SOUP’S ON!

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  Judy Woodhouse ECE Children’s author Anselma volunteer With the price of groceries going up, up and up, it is becoming harder to eat healthy on a budget. We can all save money by cooking at home more often. It can be an enjoyable and rewarding process that usually ends with something delicious. I have found some great ideas and recipes at www.budgetbytes.com. Here are a few tips to get started. 1 Plan your meals. Pick your recipes based on...

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A day of caring from Ernst and Young

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On Friday morning, September 25th, 6 staff from Ernst and Young arrived at Anselma House, dressed in bright yellow T Shirts and armed with window cleaner, buckets, rags, paper towels, squeegees and a super long squeegee extension. They were here as part of the United Way Day of Caring.   They cleaned ALL the interior windows at the shelter, including the hard-to-reach windows in our lobby. As you can see from their big smiles, they had a...

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It All Starts with A Step

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        It All Starts With a Step by John Goodwin There are two types of change for a person, Involuntary and voluntary. Involuntary change happens when a change is made for you by other forces or a change by someone else affects you.  These can be things like losing your job to downsizing, a friend or family member passing, a restructuring at work, or your car breaking down and needing a new one.  These are changes that...

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You Only Need a Heart Full of Grace

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I am so thankful to have had the opportunity to play with the children at Anselma as a volunteer in the Child and Your Program. I have been blessed to have two wonderful careers after completing a teaching career. Playing with the children at Anselma meant the world to me. As an abuse victim and seeing my mother being abused by my stepfather, I understood a little the nightmare that these women and children go through. Often, when I would see...

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It’s All About Giving Back

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Tracey Harrison is a busy lady raising three teenage daughters, advising clients as a financial planner and still committed to weekly volunteering as an administrative volunteer at Women’s Crisis Services.  She wholeheartedly believes that everyone should volunteer and give back to the community in order to create a strong and vibrant Waterloo Region. When I asked her, how she fits it all in, she confides that it is all about priorities and a...

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