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Charity Choice Monday – LifeWire – RealChange 65

By Lauren Williams | August 10, 2020 | Comments Off on Charity Choice Monday – LifeWire – RealChange 65

LifeWire. Quoted from its website: “Everyone needs a safe and healthy home to reach their highest potential and fully contribute to our community. At LifeWire, we help adults, children, and youth who have been impacted by domestic violence to build safer, healthier homes by offering support, resources, and professional services including survivor advocacy, mental health…

Humbled by my clients

By Lauren Williams | August 7, 2020 | Comments Off on Humbled by my clients

I’m humbled by my clients. Clients on public assistance who, when we clear their spaces, are careful to remind me to bring their items to charity. Who volunteer their time in houses of worship, museums, their hospice communities. Clients who have helped indigent friends and family pay for my help. And today, I got a…

Charity Choice Monday – Dawn Rising – RealChange 64

By Lauren Williams | August 3, 2020 | Comments Off on Charity Choice Monday – Dawn Rising – RealChange 64

Dawn Rising Quoted from its website: “DAWN saves lives. As the largest provider of comprehensive domestic abuse services in South King County, we offer an immediate refuge from violence, expert guidance so survivors can set goals and solve problems to find a permanent escape from danger, and hope for families to build a new future. In…

Spontaneity Sputtered Out

By Lauren Williams | July 31, 2020 | Comments Off on Spontaneity Sputtered Out

I chased Tuesday’s meteors for hours. Southern Delta Aquariids and Alpha Capricornids beckoned, at their most flamboyant 7-28 -29, and my schedule let me venture forth on an increasingly demanding whim. I set out around 8PM, heading to Skykomish, elevation 928 feet in the Cascade Mountains. I got very close, the sun starting to set,…

Keeping the Backbeat at Honest Biscuits

By Lauren Williams | July 28, 2020 | Comments Off on Keeping the Backbeat at Honest Biscuits

Continuing Casual Uncluttering’s adventures on Monday July 13, 2020 at Honest Biscuits.  

Nagging needling noxious gnats of “What if?” Paperwork

By Lauren Williams | July 27, 2020 | Comments Off on Nagging needling noxious gnats of “What if?” Paperwork

I’m on the Board of the NAPO (National Association of Productivity and Organizing Professionals) Seattle Area Chapter. Have been, on and off, for years. I’ve stepped into a new role, Secretary, this year. Can ya imagine that Secretary involves a LOT of paperwork? Yup. And our chapter has a goal of going paperless. So I’m…

Charity Choice Monday – SHARE/WHEEL – RealChange 63

By Lauren Williams | July 27, 2020 | Comments Off on Charity Choice Monday – SHARE/WHEEL – RealChange 63

SHARE/WHEEL – Seattle Housing and Resource Effort, and Women’s Housing and Equality League. This is quoted from their website: ” SHARE is Seattle Housing and Resource Effort (co-ed).WHEEL is the Women’s Housing, Equality and Enhancement League (women-only). We are partnered organizations of homeless and formerly homeless men and women. All of our efforts are self-managed;…

Administrivial

By Lauren Williams | July 22, 2020 | Comments Off on Administrivial

I used to suffer from a medical condition known as early adulthood – my 20s. Without going into gruesome detail, I knew myself well enough to know that there were predictable days when all I could cope with were the most ridiculous, administrivial, mind-numbing, routine, easy tasks I could find, like filing. I’ve even posted…

old movie projector

Simple Makes All the Difference

By Lauren Williams | July 20, 2020 | Comments Off on Simple Makes All the Difference

Mailchimp is a tool for social media marketing. This blog post isn’t an endorsement of Mailchimp. But it is a salute to The Rocket Science Group, the company behind Mailchimp, for giving back with ingenuity par excellence. Poke around on MailChimp’s website and you’ll find MailChimp Presents, an ever-changing feast of short films about entrepreneurs,…

Charity Choice Monday – Crisis Connections – RealChange 62

By Lauren Williams | July 20, 2020 | Comments Off on Charity Choice Monday – Crisis Connections – RealChange 62

Crisis Connections (formerly known as Crisis Clinic) has a simple tagline: “Support. Resources. Training.” It tries to meet the basic and extended needs of at-risk by maintaining helplines that point to resources for the homeless, teens, suicidal people, veterans, the elderly. And it understands that there can be crushing overlap in those populations.   It…