Category Archives: Community Involvement

The Power of Sharing Our Stories

Playing a game at an assisted living facility opened up connections [Photo credit: Adobe Stock]

By Reyna Marder Gentin for Next Avenue

My friend runs an assisted living residence not far from where I live. When she called to say she had a mitzvah (a good deed) for me that was “right up my alley,” I was wary, to put it mildly. She explained READ MORE

Women made a difference

Residents Gloria Bonwell, Myrne Roe and Liz Hicks all have been active in local politics, media and the women’s rights movement.

Residents Gloria Bonwell, Myrne Roe and Liz Hicks all have been active in local politics, media and the women’s rights movement.

Three friends look back on how they got involved in the women’s movement

In 2011, Myrne Roe published the book, “Radiating Like a Stone: Wichita Women and the 1970s Feminist Movement,” which included essays by Liz Hicks and Gloria Bonwell, among READ MORE

4 Ways to Donate to Charity Without Writing a Check

These ideas can help you de-clutter your home and earn a tax write-off

By Ashley Eneriz for Next Avenue

People carry boxes of donated items

Want to make a difference, but the budget doesn’t allow? Consider donating something other than cash. [Photo credit: Getty Images]

When it comes to donating to charity, sometimes our budgets don’t allow us to be as generous as we we’d like. But you needn’t always open your wallet to help others. Here are four ways to give back that don’t involve writing a check or READ MORE