April 19, 2009

Isaac's aims to help feed the hungry

Lancaster-based Isaac's Restaurant & Deli is looking to raise $50,000 to help feed the hungry in Central Pennsylvania.

During the month of April, visit one of Isaac's 20-some restaurants and purchase a bowl of soup. For every bowl sold, Isaac's will donate $1 to feed the hungry. They'll also donate $2 for every quart sold and $4 for every gallon of soup that is purchased during the month.

Isaac's also is selling $1 raffle tickets towards the prize of a $50 gift card to its restaurants. All of the proceeds will go towards their soup fund. The fundraiser will benefit the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank, the Greater Berks Food Bank and PhilAbundance. So far they've raised just over $25,000. I realize there's only a couple weeks left to April, but we can still help this business reach -- and surpass -- its goal.

The group is fairly well known for their delicious Pepperjack Tomato soup, so why not enjoy a bowl of this old favorite or tantalize your taste buds with a new flavor if you've never tried it before. What are you waiting for? Make plans this week to head out, buy yourself, your friends and your family some soup and enjoy your meal -- knowing that you did a little something for more stomachs than just your own. Oh, and don't forget to pick up a couple raffle tickets!

To donate directly to Isaac's soup fund online, click here.


April 16, 2009

More than two months later...

Worst. Blogger. Ever.

That would be I.

I haven't forgotten about this blog, nor have I forgotten about those who have been so kind as to read the words that I write here. I have, however, been overwhelmed with volunteer projects. One of these projects is particularly exciting and is linked directly into the purpose of this blog. I will share more information on this shortly. In the mean time, I ask that you please bear with me and accept my apology for neglecting Change 101. I'm working on resurrecting it.

As such, here is a sampling for you.

I just came across this article and thought I would share it with you all. It appears that the federal stimulus money might be able to help out some of the homeless folks in the Cumberland County area. Read more about that here.

Also, Habitat for Humanity of the Greater Harrisburg Area recently launched a new Web site. Check it out here. It includes information about how the group will begin construction tomorrow on two new homes in the Allison Hill neighborhood of Harrisburg. Exciting stuff, I tell you.

Even as the economy continues to slow down, it warms my heart to know that there are still groups working to change the world for the better. I hope you can find a way to pitch in.