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A School Without Computers
As you may have read earlier this month, I was asked to help a school in Tanzania, Africa raise money for computers.I met the founder of the school, Evaristo Sanga, about a year ago and spoke with him...
8/29/13 at 8:45 AM
Cherries and rhubarb
As I mentioned in Monday's post, we bought a "lug" of cherries on Saturday. The timing is never great for those--it's before we really get into the canning season and while we're still going strong w...
7/17/13 at 6:45 AM
What is a 501(c) 3, a private foundation, a public charity
501 (c)(3)-A Difference 501(c)(3) exemptions apply to corporations, and anycommunity chestfund,cooperating associationor foundation, organized and operated exclusively forreligious,charitable,scientif...
6/9/13 at 6:43 AM
What Can Be Given To a Charity?
While most anything can be given to charity, these are the more common forms of donated property: Cash: Cash gifts are the easiest to give to a charity, both in terms of substantiating the deduction ...
5/21/13 at 2:35 PM
Recycled Art: Mosaic Tile (Part 2)
A couple of months back, I created a mosaic for the Habitat for Humanity Recycled Art show, "Home is Where the Art Is". It was great to be involved in something like this, and I've never sold any of m...
4/8/13 at 2:39 PM
BBB Advice for Donating to Hurricane Sandy Relief Efforts
As Hurricane Sandy churns into the history books, millions of people along the East Coast and down through the Caribbean will be struggling for months, if not years, to return their lives to normal. E...
11/1/12 at 9:52 AM
Charity Begins at Home, and It Should Be In the Community
Today we heard a great presentation by a Community Action leader. Did you know that 21,104 Duluthians (25%) meet the federal definition of poverty? Did you know that 18,571 or 22% are living just abov...
3/14/12 at 5:21 PM Feel The Beat, Party Hearty, Zumba 3/19/11 at 5:05 AM
Worldly and National Charities, Can We Make A Difference? 1/13/11 at 6:41 AM
Today, I would like to share a link to an article about my sixth grader teacher, Bonnie Cameron. Bonnie and I have stayed in touch over the years, and I am happy to call her friend. She has inspired...
12/27/11 at 6:30 AM When the Bells Stopped Ringing... 12/12/11 at 6:30 AM
Flensburg Files News Flyer 29 November, 2011
It's Christmas time and with that come the Christmas Markets, the Glhwein, the Presents, and lots of events that have been going on the last few days, which warrants the Flensburg Files News Flyer- d...
11/29/11 at 5:55 AM
Kriesel, Magnus push Minneapolis casino
A southwestern Minnesota farmer and an eastern Twin Cities Army veteran, two unlikely supporters, are leading a legislative effort to allow a downtown Minneapolis casino. Sen. Doug Magnus, R-Slayto...
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Getting the word out
As noted last week, I'm planning to run in one of the events in next year's Fargo Marathon as a charity runner. Beth, one of my friends from high school, helped come up with the idea to run in Kate Hu...
9/11/09 at 4:57 AM Running for a cause 8/31/09 at 5:15 AM