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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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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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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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Community Programs: Soccer Shots Builds Character

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Exercise plays a vital role in achieving and maintaining optimal physical health. Next to diet, it is one of the most important habits to teach our children. That is why I was such a fan of having my daughter start in a soccer program, but felt she was…

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Pets: 5 Ways to Donate to Animal Shelters

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Muddy feet, slobbery kisses, squeaky toys, unconditional love ... you might think that I'm talking about kids and everything that they add to life. What if I told you that before I had a child, my life was filled with all of these wonderful things? How? Thanks to our furbabies,…

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