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October 2013

Newark Food Pantry Struggles to Keep Up with Demand

When Peggy Traynham’s daughter died of breast cancer four years ago, she assumed the responsibility of raising her five children. Two of them, a 13-year-old girl and a disabled 23-year-old disabled young man, still live with her today.

Inspiring a Future of Humanitarians

What’s the key to inspiring the next generation of humanitarians?  That's the question I ask myself when spending time with my 5 year old niece and 8 year old nephew.

Aside from the buffered picture our elders paint for us, childhood often means having little understanding of what the outside world is really like.

BOSTON MAMAS: Hey Internet, Keep Being Awesome

A friend's Facebook post recently reminded me that I've been missing something very basic: blog reading. Also, commenting on blog posts. And I want to get back to it, and share with you what on the internet compels me to read, share, and click (and, er, sometimes purchase). Why? Because my mom nailed it when she said to me yesterday, "Hey, you can find a lot on the internet!" So, I bring you a new post series: Hey Internet, Keep Being Awesome. Happy reading!

24/7 MOMS: Raising a Charitable Child

I am lucky.  Every day I get to work with people who spend a considerable amount of their time trying to better their community. When I was asked recently about my thoughts on raising a charitable child, I immediately though about the families I have seen using my site and the many ways busy parents can take the lessons I have learned and teach them to their children.

Toy Collectors Wanted!

Second Chance Toys needs YOUR help! We want this to be the most successful gently used plastic toy collection to date!

Traditionally, the holiday season is the busiest time of year at Second Chance Toys. We are projecting to serve more than 20,000 children before the end of December. With the help of your friends, family, and colleagues, we are confident that you’ll be able to collect at least 50 gently used plastic toys in order to serve disadvantaged children in the key metro areas this holiday season.

We are currently focusing our efforts in six areas: 

Johnson & Johnson Care to Recycle™: How The Smallest Room Can Make A Big Difference

But even the most avid recyclers can overlook things.  In fact, we recently learned that there is one room in the house where many of us forget to recycle.  It’s probably the smallest room in your house and it’s the room where most of our personal care products are used…the bathroom.