You meander around the supermarket loading a basket with goods—breakfast tea, sugar, milk. Along the way, though, you become befuddled. You struggle to recall the items on the shopping list. When you arrive at checkout, you discover several items in the basket that you do not recall picking up. Then it comes time to pay the cashier and you can’t seem to count out the proper sum.
Approximately 48 million Americans face food insecurity every day, according to Feeding America, a nonprofit organization and network of more than 200 food banks. That means they, and their pets, face uncertain access to a sufficient amount of affordable, healthy food.
Many of us take the opportunity during the holiday season to reinforce to our children the concept of giving. But are we doing enough to make sure this concept gets woven into their everyday behavior? Sometimes it’s tough to involve children, particularly young ones, in charity.
Photo Gallery of our 2017 Brave & Beautiful honorees captured throughout our gathering day at Belden Village Mall and Gervasi Vineyard. Presented by Mercy Medical Center.
When shopping for a new outfit, Goodwill hasn’t been my first choice or second or third, for that matter. I’ve seen thrifters touting what great pieces they find at Goodwill and thrift shops, and I always believed they were lucky. I knew most of them revealed their tips and tricks to finding the best pieces, but I wasn’t convinced.