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Thanksgiving: 6 Ways to Express Gratitude

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Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it." This quote from William Arthur Ward is one of my favorite quotes about gratitude. We should be expressing gratitude as we feel it for the benefits of those we thank and ourselves. Here…

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Giving Back: How to Celebrate #GivingTuesday

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This month, we are celebrating gratitude through our Daily Dose of Gratitude Photo Contest, showing thankfulness on Thanksgiving, and buying gifts for family and friends on Black Friday and Cyber Monday. We're excited to announce that we'll be adding one more special day to our calendar this month.…

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Planning and Organizing A Birthday Party That Gives Back

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Giving back—Wee little Willow, a one-year-old, raised $525.00 for the charity SHADOW and she put the rest toward her dducation. Now that’s a reason to celebrate. Willow’s mom says that their family is passionate about the preservation of natural habitats and their animals. So the charity SHADOW seemed like…

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Service: Giving Hanes Socks and School Kits to Those in Need

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Basketball is a really big deal at our house. We play it in school, at the gym, and we even loved watching it during the Olympics this summer. In July, my son attended the Little Hero's Foundation basketball camp with Travis Hansen. Not only did he have the opportunity to…

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Service: Jackie Gonzalez-Feezer Bakes and Blogs to End Hunger

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LaCasadeSweets.com is a blogging confectionery, a treat of fun twists on classic baked dishes. Jackie Gonzales-Feezer, started the blog a little over a year ago, not only to share her recipes online, but also to raise money to fight hunger. "From the start," she says, "I wanted to use…

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