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Author: Jeannie Hatcherson


Community Volunteer Opportunity with Healing the Children Northeast

Healing the Children Northeast has opened a beautiful new thrift shop at 27 East Street in New Milford, CT, and they are looking for volunteer staff. All proceeds go towards helping children in need

Making a Home More ‘Social’ in Bulgaria

According to Lumos, an organization helping children without caring families, around the world 8 million children live in institutions and a 90% are not orphans. For myriad reasons – poor parenting,

WCSU HIghlights Leadership Academy GLOW

On Tuesday, March 4, I will discuss “Leadership Academy GLOW” at 12:30 p.m. in Warner Hall on Western Connecticut State University’s  Midtown campus, 181 White St. in Danbury. I will share my

A Show of Strength in India

While in Kolkata, India, visiting programs supported by Empower the Children (ETC), I was invited to a wonderful evening of music, dance and theater. The actors included children from the Preyrona

An Urban Garden in India

I am back in Kolkata lending a hand at Empower the Children. It was so good to meet up with Reena and Ashit, teachers at the Preyrona Schools. Another volunteer, Roisin, is organizing an urban garden.

Himalayan Heights for Homeless Mutt

To all my friends who volunteer to walk and foster and otherwise support abandoned pets, especially dogs. Here’s a heart-warming report from TIME about a little stray dog rescued from India. Rupee and

Himalayan Exchange

  The team, Rupin Valley 2013 New reading glasses! This summer, I had the privilege and the pleasure to volunteer with the Himalayan Health Exchange on a medical/dental trek to the Inner Himalayas.

“Everybody” Helps

In July, 14 volunteers traveled to Vratsa, Bulgaria, to teach, play and paint at Assen Zlatarov, a social home for 70 children aged 7 to 18 whose families are unable to provide for them. Arranged

Help Us Brighten Their Home!

In July, a group of 10 volunteers will travel with Humanitarian Travel Abroad, LLC, to Bulgaria and try, with a little elbow grease and paint, to brighten the home of 90 orphans living in Vratza at

How to Narrow the Wage Gap

Recently, I spoke to the chair of my department at WCSU about offering an independent study opportunity to students. I am teaching medical anthropology, my specialty, on a medical/dental trip to the