Archive for February, 2011
Now here’s an enterprising story that combines a lot of what I love – rescue pets, a winning inspiration and a fundraiser for worthy causes. There is even a kid’s artistic contribution worked into a company logo design.
As reported on Tonic.com, it all started with a regular science fair at a school in Los Angeles. But rather than the more common volcanoes and solar system projects, Oscar Youd, 9, decided to experiment with carbonation. With a little help from his folks, he made home-made root beer for his entry. But when people tasted the “experiment” they said they liked More >
Cooper and Cross, I know that you are both very interested in kids eating nutritious food and exercising to keep their bodies fit. Here is an article that talks about how adding more playgrounds for kids to run around, may be one way to help kids exercise.
In Philanthropy Makes Its Way to the Playground the article states that money for playgrounds and parks (which is what Basil blogged about the other day) are drying up due to the recent economic crisis. But major corporations are stepping in to help.
It seems that Kraft Foods, MetLife and More >
This was another event that was held in Birmingham, Alabama where families, teachers and church members got together to help feed the less fortunate by creating meal packets from bulk supplies of four dry commodities. The event was arranged by the Great Lakes Coalition of Kids Against Hunger, a Minnesota-based charity.
In an assembly line people came together at Groves High School to weigh and combine rice, fortified soy, dehydrated vegetables and powedered vitamins and flavorings into sealed packets. They would then by distributed by the Capuchin Soup Kitchen on Detroit’s east side and Kenya Relief, an Alabama-based group More >
I thought this was a cool article. Knowing how much I love to cook, and how important it is to have good pots and pans, I really appreciated how this community in Laguna Niguel, California came together and was able to donate almost 150 brand new pots and pans to local charitable organizations!
George White Elementary School’s Kids in Community service program donated pots and pans to Toby’s House, the National Council for Jewish Women, Operation Homefront, Military Outreach Ministry and Human Options – which helps families affected by domestic violence through counseling and empowerment programs for More >