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NAPO Seattle Area Chapter Day of Service 2020

My Seattle Area Chapter of the National Association of Productivity and Organizing Professionals (NAPO) holds an annual Day of Service in celebration of January, GO (Get Organized) Month. Five – ten Organizers come into a registered King County 501(c)3 non-profit and clear up and structure some trouble spot – a jumbled storeroom, the back office,…

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Charity Choice Monday – FareStart – Real Change 24

FareStart: “Great Food, Better Lives.   Providing real solutions to poverty, homelessness and hunger FareStart has been helping people transform their lives through food for over 25 years — one person, one job and one community at a time. People in poverty struggle to escape the cycle they are in and often face other compounding…

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Charity Choice Monday – Traugott Terrace – Real Change 22

Traugott House is a “clean and sober apartment community.” Sheltering men and women, it is named after one of its founders, Traugott “Tom” Zurcher, whose compassion led him to lay its foundation in 1984.   A 501(c)3 within the (Catholic) Archdiocesan Housing Authority, Traugott House is “committed to fulfilling the vision of its namesake and…

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NAPO Seattle Area Chapter Day of Service 6-15-2019

Little Bit Therapeutic Riding Center Show Ribbons

OHMIGOSH we had a great day!!!!! Eleven of us, quite possibly a record number for a Day of Service, from NAPO Seattle Area Chapter converged on Little Bit Therapeutic Riding Center to set its Development storage room to rights. Five hours later, it was unrecognizable. In a good way.   The ribbons may have been…

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Memorial Day

Memorial Day allows Americans to honor and mourn our fallen military personnel. Veterans Day encourages Americans to express admiration, respect and gratitude to our living service members. I celebrate Canine Companions for Independence (CCI). CCI pairs assistance dogs with wounded veterans to offer those heroes increased independence and boundless emotional support. I am certain that…

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New Traditions – Real Change 21

New Traditions supports long term sobriety for the mother, healthier children and stronger families. Clients participate in its comprehensive programs while receiving the gender-based chemical dependency treatment and services they need.   The New Traditions gifts-in-kind wish list is the most varied I, in my role as Casual Uncluttering LLC stuff-hauler (I often bring donations…

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Cash and Community

dragon incense holder

I’m in the middle of a calm decluttering. Calm because it’s entirely voluntary. I’m conducting it strictly at my chosen pace. It’s catching me some cash: I’m letting go of things by selling them on Facebook Marketplace. If something doesn’t sell on Marketplace, I’ll experiment with OfferUp, Nextdoor, letgo and similar. I want to know how those…

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