Gianna’s Heart of Hope Foundation #30DaysOfCaring Day 29

Day 29 of #30DaysOfCaring has Gianna’s Heart of Hope Foundation in the spotlight. This non-profit charity helps families battling childhood cancer. This foundation was created by Jennifer and Michael LaBarbera in loving memory of their beautiful daughter Gianna Nicole.   I recently learned about this group from a photo that warmed my heart. It was absolutely beautiful, a 5-year-old girl with leukemia was self-conscious about losing her hair until she received a visit from a bald princess. This amazing story was featured on the Today Show as well as The View. Visit here…

KaBOOM! #30DaysOfCaring Day 28 #playmatters #playability

Day 28 of #30DaysOfCaring is all about KaBOOM! KaBOOM! is the national non-profit dedicated to bringing balanced and active play into the daily lives of all kids, particularly those growing up in poverty in America. They create great places to play, inspire communities to promote and support play, and work to drive the national discussion about the importance of play in fostering healthy lives and communities. Vision: All kids get the childhood they deserve filled with balanced and active play, so they can thrive. How can YOU bring play back to your community?…

Books For Africa #30DaysOfCaring Day 26

Books For Africa is in the spotlight on Day 26 of #30DaysOfCaring. It’s a simple name for an organization with a simple mission. They collect, sort, ship, and distribute books to students of all ages in Africa. Their goal is to end the book famine in Africa.  Books For Africa believes that education is the great equalizer in the world, and books are at the foundation of a strong educational system. For many children in Africa, the gift of books truly is a gift of hope. Most African children who attend school…

OrganDonor.Gov #30DaysOfCaring Day 25

Day 25 of #30DaysOfCaring is all about donating the gift of life by signing up to be an organ donor via OrganDonor.gov. Organ and tissue donation and transplantation provide a second chance at life for thousands of people each year. Each day, about 79 people receive organ transplants. However, 18 people die each day waiting for transplants that can’t take place because of the shortage of donated organs. YOU can help change that! Why Donate? You may save up to 8 lives through organ donation and enhance many others through tissue…

Speak Out Against Bullying, Inc. #30DaysOfCaring Day 24 #SpeakOutAgainstBullying

Day 24 of #30DaysOfCaring is all about Speak Out Against Bullying, Inc., a Non-Profit, 501 (3) in Los Angeles County. Through public awareness and education, Speak Out Against Bullying, Inc. provides tools and resources to the community in hopes of inspiring a call to action against bullying. As a result, thousands of students, parents, educators and the community at large have been empowered to take action and to Speak Out Against Bullying. Mission: Speak Out Against Bullying, Inc., advocates for social and civic changes to inspire a call to action against…

Merlins Magic Wand #30DaysOfCaring Day 23 @LEGOLANDFlorida

For day 23 of #30DaysOfCaring, I am showcasing Merlin’s Magic Wand a non-profit organization created by Merlin Entertainments Group to enable its attractions such as LEGOLAND® Florida Resort to provide tickets and travel grants for seriously ill, disabled and disadvantaged children worldwide.    Merlin’s Magic Wand donates tickets to the more than 100 attractions worldwide and uses funds donated from employees and guests to provide travel accommodations for families in need.  Merlin’s Magic Wand was established in 2008, is now registered in the U.S. and currently provides more than 100,000 tickets to…

Healing 4 Heroes #30DaysOfCaring Day 22

Healing4Heroes is in the spotlight on Day 22 of #30DaysOfCaring. Healing4Heroes is a non-profit organization dedicated to assisting our military service members and veterans lead healthy, productive lives. Their objective is to connect wounded service members, as well as those with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and Traumatic Brain Injury, with certified service dogs. Healing4Heroes serves the community by helping military personnel and veterans as well as local animal shelters by rescuing suitable dogs. Our military personnel and veterans move forward, living more productive lives after being wounded both physically and/or mentally with the assistance of…

Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation #30DaysOfCaring Day 21

Day 21 of #30DaysOfCaring is all about Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation. This foundation is a nonprofit fighting childhood cancer, one cup at a time. Alexandra “Alex” Scott was born on January 18, 1996. She was the second of four kids in her family. When she was just a baby, she was diagnosed with a kind of cancer called neuroblastoma. When Alex was 4 years old, she decided to hold a lemonade stand to raise money for her hospital, so the doctors could help other kids with cancer. She asked other…