Mix Odyssey 2016 Recap

Thank you so much to the hundreds of you who attended the 3rd annual Mix Odyssey on Saturday, February 27th. The event was a huge success and raised money to help us continue to follow our mission: To connect Memphians with their ideal volunteer opportunities and share those stories. And speaking of stories, here’s a link to the Mix Odyssey 2016 recap video. If you haven’t seen it, take a look. The winners of the Mix Odyssey 2016 contest are: 1st place: Aaron Henna from Hog & Hominy for his “Instant Karma.” 2nd place: Cady Smith from Cafe Pontotoc for her “The Can-can Dance.” If you liked it and want another taste, you can order “Instant Karma” off the menu at Hog & Hominy and “The Can-can Dance” is available for a limited of time at Cafe Pontotoc. Special thanks … Continue reading

Light a candle, make a difference, pass it on

“The Buddha teaches that ‘a thousand candles can be lighted from a single candle.’ You lit mine. I endeavored to light theirs. I believe in earnest that they will light others and so on.” Those are the words Stuart Cohen wrote to Volunteer Odyssey after he attended a graduation at Advance Memphis. Stuart contacted Volunteer Odyssey (via Jeremy Park at Lipscomb Pitts Breakfast Club) because he wanted to get connected with a cause in Memphis, one that he felt passionate about. We introduced him to Advance Memphis, a non-profit organization that serves the 38126 zip code in Memphis.  They work with people in that community to empower them to change their lives and their community.  They do so with programs that bring hope, knowledge, resources and skills. Stuart was paired with Johnny, one of three men he mentored for six weeks. … Continue reading