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Celebrate Earth Day with Goodwill

Earth Day is celebrated this Saturday, April 22nd. Started in 1970, when the word “environment” was not necessarily in the forefront of people’s minds, the public began to be more aware of the link between pollution and public health. And, the movement toward a more environmentally-friendly world began. Earthday.org notes “Earth Day 1970 gave voice... Read more »
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A Service Dog Story

By: Linda Pelfrey Today, Abby, a Yellow Lab Golden Retriever mix, and I are celebrating our first anniversary as a dog guide team. I have benefitted from 7 incredible and unique pups from The Seeing Eye in Morristown, New Jersey. Each has left their paw prints on my heart and I have learned transforming life... Read more »
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Spring In

Are you ready for longer days, blooming flowers and nice weather? Spring time is upon us and it’s time for changes and fun! Spring time is the time when many things become born again. Think about it. Crops begin to sprout from the earth due to warmth of the season, hints of potatoes, beans and... Read more »
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A picture is worth a thousand words

A friend’s son recently got married and she was happy to send me this photo and information: “I took photos of Locke and Natalia from babyhood through adulthood for use on the tables at the wedding dinner.  Every single picture frame was purchased at a Goodwill store.  This made the project affordable. The picture was... Read more »
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Donating your excess stuff is good for your community!

Some of you are waiting for the perfect opportunity to organize your home. Perhaps it’s during spring cleaning season or when you have time off work. Maybe you’ve planned a time for grandma to babysit so you can organize without interruption. Before your big day arrives, I encourage you to get a head start on your... Read more »
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Pay It Forward

I’ve heard the saying, “Pay It Forward” many times but until it happens to you, you never know the emotional joy that goes along with the actual act itself. Texas Roadhouse is one of my favorite restaurants. For those who have already been there, you’ll understand my obsession with the buttery yeast rolls that melt... Read more »
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Advocacy Day

Advocacy means, the act or process of supporting a cause or proposal according to the Merriam –Webster dictionary. https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/advocacy Disability Advocacy has been my purpose for a long time. I’m always advocating and joining forces with others who share in the mission of people with disabilities having a good quality of life. On March 8th,... Read more »
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Going Green

While we still have a few weeks of winter left, it’s not too early to begin thinking about spring, particularly since THE color of the new year is GREEN! I am obviously behind-the-times, as I didn’t realize that each year, for the past 16 years, Pantone, the color experts, release a color that “embodies deeper... Read more »
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Celebrating Black History Month- Wilma, Wilma, Wilma

As an African-American, I’m always happy to see Black History Month roll around. Celebrating the accomplishments of my ancestors is a great honor. As an African-American woman who has a disability, I’m ten times more ecstatic to learn about women from my culture who have disabilities and have accomplished great things despite their challenges. I... Read more »
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