Kids CAN be the Change Blog Posts

  • As you can see...
    on Sep 17, 2012
    It was a bit ambitious of me to attempt to do something every day.  I would hope that weekly would be doable so I will try again...Also we moved and therefore our volunteer opportunities will present a new challenge.  I think we will begin...
  • Volunteer Opportunities
    on Jul 24, 2011
    Food to fire departmentSEARCHLetter campaign (political)Thank you notes (maintanance, cross guard, etc.)Cards for illDinners for special occassionsAishel HouseMeals on WheelsCrafts at Ronald McDonaldcontact Matt Stein at CBS about Bingo with Veterans...
  • Purim
    on Mar 13, 2011
    We have been pretty busy with Purim coming up.  I won't go into details about what Purim is, because you can always look it up, but in brief summary it is a celebration of the triumph of Jewish people over a plot to annihilate them.On Purim we m...
  • Book Reading
    on Feb 27, 2011
    Tonight we read the book "Paulie Pastrami Achieves World Peace" by James Proimos.  It was a really great way to show what little things can do to make a big difference.  It is a picture book but stills some humor above the heads of little o...
  • Not too busy!
    on Feb 27, 2011
    This has been a crazy week.  I had a wonderful meeting with someone from the Jewish Federation.  We brainstormed and thought of TONS of things to do. There are several retirement centers in the area that would love visitors, bingo play...
  • So much to do...
    on Feb 21, 2011
    Tomorrow I have an appointment with a woman from the Jewish Federation.  She had tons of ideas.  After that I plan on creating a calendar.  I am thinking something along the lines of: once a week letter writing, once a week going to...
  • Already behind
    on Feb 20, 2011
    I am guessing that maybe beginning this project right as I was beginning two Masters classes (my last two, YAY) was not the best timing on my part.  As you saw, I already missed one day of blogging.  We spent this weekend doing less actions...
  • Shabbat Shalom!
    on Feb 18, 2011
    In an attempt to find ideas that are more laid back and less formal I found a few websites.  Check this out:  http://www.kidsturncentral.com/topics/issues/gooddeeds2.htm  These are ideas that kids themselves posted.  I personally...
  • Time for Educating
    on Feb 17, 2011
    Today I am exhausted, pooped, kaputzed... I spent the morning getting work started on my class that begins this evening and talking with the University.  This afternoon "D" had a playdate.  She is a little girl from his school who is so inc...
  • Cutlery, Cutlery and More Cutlery...
    on Feb 16, 2011
    How do you liven up a blog written about rolling cutlery?   You take a photo, edit it and enlarge it.  Now that is an amazing finished product, don't you think??I feel like all I did today was roll cutlery.  When I wasn't working...
  • Less Exciting Today
    on Feb 15, 2011
    Well today's event was less exciting.  The volunteer organization at "D"s school asked us to put together rolls of cutlery, wrapped in napkins and tied off with ribbon.  This is to help for Grandparents day.  It will be a multi-day pro...
  • Happy Valentines Day!
    on Feb 14, 2011
    To begin, let me tell you that Darren and I had the best time on our camping trip.  Nothing rejuvinates you and brings a little something extra into your relationship like a little time away from home.  Just the two of us eating, talking, h...
  • Park Cleanup
    on Feb 13, 2011
    Much to the excitement of Darren's parents, today everyone will be going to the park to pick up some litter.  The weather should be perfect for it.  It will make the boys feel good and help "A" complete his last achievement for his cub sc...
  • Food Bank Donations
    on Feb 12, 2011
    This weekend will be a real test to our commitment to this project.  Darren and I will be camping and will need to rely on Darren's parents to help the boys.Yes, you heard that right.  In this 30 degree weather, we are packing up our backpa...
  • Our Crossing Guards
    on Feb 11, 2011
    Every day we rely on our crossing guards to help make our children get to school safely.  Today, after breakfast, each of the boys sat down and wrote their crossing guard (or in "D"s case, police officer) a thank you letter.  I didn't guide...
  • Let's Get Started...
    on Feb 10, 2011
    I wonder what I have gotten myself into.  Am I going to be able to come up with enough activities to cover 365 days?  I hope so.  I think it is really important that we take the time as a family to make lives better.  I don't want...
  • Welcome
    on Feb 9, 2011
    I went to a meeting this evening and spent time talking with our Mayor about volunteer opportunities for children. There aren't many opportunities for young children. How do we help develop empathy and social awareness in our children without provi...
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