Sleepless nights, lots of sweat and maybe a few tears. But also, laughing so hard you think surely you’ll have a six pack by tomorrow, becoming lifelong friends with someone you just met, and seeing a child’s personality bloom in front of you. These memories are some of your most cherished.
Picture your life helping thousands of children discover their own confidence, talent and dreams – by making music. Add in jamming with musical legends like Carlos Santana and John Lee Hooker. March is National Music in our Schools Month (#MIOSM), which makes it the perfect time to take an Inspiration Break with the music maker who has created such a life.
In 2014, there were 415,129 kids in foster care. These children were pulled from all types of situations and asked to leave behind everything they’d ever known.
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The summer months certainly flew by. Suddenly we are faced with the usual barrage of “Back-to-School” sales, lists of school supplies to buy, and getting... Read More
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Amid Central Florida attractions such as Walt Disney World and SeaWorld lies Give Kids The World Village, a 70-acre nonprofit storybook resort that hosts children with... Read More
Four Ways Your Spring Cleaning Can Be Used For Social Good. Housebound by bad weather? Why not do a little pre-emptive spring cleaning. Start small; maybe you have a... Read More
Pine trees. Gilded glass ornaments. Big gold boxes wrapped with shiny red ribbons. The image of the holidays we have is one of people cozying up next to the... Read More
Typhoon Haiyan has left millions of families and children in need in the Philippines. As many as 2.5 million people require assistance. In this video, the Governor of... Read More
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It’s Earth Month, and we have some great ways to get kids involved! Earth Month is the perfect time to get kids into appreciating the natural world and taking... Read More
The Newtown School Shootings at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut were a painful reminder that we have a horrible recurring problem of mass... Read More
Earlier this month The Huffington Post highlighted some of the nonprofits that have already qualified for our 2012 Top-Rated List. The HuffPo slideshow focused on... Read More
The concepts of sharing time and giving to those in need are a part of the learning curve in a child’s life, but why are these ideas so important for kids to learn? In... Read More