I was cleaning up my inbox recently as the end of the year approaches and I was reminded that 2020, despite its untold challenges, also had its bright spots thanks to the generosity of many.(more…)
National Life Group Foundation
Pandemics Are Not for the Faint of Heart
On March 5, 2020, I headed to Boston to meet a friend for the long weekend we take together every other year. Since this trip happens infrequently and since she was travelling from North Carolina and I was coming from Vermont, we chose to keep our plans despite some news stories about the Coronavirus. After all, it was just a strain of the flu, right?(more…)
We Need More Capes.
Looking at Childhood Hunger Through a Different Lens
My colleague, Christina, recently volunteered at a local elementary school where she helped stuff food into backpacks for children who are struggling with food insecurity (lack of access to nutritious food) and hunger. She told me she was chatting with a school employee who shared how grateful the kids were to get this food for weekends. She then told Christina that a 5-year old came to school shaking, he was so hungry. (more…)