Hard to believe we’re in November already, but you know what that means…Harvest Drive time! This is a great local initiative and we need all the help we can get, from volunteers to donations. We’ll be out at Westglades Middle the 14th, 15th and 16th packing, sorting and helping out, so if you’re in need of service hours or just something meaningful to do this holiday season, we could use your help. For more information about Harvest Drive, check out their website at http://www.harvestdriveflorida.com.
Melissa and Andrew recently went back to Washington D.C. to take part in the America Saves forum. We got a lot of great feedback and ideas, but the biggest thing we took away from it that we can share with you all is that the best way to start saving is to set it and forget it. Most banks have automated transfers from your checking to your savings account and even if you only start out with $5 or $10 a month, that’s still better than nothing. You’d be amazed how automated transfers like that can help your savings grow over time.
Finally, we’re always in need of volunteers for our garden activities, whether that’s out at the Coral Springs Community Garden (http://www.facebook.com/groups/107678445929613/) or at our garden at Hunt Elementary. It’s just now starting to cool off, so this is a great way to get outside and take advantage of the weather. We’ll see you at this month’s coalition meeting!