From Jeff Griffiths, Executive Director – HandsOn Northeast Ohio: In the last 6 months, we have celebrated the birthdays of 2 great programs that personify the ethic of giving and service that is connected with America. In September 2014, we celebrated the 20th anniversary of AmeriCorps and in February 2015 the 50th anniversary of what is… Read More A Toast to You National Service!
From Jen Palmejar-Takaki, Director of Programs emeritus, AmeriCorps member, and super human citizen – HandsOn Northeast Ohio: When I was little, my parents gave me a time capsule. It came with instructions that stressed the importance of only putting things in there that carried meaning. As I began thinking about the past three years with… Read More My HandsOn Time Capsule
(Editor’s note: 2016 marks the 15th year since the horrible attacks on September 11. As a remembrance of the lives lost that day and after, HandsOn Northeast Ohio annually participates in the 9/11 Day of Service and Remembrance to pay tribute to those lives and to the heroes that rose up as a response to… Read More September 11: Pause. Reflect. Pay Tribute to Lives Lost.
(Editor’s note: In the past two weeks, HandsOn Northeast Ohio “HandsOn NEO” celebrated national Family Volunteer Day with various projects around Northeast Ohio. As part of our celebration, HandsOn NEO was able to recognize the Denk family for their service to our communities and for their work with our organization. Our acknowledgment of the Denk’s volunteerism was… Read More Family Fun, Thanks and Giving!
(Editor’s note: The heart and soul of HandsOn Northeast Ohio’s work is our Volunteer Leaders, awesome volunteers, and the partnerships with the agencies that we support. Every once in a while, due to opportunity, the economy and/or life, some of these key people in the HandsOn family leave Cleveland (crazy, right?). And although they are… Read More Purpose, Joy and the Value of HandsOn
(Editor’s note from Jeff Griffiths: Birthdays are times where we pause to celebrate others or reflect on our own lives. If you know me, you’ll often hear me say that I am not a fan of throwing my own birthday party or celebrating myself. I hope that if I am living my life in a… Read More Happy Birthdays – 2 Examples of Celebrating Yourself By Giving To Others