by Beth Webb, Truman Heritage Habitat for Humanity Truman Heritage Habitat for Humanity is located in Independence, Mo. We are a member of Habitat for Humanity, International, which organization is known for building decent, safe and affordable places to live. Home–just the word evokes emotional feelings of safety and love for many of us. Seniors […]
An estimated 250 donors gave their bikes, books, clothing, furniture, games and other gently used household items at the first-ever Un-Dumpster Day on Saturday, June 4. The event was hosted by South-Broadland Presbyterian Church at 7850 Holmes Rd., Kansas City, Mo. Re.Use.Full Advisory Board members and additional volunteers helped direct traffic, unload donations and thank […]
Although, especially at first, it can feel like a heavy responsibility, it’s not so much the actual task of rehoming and repurposing things that is challenging. It’s the emotional attachments we have to the items and accepting what letting go of the stuff truly means.
Chances are, if you got your dog or cat from a shelter or rescue, they were already fixed before you got them. But seeing as how this is Spay/Neuter Awareness Month, we’d like say a few words about the benefits of getting your pet fixed for those folks whose pets came to them the way […]
For the past few years, environmental advocates and companies around the world have tried to reduce plastic consumption and plastic production because of its harmful impact on the Earth. Aluminum cans seem to be a good alternative for packaging beverages and food because they save 95% of energy used when recycled, yet they’re more likely […]
By Bree Walter Last fall I survived a near-fatal car accident. I was seriously injured and spent months recovering. It was during this time that “the excess” in my life no longer seemed important; I began valuing experiences and my time so much more than material goods. It wouldn’t matter to me what gifts people […]