Nine Surprising Benefits of Volunteering


My wife and I visited Aspen, Colorado last week for leaf-peeping season.  While on the way, we planned to stop at the Hot Springs Pool in Glenwood Springs.  Year round, visitors to the Springs seek respite in the 3.5 million gallons of 124 degree Fahrenheit water that emanate from the Earth daily. I was inspired […]

September 29, 2014

An alternative to ice bucketers and slacktivists


On Tuesday, I challenged the idea that ice bucketing could really make a difference in the world. Today, I want to keep that convo going, and explain why I’d take 100 dedicated volunteers over 10,000 slacktivists any day of the week. Once we’ve chatted about that, I want to get practical and shoot you some […]

September 5, 2014

Project Homeless Connect


Everyone knows that the homeless is tough subject. People help out everyday though by going to shelters to feed, donating clothes, and giving money out of their pockets. There is one nonprofit that has gone above and beyond in order to help the less unfortunate. Project Homeless Connect KC was created to “connect homeless Kansas […]

July 27, 2014

Volunteers finding new ways to barn raise


“I’m so disappointed with the way the world has become,” my grandfather told me. “I don’t know what happened to the values of my generation.” Do people even care or help anymore? I’ve asked myself this several times since that talk and a more jaded part of me agrees with him. Nowadays, I think a […]

April 25, 2014

Finding Your Place


I have to be a hero to help. I have to be perfect to be useful. I have to have my act together. We might not realize we believe this, or that it holds us back from offering our help, but I’m convinced that too often it is.   Last week we introduced Tate Williams […]

February 28, 2014

MLK Day 2014: Photo Gallery


There was just five of us, but that didn’t matter. The beauty of community service is that every little bit helps. Martin Luther King Jr. Day 2014 was no different. Over a hour’s time on Jan. 20, three of our Park Hill South high school volunteers and two others were able to collect eight bags […]

January 22, 2014

Feature Friday- Mike Deathe


Every other Friday we will feature a different volunteer.  If you would like to participate, please email me at [email protected]  Thanks! —————————————————————————————————————————————- It takes a great person to be an avid volunteer, and we have a great guy for you today!  Mike Deathe is an avid pet lover who found his passion as a dog […]

October 25, 2013