Season's Greetings.... In celebration of my birthday, I have offered to mentor and coach Winnie from Mavalani Village in Giyani doing Grade 9 next year. I have made it my task to make her believe that she can conquer the circumstances of her background through education and making peculiar choices for her life. In this time of giving and through our #BecomeABetterYou campaign, we also spent quality time with her extended family shared a meal and gave some Christmas goodies, clothes and sanitary pads, we have also pledged to get her new uniform in the 2019 academic year. Let us partner to do make a difference in ways we possibly can as we make this world a better place one step at a time, one day at a time.
Love it! My Mary Kay business started as a side Hustle and when my husband got laid off 16 years ago it became our job security #lovewhatido ❤️ #mymklife 💗💄💖💋 #makingadifference get excited about job security!
THANK YOU SOOOOO MUCH everyone that supported Foster Hope & Inner Circle Foster Family and Adoption Services Toy Drive this year! Like I said before LOVE MOVES MOUNTAINS! I’m beyond moved by today’s turn of events. It’s been a hectic few weeks! Thanks to you we collected 873 toys this year!!!! Blessed!!! We couldn’t have done it without you! Thank you to so many of you who opened your hearts this Holiday Season and went out of your way to help. We really appreciate and hope that you will continue to help us each year!
Today, when we went to take the toys to the center I saw the Parent Liason and the Chief of adoption/foster care tear up a few times. Their kind words of gratitude choked me up, I had goose bumps and overwhelmingly feelings of happiness and gratitude. Hearing them speak about how happy they are that each kid will get a toy this Holiday Season was bittersweet. These kids were counting on us and thank God we came through. I will continue this path until allowed the opportunity to help these beautiful children. I am so grateful that I was able to have the health, energy and strength to help @fosterhope help others!!! Thank you once again!!! ‘Til next year!!! friends!!! #generosity#fostercare#holidayseason#givingback#happyholidays#kid#love#holidayseason#innocent#makingadifference#example#blessed#grateful#thankyou#thanks#friendsyoucancounton#operationtoydrive
BUSINESS OWNERS & ENTREPRENEURS
@ashalouisepeck (Founder of GCGIB) is currently putting together an intensive & hands on Half Day FACEBOOK workshop on the GOLD COAST focusing on the basics and essentials when setting up your business pages and how to maximize exposure through organic reach.
Workshops will be held in a GC penthouse in January and February 2019. Dates TBC!
Food, Drink, Refreshments & Professional Headshots will be provided and limited to 8 women only per workshop to ensure you get 1on1 time with @ashalouisepeck to ask any questions you may have!
Ticket pricing is to be confirmed however will be looking around the $200 mark. (SUPPORTIVE SISTER MEMBERS WILL BE $50 LESS)
As mentioned this will be a very in depth, hands on workshop and the value you will get from the session will be worth much more than the ticket price!
If you have someone who runs your social media for you in your business this may be a great opportunity for you to send them along to up skill!
Please comment below or email firstname.lastname@example.org to be put on the VIP waitlist so I can see how many sessions to cater for and lock in the dates! 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥
Today I had the opportunity to attend the @sachispanicchamber 2018 Latina Estrella awards luncheon, not only were we there to celebrate the many Latina’s making positive moves in our city, but I was so excited to celebrate fellow board member @claguardia from our @sacstatelatinoalumni chapter. Her story was so inspiring, make sure to follow our page and you’ll see her presentation on our stories! Congrats again girly! Enjoy the photos! #latepost#stronglatinas#makingadifference#916#sacstatealumni
THE reason why I do what I do.
Giving them a ‘push’ out of their comfort zone to at least ‘give it a try’. Good job not done yet but so far so good @nurfaizahzaki ! I’m so happy for you.
Keep learning and growing. Strive to be a better version of yourself always.
Thank you for believing in me and yourself most importantly.
Attended the annual Aurora Citizen Police Academy Alumni Assoc Christmas Party and came home with this pretty little thing. I'm not going to lie, was both choked up and speechless when my name was called to step up and accept my reward. So glad no acceptance speech was expected. I am extremely proud to be a part of the Aurora Police Department and Citizen Police Alumni Family. #cpaaa#cptriplea#aurorapolice#memberoftheyear#makingadifference
When good kids do good!❤
Quinn, Cooper & Madison Friedman with Ava Kolker and friends at a holiday event to benefit Children's Hospital Los Angeles. .
