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Bullying

Have you ever been bullied? Unfortunately, bullying has been going on since the ice ages but now it has gotten to the point of getting out of control. Bullying has gotten so bad, that there’s no more just fist fighting to settle a dispute.  People are carrying and using weapons in order to protect themselves.... Read more »
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May is for Mental Health

Hello All, Today is Mental Health Awareness Day. It’s my honor and pleasure to introduce Aaron Troutman who’s serving as guest blogger and is also a Miracle Clubhouse Member. Miracle Clubhouse is a warm safe environment for those who are suffering with mental illness. The clubhouse assists people further their education, find employment and become... Read more »
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Goodwill Shopping Safari – Wrap Up

One hundred serious bargain hunters joined us for the Goodwill Shopping Safari on April 29. We began at the Troy Goodwill store, amid torrential rain, and loaded up two charter buses full of eager shoppers. Donald Bush hosted the group that visited the Lima, Eastgate and Wapakoneta stores, while Kim Bramlage served as tour guide... Read more »
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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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