It’s that time of year when giving back is a gift. We have put together a list of organizations where you can donate new or used items, money or your time. For more information, please contact the charities directly. BLESSINGS IN A BACKPACK With more than 13 million children in the US at risk for going hungry, this Kentucky-based group helps feed elementary school students in more than a thousand schools across 45 states. A $130 donation can feed one child on the weekends for the entire 38-week school year. CARDS FOR HOSPITALIZED KIDS This organization collects cards for children. Everyone is encouraged to make all types of cards, regardless of age, location or artistic ability. It is an easy, yet meaningful way to make a difference. Contact them directly for more details. CHILDREN INCORPORATED This organization has been helping children in need in the U.S. and abroad since 1964. For $30 a month, you can sponsor a child, and the money will help fund their food, clothing, healthcare, and education. You can also make a …
Just in time for this holiday season, Kiehl’s and Disney are teaming up to donate 100% of the net profits of the new Disney x Kiehl’s collection (up to $100,000) to Feeding America. To raise awareness for Feeding America, Disney and Kiehl’s are partnering up. It’s staggering to know that one in six kids in America do not know where their next meal is coming from. For all excited buyers who are eager to help the world (and their skin), shop this awesome collaboration: the Special Edition Collection For A Cause ($45, donates 350 meals), the Special Edition Creme de Corps Grapefruit Whipped Body Butter ($38, donates 355 meals), the Special Edition Scented Hand Cream Trio ($35, donates 310 meals), and the Special Edition Hydration Essentials Gift Set ($29, donates 210 meals).
If you’re feeling tired, anxious or distracted, would you be willing to apply a sticker and skip your latte? Body Vibes are the latest wellness trend. They are smart stickers programmed to deliver natural frequencies to balance the body. Through a proprietary technology, frequencies are recorded and stored within the sticker. The key is to properly apply the sticker to your bare skin. Once applied, the sticker begins broadcasting stored frequencies which then begin to influence the cells in your body. This causes a balancing effect, restoring your body to its optimal electrical frequencies. There are stickers for mental focus, mood lift, anti-anxiety among others. If you want to give them a try, go for the Sacred 6 Variety Pack. “The cell is a machine driven by energy. It can thus be approached by studying matter or by studying energy. In every medical tradition before ours, healing was accomplished by moving energy.” – Dr. Albert Szent-Gyorgyi, Nobel Laureate in Medicine
Image credit: National Geographic Encounter The National Geographic Encounter: Ocean Odyssey has opened in Times Square. You will walk-through a 60,000-square-foot space, and experience virtual interactions with sea lions, rays, dolphins and see virtual humpback whales, great white sharks and Humboldt squids. The experience lasts about 90minutes. You’ll be guided through awesome animation, huge projection screens, immersive sound and an interactive technology room with touch screens, holograms and games. Tickets go on sale July 11, and all tickets are attached to time-slots. The experience opens to the public in October 2017. National Geographic Encounter: Ocean Odyssey experience at 226 44th St (natgeoencounter.com). $39.50, seniors $36.50, children 12 and under $32.50.
Amazon has launched a new monthly subscription program for kids. This program includes highly curated STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) toys that will encourage kids to learn through play. What’s in a box? Amazon editors work closely with smart brands to handpick the best STEM toys. From programmable robots to crystal kits and chemistry sets. How much does it cost? A STEM Club Toy Subscription costs $19.99/month plus applicable taxes. You can cancel your subscription at any time. For more details go to the site.
via Trump Exploring Panel On Vaccine Safety – Disability Scoop WASHINGTON — Robert F. Kennedy Jr., who has warned of a discredited link between childhood immunizations and the development of autism, has accepted an invitation from President-elect Donald Trump to lead a commission “on vaccine safety and scientific integrity,” he told reporters Tuesday. A Trump spokeswoman would not confirm Kennedy’s comment. Kennedy, son of the late U.S. attorney general, said the president-elect “has some doubts” about vaccine policies but said both of them were in favor of vaccines. “His opinion doesn’t matter, but the science does matter, and we ought to be reading the science and we ought to be debating the science,” Kennedy said. “Everybody ought to be able to be assured that the vaccines that we have … (are) as safe as they possibly can be.” Hope Hicks, a spokeswoman for the Trump transition team, said only that the president-elect was “exploring the possibility” of a commission, but that no decision has been made. “The president-elect enjoyed his discussion with Robert Kennedy Jr. …
Here are 5 noteworthy indoor play spaces when there’s no sunshine in the forecast. The Big Playhouse, Westwood, NJ This playhouse is a big town where kids can socialize and work together. Kids can be entertained in the playhouse or the barnyard. They can play with race cars or go pretend-grocery shopping. Splash Zone, Chelsea Piers, Stamford, CT If you want to splash some fun in the winter months, Chelsea Piers in Stamford has a 6,000 square foot “Splash Zone” that features 3 waters slides. The Art Farm In The City, New York, NY The Art Farm in the City is an upper east side fun space for kids. It’s an indoor petting zoo where kids can pet and feed chinchillas, lizards, rabbits, turtles, and guinea pigs. Imajine That, Lawrence, MA This play space is an interactive kid’s center featuring a Whole Foods, a science station, a giant dinosaur climbing structure, a hospital-themed play space and an arts table. Please Touch, Philadelphia,PA This is a hands on museum where kids and adults can learn and …
Canstruction is an annual design competition that challenges teams of architects, engineers, and contractors to build sculptures made entirely out of unopened cans of food. The large-scale structures, as seen below from 2016, are displayed and later donated to City Harvest.
A 65-foot floating gym, powered by its occupants, may soon be traveling up and down the Seine in Paris. The Human Powered Gym is a transportation concept by Carlo Ratti Associati aiming to portray how human energy has the potential to power vehicles in the future.
If it’s only to see the fall foliage, families will enjoy the Essex Steam Train & Riverboat in Essex, Connecticut. If your kids love all things trains, boats and beyond, they’ll love taking cool tours on this classic train.