We have a 2-year old goldendoodle affectionately known as “Sir Riley Flannigan.” Flannigan for his apricot color, Riley’s a mix of poodle and golden retriever that’s taken a place in my life and heart I could never have imagined. My family had outside cats and dogs when I was growing up on the farm, but … Continue reading Help Save Animals—Channel Your Care and Passion into Action.
My Dad will turn 90 this coming September. As some aspects of his life quiet down, his character and his stories have become more vivid for us, his family. The child of immigrant parents in the Italian-American community in San Francisco, he survived World War II in the South Pacific. And he has gone on … Continue reading My Dad Taught Me About Community—And Giving
We reached a major milestone in the history of JustGive last week when we processed the one-millionth donation on our website. Who was behind this auspicious donation? His name is Al Danish, and he hails from Glen Mills, Pennsylvania. Al made his donation to PathWays PA, a nonprofit dedicated to helping to keep low-income, vulnerable … Continue reading One Million Donations and Counting!
image source: flickr As a child (and an only child, at that) I was frequently jealous of the attention, love and mothering my mom would give to other children in our community. Working individually with kids at my elementary school (and later on in her long career in the juvenile justice system), my mom focused … Continue reading Mother’s Day – Musings on the Meaning of Mothering