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Handmade Children’s Gifts from the Heart

Looking for something different for the wee ones on your holiday shopping list?  For colorful, sometimes quirky children’s hats, blankets, rattles and soft toys guaranteed to be fair trade, visit Pebble Products, an online company. We recently ordered this… (more)
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Tie One on for Troy

Bow Tie Bash to honor beloved weather guy Troy Dungan Long-time WFAA-TV, Ch. 8, Weatherman Troy Dungan, known for his bow tie fashion statement, is being honored with a “Bow Tie Bash” at the sushi hot spot Black Ship… (more)
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Black Tie Dinner: empowerment, education and entertainment

Black Tie Dinner – the nation’s largest LGBT fundraising dinner – welcomed more than 2500 guests for a spectacular evening on October 1,2016. Since the first dinner in 1982, the all-volunteer organization has raised more than $20 million dollars… (more)
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Ford Warriors in Pink 22

  Ford Warriors in Pink® introduces The Good Day Project and Issues strong call to action to help bring more good days to those living with breast cancer
  • Ford partners with Meal Train and Lyft to provide an easy way… (more)
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“Hearts in San Francisco” chocolate bars are a perfect Valentine gift

Ghirardelli Chocolate Company is partnering with San Francisco General Hospital Foundation in honor of the 2015 “Hearts in San Francisco” public art project. “Hearts in San Francisco” raises money to support vital programs and initiatives at San Francisco General Hospital… (more)
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The Hills Are Alive In Stowe, and Filled with Hope for Cancer Survivors and Those Who Love Them

I was reminded that the colors we see in the spring are almost the same as the ones we see in the fall. Yellow that hasn’t turned green yet, Maples are red again with brand new life. Pines are the… (more)
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The most fun fundraiser in Dallas: Broadway Our Way at Uptown Players

Uptown Players presents its 12th annual fundraiser Broadway Our Way ‘14, running January 17 through 26, 2014 at the Kalita Humphreys Theater. The Uptown divas return for another entertaining evening of Broadway music with plenty of… (more)
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Your App-y Place: The Peace App

Amidst a crowded train of iPhone and iPad users on match-3 games, running adventures, and video casino games, there may now be smart phoners and tablet aficionados tapping their way to peace. Minerva Endeavors, Inc. has launched the new Peace… (more)
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Changing Lives Forever: Hosting a Foreign Exchange Student

I’ll never forget that Saturday morning seven years ago when our lives changed forever.  I was sleeping in – a rare treat – when the phone rang. My husband answered, and shortly afterwards he wandered into the bedroom with a curious look on his face.  “A lady who got our name from some friends wants to know if we’d like to host a German exchange student this year.” (more)
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Wellness Winedown event a Kimpton’s Hotel Palomar Dallas

 Kimpton’s Hotel Palomar Dallas and Central 214 are celebrating new health and wellness offerings with the 2nd Annual Wellness Wimedown    benefiting Attitudes & Attire, set for Thurs, May 16, from 5-7pm.  Poolside… (more)
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In Step with Tribal Traditions

From a luxurious lodge in the African wilderness, embrace magical safaris, thrilling surroundings and gourmet cuisine.  Now choose to explore the folklore and traditions of the local tribe from where the majority of the reserve’s employees hail.  In… (more)
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Operation BBQ Relief’s Mobile Disaster Response Team goes to West, Texas

Operation BBQ Relief has mobilized a disaster response team to serve hot, nutritious meals to displaced families, emergency workers and volunteers in response to the explosion and resulting devastation in West, Texas. In addition to serving meals at that… (more)
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Savor the Flavor of Dallas

 Savor Dallas 2013 Spectacular showcases Best New Venues in Bid D and Surrounds  Savor the flavor of the 9th annual Savor Dallas, expanding this year to include four days of festivities:  Thurs., March 14-Sun., March 17th. … (more)
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Spring On and Off the Slopes in Colorado

With heavy doses of snowfall coating the state’s mountains, and more snowy months ahead, embrace the best of Colorado this spring.  Days filled with powder, sunshine, music, enticing food, festivals, races, rail jams and fireworks shows are sure to… (more)
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Howlers and Sloths and Poison Dart Frogs, Oh My!

If you seek extraordinary wildlife encounters in Costa Rica and welcome a volunteer opportunity in a wildlife rescue center, it’s here. During a half-day visit at the Asis Wild Animal Rescue Center guests roll up their sleeves and participate in… (more)
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‘Tis the Season to Volunteer Abroad

The holiday season is a time for giving and gratitude. No matter what your religious beliefs or background may be, this time of year inspires reflection, growth, and generosity. For many, the holidays are also a time to take a… (more)
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Black Friday is now 50 shades of Gray

While Black Friday my not have been as successful as some retailers hope, the whole holiday season racked up great retail numbers. Because Black Friday is no longer one day. It starts the weekend before Thanksgiving, enticing consumers to get… (more)
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Baring it for a Cause: the Santa Skivvies Run in San Francisco

  Looking for a bit of holiday cheer?  Check out San Francisco’s Castro district on December 16th at 1PM in order to catch a glimpse of scantily clad and hugely exhilarated men and women making the annual partly… (more)
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Voluntourism Travel Trend

 Volunteering abroad doesn’t have to cost a fortune. Here is a list of 10 extraordinary free volunteer opportunities across Central America. Whether your dream is to nurse baby monkeys in Costa Rica, bring clean water to indigenous communities… (more)