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  • Welcome to our Bettering Communities page. Enjoy tips and ideas for being a better neighbor, getting involved in a local service project, and doing random acts of kindness. This list highlights our most popular posts, or scroll down for the most recent tips and ideas.

Integrated Education: One Way to Help Autistic and Neurotypical Children

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Chances are you have a friend or family member that has an autistic child. Autism is a prevalent enough condition that, chances are, you're aware of the traits of autism through either indirect observation or through actual acquaintance with someone who has it. How many times have you seen…

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Neighbor Gifts: Chocolate Peppermint Candy Bars

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Looking for an easy homemade and yummy Christmas neighbor gift this holiday season? Look no further than your nearest craft or grocery store for chocolate and candy molds, buy some candy melts and peppermint pieces, and get ready to wow your friends and family.
I found a cute candy…

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Bettering Communities: Host a Christmas Party for a Nonprofit

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The holidays are a great time to find ways to give back in your community. My dad told me, "You become who your friends are." I'm sure this statement referred to his concern about the people who clouded certain years of my life. At the time, I thought his…

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Thanksgiving Neighbor Gifts: Pastries Are a Delicious Way to Show Gratitude

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Thanksgiving—I have been busy on Pinterest lately, pinning all my favorite holiday desserts and neighbor gift ideas to a board I created called "Holiday Yummies." I have found cute hot chocolate stirring spoons, creative cookies, fun fudge, and more. As I was looking through my board, I…

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Local Children’s Hospitals Donations Made Easy With New App

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Looking for the perfect local children's hospitals to support this holiday season? Look no further. Children's Miracle Network Hospitals' makes locating your local children's hospitals easy and giving fun right in time for Thanksgiving with it's new #AskForMoney campaign. We're taking the challenge to make Thanksgiving dinner more awkward when…

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Community: Get Out There and Play

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The yellow bus chugged away a half an hour ago, and yet, I hear nothing outside. No laughter, no games of chase, no bike riders wiping out ... nothing. It’s quiet, and honestly, that quiet bothers me. I know most people like to hear wind rustling through leaves

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