Many people feel the need to help others. They have good intentions and want to volunteer, but they don’t know where to start. If you like to give time to others, there are many places that could use help this summer.
When looking for volunteer opportunities, look at home first. The elderly often don’t like to ask for help, but many assume that they would speak up when in need of assistance. Elderly parents, uncles, aunts and grandparents often are embarrassed about isolation, loneline...
Paying employees to volunteer for community service has proven to be a bonus not only for the company but also for the employees’ personal sense of accomplishment. An emphasis on giving back is an important function of a company that wants to show its support for championing local issues, charities, and organizations.
A business can invite employees to participate in many different events including fundraisers, festivals, arts and craft fairs, races, garden and homeowners shows, and other cau...
10 Hiking Essentials Beginners Need to Pack
Hiking is a beloved outdoor activity for many people. If you’re considering going out on a hiking trip for the first time, here are 10 hiking essentials that you need to know about as a beginner.
First Aid Kit
Accidents can happen suddenly while you’re out on a hike. A first aid kit should be the first thing you pack.
A rainstorm can hit a hiking trail without warning, so be sure to pack rain protection gear and remember to pack extra dry ...
Best Golf Clubs for Beginners
There are a number of tips that professionals offer beginners who want to learn to play golf. Initially, a few lessons equip novice players with the knowledge and rules of the game. Trying a variety of clubs enables players to learn what works best for them. Eventually, players want their own set of clubs. However, with the number of brands and club types available, the options may seem a bit overwhelming.
Golf Club Basics
Golf club sets consist of 12 to 14 clubs...
Fishing is a fun activity that people of all ages can enjoy. Some people like to go fishing, and they don’t care if they catch anything or not. However, most want to get at least a nibble once in awhile.
The state of Texas has some of the best freshwater and saltwater fishing spots in the country. Four fishing locations really stand out as superior places to catch a lot of fish.
San Antonio Bay
San Antonio Bay is located approximately 55 miles north and east of Corpus Christi, Texas. This bay...
Now that the 162-game regular season has come to an end, the Major League Baseball (MLB) post season is in full swing. Five teams from the American and National Leagues are set to battle it out for the top trophy in sports. The winners of the American League Championship (ALCS) and the National League Championship (NLCS) will meet at the end of October and play each other in the best-of-seven World Series.
The first World Series was played in 1903 in a best-of-nine series between the ...
When it comes to attending a sporting event, most people are there because of the team on the field, but for some fans, the stadium and its history is the most important part. Some Major League Baseball stadiums like Fenway Park in Boston or Wrigley Field in Chicago are some of the oldest stadiums in professional sports. MLB also boasts new stadiums like SunTrust Park, home of the Atlanta Braves. Whether it’s the history of an older stadium or the newness of a stadium, the following five park...
One of the seven natural wonders of the world, the Grand Canyon presents hikers with a myriad of thrilling–albeit strenuous–opportunities. Tackling the 24-mile rim-to-rim hike, which stretches from North Kaibab Trail on the North Rim to Bright Angel in the south, is not for the faint of heart. For the able-bodied and willing, however, it’s an unforgettable experience. Read on to learn more about the journey, including tips on health and safety.
When should I go?
The best time to hike the Gran...
There is a great deal of excitement surrounding the 2018 British Open this year as golf returns to it origins for one of the four annual majors. Many feel that this tournament is one of the most difficult of the year and forces players to think outside of the box in order to be victorious. So what are some bold predictions for this years British Open?
We Will See The Return Of The Old Tiger
The Winner Will Be Someone Familiar
The Winner Will Adapt To Weather The Best
We Will See The Return Of...
With summer in full swing, now is the perfect time to take your family on a camping trip. One of the most important questions when planning a camping trip is whether to bring tents or gas up the RV. To answer this question, you should first weigh the pros and cons of tent camping versus RV camping.
One of the main benefits of camping in a tent is its mobility. Tents are specifically designed to disassemble into a compact and easily transportable package that can be stored in a ca...
The old cliche is true. God certainly did bless Texas. If you’re traveling to Texas, it’s a great idea to brush up on some of the favorites the state holds near and dear to its heart. Here’s a sneak peek at some of the Lone Star state’s best offerings.
The vast Texas sky is something to behold. From endless blue summer hues to dazzling sunsets over the Texas range, the Texas sky offers something for everyone.
The official state flower of Texas signals the beginning of spri...
San Antonio has quickly become a hub for “foodies” and those looking for interesting and unique places to dine. Some of the favorite places people frequent are bursting with creativity and ingenuity.
There’s a theory that this mobile coffee shop might be brewing one of the best cups of joe in all of San Antonio! Theory Coffee Co, which serves its customers from a trailer (not unlike a food truck), features everything you could desire in a normal artisan coffee shop but with transportable ease...
Children learn by the example set by their parents and extended family. If you make volunteering a part of your family’s life, your children will learn important life lessons like compassion, empathy, gratitude, tolerance, and community involvement. Finding opportunities to volunteer as a family is the first step in giving your family this important experience.
Here are seven ways you and your children can get out and volunteer in your community:
Visit a nursing home
Many older people live in...
San Antonio is full of opportunities to serve and connect with the community. Local charities and organizations help set up sports teams, mentor underprivileged children, clean up parks, care for animals, and impact San Antonio in countless ways. With so many options for any ability and interest, it will be easy to make a fuller schedule and a richer life.
Inner City Development
This Westside-based organization serves the community with educational, emergency, and recreational resources. Inne...
Many people live by the philosophy that it is better to give than receive. However, some people may not realize that the gift that they give to their loved one can also be used to give back to charity. Here is a look at some unique giftsthat people can use to give back.
Public Supply Notebooks
Notebooks assist people as they write out their daily plans. Public Supply has created leather notebooks with gilded edges. The company takes a quarter of the profits from each notebook sale and uses th...