Posts Tagged Parents

Great Food, Greater Cause

Share Our Strength is a movement that is building awareness of the childhood hunger crisis, right here in our country.  In the land of plenty, 1 in 5 kids face hunger, they don’t know where their next meal is coming from.  This organization is spreading the word  through corporate sponsorships, culinary events, healthy meal training, and summer meal tours.

I watched the documentary called “Hunger Hits Home” that showed parents, children, teachers and others on the frontline of this battle.  The goal is to end childhood hunger by 2015.  It was truly an eye opener.

These days, a steady job no longer guarantees a full cupboard, and the ongoing economic downturn has more of our friends, neighbors and co-workers struggling to put food on the table. As a result, more than 16 million children in the U.S. live under the toxic shadow of hunger.

On September 16, 2012 this campaign is coming to the Philadelphia area.  Its called the Dine Out For No Kid Hungry Week, over 75 restaurants will raise funds while satisfying your taste buds, for a worthy cause.  If you don’t want to dine out, there are other ways you can lend your support.  This is the perfect time to encourage your friends and family to take a pledge against childhood hunger.

You can add your voice and help protect children by taking the online pledge today, and show how this small act can make a big difference.

Embracing the Spirit of Giving,

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Back to School Shopping For A Cause

Starting back to school shopping brings mixed emotions for parents, teachers, and children, but my start this year was totally different.  Lord & Taylor’s and K.I.D.S. (A Global Childrens Charity) came together on August 20th to present a fashion show, supporting children in need.

The store recruited local families to model the latest school outfits, with plenty of fun activities to enjoy.

This is a very important and often difficult season for the children and families that K.I.D.S. serves. The “back-to-school” period evokes uncertainty for some while anticipation for others.

Think of how you felt each fall as you returned back-to-school and imagine doing so without the proper clothing or shoes, or without necessary school supplies.

K.I.D.S. has entered into several “back-to-school” partnerships in order to provide much needed items to those without and in order to boost students’ self confidence in returning to the classroom.

This is just another example, how “giving back in brand new ways” can make a difference during this critical time.

Embracing the Spirit of Giving,

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A Celebration of Giving

I had the honor of attending the Alex Lemonade Stand-Lemon Ball on Jan 15th, which was simply amazing.

The night’s venue included a silent auction, a dance party, delicious dining, and beautiful decor.  It was a true celebration of giving from the heart, for children with cancer.

Little Alex Scott took the “simple” idea of holding a lemonade stand and combined it with the cause of childhood cancer, unknowingly becoming the catalyst for something much larger than she had imagined.

Although she did not get the chance to live a long life, she showed millions of people what it means to live a full life. Her bravery, strength, and love of life continue to inspire giving from parents, brothers, sisters, grandparents, friends and supporters all over the world.

Embracing the Spirit of Giving,

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