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How Can You Become More Involved With Your Community?

Friday, March 30th, 2018
Community

Trying to be more involved with your local community? There are a few steps you can take.

Being an active proponent of your community can go a long way in making you feel better about where you live. Learning to work alongside your neighbors towards a common goal—or just doing the small, day-to-day things that contribute as well—makes your area much more enjoyable to be a part of. If you’ve moved to a new neighborhood or are just trying to come up with ways to approach your old community, it can be difficult to find a good starting point.  

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What Does Spring Cleaning Mean For Your Community?

Friday, March 23rd, 2018
Community

Spring cleaning is a fantastic time to freshen up your home and give back to your community.

While the weather we’ve been having lately may lead you to believe otherwise, spring is finally here! We tend to think of spring as a time for rejuvenation and freshness, which comes as no surprise considering how often we associate spring with the concept of spring cleaning. Spring cleaning is a fantastic way to take stock of what you have in your home and clean out everything that has become unnecessary, but it’s also a great time to give back to your community and redistribute the resources you have but don’t really need.

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How Can You Reduce Food Waste?

Friday, March 16th, 2018
Food Waste

Reducing food waste is a great goal to work towards as it saves you money and is better for the world.

One of the largest problems facing hunger issues in America isn’t that we don’t necessarily have enough food for everyone, it’s that distributing it becomes difficult—especially when so much of our food ends up in the trash. It never feels good knowing that you’re throwing out perfectly good food that other, less fortunate people, would love to have. Reducing your personal food waste is a simple, easy step to take in making food more available to those who really need it.

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What Are the Best Items to Donate to a Food Pantry?

Friday, March 9th, 2018
Donate

Looking to clear out your pantry? Some of your items might be ideal to donate to those who need it!

Plenty of Americans depend on their local social services to get through their day-to-day. Between economic instability and stretched resources, some people just need the help. Others are fortunate enough to have the ability to help the members of their community. A common way of doing this is to donate food to a food pantry, but it isn’t always clear what kind of items are good to donate. If you’re interested in donating to a local food pantry, you’re already off to a commendable start, but let’s look at some of the best items to donate.

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What Amazon’s Decision Says About Baltimore City

Friday, March 2nd, 2018
Baltimore City

In the wake of a lot of negative PR, it can be easy to get swept up in feeling negatively about Baltimore City.

When Amazon announced their decision to start a second headquarters, every major metropolitan area wanted to get on board. The opportunity offers the potential for huge economic growth thanks to the size and growing power of Amazon—and even Maryland’s largest city, Baltimore, was being considered. That dream came to a screaming halt when the next round of candidates was announced and Baltimore was no longer included. This has left a lot of us wondering about the state of Baltimore city and, as it turns out, this has been a fantastic opportunity for analyzing the strengths and weaknesses of the city.   (more…)


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