Quinn & Cooper's sweaters @to_collection
Madison's romper @joyfolie
Ava's romper @trulymetoo .
We’re not corning around! 🌽 Us night shift volunteers from #TeamKFMB worked hard shucking and sorting corn, which will be distributed to hungry San Diegans in the coming days. It feels great to give back- especially this time of year, when it’s easy to get caught up in “wants” on wish lists. The @sandiegofoodbank has a lot of open slots — sign up with your family, friends and coworkers and help make a difference! .
#teamkfmb#sandiegofoodbank#volunteer#volunteering#givingback#makingadifference#feedthehomeless#foodbank @robin_roth @cbs8 @thecwsandiego @kfmbfm
These beautifully beaded decorations, as well as jewellery and other hand crafted items are made by community members affected by dread diseases. Hillcrest AIDS Centre Trust (HACT) is a multifaceted HIV/AIDS non-profit organisation that serves all those impacted by HIV/AIDS by providing unconditional love and hope in a practical and sustainable way.
There is a gorgeous shop called "WozaMoya" as well as a plant nursery, 2nd hand book store, glass cutting and so much more. Skills are taught such as sewing, beading, literacy and vegetable growing.
There is a team of counsellors, nurses and care givers who minister to the sick and their families with so much love and compassion. There is also a small, 24 bed respite unit.
It is an initiative that changes lives and impacts communities. If you would like to support them in any way, you may do so by direct donations or purchasing items from the shop.
Visit www.hillaids.org.za. to find out more.
I don’t know about you, but the older I get the more I realize how fortunate I am to have help when I have it. Going it solo is just not as much fun and too much work! This is why I want to give a huge shout out to those who work behind the screens that you never get to see, yet they make a difference in the lives of some pretty amazing underprivileged kids’ lives.
Thank you, Elyse for all the creativity and design you bring to our Website and newsletters (far left) and Ha (far right) for your can do attitude, fast execution and cheer you bring to our social media at @gomadnow
🌐🗺Hello all! So this is something I have been called to do, and I am so excited about it! I am in love with animals and have always wanted to help them in some way, so I will be donating all proceeds from the Onyx Owl Necklaces to various organizations🗺🌐
☯♻☮The pendant is a wire wrapped Onyx Carved Owl, with either Brass, Copper, Silver, or Gold Wire wrapping///The chain is braided white hemp chord, and black and brown faux waxed leather chord☮♻☯
🔺🌟Price: $22.00 + $4 shipping➡Etsy Link in bio! I only have 3 right now (Brass, gold, & silver), more to come!🌟🔺
🎆🏅At the end of each month, I will donate the accumulated proceeds gained from the Onyx Owl Necklace sales to the organizations listed below for 2019:
• (Dec. 2018 & January)- Red Wolf Coalition (RWC)
• (February)- Polar Bears International
• (March)- United Poultry Concerns (UPC)
• (April)- Humane Society of the United States
• (May)- Turtle Island Restoration Network
• (June)- Snow Leopard Trust • (July)- Marine Mammal Center
• (August)- Felidae Conservative Fund
• (September)- Farm Sanctuary
• (October)- Save the Whales
• (November)- ASPCA
• (December)- World Wildlife Fund (WWF)
I’m grateful for making a difference in someone else’s day even if it’s a super small thing. A friend said to me today that something I said made a pretty awesome difference in her day/ night and I could not be more grateful for the fact that me sharing my experience helped someone else. I think this is why I am so passionate about the creative industry. Stories need to be shared from all walks of life because there will always be someone out there that can relate. Without the creative industry I think the world would feel a lot more lonely and lot more confusing. How I got onto this weird tangent I’m not sure but there you have it, I guess that’s how my weird brain works, I hope you all have a lovely evening 💜
I think creativity is the currency of inspiration.
And I think if we were made in the image of the most creative Being of all time who created the very essence of creativity, then we reflect Him in deeper, more beautiful, more authentic ways when we unleash the creativity in our own souls. #distinctmoments
#Repost @startrescueteam with @repostsaveapp · · · Ellen Lavinthal @unlikelyactivist
is a socialite. A social-lite but heavy-activist. Animal Rights activist.
Risked her life
Broken many Gucci heels to rescue those in need.
