Health and Wellness

Sending Love

When people are going through hard times, it helps a lot to get messages of love and support. If you have seen on the news that there are people who are sad or need help, you can use this project to show you care.Read more

Caps For Kids With Cancer

Going through chemotherapy can cause children to lose their hair. Having a new cotton or soft fleece cap or a hat from a national sports team, can keep a child warm and make them feel normal.Read more

Pillowcase Pals

As of September 2009, there were 423,773 kids and teens in foster care in the United States. Many of these kids and teens lack basic necessities, especially when they first enter foster care. Many foster families have limited incomes. Toiletries are expensive. Your family can help kids and teens with basic necessities! Project: Create toiletry kits in pillowcases for kids and teens in foster care. The final product will be a new pillowcase...Read more

Do the Senior Shuffle!

Did you know that 1 in 5 seniors are clinically depressed? Older adults who exercise have better physical health and experience less anxiety and depression. However, by age 75 about 1 in 3 senior citizens do not get any physical activity. What can you do? Organize a dance at your local senior center! Boost everyone's mood by playing fun music and busting a move. All you need is people, a playlist, and a place to party!Read more

Charged for Life

Smoke detectors are an integral part of keeping families safe from fires. They are required in every home. Unfortunately, some families cannot afford to change the batteries in their detectors or don't know how often batteries need to be changed. You can help!Read more

Hurricane Helper

Interesting Fact: On average, every three years, two major hurricanes strike the United States. Hurricane Sandy was one of the largest storms to ever hit the East Coast of the United States. Families were evacuated from flood zones and much of the east coast lost power. Some homes were destroyed or damaged due to flood waters and fire. When a hurricane strikes, your family can provide much needed items and comfort to families staying in shelters...Read more

Pirate Party with a Purpose

Pirates love "loot" and treasure and so do kids. This is especially true for kids who are "marooned" in a hospital, receiving treatment. Boredom can be a problem. A pirate can be a great "mate" to a sick child by giving the child a Treasure Chest complete with a new game and "loot". This project can be added to one of your family's upcoming celebrations, or you can make a special day of it and invite neighboring families. Here's what you're...Read more

Soap Drive

Did you know that handwashing with soap is an effective and inexpensive way to prevent diseases that kill 3.5 million children annually? Or that each day, hotels throw away 2.6 million bars of soap? You can save lives and reduce the harmful environmental impacts of wasted soap by starting a soap drive. Collect soap that hotels regularly throw away, or from your community members so it can be recycled and sent to developing countries to improve...Read more

First Aid Kits

Put together first aid kits for families in shelters or for an elderly neighbor. The first aid kits should include basic items that may be needed in case of an emergency. Deliver the kits to those in need. Here's what you're doing: Making and deliverying first aid kits for families in shelters or an elderly neighbor. Here's what you need: A small plastic box, like a pencil or shoe box Markers and paper First aid items such as Band-Aids, soap,...Read more

Words for the Wounded

Wounded troops are treated in hospitals that are often far from home. Children of any age can uplift and show their support for wounded troops by sending drawings, inspirational messages, and prepaid phone cards to the facilities where troops are being treated. Here's what you're doing: Sending a cheerful postcard to a wounded soldier to show your support. Interesting fact: The Fisher House Program enables more than 8,500 families to stay in...Read more

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