Local chiropractor collecting for servicemen and women

December 23, 2010 // 0 Comments

Vorpi Chiropractic is collecting items for two of our local service folks who are serving over in the “Big Sand Box.” A few items that they are requesting are regular Slim Jims, cherry Chapstick, small hand lotions, DVDs, books (mystery, sci-fi and comedies), magazines, microwave kettle corn popcorn, drink packets for water, Cherry Pull ‘n Peel Twizzlers, baby wipes, regular Jolly Ranchers, toothpaste, toothbrushes, shower gel, plain ground coffee (not flavored), and instant hot cocoa packets. Please drop off any of these items at the Vorpi Chiropractic office this week and they will get them shipped overseas. The chiropractic office also has beautiful glass ornaments for sale ($15) that are a benefit for Women at Risk International. Ninety percent of the sale price goes to help empower women at risk of slavery and human trafficking. Vorpi Chiropractic P.C. is located at 11741 Cedar Rock Drive NE in Rockford.

Great gifts do good works for women

November 25, 2009 // 0 Comments

This holiday season, wouldn’t it be nice to know the gifts you purchase for your loved ones are directly helping change the lives of others? This Christmas, Women At Risk (WAR) International has a couple ideas to help you do just that! The Grand Rapids-based nonprofit is founded on a passion for creating circles of protection around at-risk women both in the United States and overseas. Their main focus involves rescuing women and children from slavery, offering them a safe place to heal, and empowering them with the gift of work—finding that when a woman makes something beautiful with her hands, she feels beautiful herself. This holiday season, there are a number of ways you can help WAR make a difference. The funds raised go directly to their programs, rescuing and protecting as many women and children as possible. First, you could host a WAR tree. Are you a health care professional in the West Michigan area? If so, WAR International would like to invite you to partner with them by hosting a tree filled with beautiful hand-blown glass ornaments from Egypt in your waiting room. These ornaments fund the rescue of women and children from the fastest-growing arm of organized crime, human sex trafficking. Joining the fight against this evil tells your patrons you not only care for them, but an entire world in need. For more information about partnering with WAR this holiday season, contact Jennifer McDonald at (616) 855-0796 or e-mail to jmcdonald@warinternational.org. Second, visit the WAR Chest Boutique in downtown Rockford. Take a stroll down Courtland Drive and see the store-front filled with beautiful ornaments and handmade jewelry. The store gives patrons a permanent location to come in and be an active participant in this great cause and allows them to “shop with a purpose.” Third, if you are not a business owner or near Rockford, you can visit WAR’s ebay store or website to purchase these stunning items from afar. Visit www.warinternational.org to order gifts, donate money, join their prayer circle, or just learn more about this wonderful cause.