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Why this project matters

My name is Meagan Ruppert and I’ve been hanging behind the scenes of Zipper Junction™ for about 2.5 years now. I wanted to share what inspired me to get involved with The Project because perhaps it will spark something in you as well – maybe it will inspire to you share this blog with those…

A Passionate Thank You!

Thank you! Thank you for the support. Thank you for showing interest. Thank you for the suggestions, advice, and opinions. Thank you! It has been a year since we began the journey of explaining how important individual passion is, as well as seeking feedback for The Project. Well, to be honest it has been several…

Happiness, It Really Is What Matters

Back in May of last year I wrote a blog post about a lovely lady who found true happiness in her work. She found it later in life than maybe she would have wanted to, but she is still happy doing it, decades later. It was only a hypothesis when the concepts for The ZIPPER…

A Sincere Question

Do you believe in self-reliance and personal responsibility? And turning inward to remedy a problem or challenge?  I am not saying that people shouldn’t ask for help, but referring to a tendency to just expect a municipal or governmental agency to have the solution for whatever the issue may be.  This question goes beyond just…

An Invitation

FROM: The ZIPPER JUNCTION Project™ – a Pennsylvania non-profit entity – creating a better future for NEPA and surrounding areas! TO: Citizens of all ages, Business Owners, Elected Officials – just about anyone!   The time is nearly upon us folks.    2015 yielded a great “temperature taking” for The ZIPPER JUNCTION Project.    We…

Not Every Venture is About Capital

ROI Through your adult life, you are taught to invest – invest in yourself, invest in your retirement, invest in the stock market, invest in your business, invest in your education. But why? What’s the reason to invest? MONEY! The return from investing (meaning what you get back); you expect a monetary return from it. The money…

Who is ZIPPER JUNCTION for & How do they get there?

It is no secret that The ZIPPER JUNCTION Project™ is primarily for the folks of North Eastern Pennsylvania, specifically Pike and Wayne Counties and the approximately 10,000 school aged kids that live in the area. But there is another significant population we want to have experience ZIPPER JUNCTION™…….EVERYONE!!!  Hold on a moment, that is pretty broad…

What’s Ahead For Us In 2016

With 2015 rounding out to a close I want to first wish you a very happy and healthy start to the New Year! We’re quite excited about what is ahead for The ZIPPER JUNCTION Project™ and I’m excited to share it with you, one of our supporters. Looking back on 2015, this was a year…

The Joy of Giving

It really is all about giving. Think back to when you were a kid. Did you get excited around the holiday season? Did you make a list of all the things you wanted for Christmas or Hanukkah? All the things you dreamed about having, to play with, to show your friends, to add to collections…

Small Steps for a Big Impact

Several years ago, when the ideas for The ZIPPER JUNCTION Project™ were just coming together, there were three main points that drove me: 1 – The generally sad state of affairs of our Country and society in general. 2 – The lack of better educational alternatives & career opportunities. 3 – My personal ah-ha moment…