Archives For Service

Everybody can be great, because everybody can serve. Visit MLKDay.gov.

National Day Of Service is fast approaching. What will you be doing How will you be serving on Monday, January 17, 2011?

Here are a few ideas to get you started:

1. Organize a book drive.

2. Organize a fitness event.

3. Teach financial literacy.

4. Organize a neighborhood cleanup project.

5. Plant trees in your neighborhood.

6. Train your neighbors to prepare for disaster.

7. Serving food in a soup kitchen.

I hope this short list helps to inspire you to Do Something!

We’re in my state, Florida, today. It makes no sense (IMO) for anyone to have an influence beyond their community and not making an impact in their city. Thus, I’m giving a huge shout out to the local Boys & Girls Club of Northeast Florida.

According to their site, their mission is:

“To inspire and enable all young people, especiallyth ose from disadvantaged circumstances, to realize their full potential as productive, responsible, and caring citizens.”

Keep pushing BGCNF!

Redwoods in Sequoia National Park

The GOOD Everyday project passed a milestone yesterday- 4o Days in the journey.

Throughout this process, I’m learning a lot about blogging. The biggest challenge in this effort is research. Believe it or not, some groups that would have received the dollar, didn’t because they make it difficult to receive funds.

Others haven’t updated their site in weeks. Can you believe it? It really helps to update your blog consistently-it adds validity.

Today, our tour rolls into California. Yep, we’re on the west coast. I thought about sharing what GOOD is taking place with  a very well-known ministry. They are doing a phenomenal work to impact people. After further pondering to other efforts taking place I’ve opted to share about a not-so- well known organization. Continue Reading…

Arizona Canyon In Navaho Desert

Alabama Saturday. Alaska yesterday. Arizona today. My oh my, the many miles in just a few days (not literally). :)

What city? Phoenix. What organization? Before I get to the organization that received the $1, allow me to explain why I really like organizations like the one that is featured today. My background is in public education. I’ve taught and been a district administrator in one of the largest school districts in this country.

One of my primary roles was  to oversee mentoring initiatives from various agencies.

Many youth need a positive adult role model. Not just a parent, teacher, or coach. But someone who is committed to be their mentor one-on-one. Continue Reading…

The Good Everyday tour has officially started. I’m sure it will be an amazing journey filled with great discovery! As indicated several times via Twitter, the adventure starts with Alabama and will end with the U.S. Virgin Islands on December 31.

What city? Tuscaloosa. From the great state of Alabama (my home state :) )

Continue Reading…