Knight in Shining Chainmail

Caution: Long weeks ahead! When my to-do list looks overwhelming, I like to back off from it for a minute and do a little visualization. I like to think about facing the tasks at hand head-on, as a knight in chainmail armor would, leaning into the wind, wearing a firm, determined facial expression, and wielding […]

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Growing Good

There’s something that’s just super awesome about things growing out of the earth that you can eat. As a child, my dad often grew a variety of vegetables in our backyard. I loved eating cherry tomatoes off the vine, and will never forget my first harvest: radishes. I don’t even really like the taste of […]

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Serve-a-Thon kickoff and CANstruction

This year Pass It Along held yet another great Serve-A-Thon Kickoff celebration.  The event was held on May 10 at the Sussex County Community College Pavilion where volunteers, families, Pass It Along recipients and board members alike enjoyed music, food and the infamous CANstruction competition.  The afternoon started off with CANstruction.  The United Way, Girls […]

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Breathe free… Hug a tree.

Global Youth Service is an international day of service and Pass It Along served in full force this year. With our beach clean-up trip as well as the tree planting opportunity at Hawthorne Hawks Healthy Farm in Newark, we were prepared to serve. After months of partnering with the South 17th Street School in Newark […]

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8 Be the Helper

It was 2:03 when my stepfather, Walt, ran over the 30k mark at the Boston Marathon.  Looking at his pace, which was sent to me through an automated text message, I figured I had at least an hour to get to my regular cheering spot near the corner of the Mass & Comm avenues.  I […]

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April Showers: When It Rains, It Pours

Have you ever had one of those days when you find yourself completely overwhelmed by the tasks, events, and excitement at hand?  And you almost begin to panic, wondering how it will all get done, when you realize, with a sigh of relief, that everything on your lengthy to-do list is fun and enjoyable?  Pass […]

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