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

Baby Bags

Give low-income moms a baby bag filled with basic baby items such as t-shirts, baby blankets, hats, and baby toys. Ask other families to help. Project: Collecting and delivering new and gently used baby items for low-income moms at a hospital, low-income clinic, or foster care agency Here's what you need: Baby bag or canvas bag Items to fill the bags such as blankets, pajamas, crib sheets, baby toys, baby wipes, shampoo, ointments, etc. A...Read more

Tornado Helper

When tornadoes occur, they create a lot of damage. They can cause blackouts and knock down homes and buildings. If a tornado is likely to occur, communities will be evacuated to safe shelters. Some families can't go home after the tornado is over because their homes have been damaged. These families might be in need of medical care, basic items, and comfort. Here's what you're doing: Help those affected by tornadoes by providing them with...Read more

Giggle Books

Days can seem dull and long when you are a child sick in the hospital. Laughter is good medicine for those dreary times, so spread some cheer by making a giggle book. Put your funniest sayings, jokes, riddles and pictures into a book and donate it to a local children's hospital. Interesting Fact: On average, 36 children are diagnosed with cancer every day in the United StatesRead 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