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TBT: Home Coming Korea

While working as a flight attendant for Eastern Airlines in the 70s and 80s,  I made dozens of trips to India and Korea with Americans for International Aid to bring ‘home’ children adopted by

Connecticut Volunteers in Vratsa

Volunteers with Humanitarian Travel Abroad (see HTA LLC above) in the US had another wonderful week with the children of Vratsa Social Home in Bulgaria. The home has 61 children aged 7 to 17, many

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