We had a great time last week at our second play group One Hen! We read the true story of Kojo and how a microloan led to a hen that changed the lives of a family, community, and country. We were able to take a trunkful of high-need supplies to Community Action House. I’m so thankful for all the families that have taken the time to come out to the park this summer. Above you can see a talented group of egg balancers!
So many sweet world changers.
We really hope to see you this coming Tuesday evening, June 30 at 6:00 pm. (Kollen Park, on the east side of the public bathrooms.)
UNICEF has raised over $167 million dollars for children in 190 countries. They apply these funds for health-care, immunizations, clean water, sanitation, nutrition, education, and emergency relief.
Follow UNICEF on pinterest. (Another great excuse to pin away!)
You can order your trick-or-treat box from the UNICEF website.
I would like to provide some ideas for those of you that do not go door-to-door for trick-or-treating.
Order a trick or treat box and keep it a prominent place in your house (dining room table) for the month of October. Collect all your loose change in the box. When the month of October is done, send your donation in to UNICEF. The spooky holiday of Halloween just gained new meaning for your family.
Order a box and collect coins for the month of October with any group your child belongs to.
Having a UNICEF trick-or-treat box set up at church or your church’s trunk-or-treat is a great idea too.
Bring UNICEF trick-or-treat to your school.
Host a UNICEF trick-or-treat party! Here is a great toolkit to get you started.
One of the ways the World Food Programme contributes is by providing nutritious meals for kids in schools. They serve 26 million kids in 60 countries.
Meet students at the Huarimarca School in Bolivia! This is a great family activity. Click here for the link.
Watch the video featuring Ximena (the communications coordinator and school children).
Type in your name and email. Write the students a message about you, and then ask them a question.
Do you have teenagers?
Try out Free Rice 2.o. This is an on-line vocabulary review, perfect for SAT prep. With each right answer, ten grains of rice is donated through the World Food Programme.
Are you or your family gamers?
Do you play Chefville? If you do your gaming can make a difference. Teaming up with Chefville, Zynga will donate 50,000 to the World Food Programme when the Chefville community serves up its billionth dish. Play games=make a difference.
Fun and Learn Activities:
Check out these fun and learn activities for students, teachers, and families here.