Veterans like Staff Sergeant David Phariss need your help. SSG Phariss is just one of the millions of veterans who have returned home to hardship after serving their country. Unfortunately, the elements of his story are far too common.Economic Downturn SSG Phariss returned in 2007 from an 18-month tour in Iraq to a marriage that was ending and a crippling … [Read more...] about Let’s “Return the Favor”
Vampires, werewolves and monsters — oh my! No, it’s not the latest Hollywood blockbuster. It’s Halloween. As little ghouls and goblins prepare to emerge into the night to claim their bounty of treats, it’s important to think about ways to help kids enjoy this special evening and create memories that will last for years to come. And, though candy is certainly the treat du jour … [Read more...] about Create Halloween Memories That Will Last a Lifetime
We’re not afraid to say it—we love Halloween, and we especially love the new custom that’s spreading across the country: “Booing” your friends and neighbors. What's A Boo? It’s the Halloween version of the May basket, when neighbors leave one another anonymous goody bags in celebration of the holiday. The receivers then secretly Boo other neighbors (but not the houses with … [Read more...] about Have You Been Boo’d?
The magical world of make-believe comes to life on Halloween. Dress up and make trick-or-treating even more fun for your grown-up self and the little monsters. You’ll get cackles and giggles every time you answer the door. Stumped for ideas? Grab one of these.Dust BunnyFashion ears and a tail, draw on whiskers, a pink nose, and tear cotton balls up for dust. Use dark makeup … [Read more...] about Quick and Easy Costumes for Grown-Ups