Posts by Natalie Burgwin

People that make us happy: Claire Baker

Our Twin Cities guys with Claire Baker Claire Baker is a 15 year old Minnesota student who hopes to collect 25,000 pairs of shoes in order to distribute them to those in need. With support from her family, friends, school, church and our top-notch Twin Cities franchise, Claire is well on her way. There are…

Things that make us happy: Eco-Artware

With the millions of messages we receive daily in our Pinterest, Facebook and Twitter world, it’s difficult for anything to actually make us look up from Draw Something long enough to register a unique idea. Luckily, a good friend of mine pointed this company out to me via email. I was “waiting for their move”…

The Belbins and ‘The Psychology of Stuff’

Two and a half months ago Grant and Alison Belbin, our Franchise Partners in Nanaimo, British Columbia, and their 3 adorable kids signed up for Canadian Geographic’s Energy Diet Challenge. They agreed to drastically cut their household energy consumption while competing against 5 other Canadian families. Read all about The Belbin’s quest to trim their…

Say Goodbye to your VHS Movie Collection

Are rotary phones, alarm clocks, encyclopedias and even CD players a thing of the past already?  It’s hard to imagine but trust us, our truck teams see them daily in piles of unwanted items. Yes, phone books are now considered junk. Items that may be nostalgic to you and me have been replaced with newer,…

Commemorating 9/11 with Overseas Sponsorship

Last Sunday in Olathe, Kansas over 300 runners from 20 states and Canada ran in the 2011 Patriots’ Run. Last Sunday at Bagram airfield in Afghanistan, 4000 soldiers swapped their combat boots for running shoes to participate in a Patriots’ Run of their own. Though thousands of miles apart, these two groups were drawn together…