, Holidays, HWMMS, Western New York

Christmas with the Kiddos. A yearly tradition. Stockings for St. Lukeā€™s & Candy Land Games for Kindergartners Kindergarten party with the kiddos. Thank you to everyone who donates to this project and makes these smiles happen.

December 22, 2016

Garden Party Time!


Give a Little Bit, HWMMS, Personal, Western New York

Gorgeous night for a Garden Party! Also, I’m so in love with my dress. Just another event at the Country Club. The Garden Party was our introduction to the Springville community 3 years ago…thank you Kara for all you do and for being an amazing kindred spirit and inspiring me every day to make the […]

May 26, 2016

Garden Party


Friends, Give a Little Bit, HWMMS, Western New York

Time to get all dolled up for the Bertrand Chaffee Hospital Garden Party at the Springville Country Club! Seed bombs by Love by Bean. Chocolate Flowers by Kelly’s Kandies.   Save

May 28, 2015

The Kindness of a Stranger


Blogging, Friends, Give a Little Bit, Personal

50 Questions: The Kindness of a Stranger My friend MEESH (the pretty blonde in the picture above!) is writing an article called “50 Questions.” Asking everyone from family to close friends to random strangers something she wonders about them and writing the article about the answers. 1 person 1 question a day. I was the […]

September 4, 2014