What You Can Do to Support the First-Ever World Braille Day

January 4, 2019

Many establishments neglect the needs of the visually impaired. While it's an unfortunate fact, it holds that many restaurants, stores, even banks don't have braille materials for people with blindness or visual impairment. Find out what you can do to support those with visual impairment this year.

How to Bestow Beauty (and a big glass of water!) Around the World

December 17, 2018

“Clean and green” beauty products are all the rage these days.  It seems every brand is trying to claim some “all natural” standing of some sort.   It’s all about being fragrance free, paraben free and then some.  Same thing goes for making PC claims about having a small manufacturing footprint on the earth. “Reduce. Reuse. Recycle.” is the chant.  It’s all very noble, and many companies do succeed on many levels, but a great many more are only “green washing” their brand in order to reap the marketing benefits.  They do not truly “walk the walk”, but they sure know how to “talk the talk”, or rather, spin the talk!

Want to Bring the Excitement Back to Getting Your Mail? (and I’m not talking about an Amazon delivery!)

December 15, 2018

If you’re of a certain age (like me), you will recall the excitement of getting a personal, handwritten letter in the mail. Your friend took a trip and sent you that cool postcard from Paris, or that letter from Hawaii (the one with all the sand in it!).  It was SO exciting going to the mailbox every day, hoping that “today will be the day” that the letter arrives!  And when it finally did arrive, and you had that warm envelope, which you oh so carefully opened, with the exotic stamp in your hands, and then devoured all the exciting news and tales of fun from afar…  it was magical!  You got to take a trip without leaving your living room.  You would also get to keep those “trips” forever, in some shoebox or other, where they waited to be read again, and again as a lifetime of memorable moments.

Pledgeling Partner Holiday Shopping Guide!

December 13, 2018

We partner with a lot of really great organizations. Many of which are stores that sell fantastic gifts. With the holidays rolling around, we figured it would be the perfect time to show some love for our partners and give you all a jump your holiday shopping.