Join Lunch with a Purpose in downtown East Lansing to learn about many great organizations in our area.  Lunch provided by Bravo!   :)  

Join Lunch with a Purpose in downtown East Lansing to learn about many great organizations in our area.  Lunch provided by Bravo!   :)  

Lots of great school supplies going to Lansing area kids in the next few weeks! Thank you to all who have donated! There’s still time to get back to school items for local kids. Awesome deals out there to support great kids! 
A big thank you to the inspiring group of young adults at Gateway Community Services who have decided to take care of all the school supply needs for the Village Summit! You guys are awesome! 

Lots of great school supplies going to Lansing area kids in the next few weeks! Thank you to all who have donated! There’s still time to get back to school items for local kids. Awesome deals out there to support great kids! 

A big thank you to the inspiring group of young adults at Gateway Community Services who have decided to take care of all the school supply needs for the Village Summit! You guys are awesome! 

"Service is the rent we pay for being. It is the very purpose of life, and not something you do in your spare time."
– Marian Wright Edelman (born 1939); Activist, president and founder of Children’s Defense Fund (via goodneighborsusa) Source: goodneighborsusa
"People have to be consistently inspired, outraged, or excited."
– Chris Hughes describes the challenges nonprofits face sustaining the attention of an audience.  (via poptech)

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Horn of Africa Crisis: By the Numbers
Graphic by Rich Clabaugh/Monitor staff

csmonitor:

Horn of Africa Crisis: By the Numbers

Graphic by Rich Clabaugh/Monitor staff

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World Change

Join LWP this week and find a way to make a difference.  Whether it’s sharing a kinda word or donating of your time and talents. Small acts can make a world of change. Visit the LWP Facebook or website for ideas! 

World Change Facebook Event

Lunch with a Purpose website

School Supplies are needed for area students!

Help the Lansing Community and LWP in an effort to collect school supplies and send area students back to class with everything they need for a successful school year! 

It’s almost that time of year again….. Backpacks, pens, pencils, paper, folders, rulers, calculators- you name it they need it! Now partnering with the East Lansing United Way Committee to send the kids at the Village Summit, City Rescue Mission & Southside Community Coalition back to school prepared for success. Now that we are getting our coupon game together we should be able to do this for next to nothing. We will postdeals on the Lunch with a Purpose page so make an investment in our future- but Don’t Overpay!

The City Rescue Mission is not going to be able to do their Backpacks of Hope this year either so we would LOVE to have tons of supplies to make sure that no child goes to school without the tools they need to succeed. 

Bring the items to any Lunch with a Purpose Event or to any of the above listed drop off locations around East Lansing! If you are not in the Lansing area, the kids in your area need these things too…..

Compost- a mixture of various decaying organic substances, as dead leaves or manure, used for fertilizing soil.

Last week LWP visited the Ingham Family Center to help out with their community garden.  There’s always plenty of work to do and this is LWP’s 2nd visit to the garden.  The garden, or small farm rather, it run by a combination of Americorps workers, Ingham Family Center staff, students at Ingham Academy, and volunteers.  While at the garden I had the ‘opportunity’ to turn compost.  Not knowing much about compost this was a good chance for me to learn and get my hands dirty.  The end result of compost is a vitamin rich, nutrient dense, potting soil.  As John Krohn, director of the community garden, would say “steroids for the plants.” This final product if found at the bottom of the compost bins, making turning or rotating the bins necessary. Although this was a smelly, dirty and physically exhausting job, it was a job necessary for the well-being of the garden.  This rich soil is put back in the garden to provide additional nutrients for the upcoming season.  After leaving LWP this week I was reminded not only of the wonderful things the Ingham Family Center does but I was reminded about teamwork.  Not all the positions may be the most desirable, but they are all crucial.  

Today LWP visited Shared Pregnancy.  This organization provides many services for women in the Lansing area including pregnancy tests, ultrasounds, counseling, maternity and baby clothing, parenting education, diapers, baby food/supplies and so much more.  About 12 of us met up today at 503 N. Walnut St. in Lansing to help out! Everyone got to work sorting clothing, powerwashing, vacuuming, disinfecting, sorting and learning about everything this organization does.  I realized quickly how important Shared Pregnancy is to so many families, during our hour there many women and children were in and out seeking diapers, baby food, clothing and support.  
Once again it is amazing what a willing group of people can do in an hour! LWP looks forward to working with Shared Pregnancy in the future!
For more information about Shared Pregnancy visit their website at www.sharedpregnancy.org

Today LWP visited Shared Pregnancy.  This organization provides many services for women in the Lansing area including pregnancy tests, ultrasounds, counseling, maternity and baby clothing, parenting education, diapers, baby food/supplies and so much more.  About 12 of us met up today at 503 N. Walnut St. in Lansing to help out! Everyone got to work sorting clothing, powerwashing, vacuuming, disinfecting, sorting and learning about everything this organization does.  I realized quickly how important Shared Pregnancy is to so many families, during our hour there many women and children were in and out seeking diapers, baby food, clothing and support.  

Once again it is amazing what a willing group of people can do in an hour! LWP looks forward to working with Shared Pregnancy in the future!

For more information about Shared Pregnancy visit their website at www.sharedpregnancy.org