Category: volunteerism

Gore, Elizabeth Mae

With an extensive list of volunteer opportunities and amazing energy in her senior years, Elizabeth Gore talks about flunking retirement!

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Sparks, Jeffrey L.

Posted in: , , , , Story by: December 9, 2013

A shared dream, a dedicated group of friends, foundations ready to honor authors and film makers of quality, life affirming stories.  All of these factors lead to the formation of the New Harmony (Writers) Project and the Heartland Film Festival.  It all began with Jeffrey Sparks in 1986…

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Brandt, Elizabeth Jeanne

Posted in: , , , Story by: December 9, 2013

In an excerpt of her oral history of St. Luke’s United Methodist Church’s Spiritual Life Center  the director, Elizabeth Brandt, tells about her love of labyrinths.  How did the center come to have three labyrinths for meditative walking?   Elizabeth tells the story.  

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Cimera, Kathryn Morgan

Posted in: , , Story by: December 7, 2013

Kathryn Cimera tells about making one of the best decisions in her early life: participating in the Peace Corps in Thailand.

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Kirkmeyer, Michael J.

Michael Kirkmeyer got to know and care about his mother’s fellow alumni of The Sisters of Saint Joseph School in Tipton, Indiana over the course of twenty years of reunions. When they expressed an interest in using the internet to create a modern directory he jumped at the chance to help.

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Kenninger, Donna Rae Peek

Donna Kenninger, a retired nurse, tells about being a volunteer storyteller at Riley Hospital for Children, the power of story and how electronics are a curious new distraction for pediatric patients.    

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Frohlich, Carol Wylie

Posted in: , , , , Story by: September 30, 2013

Half way around the glove, during a trip with the Umoja Project to build dairy shelters and relationships with women and children in Kenya, Carol Frohlich experienced a truth beyond language.

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Tavel, Sigal Malka

Posted in: , , , Story by: September 25, 2013

17 year-old North Central High School student Sigal Tavel tells about volunteering to be a tutor for young Burmese students  who needed help with English at Nora Elementary.  Hear her story and advice for young people who may wonder what it takes to help others.  

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Brown, Carol Ann

Posted in: , , , Story by: August 7, 2013

Carol Ann Brown tells about how a simple choice may have saved her father’s life when tragedy struck the river town of Gossport, Indiana.

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