Giving Blog

Charitable Giving Stories, News and Ideas from the Innovative Team at the Greater Kansas City Community Foundation and its Non-Geographic Label, Greater Horizons.
Feb 14, 2008

Everyone adores coupons, right? That's what I figured as I rummaged through the junk closet today to find enough artsy material to create a craft for Lindy's preschool Valentine's Day party....

Feb 2, 2008

A couple of years ago, David Westbrook, a good friend and mentor, asked me a question I could not answer. "What's your personal mission?" he inquired. I was at a loss. I'd never ev...

Jan 22, 2008

Aren’t families fun? Bright and early Saturday morning, my four-year-old informed me that we were going to play house. “I’ll be the mommy,” she told me. “Daddy ...

Jan 15, 2008

I learned a new word last week: "unworky." That was how my daughter suggested I dress to avoid embarrassing her at her school's French festival. So I dutifully tossed a pair of jea...

Jan 8, 2008

Wasn’t the weekend weather great? In the category of “What Were We Thinking?” my mother and I took the three little girls (two in strollers) on an excursion to a shop in do...

Jan 1, 2008

For the three-year-old in our house, this was the year of the princess. Princess stickers, princess clothes, princess dolls, a princess game, a princess book, and even a princess tunnel. Oh,...

Dec 24, 2007

My three-year-old and seven-year-old are usually delightful and good-natured (!), except when they are fighting with each other. ("When they are good they are very, very good and when t...

Dec 17, 2007

What's in your mailbox this season? Not the card from my family, since those are still sitting on my desk at home, begging to be addressed. Here it is electronically. Isn't technology great?...

Dec 10, 2007

Things are pretty slippery at our house—inside and out. Not only do we have an ice-covered driveway, but we also have a toddler learning to walk who refuses to wear her shoes, so she s...

Dec 3, 2007

Quite a year for football in our region, no? Whether you wear blue and red, or gold and black, one thing's for sure--givers are winners! Did you know that Trent Green and his wife, Julie, e...

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