2010: 20 Causes, 20 Days

Project Recap 20c20d 2K10

December 30, 2010 4:20 pm

Wow. I did it. I’ve had a bit of time to sit back and realize what I accomplished with this year’s 20 Causes, 20 Days. It’s as amazing, humbling, and rewarding as it was exhausting. Last year, I volunteered at 20 local Sacramento causes on my own, all inspired by a [...]


Cause #20 – St. John’s Shelter Program for Women and Children

December 20, 2010 4:12 pm

Event Date: December 18, 2010 Event Photographer: Beth Daane Photography Today I woke up with a slightly elevated sense of energy and optimism. Not only because today marked the final volunteer event of this year’s 20 Causes, 20 Days, but because this had the makings of being the biggest volunteer event [...]


Cause #19 – Mugs With Hugs

December 19, 2010 4:34 pm

Event date: December 18, 2010 When I volunteered to sing karaoke to seniors last year, I remembered how as a youth, my cousins and I would visit our great-grandmother in a retirement home and all the residents loved when we visit. I never understood why we received so much attention while we [...]


Cause #18 – Sacramento Food Bank

December 18, 2010 4:42 pm

Event Date: December 16, 2010 When people think of food banks, their perception may be skewed by the name a bit. They may think that the sole purpose of food banks is to collect and distribute food to needy people throughout the community. While that may the core elements of [...]


Cause #17 – Adopt-A-Family

December 17, 2010 12:25 am

Event Date: December 15, 2010 One of the best things about volunteering is being able to see the reactions, emotions, and feedback from the people you’re helping. It truly is heartwarming to see someone become emotional as you help them. Some volunteer opportunities are behind the scenes work, such as [...]


Cause #16 – Asian Community Center

December 16, 2010 1:37 am

Event Date: December 14, 2010 Senior citizens are a segment of the population that can also be one of our greatest forgotten resources. They are a wealth of great stories and have a myriad of great memories they love to tell. With work, extracurricular activities, and everything else we have [...]


Cause #15 – Leukemia and Lymphoma Society

December 15, 2010 1:40 am

Event Date: December 13, 2010 Every four minutes, someone in the United States is diagnosed with blood cancer. Blood cancers such as leukemia, Hodgkin lymphoma, non-Hodgkin lymphoma, myeloma and myelodysplastic syndromes are cancers that originate in the bone marrow or lymphatic tissues. According to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, more than [...]


Cause #14 – Harvest Sacramento

December 13, 2010 1:46 am

Event date: December 11, 2010 Next time you walk or drive around your neighborhood, take a look around. How many fruit trees do you notice? I bet there are at least a couple. Right now, you’ll probably see a lot of fruit, ripe or nearly ripe. Have you ever wondered [...]


Cause #13 – Sacramento Zoo

December 13, 2010 1:02 am

Event Date: December 11, 2010 There is something to be said for early morning workouts. Starting your day off exerting some energy generally leads to a more productive, fulfilling day. Today was no exception. Yes, we were volunteering at the Sacramento Zoo today, but little did we know that this would become [...]


Cause #12 – Children’s Receiving Home

December 12, 2010 2:10 am

Cause #12 – Children’s Receiving Home Event Date: December 9, 2010 Imagine taking the change from your pocket and not knowing how to count it. Almost seems too easy to think about…everyone knows how to count change, right? Well, as I learned on this evening, not everyone is privy to [...]