2013-11-19 15:29:29
I started my Do Something Day this past weekend by calling, emailing, or writing to friends I've been meaning to get in touch with during the past months/year. I haven't finished the list yet, but the feeling of communicating again with the ones I did reach has me motivated to get to the others very soon. (This is more like a Do Something Week for me!) Plus, I've made a donation to Typhoon Haiyan relief efforts, and I've scheduled my appointment to donate blood - something I've been meaning to do for more than a year.
2013-11-15 20:35:35
I took time today to catch up on writing notes to friends. I am usually good at this, but the past month work has gotten in the way.
2013-11-15 18:37:56
For my challenge, I knitted a couple of scarfs, got some paracord bracelets and wrote letters to send to active service members. I also donated a small monetary amount to help pay for a couple of care packages.
2013-11-15 18:02:55
In memory of Josh my family sat at the dinner table last Sunday and promised to "Do Something" this week. My kids really enjoyed this challenge, my 7 yr old came home each day wondering if what he did counted, if it was good enough. It was such a great lesson for him to realize that even the "little things" make a difference. I'm proud to say that this week each of us has reached out to "Do Something" in memory of Josh that we may not have done before. Josh's legacy lives on.......
2013-11-15 11:48:08
For my Do Something I decided to write names of family and friends who have passed on a balloon with Josh's name on it. I said a prayer and released them. This was something I was suppose to participate in last year and never got the chance. Another do something was I finally picked up a Chicago Bears chair that has been sitting on my deck for some time now, and moved it to my garage.
2013-11-15 10:26:15
Filling out Thank you cards and sending/dropping them off to people I know. Letting people know why I am thankful for them. It's important to let people know you are thankful to have them in your life, many people don't get to hear that often.
2013-11-15 08:13:45
Provide donated, clothes, shoes and food to the recently homeless Maya Family. They have a 3 and 6 year old and are currently sleeping on the floor at the home of a family friend.
2013-11-15 01:10:35
This year for Do Something Day, I volunteered for a last minute deployment to deploy to the Philippines to help with the disaster relief.
2013-11-14 07:48:57
I had initially signed up to give a Kiva loan, but instead I will be donating to support emergency relief efforts in the Philippines.
2013-11-13 07:06:32
After a three year hiatus, I plan on learning a couple of Shakespeare monologues to get myself back in the game on November 15.
2013-11-13 06:54:22
I will be visiting 2 cousins who are in their 90's. They live in a Nursing Home and this visit has been on my To Do List for a long time.
2013-11-12 16:18:19
I participated in my first 5k and I LOVED IT. I felt very nervous about it but I am glad I did it. Mr. Nemeth would be proud that I had the courage to try something new.
2013-11-12 12:21:57
This year I am doing a year of service in Guyana South America, but for Do Something Day I will be taking popcorn, snacks and a movie thanks to some donations and have a movie night with around 50 boys from the Orphanage in Guyana!
2013-11-12 07:53:52
I am going to finally finish a book I've been putting off for a long time
2013-11-11 17:41:54
I am making cards for our Soldiers that are overseas.
2013-11-11 17:18:15
I am going to make my friend who was diagnosed with Leukemia in April and her family a full meal for dinner. I know that it will be a blessing to my friend and her family.
2013-11-11 13:17:20
I have been wanting to get together with an old friend for a very long time. I finally did this weekend!
2013-11-10 20:05:37
I'm signing up to be a peripheral blood stem cell donor and/or a bone marrow donor on I'm hoping to honor Josh by giving someone another chance at life.
2013-11-10 18:10:28
We are delivering bags of food and clothing to individuals on the streets of Chicago who appear to be in need.
2013-11-10 17:42:54
On November 15th, I will be flying to Boston for a short trip to visit a dear friend. I haven't been back in over 3 years! Josh would've encouraged me to finally do it!
2013-11-09 12:44:41
Some time has passed since last we communicated, living many, many hours apart; life currently moving so quickly. I will be sending a very dear, frail elderly couple, the grandparents of a best friend who sadly lost his life eights years ago, who over the years had treated me and my family as one of their own, a thoughtful card and some family photographs.
2013-11-07 20:01:43
In honor of the values of education that both Mr. Nemeth and the CR family instilled in me, I will be donating to three different classrooms through
2013-11-07 14:57:34
