Posts tagged Fun for Kids
I love M&M’s so when I read an article about an 11 year old girl that raised money using M&M candy tubes I had to share her story.
Faith Fannie from Gilbert, AZ received national attention when she raised $10,000 for charity with candy tubes from Costco.
Faith decided to send out 1,000 M&M tubes to friends, family, people in her neighborhood, and anyone she could, to raise money for the charity Feed My Starving Children.
Just one M&M tube filled with quarters feeds a child 58 meals. She raised enough for almost 40,000 meals.
Faith said, “I was More >
Nice Blog Forrest! While I am focused on sports, here is an example of kids using their bikes to make a difference.
10 years ago Bike For Change was created by Jay Westmoreland, a volunteer at First Baptist Church of Charlotte to help the Baptist Children’s Homes of North Carolina.
The first year about 20 boys rode bikes around a track to raise awareness and money for the Children’s Homes. To date Bike for Change has raised almost $200,000 and both boys and girls have logged more than 1800 miles.
Bike For Change is overseen by leaders of More >
While we’ve all blogged about kids making a difference. I wanted to write about an article I read about kids who used digital tools to accomplish their goals.
There is even a new term given to people who are raising awareness of issues digitally, called “clicktivism.”
Here are several kids who were successful:
1. Salem Middle School Kiva Club — An after school club committed to ending poverty in developing countries used the micro-lending service Kiva to help 350 entrepreneurs in developing nations start businesses and improve the lives of their families.
2. 25 Days to Make a Difference More >
Basil, it is interesting that you blogged about creating gardens for Earth Day because I just read a story about a 13 year old girl who is working to feed the hungry.
Katie Stagliano, at 9 years old, planted a tiny cabbage seedling that grew into a 40 pound cabbage. When she donated it to a local soup kitchen she was amazed that it could feed 275 people.
This act created an image for her of feeding a whole nation. So she created a goal to “wipe out Hunger in America.”
In 2009, Katie won the “Launch my Dream” More >