How to End Child Trafficking #EndTrafficking

I first learned about ending child trafficking back in 2004 when Natalie Grant shared this disturbing issue. During a visit to India, she met a counselor (a previous sex slave) who helps women and girls who are trafficked in the sex trade. Ms. Grant was so touched that she formed a nonprofit that helps women and girls in the US and other countries. And this topic remained with me all these years. UNICEF USA is bringing child trafficking to the foreground during Human Trafficking Awareness Month (January). Their goal is to end human slavery completely. Their motto, “Believe in ZERO” can … [Read more...]

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Gifts That Give Back – Maternity Worldwide

Maternity Worldwide is a nonprofit that specializes in pregnancy related health. You can give back this holiday season by “Saving a Life This Christmas”. Purchase a personalized Safe Birth Certificate as a gift to sponsor a safe birth. Maternity Worldwide’s motto is “No woman or girl should die giving birth”. And the statics of just that happening in developing countries is staggering. Across the world, a mother dies every two minutes in pregnancy or while giving birth. I have trouble wrapping my mind around that. I think back to my first pregnancy where my only worries were morning … [Read more...]

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Help Fight Pediatric Cancer with Aflac Holiday Duck #AflacKids

There’s something about the holidays that puts us in the giving spirit. When large companies give us the opportunity to make donations easier, I’m all for it. Macys and Aflac are working together to fight pediatric cancer with sales of the Aflac Holiday Duck. Who doesn’t know the Aflac Duck? The commercials are definitely ones that you remember, especially with his well-known quack. The adorable plush Aflac Holiday Ducks are dressed to remind you of the holiday season and says, “Aflac” just like on those ads. This isn't the first time that Aflac is working to raise money for pediatric … [Read more...]

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Help Sandy NJ Victims via Samaritan’s Purse

Samaritan’s Purse has set up relief bases in three counties in New Jersey to help the victims of Sandy. Volunteers and donations are welcome. On November 1st Samaritan’s Purse began to set up at “Linwood Community Church in Linwood, North Jersey Vineyard Church in Teterboro, and The Church of Grace and Peace in Tom’s River.” The main goal is to help homeowners gain access to their homes, clear debris and prevent further damage. Volunteers and staff work to remove trees, clean up debris in and around homes, tarp roofs and rip up damaged flooring. One of the most difficult tasks is … [Read more...]

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Produce For Kids and Publix #Giveaway

Produce for Kids works with Publix and other grocery stores to endorse healthy eating and to promote nonprofits. Right now through October 24th look for the second annual Healthy Schools, Healthy Minds campaign to support local schools and DonorChoose.org. To help share this promotion, a giveaway winner will receive a $25 Publix gift card. How to Help Local Schools To increase donations to schools and Donors Choose, Publix shoppers need to look for the Produce for Kids display in the produce section. The display is easy to find. Just look for characters from Sprout and Lazy Town. … [Read more...]

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