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

Have a great time and help people too! 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...Read more

Team Up Sports Collection

A great project to do during the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia! Here's the Project: Organize a used sports equipment drive and donate the sporting goods to a local shelter or after-school program that needs them. Did you know? Research has shown that sports reduce anxiety and depression and enhance self-esteem. Sports help kids gain skills that are important to their success in school and life: critical thinking, problem solving,...Read more

Share the Season

Hundreds of thousands of service men and women are deployed around the world. Many are serving in hot deserts or freezing mountain ranges. It can be difficult to get into the spirit of the season when the weather around you is so unlike the weather at home. Interesting Fact: The U.S. military is deployed in more than 150 countries around the world, on land and at sea!Read more

A Lemonade Difference

Background: When Alex, who was diagnosed with childhood cancer just before her first birthday, was four, she told her parents she wanted to set up a front-yard lemonade stand. Her plan: to give the money to doctors to help them find a cure. Her first "Alex's Lemonade Stand", held with the help of her older brother Patrick, raised an astonishing $2,000 in one day. While bravely fighting her own cancer, Alex continued to set up lemonade stands...Read more

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