Is personal change enough for social change to begin? We all can do a great deal by becoming the best versions of ourselves, right? But will this help our world become better? Will respect each other regarding personal beliefs and views? Can we live next to each without judging our fellow neighbor? Many people believe that if we just work on our own personal challenges that there will be a major positive shift and so many things like crime, poverty, violence, bullying, and il
When will we start to treat mental health like plants? Beautiful when in bloom, appreciated for its beauty, runs great when it is treated well... but what happens when we see the health starting to fail? When we noticed the shift in growth, the decrease in happiness? When we see the leaves breaking off, withering, the life starting to drain? We remove the dead pieces, tend to the plant, and water with special care. Talking to plant, doing our best to figure out what happened,
Good morning! I hope your week has started off well. I am happy to announce that Beautiful Brown Bag will now be accepting clothing donations. Yay!
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Many of us like to think that we have so many separate lives compared to the next when in actuality, we are much closer than we think are. It's not a personal or sole issue. It is a community and social issue. What affects one, affects all. What else needs to happen for us to realize this?
We constantly speak about things that are happening, and feel that this is more than enough. Just conversation being had makes a difference. How can we make a positive impact without follow through? Without action? But when we see that nothing has changed we want to play the blame game. If we get out of our heads, our own way, and drop the assumptions, judgments at the door, so much progress can be made. So, then begs the question - Are you apart of the problem or the solutio
After making hygiene packages...
Shared some laughs and good vibes with Community Outreach/Engagement Coordinator for Anti-Violence Project, Joanna Thompson and Director of Youth Programs, Greg Storms at Center On Halsted before Beautiful Brown Bag gave a quick company presentation and greeted the youth.
Nothing more rewarding than seeing smiles and feeling the spirit of hope rise. #BBB #COH #standforyouth
Hi everyone! As you know when people are silent, it's usually because they're working. I am so happy to announce that Beautiful Brown Bag has partnered with El Rescate to collect toiletries and host a donation drive for the opening of their new drop-in center set to launch: Saturday, March 24, 2018 2753 West Division Street 12-4 PM. For those interested in donating. All needed items are listed on the flyer, but we always welcome anything that can help. You can donate to the c