Family Fun through Service - Karen Bantuveris interviewed by Sandy Fowler October 13

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On today's show we're sharing quick tips for a better fall and a better holiday season. From cleaning to decorations to car trips, we're sharing tips and ideas that make life simpler for families. Join us for a few fun ideas for fall decorations and a little twist on the concept of spring cleaning.

Then listen in as Sandy chats with Karen Bantuveris, CEO and founder of, about family service. Teaching our children to give back is a core principle parents love to impart and Karen has some simple tips and unique ideas for volunteering in our communities.

We'll wrap things up in Christmas Corner with the next installment in our travel series and a Christmas Challenge.

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Heart Filled Holidays is a weekly talk radio broadcast. Sandy Fowler shares ideas, inspiration and strategies busy moms and families can use to create better holidays and happier lives.

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Karen Bantuveris is the founder & CEO of, the leading online coordination tool that empowers busy parents, teachers and community leaders by making it easier get involved. Karen has more than 15 years experience as an entrepreneur, management consultant and business process expert. Her business background, intersecting with leadership roles at PTA and Girl Scouts, gave her unique insight into fundamental problems with volunteer recruitment, coordination and retention. Karen launched VolunteerSpot in 2009 to simplify the volunteer experience and it has quickly grown mom-to-mom, team-to-team and group-to-group, boosting turnout with 5 million users nationwide.

Karen is passionate about using new media tools to drive social action in the ‘real' world and increasing parent participation in schools. Karen has been interviewed on CNN, in the NYTimes and Wall Street Journal, and is a frequent speaker at conferences including SXSW Interactive and National and State PTA Conventions. Karen has both a BA and Master's degree from Tulane University in New Orleans, LA and lives in Austin, TX with her husband, daughter and a ridiculous number of pets.

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