For A Good Cause: The Lord’s Place

As you’re probably in the process of ridding your home of anything that doesn’t spark joy, now is the time to be smart about where you take those donations. Full Disclosure: All these shoes are actually sparking some joy for me. One worthy charity in our area is The Lord’s Place, an organization dedicated to […]

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For A Good Cause: Donating Kid Stuff

You might be surprised to find how difficult it can be to donate kids’ stuff. Often charities like Housing Works and many thrift shops won’t accept these items. I’ve found two worthy organizations that make it easy to declutter and streamline all your kid gear. Room to Grow This organization has a mission to enrich […]

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Donate Coats for Hurricane Sandy Relief

The annual New York Cares coat drive is more critical than ever due to the devastating effects of Hurricane Sandy. This year, they set a goal to collect a record 200,000 coats, and they need 50,000 coats immediately to distribute to New Yorkers in Staten Island, the Rockaways, and other hard-hit areas. Photo courtesy of […]

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Giving Back After Hurricane Sandy

And New Jersey, too! After the devastation of Hurricane Sandy, we’re all looking for ways to give back. My husband and I have been so lucky as the Upper West Side where we live was basically unscathed. We didn’t lose power or experience any major damage. So many others weren’t so lucky, and my heart […]

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Spring Recycling Events

Earth Day is upon us. That magical day, April 22, when we reduce, reuse and recycle with reckless abandon. So this week’s blog post is devoted to just that. Yet another reason New York City is greatest City in the world… There are so many free recycling and safe disposal events scheduled this spring. Between […]

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Got Bras?

This one is for the ladies. After writing about disaster preparedness last week, I figured I would lighten it up a little and write about bras. That’s right, bras. When was the last time you cleaned out your lingerie drawer? I’m going to go out on a limb and guess it’s been a while. Well, […]

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