Having taken a year away for the holidays I knew in the summer that I wanted to spend Christmas and New Years in New Jersey. Linds and I parted ways in December for the next few weeks to spend the holidays on opposite coasts. Even though apart, we continued our path as givers and found […]Read more "Coast to Coast"
The Gypsy Givers spent the end of spring and summer months home on the east coast. We were reunited after spending a few weeks, OK, 5 weeks apart. Every Friday we came together at the place that started our love for volunteering and helping others, The Bodhi Food Pantry in Lafayette, NJ. Over the past […]Read more "Home Is Whenever I’m With You"
Today went down a little differently than the other days here at Baan Dada. We didn’t have much interaction with any of the kids but we did a lot to help them inadvertently. We also got the chance to learn a lot more about the sponsorship program they have instated here. We left for our […]Read more "All for the Kids"
Jazz Festival and Crawfish Festival have always held a special place in our hearts not solely because of the music but also because they have become a family affair. Our hearts melted when we heard Louisiana was still suffering immensely from the flooding this past year. We reached out to Michael Arnone, founder of Crawfish […]Read more "A Holiday Family Affair"
The Gypsy Givers love spending time in Sacramento. It had been almost a year since we were both here together. Sacramento has become a routine stop when we travel in the area now. We wanted to volunteer and our friend Patricia who lives in Nicolas suggested the SPCA, an animal shelter she donates to. We […]Read more "Sacramento Love"
After landing in JFK, we hit the ground running. I don’t know if it was the fast pace of Manhattan that inspired us, the cold temps, or the holidays sneaking up on us. Along with the band, From Good Homes, we partnered with Newton Theatre and held a coat drive during the band’s two night […]Read more "Home for the Holidays"
We decided to start the morning with a bike ride around Clear Lake State Park to get our heads ready for whatever the day may bring. Yesterday was an emotional day and we needed to be strong. Unfortunately, we found out that they had just stopped hosting displaced families and volunteers this week. Clear Lake […]Read more "Wildfires Part II"
With great anticipation, we arrived in North Lake Tahoe’s Incline Village to meet up with Mick Dodge, again. He invited us to stay with him and Jacquie, or as he calls her, “Moonhair.” She works designing clothes for his show as well as with Sustainable Tahoe. Mick knew it would be a perfect connection while […]Read more "Incline Village, Nevada"