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The UNICEF Tap Project Turns 10 Minutes Into Water

The UNICEF Tap Project Turns 10 Minutes Into Water

The United Nations Children’s Fund, or UNICEF, is an organization that began in 1946 in order to assist women and children in receiving basic nutritional and humanitarian services. There are a reported 768 million people worldwide who do not have enough water, according to UNICEF statistics. On a daily basis, 1,400 children lose their lives from diseases that are tied to a lack of clean water. UNICEF’s presence can be seen in countries all over the globe, where the organization has helped to provide sterile water and sanitation services. The UNICEF Tap Project is a nationwide fundraising event held by… read more

Research, Results And Smiles for Over 50 Years

Research, Results And Smiles for Over 50 Years

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital has been a leader in pediatric cancer research and treatment for over 5 decades. Established by Danny Thomas on February 4, 1962, the story of this children’s hospital is an inspirational one. The goal of the hospital remains true to its original vision, to find cures for cancer and other diseases that affect children through a research based model and individualized treatment. St. Jude is open to all children, worldwide, and the hospital sees an average 7,800 patients annually, and families receive entirely free services for their children. Patients that need treatment at St. Jude… read more

The History Of Food Banks

The History Of Food Banks

The first food bank in the U.S., St. Mary’s, was established in 1967 in Arizona. The founder, John van Hengel, used to volunteer serving meals when he had the thought to do even more for his community. He heard one of the mothers at St. Vincent DePaul where he helped hand out meals say that she was only able to provide food for her children by searching through dumpsters at grocery stores and taking them to soup kitchens for free meals. This drove him to connect with others in the community to work out a system where those who had… read more

The Gift Of Giving

Gifts Of Giving

Whatever your religious affiliation holidays are a means of celebrating life. Holidays bring about excitement and festivities, which more than make up for the accompanying headaches of the season. And of course, these celebrations would be nothing without a colorful cast of family and friends. But with the season comes gift giving. Though it can be fun to search out tokens of affection that suit your loved one’s personality, every family has one or two members who are hard to gift. In fact, you may be one of them. Perhaps they may have everything or simply want nothing. This can result… read more

Cola Cares For Bears

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One of the many gorgeous images that adorn our TV screens at Christmas time are the polar bears from Coca Cola’s Arctic Home commercials. Many people will think this is just a branding exercise to encourage consumers to buy their soda, however the relationship goes much deeper. The Coca-Cola Company’s love for the polar bear goes back decades. Polar bears were first introduced in the company’s print advertising in 1922 and today they remain one of its most lovable icons. Since 2007, Coca-Cola has supported World Wildlife Fund (WWF) Arctic research and conservation efforts. As part of this initiative, Coca-Cola has created Arctic… read more

Ways Around Waste

Ways Around Waste

In the midst of last year’s drought some crops, such as wheat, have been unaffected. Others, however, have not faired so well. There has been a 13 percent decrease in corn harvested and 12 percent decrease in soybeans harvested compared to those harvested in 2011. Yet many developed countries continue to take food for granted. Nearly one third of all food produced gets thrown away each year. By eating smarter and preserving food we can cut down on the depletion of resources. Fill your plate with roughly half of what you think you’ll eat first. Chances are you aren’t as… read more

Good Causes for Coke

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If you drink Coke products, you are probably familiar with Coke Rewards. Maybe you’ve even redeemed enough points to stuff a closet full of Coke branded apparel. But if you are among those that don’t give the “rewards codes” a second glance, you may now have reason to take advantage of them for a good cause. One of a handful of good causes, to be exact. For when you go to the My Coke Rewards online catalogue, if you can dodge the hodge-podge of material items and sweepstakes, you’ll find embedded within the catalogue plenty of philanthropic opportunities. If you have Coke Reward codes,… read more

Occupy Sandy

Occupy Sandy - helping America

Hurricane Sandy is partially the effects of greenhouse gases and mass pollution of the earth. To add to the bad news, the hurricane itself can cause mass damage such as rising sea levels, erosion, and waste from debris. It is important to have scientists working in these areas to help. Just as equally important are the cleanup efforts like ‘Occupy Sandy‘. Occupy Sandy is a coordinated relief effort to help distribute resources & volunteers to help neighborhoods and people affected by Hurricane Sandy. We are a coalition of people & organizations who are dedicated to implementing aid and establishing hubs… read more