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Tips for Organizing a Charity Drive

Tips for Organizing a Charity Drive

In every neighborhood, there are always reasons to help others. Regardless of the cause, it can be beneficial to band together neighbors, coworkers, and friends to raise money or items for a charity.

Budget-Friendly Community Events for Fall

Budget-Friendly Community Events for Fall

Just because summer has ended, children are back in school, and the weather is finally cooling down, that doesn’t mean the opportunities for community bonding and outreach are over. Take advantage of the changing seasons and consider the following ideas for your own community events this fall.

How to Start a Community Center

How to Start a Community Center

Bringing the community together in pursuit of a goal or just to increase hospitality and camaraderie is a great way to get involved with your local community. If you want to extend this idea and be at the epicenter of communal gatherings, creating a community center...
Plan Community Activities With Your Church

Plan Community Activities With Your Church

Churches have always been places of togetherness: spiritual watering holes, where diverse community members sacrifice a bit of their day to join in the pursuit of a greater purpose. Above all, churches inspire solidarity, and I can think of no better place than the...
Help Your Community For Free

Help Your Community For Free

When I mention the phrase “help your community”, what do you picture? Maybe you think about going door to door, asking for donations. Or, you might think of a school-funded car wash. Whatever you’re imagining, chances are it centers around money. Although providing...
Spring Cleaning For Charity

Spring Cleaning For Charity

Spring is finally underway, and that means one thing: it’s time to clean! People all over the world take spring as an opportunity to get rid of their old clothes, repair broken keepsakes, and clean their house from top to bottom. However, did you know that there are...
Pass Along Your Blessings

Pass Along Your Blessings

Each of us has experienced a time where a stranger has gone out of their way to help us in a time of need. We are never prepared to receive such kindness, but it serves as a reminder that blessings do exist. Many people wish they had a way to repay these acts, but...
Teen SOYO and the Pennsylvania Special Olympics

Teen SOYO and the Pennsylvania Special Olympics

For many years, I have served Chairman of the Department of Youth and Parish Ministries, which includes overseeing Teen SOYO, an organization of the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America that aims to teach teens how to live a spiritually...