All posts by: ProjectHelping

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September 25, 2018

Control the Controllables: What Making Pancakes Taught Me About Life

The Gathering Place is a day shelter for women, families, and transgender individuals. I have volunteered there with Project Helping three times already. At each event, volunteers arrive at 7am to cook and serve breakfast for the people at the shelter. We always make sausage and three different pancakes: plain, blueberry, and chocolate chip. The […]

September 20, 2018

Treasure House of Hope: My Volunteer Experience

What is Treasure House of Hope? Treasure House of Hope is a nonprofit organization that uses biblical teachings to help people in touch situations get back on their feet. They teach how to live a disciplined lifestyle through on-the-job training and GED opportunities while providing a supportive living environment. They also provide medical, dental, vision […]

September 18, 2018

High-Functioning Depression: Part 2

We wrote about high-functioning depression earlier on this blog; you can find Part 1 here. That post covered what it is and why it is important to talk about it. We are returning to this topic to address the stigma surrounding high-functioning depression and why that stigma can be dangerous. The Struggle of Having High-Functioning Depression […]

September 13, 2018

It Can and Will Get Better: Q&A with a Volunteer

Volunteer Annie L. kindly agreed to share her mental health journey and talk about what volunteering has done for her. Q: What made you want to volunteer originally? A: I was in a pretty dark place after moving to Colorado – felt super isolated and alone, but was too afraid to reach out to anyone. […]

September 11, 2018

Teaching Kindfulness to Kids (Includes Free Printables!)

Every parent wants to raise kids who are good human beings. Parents want nothing more than for their kids to be kind, happy, and mentally healthy. The key is to get them started young by teaching them about practicing kindfulness. Practicing kindfulness encourages kids to be nice to each other and will also improve their [...]
September 6, 2018

My Top 5 Favorite Places to Volunteer

Hi there! My name is Sophie. I was an intern at Project Helping this past summer. As an intern, I got to experience a lot of the amazing events that Project Helping organizes. Now, I’m looking back to recall my top 5 favorites places to volunteer. It is pretty hard to go wrong with volunteer […]

September 4, 2018

The Impact of Project Helping

Hi there! My name is Sophie. I was an intern at Project helping this past summer. As an intern, I got a front row seat to the impact that Project Helping makes on the community. I knew from the start that I would be helping others improve their mental wellness through kyndfulness and volunteering. I […]

August 30, 2018

Life Hacks for People Struggling with Depression

Having depression and/or anxiety is the equivalent of going through life on extra hard mode. Suddenly you have no energy, you want to sleep all the time, and it’s challenging to do even the most basic things. Treatment can take some time to be effective, so here are some life hacks to make life with […]

August 28, 2018

Touching Lives With Every Box: Volunteering at Project C.U.R.E.

“Its going to be like drinking from a firehouse,” Steve, a group leader at Project C.U.R.E., warns us in volunteer orientation.  Project C.U.R.E. is the largest provider of donated medical supplies and equipment to developing countries around the world. As a nonprofit, they rely on volunteers to come into their warehouse and sort through the […]

August 23, 2018

Changing the Conversation About Eating Disorders

Part 1 covered the basics of symptoms and what an eating disorder is. One of the biggest challenges of having an eating disorder is finding the strength to seek treatment. This is difficult because factors like diet culture, social media, and your own self talk will try to convince you that you don’t have an […]