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

Blanket Hugs

Who doesn't like to curl up on a cold winter's night with their own special warm blanket? Many people do not have this luxury such as the homeless families who sleep in shelters, or kids who enter foster care. Your family can help them derive some comfort from sleeping in a strange bed in a strange place with the gift of a Blanket Hug! This is a wonderful way to help evacuees after a natural disaster. You can search for locations that need...Read more

Patriotic Placemats -- Conversations With Veterans!

Your family can show their appreciation to the veterans who serve our country. Plan a friendly visit to a veterans home or hospital and bring "thank you" cards and Patriotic Placemats. Here's what you're doing: Creating Patriotic Placemats and "thank you for your service" cards to deliver on a visit to a veteran's home or hospital Here's what you need: Location of local veterans home or hospital 11x14'' red, white and blue construction paper...Read more

Festive Community

Joy is this season's greatest gift. Give it to those who need it most by creating festive decorations to warm a senior center, homeless shelter, or community organization.Read more

Celebrate Dr. King’s Birthday -- You Bring the Party

Bring a party and entertainment to an afterschool program. The students can learn a little about Dr. King and the Civil Rights Movement and celebrate his birthday with cake. Celebrate Dr. King's Birthday Bring joy and a party to an after-school program serving low-income children Project: Organize a birthday celebration in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Bring The Party to an after school center. Optional try a shelter, group home or senior...Read more

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