Author Ellen Jackson

ACT NOW! One way kids can make a difference today

December 23, 2011

Tags: Click to donate, Give, Environment

Click To Save Species

Help save this beautful island environment by clicking a button here.

December 16, 2011

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Google And Give

Use this special version of Google and you help provide water, food, education, or money to those who need it. Learn more here.

December 9, 2011

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Save An Animal

Help provide food for animal shelter sites in the U.S. Go here.

December 5, 2011

Tags: Give, Recycle

Make Your Own Paper

Learn how to make your own paper for cards, wrapping presents, or even to decorate and give as stationery. You can find clear directions here.

December 2, 2011

Tags: Give, Friends and family

Give Environmental Gifts

Give a house plant, or seeds for spring gardening and potting soil. Give gifts that are made from recycled or organic materials or that support the environment. Create a gift certificate volunteering for extra chores above and beyond your regular ones.

November 25, 2011

Tags: Give, Friends and family

Share Something Funny

Sometimes the best ideas are the simplest. Find something that makes you laugh and share it with someone else.

November 18, 2011

Tags: Give

Don't Wait To Be Asked

If someone drops something, help them pick it up.

November 13, 2011

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Get A Haircut

Donate your hair so it can be turned into wigs for people suffering hair loss from cancer. If your hair is at least 10" long, you can donate it. In fact, consider growing your hair just for that purpose. Go here.

November 2, 2011

Tags: Give

Leave Wood To Rot

If you've cut down a tree or even trimmed a few branches off, leave one of two on the ground to rot. Rotting wood gives food and shelter to many different kinds of creatures.

October 1, 2011

Tags: Give, Volunteer

Trick-Or-Treat For UNICEF

Halloween comes on October 31. This year, learn how to trick-or-treat for UNICEF. Go here.

September 29, 2011

Tags: Give, Volunteer

Give Back

Find a way to give. You could donate cans to a food bank or a toy to Toys For Tots. You could give money to your favorite charity, or just give your time to someone who needs a friend. Giving to others will make you happy--and you'll help someone else too.

August 25, 2011

Tags: Give

Little Things Count

Stop for a moment and think of how you can help someone. Hold the door open for an elderly person. Don't interrupt people when they're speaking, or finish their sentences for them. Pick up something someone has dropped. Nice people make an effort to be thoughtful.

August 18, 2011

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Rescue An Animal

Only one in four dogs finds a permanent, loving home. Get your next pet from a shelter and give an unwanted animal a second chance.

August 16, 2011

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Health Care For Children

Help provide health care for children in Mexico. Click to donate. It's free! Go here.

July 27, 2011

Tags: Give

Do Something Nice--Just Because..

Now and then when you're standing in line, let someone else go first.

July 5, 2011

Tags: Give, Friends and family

Not Into Sports?

Even if you're not into sports, go to a sporting event and cheer on a friend.

June 9, 2011

Tags: Give, Friends and family

Say Something Nice

Give your brother or sister a compliment or a hug.

June 6, 2011

Tags: Friends and family, Give

Be Tolerant

Be tolerant of someone's disabilities. Help them if they need help. And if they don't, treat them like anyone else. Try to look beyond their disabilities to the person inside.

May 27, 2011

Tags: Friends and family, Give

Environmental Gifts

Give environmental gifts to your friends and family on their birthdays. Here are some suggestions:

A cloth bag for shopping or for carrying books
A lunch box with reusable food containers
A rechargeable battery charger
A can crusher
A fun recycling bin.

May 16, 2011

Tags: Friends and family, Give

Say "I Love You" Without Words

Help with chores without being asked. For example, clean your room before your mom or dad asks you.

May 12, 2011

Tags: Friends and family, Give

Hug Someone

Give someone a hug for no reason at all.

May 9, 2011

Tags: Give

Loose Change

Look for coins on the street and under sofa cushions. Donate the money to a good cause.

May 7, 2011

Tags: Give

Give Fewer Things

Sometimes it's hard to find the right book, game, or clothes item for a friend's birthday. Instead, give your friend a fun experience like tickets to the movies, concerts, or a favorite sporting event.

May 6, 2011

Tags: Friends and family, Give

Go The Extra Mile

Volunteer to do the dishes when it’s not your turn.

April 28, 2011

Tags: Give, Thank you

Give Back On Your Birthday

Are you glad you were born? If so, why not make your parents a card or present on your birthday--just to say "thank you."

April 23, 2011

Tags: Give, Friends and family, Open up

Shine A Light

Some animals make their own light, called bioluminescence. Is there a light inside you? Be a light that shines outward on the world and makes others happy

April 15, 2011

Tags: Give, Open up, Peace

Make A Pledge For Peace

Pledge to do your part for world peace:

I pledge to speak to others in a kind way.
I pledge to help others when they need my help.
I pledge to care for the Earth.
I pledge to respect all people of every religion and race.
I pledge to do my part to create a peaceful world.

April 9, 2011

Tags: Friends and family, Give

Be A Friend

It's not easy coming to a new school. When someone new enrolls in your class, be a friend. Invite that person to sit with you at lunch so he or she doesn't have to eat alone.

