CalRecycle (09.11.12)

I have been searching for a way to bring a recycling program to an elementary school in my neighborhood that does not have recycling, and I think CalRecycle might be a great start! I received my free recycling bin from them today, and I am going to bring it to the school tomorrow to get the recycling fun started! CalRecycle, or California’s Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery, brings together the state’s recycling and waste management programs and continues a tradition of environmental stewardship. Their vision is to inspire and challenge Californians to achieve the highest waste reduction, recycling and reuse goals in the nation.

In other volunteer news with Dance Daze in the Community, we are currently seeking volunteers to join us in serving with awesome nonprofits in the San Francisco Bay Area this fall. We are also planning a big fundraising event for our own nonprofit organization, Dance Daze in Schools, which provides high quality dance enrichment programs to students at schools across the United States.

If you are interested in learning more about volunteer opportunities with Dance Daze in the Community, please email us at, or click the links below for more information!

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To past, present, and future service men and women: Thank you for your sacrifice! Photo Credit: Saumirah McWoodson, San Francisco, CA (May 27, 2012)

To past, present, and future service men and women: Thank you for your sacrifice! Photo Credit: Saumirah McWoodson, San Francisco, CA (May 27, 2012)

Girls on the Run (05.12.12)

Trying to keep the tradition going! :)

On May 12th, 2012, I volunteered with Girls on the Run, a nonprofit running program for girls ages 8 to 13 that uses experiential learning to teach specific social and personal skills. I had a great time cheering on the runners giving out medals at the finish line!

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We Gave 54 Meals to Deserving Families!

It was so incredibly awesome to receive this letter from the Alameda County Community Food Bank! I’m so proud of everyone who contributed to our food drive! As you can see from the letter, we collected a total of 70 pounds of food and provided 54 meals this holiday season! I’m so excited to donate even MORE next year!

To find out how you can donate to the Alameda County Community Food Bank, visit:

MLK National Day of Service

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‎”Walk with the dreamers, the believers, the courageous, the cheerful, the planners, the doers, the successful people with their heads in the clouds and their feet on the ground. Let their spirit ignite a fire within you to leave this world better than when you found it.”

- Wilfred Peterson

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"The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others."

- Mahatma Ghandi

It’s only when we truly know and understand that we have a limited time on earth—and that we have no way of knowing when our time is up, we will then begin to live each day to the fullest, as if it was the only one we had.

- Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

You are not here merely to make a living. You are here in order to enable the world to live more amply, with greater vision, with a finer spirit of hope and achievement. You are here to enrich the world, and you impoverish yourself if you forget the errand.

- Woodrow Wilson

Teach this triple truth to all: A generous heart, kind speech, and a life of service and compassion are the things which renew humanity.

- Buddha