Giving Ideas – Animals

November
30

This post could actually be called “The 12 days of Giving” but since we are on the edge of one of the biggest holiday’s of the year for so many people around the world, I will take advantage of the name. No religious context implied.

This GIVE was inspired by a recent email I received from a reader, a teacher … READ MORE

November
16

I decided this week would be National Philanthropic Week on 365give. One day is a great start to be philanthropic but a week is a commitment that encourages you to GIVE back every day.

I sent a request to my friends and family to send me an email me their GIVES that I could post on my site in honour … READ MORE

November
7

I’m hoping to start a new trend for kids birthday parties. Ethical Giving. Let the parents buy what they would like for their child knowing what they need and like and everyone else makes a donation to the charity they feel is appropriate or does something in honour of the birthday child. The birthday party business is a multi READ MORE

October
20

It was one of the truly spectacular Fall days today.The sun was shining, the ocean glistening and calm. It seemed like the leaves had suddenly changed colour and had been painted red, orange and yellow overnight.

It was a walking day for us and I planned to enjoy every minute of it with my son. We walked through our local … READ MORE

October
17

Chef Challenge Update:

A few “posts” ago, I pledged to raise $10,000 in donations for Women’s Cancer Research at Mount Sinai Hospital through an event called The Chef’s Challenge. This event will utilize both my fundraising skills, my ability to cook (or at least I like to think I can cook) and my willingness to take on Master Chef / READ MORE

October
9

There is something about a child’s innocence that is remarkable some days. My son is not an exception to this rule.

At 3, Nicolas is a great shopper. He has been coming everywhere with me since the day he came home. From grocery shopping, banking, dry cleaning, vets appointments. Even as an infant, he sat in on Board Room meetings.  … READ MORE

September
18

My sister and I had an interesting conversation around the definition of a GIVE. She asked me the difference between a GIVE as I reference “throughout my blog, versus being a “good Samaritan”. You could also add to the comparison a Random Act of Kindness or being philanthropic – or is that term for Warren Buffet and … READ MORE