April 6, 2011

Tags: Learn, Give, Environment, Conserve

Read About Children Who Are Helping Others

Read about children who are helping others and get ideas about ways you can help. Go here.

April 5, 2011

Tags: Click to donate, Give

Provide Dental Care

Help provide dental care for children who would otherwise do without. Click to donate. It's free! Go here.

March 31, 2011

Tags: Give, Thank you

Say "Thank You" To A Community Worker

Make a thank you card and give it to a bus driver, mail carrier, crossing guard, fireman, policeman, or someone else who does a hard job in your community.

March 30, 2011

Tags: Give

Save Your Pennies

Make a bank. Use it at home, at school or as part of a community group to save pennies, nickels and dimes to donate to charity. Let a number of children donate. Everyone can decide whether the money should be used for one charity or shared among several.

March 29, 2011

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Click To Help People With Disabilities

Change lives and help clean up the environment. Click to donate. It's free! Go here.

March 25, 2011

Tags: Learn, Give, Environment, Conserve

Build A Birdfeeder

Learn about the birds that are local to your area. You can make an easy bird feeder by mixing birdseed, bread crumbs, and peanut butter and smearing it on a pinecone. Then hang it from the branch of a tree.

March 24, 2011

Tags: Give, Volunteer

Tutor A Classmate

Do you know a classmate who is struggling in a subject you're good at? Offer to tutor him or her in that subject.

March 22, 2011

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Help Feed Poor People In India

Many people in India don't have enough to eat. Click to donate food. It's free! Go here.

March 21, 2011

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Do Something For Your Future Self

Start a diary and write in it twice a week. Someday you'll be glad you did and that you have a record of your younger years.

March 15, 2011

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Help Fight Cancer

Cancer is a deadly disease that affects both children and adults. Click to donate to help find a cure. It's free. Go here.

March 11, 2011

Tags: Give, Friends and family

Adopt A Senior

Do you have two grandparents? You can always use a third. Find an older person in your community you'd like to adopt and then spend time with him or her.

March 5, 2011

Tags: Click to donate, Give, Environment

Help Big Cats

Big cats such as lions and tigers need our help. Click to donate. It's free. Go here.

March 4, 2011

Tags: Friends and family, Give

Think About Others

Try not to feel sorry for yourself. Everyone has problems. Do your best to solve them and then focus on someone or something else.

March 2, 2011

Tags: Give

Give Used Toys

If you have toys you're no longer using, donate them to a woman's shelter.

February 28, 2011

Tags: Conserve, Environment, Give, Click to donate

Help The Wolves

Wolves were once common throughout the United States, but now they are threatened. Help protect and restore their habitat Click to donate. It's free! Go here.

February 25, 2011

Tags: Friends and family, Give, Open up, Peace

Remind Others

Remind others to be kind to pets and people. Make “Kindness” bookmarks and leave them at the library or hand them out to your friends and family.

February 14, 2011

Tags: Friends and family, Give, Open up

Happy Valentine's Day

Are you giving valentines to your family and friends this year? Think about sending one to a neighbor or someone you usually wouldn't include--just to give them a lift.

February 12, 2011

Tags: Open up, Give

Simple Ideas

Sometimes it's the simplest things that make a big difference. Just for one day, try smiling at every person you meet.

February 9, 2011

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Help Feed Homeless Animals

Help provide food for animals in shelters. Click to donate (it's free!) here.

February 4, 2011

Tags: Click to donate, Give, Environment

Save A Seal

If you'd like to help save a baby seal, click to donate (it's free!) here.

February 2, 2011

Tags: Friends and family, Give, Open up

Expand Your Circle

Make friends with someone who's lonely--a person you wouldn't ordinarily think of as friend material. You might be surprised.

January 26, 2011

Tags: Click to donate, Give, Environment

Click To Keep Children Healthy

You can help provide healthcare for needy children. Click here.

January 25, 2011

Tags: Give, Volunteer

Furry Friends

Bake or buy dog treats and take them to a local shelter.

January 22, 2011

Tags: Conserve, Give, Recycle

Donate Used Clothes

Donate used clothes to a thrift store. You’ll not only be helping the environment by keeping these clothes out of the landfill, but you'll be helping someone in need.

January 20, 2011

Tags: Friends and family, Conserve, Give

Be Creative

Is someone you know having a birthday? List three things you can make that person instead of buying.

January 13, 2011

Tags: Give

Give Your Book Wings

After you've finished a book, leave it in a public place. Put a note inside giving someone else permission to take it, read it, and release it to the public again.

January 8, 2011

Tags: Give, Volunteer

Donate To A Hospital

Is there a hospital in your neighborhood? Donate children's magazines or used books so children have something to read. Make small notebooks with covers for waiting children to doodle on. It could be a help for parents, too.

January 5, 2011

Tags: Give, Volunteer

Draw A Picture

Make a drawing or piece of art for a senior citizen. Many senior citizens find themselves in nursing homes far from their own kids and grandkids. You can help brighten their days with cheerful and lively artwork. Ask about bringing puzzles and games, baked goods, candy, or a craft project.