All posts tagged: service

MVMT Watches: Company Review

Originally posted on Me, Myself and Everything Else:
Happy Wednesday! This week has been something else! I have lots to share soon but until then I wanted to share a company I’ve been loving lately. I also want to mention this is not a sponsored post.? MVMT watches have been getting more and more popular lately and with their?cool crisp style I can see why! The minute I saw them I new I had to have one! I originally snagged one for my boyfriend ?and he loves it as well! After seeing how much he loved his, he surprised me (with my not so subtle hints) with one for Valentine’s Day!? About a month after having my watch I noticed the time kept being off. No matter how many times I reset it or fixed it, I would look down later and it would be off.? I emailed MVMT and within 5 minutes I had a response back from customer service with another way to reset it. I tried, but sadly it didn’t work! So…

Flexible Philanthropy Fund

Originally posted on Generation Y Retirement Account:
Philanthropy. Long word. Kind of funny sounding. Incredibly profound effects. So what exactly is philanthropy?  According to dictionary.com: “altruistic concern for human welfare and advancement, usually manifested by donations of money, property, or work to needy persons, by endowment of institutions of learning and hospitals, and by generosity to other socially useful purposes.” In other words: the dollars you donated to the local animal shelter, those moments you volunteered in your child’s classroom, that 5K you ran down Greek row to raise awareness for CARDV, or the times you spent serving hot meals at The Salvation Army…those are all acts of philanthropy. I condone philanthropy on a regular basis & maintain practicing acts of philanthropy as often as I can – but it is especially prevalent around the holidays. During the winter when the weather gets colder, warm thoughts & kind actions towards others from all walks of life are especially important. I know that you often hear a designated percentage of your budget should be allocated towards philanthropy &…

Dog Books: Adopt a Shelter Dog Month!

Originally posted on The Fault in Our Blogs:
About a month ago, I adopted a shelter dog. She’s practically perfect. So when I heard that October is Adopt a Shelter Dog Month, I knew I had to wrangle together a dog-dedicated post. Surprisingly, there are not many fiction books that focus on dogs. Therefore, this list is a conglomerate of books about, featuring, or generally including dogs. If anyone knows of any other good books about dogs, please let me know! Go, Dog. Go! by P.D. Eastman A children’s classic. My parents read this book to my brother a lot when he was little. Dogs in cars, dogs at parties, dogs in trees – this book has it all. Martha Speaks by Susan Meddaugh I was obsessed with this book in kindergarten! I often quoted it to my classmates, who had no idea what I was talking about. Underwater Dogs by Seth Casteel The title says it all – this is a series of portraits of dogs underwater. What’s not to love? Menswear Dog Presents…

Tech Tuesday: The Tippy Tap

Originally posted on globally aware millennial:
Every year, over 3.5 million children die from diarrhea or acute respiratory distress. The most poignant part of this figure is that these deaths are almost entirely preventable, simply by ensuring that each person in a community is practicing proper hygiene. Studies find that handwashing with soap before eating or cooking and after using the toilet can lower diarrhea induced deaths by more than 40% and acute respiratory infections by 23%. In developing countries, people are less likely to wash their hands at critical moments, thus spreading disease in a myriad of ways. The problem with practicing proper hygiene is generally due to an availability of fresh running water, awareness of handwashing benefits, a lack of understanding of how illness spreads, and uncultivated hygiene habits. But how do you convince entire groups of people to start washing their hands? Photo Credit: tippytap. Meet the Tippy Tap, a simple and innovative way to get people to wash their hands when it’s most crucial to do so. The technology is easy to…

Kicking 4 Hunger

Soccer classes can be expensive. Feeding those in need can be also prove to be challenging. Kicking 4 Hunger has found a way to do both. The program offers free soccer classes to children in need. In exchange, each student is asked to bring a can of food each day that they attend. It’s a great way for kids of all social backgrounds to get involved AND aids in the fight to end world hunger. Here’s a bit about how they got started: Kicking4Hunger was founded in the summer of 2006 as a simple summer project. Our goal was to provide a fun and educational soccer experience, free of charge, while simultaneously raising food to feed the hungry in the community. The plan was simple: instead of an admission fee to attend our soccer camp, we simply asked that each camper bring in a canned good donation every day that he or she attended. That year, 70+ children who benefited from the pilot camp helped raise over 1,500 pounds of canned goods that went to …

Food Recovery Network

Food Recovery Network began with a group of students at the University of Maryland – College Park. They noticed that dining halls were throwing away large amounts of leftovers. As you may have guessed, they began donate food to various shelters. Four years later, in 2015, they’ve expanded to 140 colleges across the country. You can find out more about their work below. Like what you saw? Find out more here. G.U.M Team