Give big on Giving Tuesday

Posted on Nov 25, 2014 | 0 comments

The season of giving is here!  Not just the monetary gifts to charity or the gifts we give to family and friends, but also the love and talent we put into cooking and baking our favorite holiday foods to give, serve, and share.  A recent Facbook post said, “Time to turn our scales back ten pounds” – so right!!   But since this isn’t a food column, I’ll stick to giving to charity and I have two new things this month.   First, an encouragement to...

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“Giving Tuesday” December 2nd

Posted on Nov 20, 2014 | 0 comments

We give thanks on Thanksgiving, hit the stores on Black Friday, shop local on Small Business Saturday, and shop the web on Cyber Monday. Now we have a day dedicated to giving back. On #GivingTuesday (this year on December 2), non-profits, families, businesses, and students around the world come together for one common purpose: to celebrate generosity and to give. If you are planning to make a year-end gift to your favorite Grundy County...

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Dec & Jan “Non-Profit Tools for Success”

Posted on Nov 16, 2014 | 0 comments

“Non-Profit Tools for Success” Technical Assistance & Capacity Building for Not-for-Profit Staff, Boards, & Volunteers 1st Thursday of the month 5:00 p.m. Grundy County Housing Authority Conference Room 1802  Division, Door #9, Morris   Appropriate for social service agencies, churches, government agencies, school boards, and other organizations who are governed by a board of directors and supported by donations &/or...

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Grant brings Holocaust survivor to speak at MCHS

Posted on Nov 3, 2014 | 0 comments

by Nick Samuel, Morris Daily Herald October 27, 2014   Steen Metz was only 8 years old when his family was arrested and taken to Nazi concentration camps during the Holocaust. Metz, now 79, was liberated after 18 months at the camp. He talked with audience members Sunday about his experience during a question and answer session at Morris Community High School. The session was held after the school’s performance of “Letters to Sala,” a play...

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