Happy Holidays!

The Hodge Group wishes you and your family warmest wishes for a safe and healthy holiday season.

Russ, Dianna, Leslie, Curt, Marianne, Steve, Carolyn, Kay, Sharon

"Give what you have. To someone, it may be better than you dare to think."
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, US poet (1807 - 1882)

This Holiday we would like to share with you some of the charities we personally support. As we find it in our hearts to give, join us.

Marburn Academy
Russ, board member, speaker, volunteer
AISES (American Indian Science and Engineering Society)
Russ’ wife Jackie is a Sequoia Fellow
Dianna, volunteer
Nationwide Children’s Hospital - Center for Child and Family Advocacy
Dianna, Development Board member – Past President, volunteer
Big Brothers Big Sisters
Leslie, mentor
Women’s Fund of Central Ohio
Leslie, grant reader
St. Brendan Catholic Church and School
Curt, member, volunteer
United Way
Curt, donor
The Foodbank, Inc. Dayton
Marianne, donor
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
Marianne, survivor, donor
Not for Sale
Steve, donor
Steve, donor
Southern Poverty Law Center
Carolyn, member, donor
Tobin Hill Community Association
Carolyn, founder, current president, donor
Des Moines Public Library
Kay, member, donor
American Cancer Society
Kay, donor

Going Green for the Holidays:

The holiday season has begun and with all of the gift-giving, family visits, increased travel and feasting done during the next couple of months, the average person consumes more energy and produces far more waste than average. Here are a couple of quick tips to make your holidays a little greener:

  • Bring your own bags or request no bag when purchasing the perfect presents
  • Use reusable packaging, such as a basket or tote, when gift-giving—two gifts in one!
  • For wrapped presents, recycle the wrapping paper and reuse the bows
  • Last year’s cut up holiday cards are great as this year’s gift tags
  • Send recycled and recyclable holiday cards—or better yet, send e-cards
  • String up LED lights, which use up to 90% less energy than traditional holiday lights, and limit the time they are turned on (just 10 non-LED strands lit for 13 hours a day can add more than $50 to a monthly energy bill)
  • When giving toys, include reusable batteries (nearly 40% of batteries purchased during the year are over the holidays)
  • If you’re traveling, unplug electronic devices that won’t be used to reduce phantom energy (75% of electricity used to power home electronics is consumed while the products are turned off)

Email Leslie Kreinberg – The Green Team Lead for more ways to become energy efficient!

Russ Hodge Featured in C Magazine!

Russ Hodge is featured in the current Holiday 2009 Issue of C Magazine discussing how he got his start, as well as the power of philanthropy!

Click here to read the article!

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