Archive for March 31, 2014
If you are a parent who was actually present during infant and toddler years, you will remember those times when you were holding your breath while they toddled about from one thing to the next. No matter what you did your baby would try to get into everything even if you were hovering over them ever second. As you watched your toddler navigating your home furnishings, trying to sneak away toward the stairs, or reaching for something hot in the kitchen, you became very aware of the importance of babyproofing your home. Even if you went to great pains to create a thorough babyproofing checklist, you probably still felt like you wanted to encase your child with a protective forc
Schools and parents are encouraging young children to take a few minutes to write letters, birthday cards, Valentine’s, and Christmas cards to active military members and vets. “Thank you for fighting for our country. I love the color camo. I am nine. Why did you want to go to the military? Thank you for dieing [sic] for our country,” one letter begins. “I love American flags. Do you ever stop working? I love that every hour of every day you fight for our lives. I respect my veterans. How long do you have to sleep? You are very heroic and brave.”
Children’s letters to veterans are popular for several reasons — not least among them being that they are thoughtful, inexpensive, and relatively convenient. Contrary to popular belief, taking an active role in charities — especially ones supporting our troops — ca
Did you know that about 700 homeless people die of hypothermia every year? This fact alone is motivation enough for many people to donate clothes like jackets and sweatshirts, as it certainly exemplifies how important charitable donations are, but you may not know that there are many other benefits of clothing donations as well.
Here are a few reasons why clothing donations matter more than you might realize.
Helps the Environment.
If people get gently used clothing instead of new clothes, then manufacturers will make fewer new clothes, which not only saves the resources necessary to create textiles, but also lessens the environmental im