I will be donating baby & toddler clothes to a pregnancy center...something I've been meaning to do for years.
2013-11-06 21:58:43
I will be packing meals at the Feed My Starving Children location in Aurora, Ill. for Worldwide Christian and Humanitarian Relief Organizations. The food is targeted for the neediest children regardless of Faith. I believe Josh would agree " All God's Children deserve to be feed". The food which is in powder form is designed by food scientist at Cargill/General Mills to meet the needs of 4-8 yr old malnourished children and another formula designed for the younger breast feeding children that are weaning. Upon completion of the packing prayers by all are said for safe travel of the food and prayers for those receiving the food.
2013-11-05 21:14:30
Baking for overseas troops, and sending the homemade goods to soldiers in Afghanistan. Wanted to honor our military, since this was important to Josh!
2013-11-04 21:02:51
I will be donating many items to the Vietnam Veterans Assoc, after finally cleaning out and organizing our closets
2013-11-04 20:34:46
I have always said that I wanted to work for the city or state, but I never gathered or submitted the necessary documentation. On November 15th, I gather the necessary documents and submit the applications.
2013-11-04 07:38:03
Similar to what I did for Do Something Day in 2011, this year I am taking a course to serve as pro bono legal counsel for veterans. After taking the course, I will then be better able to assist veterans with any applicable disability or benefit determinations.
2013-11-03 15:36:12
I have wanted to throw a dinner party for friends for years. I'm finally going to do it - I've started planning the menu.
2013-10-30 20:02:53
I'm going to really clean out these bookshelves and donate all the books to our library.
2013-10-30 14:56:23
Getting out and enjoying nature is very important to me. I have always been very grateful for the countless volunteers that give up their time hiking or biking to maintain the trails. On “Do Something Day” I will finally be giving back and dedicating a half-day to trail maintenance at Knock Knolls park.
2013-10-30 07:58:34
I am trying to help a young med student buy my Mothers car. Her lease was up and since it only had 4000 miles on the car I offered it to Ross. I didn't realize what a problem it would be, but I know Josh wouldn't think twice about helping someone out so I am going complete this transaction even if it takes all month. I know Josh would, and he wouldn't complain about it either.
2013-10-29 18:08:08
Amy and I will be making care packages for our friend Aaron's squadron who is deployed on the USS Boxer.
2013-10-28 08:27:30
2013-10-24 18:03:57
November 14th & 15th we will be thinking of Josh, his contributions and his family as we watch the performance of the Fall play at the "Murphy" Middle School. We are pleased to be able to assist donating our time in making costumes and props for the performance as well as supporting our Daughter who is the school counselor and has taken on the role of assistant director.
2013-10-24 15:40:42
I am helping a woman in rural Kenya develop a business plan for a bakery that will provide training and income opportunities for impoverished women in her community.
2013-10-24 15:00:45
Learn to play one song--start to finish--on the piano.
2013-10-24 07:06:41
I, with three other friends plan to spend the day at out local St. Mary's Church preparing all the tags for the Christmas giving tree. I also plan to ask all the ladies working that day to stop and take a moment and remember Josh and his wonderful life of giving.
2013-10-24 06:43:53
Swim one mile straight without stopping....
2013-10-22 19:11:36
Helping out at a womens shelter-the subject focusing on keeping healthy as the Flu season approaches. Flu vaccines encouraged, hand-washing discussed and demonstrated, healthy eating/drinking water encouraged. . Tote bags distributed including toothbrush, toothpaste, liquid hand soap, antibacterial hand gel, several purse size tissues, hand lotions, gloves, thick socks, ear muffs, nail file, comb, chap stick, body lotion and band-aids.
2013-10-17 04:24:00
Inspired by Josh's love for music (especially the Beatles) I plan to take a piano lesson. I've been meaning to do this for years!
2013-10-16 03:43:57
I will reconnect with an old friend.
2013-10-15 22:00:35
This upcoming November 15th I plan to begin re-reading "The Poisonwood Bible" by Barbara Kingsolver and "The Fountainhead" by Ayn Rand. Both books which he not only recommended, but insisted that I read. I'll definitely be thinking of you Mr. Nemeth!
2013-09-08 00:00:00

This year I am making care packages for a friend's husband, Aaron Leek, and the men and women he's deployed with from HSC-21 on the USS Boxer.

2013-09-05 00:00:00

I am getting Panera Bread to donate food and will drive it to the San Jose Obrero Mission.

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