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EP 31: Dotted Line Divas & Indy Women in Tech

August 24, 2017

Are you an extreme couponer? Well, put those skills to benefit local shelters and pantries with Dotted Line Divas. Plus, Indy Women in Tech is hosting an LPGA Tournament at the Brickyard Crossing this year – we find out the details and more this week on the Edge of Indy!

You’ve heard of extreme couponing, right? Well, Christina Huffines and Tanorria Askew are putting this hobby/skill to good use with their organization called Dotted Line Divas.

Dotted Line Divas is a faith-based 501(c)(3) non-profit organization where they purchase items at significant discounts with coupons and then given to families in need.

Since their start in 2014, they have helped over 2,500 families throughout central Indiana and are looking to partner with organizations and churches all over the state.

The Dotted Line Divas also opened their own Personal Care Pantry in 2016 where you can shop and purchase the products at a discounted rate to help fund more purchases for Dotted Line Divas!

To learn more about this organization, you can visit their website: http://dottedlinedivas.com

Paul Poteet is back this week with some more exciting stories:

A horrified patient had to have a live gecko removed from his ear after the creature crawled into it as he took a nap. The man, from China, had settled down for a snooze when he suddenly woke up with severe itching. He could feel the little reptile ‘squirming’ inside his head…

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4804138/Horrified-patient-live-GECKO-removed-ear.html

When this 84-year-old Canadian woman lost her engagement ring while pulling weeds at her family farm in 2004, she thought it was gone forever..til it showed up….as part of a vegetable!

http://www.msn.com/en-us/lifestyle/whats-hot/a-woman-lost-her-engagement-ring-13-years-ago-and-it-just-turned-up-around-a-carrot-on-her-farm/ar-AAqcnA2?ocid=sf

In Oregon, a golden retriever’s owners thought their dog found a time capsule in their backyard when he started digging one day. Instead, he discovered approximately $85,000 worth of black tar heroin!

http://katu.com/news/local/golden-retriever-discovers-85000-worth-of-black-tar-heroin-in-backyard

The Indy Women in Tech (IWIT) organization created by Dan Towriss, the CEO of Guggenheim Life, and former Mayor of Indianapolis Greg Ballard to advance opportunities for women in the field of science and technology (STEM) – which includes robotics and assist women who are looking to get back into the workforce.

Former Mayor Greg Ballard and Karen Maginn, Director/Chair at IWIT and Senior Vice President at Guggenheim Life and Annuity Company join the Erin and Brittany to talk about their organization and why they think it is important for girls and women to be in the tech industry.

In a few weeks, IWIT will be hosting the LGPA’s Indy Women in Tech Championship at the Brickyard Crossing Golf Course – famous for having four holes inside the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

This event takes place September 4-9 and all proceeds from the event will go to benefit the Indy Women in Tech organization.

To learn more about Indy Women in Tech, please visit their website: https://www.indywit.com/

To purchase tickets and learn more about the upcoming LPGA tournament, please visit: https://iwitchamp.com/

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