The Dempsey Challenge 2016

I volunteered again this year at The Dempsey Challenge in the Reiki Tent. What a wonderful group of people there!  This was my second year volunteering, and I plan to be part of this wonderful event next year as well. "Every dollar raised by Dempsey Challenge participants directly benefits the Dempsey Center." As Ina Garten would … Continue reading The Dempsey Challenge 2016


Library book sale

My daughter and I ventured into new territory together last year when we volunteered together for the Friends of the Wells Public Library annual fundraising book sale. We had such a good time volunteering last year that we are planning to do it again this year. We mostly sorted and carried books to their proper … Continue reading Library book sale


My daughter and I signed up to volunteer for two hours this morning to help with tasks involved in getting ready for the annual library book sale. I wasn't sure what to expect. Even though I looked forward to and attended the book sale almost every year, I had never been involved in any of … Continue reading Volunteering

In to Africa

My friend and work colleague, M. Lennon, RN, is preparing for a trip (not her first) to Africa;  she and other volunteers will continue the work they were doing at the Newstart Children's Home and Clinic last year. This year they hope to build a separate school; right now the school is contained in the baby center.  Newstart currently is home to about 70 (amazing!) … Continue reading In to Africa