CAMP is a non-profit corporation established in 1979 to provide a wide range of recreational, rehabilitative, educational, and respite services for children with development disabilities and their families. A variety of programs include a summer camp, year round respite program, health equipment loan, daycare, mildly ill daycare, parent conferences, medical professional training, and youth leadership training.
Central to each of CAMP's programs is the provision of medical support. This ensures that every child, regardless of the degree of his or her medical needs, will be able to participate in all programs. CAMP was founded with the express purpose of filling major gaps in services for children with developmental disabilities. This is also done indirectly by training potential care-providers at all levels in order to support families in the care of their children.
Find out more about Children's Association for Maximum Potential at http://www.campcamp.org/
The Heavenly Hats Foundation was founded in 2001 with the goal of donating brand new hats of all kinds to ones who have lost their hair due to the treatment of cancer or the many other medical conditions which cause hair loss. To date it has distributed upwards of 1,500,000 hats to hundreds of clinics and hospitals, with thousands more being shipped directly to individuals. Check them out at: http://www.heavenlyhats.com/- JR
http://www.canineassistants.org/ is a non-profit organization that trains dogs to enhance and improve the lives of children and adults who have physical disabilities, seizure disorders, or other special needs. They training their dogs receive can include turning on and off lights, opening and closing doors, pulling wheelchairs, retrieving dropped objects, and summoning help. Definitely check out the cause!
Ever wanted to learn how to play an instrument but didn't have the money to buy or rent it? Now you can finally realise your dreams! http://www.charitymusic.org/
is a "nonprofit public service organization, whose mission is to help cultivate the next upcoming crop of young artists by providing Musical Instruments, on loan, to individuals wishing to explore their hidden Musical Talents." Whether you are in a position to support this arrangement, or to make use of it, I personally think that it is a pretty cool idea that they have going on.
Written by Johanna Björk, EcoSalon
If you’re anything like me, you have tons of old T-shirts laying around in your drawers collecting dust. Instead of dumping them all in a collection bin, turn them into something useful. You’ll be amazed at how many things you could actually make from a humble tee. Here are ten of our favorites.
1. Wrapped Bracelets
Photo: cfabbridesigns.com via EcoSalon
You can never have enough bracelets, and there are so many great ones you can make yourself. All you need to create these wrapped bracelets are some old tees and bangles you no longer use (or look in the thrift stores for them). Follow thesesimple instructions by Camilla Fabbri and start wrapping.
35 photos that will restore your faith in humanity
by Cynthia Long
With so many terrible things in the news lately, we hope these heartwarming photos and inspiring acts of kindness will bring a smile to your day.
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FREE GEAR, ETHICALLY MADE
It’s time to update your style with some ethical and sustainable goods. FitFrosting and Ethical Ocean are sponsoring a contest to revamp one lucky winner’s workout wardrobe for free! The gear — including items from Nesh NYC, LUR, Euca, and ThinkSound — is intended for the ladies, but anyone can enter.
Put your name in the running between February 25 and March 8 to win a boatload of eco-friendly, sustainably made gear — pants, tops, coverups, headphones, etc. — valued at more than $400.
To join the contest, simply click on the banner and enter your email address. Share the contest on Facebook, Twitter, or email to gain more chances. May the odds be ever in your favor!
Healthy Nail Polish
by Greenista Girl Shivani
A healthier way to do your nails …
At a cool boutique in Houston called Kuhl-Linscomb in Houston that our friend Bridget introduced us to, Neha and I found WONDERFUL natural skin care products, hair care products, gifts for kids, and a plethora of other items. It’s like every boutique you every wanted to visit, all under one roof.
There I found a great brand called Deborah Lipman – beautiful packaging, beautiful branding, beautiful, natural product – wow you’ve got me! The products contain no toluene, formaldehyde or DBP, no animal testing. Tons of celebrities love the product, and have created fun custom colors with the line.
I try to use natural, healthy, toxin free body products as much as possible in my daily life, when I’m pregnant I’m hyper conscious-about these things, so try it out, it’s an easy way to switch one of your personal care items to a more toxin-free alternative. That is, unless you’re willing to go au naturel …
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