What Not to Donate: Thrift Store Donation Guidelines
Every thrift store has different rules, but these items are commonly turned away at donation centers. Call ahead to see if your local store can accept them.
How to be Trauma
Okay, we’ve got it: Not “What’s wrong with you?” but “What happened to you?” That explosive outburst? The child who cannot concentrate at school? The domestic violence survivor who is in a constant state of hyper-vigilance? Yes, most of us in family services are now able to recognize trauma-symptoms and respond with empathy… most of the time But what does it mean to be truly trauma-informed? For a start, it means that we have patience with others and ourselves as we seek to acquire the skills and attitudes of a trauma-informed practice. Calling out other people for being judgmental? Yes, this and many other ironies litter the path of learning this new language because we just so enjoy being right! It is easy to become smug or ‘preachy’ when we have all these…
profit management tips: Budgeting
In our continuing effort to help our local non-profit organizations succeed in their missions, your Owen County Community Foundation would like to offer another in our series of management tips for your charity or non-profit. We hope this might help some of you who are volunteering for or serving on a board of directors for a local group that is doing good work here in Owen County.
How to transplant a tree
A gardening expert offers tips for digging up a tree, moving it to its new home and re-planting it — all without killing it.
Tips for Decorating Your Home With Thrift Store Finds
SOUTHPORT, Conn. (WTNH) — Charlotte Smith is fixing up her historic Connecticut home and documenting all of it on her blog ‘At Charlotte’s House.’ “We have five childr…