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December 26, 2018

As most of you know, New Year’s Eve is my favorite holiday. I’ve never attended a big New Year’s party or worn a sparkly dress for the occasion. December 31st, I love you for sentimental reasons.

Each year, I write myself a letter, seal it with tape, and age it for 365...

December 23, 2018

My favorite thing about being a Pollination Project grantee wasn’t the fact that I received a $1,000 grant to continue my work with The Smile Project, but rather all the people I have met along the way who have encouraged my work, inspired me to be better, and shared t...

December 19, 2018

The other day, after filling my thermos to the brim with lavender lemon tea, I was reminded of something from my brother.

Once, as a child, I had filled a glass to the top and was dramatically crawling back to the kitchen table on tipped toes. I was moving slow and stea...

December 16, 2018

I am super fortunate to work on The Pollination Project’s Global Kindness Team where we search for kind people across the country and give them $1,000 grants to continue their good work. That’s how I got connected to Emily Potter.

When my team and I decided to fund her...

December 12, 2018

A couple months ago, I was at an estuary in Maryland with some friends hiking and exploring. As we began our walk out of the woods and toward the parking lot, a gate blocked our path. My two friends immediately detoured to walk around it and I – who until that moment h...

December 9, 2018

One of my favorite things about The Smile Project is the opportunity to connect with other people in the nonprofit and social good space. As a grantee of The Pollination Project, I can connect with others who care about making their world better.

That’s how I connected...

December 5, 2018

If you think what you are doing doesn’t matter, let me tell you a story of a single moment from nearly 2 years ago that I still think about to this day.

In January 2017, I was going through some things in my personal life and having a really hard time with, well, everyt...

December 2, 2018

One of my favorite things about The Smile Project is the opportunity to connect with other people in the nonprofit and social good space. As a grantee of The Pollination Project, I can connect with others who care about making their world better.

That’s how I met Roseby...

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