Drop In and Decorate for the Holidays

Friday, November 13, 2009

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Each year around this time our mail boxes and our inboxes are inundated with requests for help and financial support from almost every nonprofit organization under the sun.  While most, if not all, are very worthy causes, it can still be a bit daunting!  This year, perhaps more than ever, the needs of our communities are great while our resources are dwindling. With unemplyment at over 10% and the real estate market in a freefall, writing a few checks to our favorite charities is simply not an option for many of us right now.   But there are still lots of small ways that we can make a difference, some of which can be very rewarding.  What we may not be able to give in dollars, we most likely can give in time.  Volunteering at a local charity during the Holidays is a always a great way to support our community and make the lives of those less fortunate a little bit brighter.  Hosting a Drop In & Decorate Party is a sweet way to pay it forward and have a swell time doing it. read more >>

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Hello and welcome to SGCC! I’m Susan, a professional writer, food columnist, recipe developer, wife, mother, daughter and sister, who used to be a lawyer in a previous life. My love of food comes from a long line of wonderful and creative Italian home cooks who didn’t always have a lot, but knew how to make a lot out of what they had. I hope that you enjoy yourself while you’re here, and visit often! read more >>

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