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From words to action

December 28, 2011

Our words can inform, inspire, and lead. Our actions can change lives.

In these tough economic times, life is difficult for charities. The needs of the communities served by charities are growing while sources of funding are squeezed. The funding that used to come from governments has largely disappeared. Funding from families and businesses is similarly being restricted.

There is a circle of economics involved in the donation of money. Donations come when families and businesses have money. When they don’t have money, the result is obvious. Part of the focus of this blog is to help charities get their message across. The other focus of this blog is to recognize and support businesses who have charitable giving as a significant part of their mandate.

Giving back to the community makes me feel good, hence this blog. I hope that you will find it interesting and informative.

Who am I? I’ll give you the short version, the long version I am still trying to figure out. My name is Patricia Sandberg. I am a 4x retired lawyer – sometimes success is hard to come by. I have a family I love, a dog I adore. I am a huge nerd, for some obscure reason spending countless hours studying Spanish. I love to read, walk, and sometimes garden. I am a terrible artist but appreciate the talent of others. I love to travel and dream of going to some wildly exotic latin country to teach English.

One of the things I missed the most when I worked my 12 to 14 hour days and commuted two plus hours a day, was the opportunity to give back to my community. Now retired, I had the great joy this past year of being able to bicycle in the Ride to Conquer Cancer. I also volunteer for a women’s organization, tutor in a literacy program and am about to become involved with an arts and theatre organization.

The objective of this blog is to feature some of the many non-profit and charitable organizations that we have in the greater Vancouver BC area in an effort to publicize their events and causes. And knowing the passion with which so many businesses give generously of their time and money, I intend to use this space to recognize their contributions.

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One Comment leave one →
  1. December 29, 2011 4:37 pm

    Congratulations on getting this site up and running! Definitely looking forward to new posts.

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