So, when you see the title... “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Neiman Marcus...” Run, don’t walk to read it!
Book Coming 2019!
FOLLOW @unlikelyactivist Proceeds from sale of book benefit @startrescueteam !
Last week a daughter sponsored a meal in memory of her father, a Navy veteran who served in Vietnam. This December his family celebrates his birthday and Christmas without him for the first time. The meal brought a little light: on his birthday 103 plates of mashed potatoes, steak, mac and cheese, and more were served in his honor. His wife received the certificate and full menu in the mail. Link in bio FMI about Sponsor a Meal gifts!
I had such a blessed day today. Not only was I gifted gift cards from the @outletssc last week, but I was able to shop for the sweetest three-year-old, Sienna. The best part, I got to visit her at @chocchildrens Hospital today and watch her open her gifts. The giggles, excitement, smiles and laughter she brought me were the greatest gift. I feel so blessed to have been able to be part of such especial event. Sienna starts her 4th (out of 6) treatment on Monday so please send her prayers and well wishes! So blessed to have been invited to be a part of such a special day. #holidaysosc#styledfortheseason#bloggersgiveback
How are dolls therapeutic to those with Alzheimer's?
There are many ways dolls can be therapeutic for someone battling Alzheimer's or dementia. As humans we have the instinct to nurture. We want to show affection, to give love, and to receive love. That need doesn’t go away, even as memories deteriorate with dementia. Doll therapy can be a very effective way for a person with Alzheimer's or any kind of dementia to decrease stress and agitation. Holding something like a baby doll can be calming and soothing in itself and is a great non-medicating way of calming an agitated patient. These dolls provide comfort and companionship and they have shown to improve communication. A doll can help a person who is not verbalizing to initiate speech again. It is part of the basic thought process to speak, hum or sing to a baby in your arms. Many residents sing to my babies, that's one of my favorite interactions! (see videos on page) Often times memories spark when a doll is placed in the arms of someone with Alzheimer's. Patients remember details about their own children when they were young, often bringing instant happiness and joy. Holding a doll can allow those with Alzheimer's to feel in control after having lost much control in their lives already. I personally visit with many people that can't remember what they had for breakfast, but yet they NEVER forget how to hold a baby. The nurturing instinct is strong. This instinct is a big part of the reason that doll therapy is so effective.
A baby doll can…
• Calm someone who is upset;
• Provide endless hours of hugs and smiles;
• Lull a person to sleep;
• Create a distraction from a dangerous, harmful or upsetting event;
• Serve as an attention-getter;
• Provide a tool for social interaction;
• Regenerate warm, nurturing feelings of once again caring for a young child;
• Make it possible for someone, totally dependent upon others, to "care" for 'someone' else.
Just another great way to wear our lockets filled with charms you love. Show off your Christmas style by picking up the Velvet Double Wrap Bracelet and a Wrap Locket Base then style. Its super easy! Find everything you see here in store. Click link in bio for more. #charmsareus#locketstyle#takerisks#wrapbracelets#fashiomstatements
Countdown to 2019 is on my friends—only 3 weeks away and I am fired up sideways about all the big things that are happening! This year has been full of so many big beautiful changes not only for us personally but also for many of our friends, family and team of Champions. I am so grateful to have this calling; it’s been a vehicle and solid foundation of an amazing 5 year healthy journey that’s been life changing. I’m living proof there’s no limit on what’s possible in your life and it’s my passion and purpose to help and serve others and it’s never been stronger. This past year we made a measurable difference in so many friends and families lives — both physically and financially. Watching people’s lives change is what fuels me for so much more. My heart is FULL of purpose tonight and my soul is on fire!!!
This is what I know— I’ve never been more excited about what we’re doing, where we’re going and all the people who we’re taking with us. We are all about helping people who want and need our help. I know that “Good is the enemy of great” so don’t get complacent and settled, it’s time to start goal setting NOW and we are ready to help more people than ever. Are you hungry for more in life? What’s your dreams? Let’s make them a reality.
Game time is just 3 weeks away but planning starts NOW. Join us on this journey! Life changing!
Un honor pertenecer a la IAC International Association of Coaching, que es una de las más importantes acreditadoras de Coaches en el mundo y que cuenta con el standard global del coaching, a través del uso de las 9 maestrias, que marcan una gran diferencia respecto a la práctica eficiente y ética del Coaching.