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On #GivingTuesday 2015, YOU Can Help Make Sure There’s #NoKidHungry!

26 Nov

It’s that time of year again!

The time we stop and think about how thankful we are for everything we have. Family, friends, kindness, happy times, health, warm shelter, good food…

Even in the United States, though, many kids don’t have enough to eat every day. In fact, it’s 1 out of every 5 kids. The good news is, it’s simple to help!

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Join us for #GivingTuesday, a global day dedicated to giving back. Your donation can significantly impact our efforts to make No Kid Hungry a reality. Just $1 can connect a hungry child with up to 10 healthy meals!

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#GivingTuesday 2015 - Every $1 donation = 20 meals for @NoKidHungry! Feeding U.S. school children. #NoKidHungry #TeamNKH Thank you for any donation! :) ~ @CharityIdeas

“It’s not how much we give but how much love we put into giving.” ― Mother Teresa

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This Giving Tuesday can mean even more. If you donate today, Hickory Farms and Kettle Brand will match your donation, up to $100,000! That means every dollar you donate connect kids to not 10, but 20 healthy meals.

Today alone, we have the opportunity to join together and connect kids to up to 2 million meals! With your help, we can make sure that every kid get the healthy food they need to succeed, this year and beyond.

Pledge your support by December 1st, and help spread the word about #givingtuesday and #nokidhungry!

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Add you name to the ThunderClap for free HERE  or by clicking the image below, and easily tell your social media friends you support No Kid Hungry on Giving Tuesday!

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A big THANK YOU to Hickory Farms and Kettle Brand for their $100,000 donation match!

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Here’s to getting $200,000 worth of meals – 2 million meals! – for kids across our country this Giving Tuesday 2015!

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Thanks for helping! I’m thankful for YOU. Here are 77 other things to be thankful for. Enjoy your holidays and thank you!

 

Social Media Classes, Fall 2015: Taught by Yours Truly :) #SMM

29 Sep

Fall is the perfect time to learn something new!

Social Media Classes 2015 at Cuyahoga Community College, taught by Amy Neumann @CharityIdeas #SMM

If social media is an area you’ve been wanting to explore, perhaps an in-person class is a good way to go. It’s inexpensive and hands-on, with me as your instructor! I am honored to be teaching again this semester at Cuyahoga Community College for their Continuing and Community Education program.

Seven courses are offered, from the basics, to specifics on individual platforms and topics. Would love to see you there!

Mention you found these classses on the ChairtyIdeas Blog, and I’ll bring you a free copy of my book, “Uplifting Quotes on Gratitude and Goodness to Show Appreciation” to class!

All courses below are at the Tri-C Eastern Campus, 4250 Richmond Road, Highland Hills, OH 44122, Thursdays, 7-9 pm, on the dates listed.

Simply click a class below to register.

Tri-C offers an abundance of additional classes in Professional Development as well as Personal Enrichment you may also want to explore.

Hope to see you in a class soon! If you have any thoughts, ideas, or suggestions, please share them in the comments.

And, please connect on any or all of your favorite social media platforms!

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TwEAT OUT for #NoKidHungry

8 Sep

BTC ThunderclapIt’s that time of year again!  Time to help school kids get the nutritious meals they need to do well in school.  You and No Kid Hungry can help make it possible.

It’s easy as pie. 🙂

Help by joining the  twEAT OUT for No Kid Hungry on Tuesday, September 8. Find a participating restaurant then or during September.  Big social media fan?  Find a participating restaurant and give them a little social media love to thank them for helping feed kids!   Be sure to use the hashtag #NoKidHungry so everyone can follow the conversation.

Here are a few more simple ways you can make an impact:

1. Add your name to the #NoKidHungry Thunderclap and encourage your friends to do the same. At Noon ET on Sept. 8, the Thunderclap will send a pre-written message on your behalf to any or all of your Twitter, Facebook, and Tumblr accounts—simultaneously. For a few minutes, Twitter will be taken over by #NoKidHungry.

2. Follow @NoKidHungry on Twitter, “like” the  No Kid Hungry Facebook page, and follow No Kid Hungry on Instagram.

3. On Sept. 8 during the twEAT OUT, retweet & share messages that come from @NoKidHungry and use #NoKidHungry in all of your messages. Here are some samples:

  • Dine out for #NoKidHungry! Visit nokidhungry.org to find a participating #restaurant near you!
  • Going out to eat? Don’t forget to visit a #NoKidHungry restaurant. Find #restaurants here: nokidhungry.org
  • Help us spread the word about #NoKidHungry today! Please RT. Together we can end childhood hunger!
  • Love food? Love giving back? Visit nokidhungry.org to find restaurants where you can dine out for #NoKidHungry!

4. Dine out for #NoKidHungry. With all the awareness you’ll help raise on Sept. 8, you’re going to work up an appetite. Find participating restaurants near you at http://dineout.nokidhungry.org/maps.

Making a difference in the life of a child is always rewarding, but creating that impact doesn’t get any easier than during the month of September.

Donate a tweet, dine out for #NoKidHungry, and help us end childhood hunger.

Questions to Ponder, for Teens (and Anyone Else!) Who Want New Devices

10 Aug

It’s hard.  Everyone has the latest phone, or TV, or tablet, or…?  Will having the latest and greatest device make you happy?  Perhaps. Or…

If you want another new iPhone, Galaxy x, MacBook, tablet, or whatever new device “everyone else has,” taking 1 minute to ask yourself these questions might just make you a better person.  And happier whether you upgrade, or not.

(If you answer more than 15 of these questions “Yes,” you probably do not need a new _____ (fill in the blank).)

  1. Do you have water available for your family without walking more than a mile?
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  3. Do you have electricity?
  4. Have you ever been to a doctor?
  5. Have you ever been to a dentist?
  6. Are you safe from dying from almost-eradicated diseases that kill children in countries without proper vaccines and treatments?
  7. Do you have a toothbrush?
  8. Do you have a toilet?
  9. Do you know how to read?
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  11. Do you go to school?
  12. Do you have a safe place to sleep, with a roof?
  13. Do you have heat and/or fans or air conditioning or covering in extreme weather?
  14. Do you know where your next meal will come from?
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  16. Do you have a parent/guardian/ loved one who takes care of you?
  17. Can you do basic math?
  18. Are you relatively sure you be alive a year from now?
  19. Do you feel confident that terrorists will not storm your house, your village, or your town in the next year?
  20. Do you feel safe going outside of your home?
  21. Do you feel safe speaking your mind, or telling people what you think?
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  23. Do you feel you can share your ideas online?
  24. Do you have friends/ people you care about, and who care about you?
  25. Can you imagine doing almost anything you want in the future/doing any job you want in the future?
  26. Are you free to tell people your opinions on religion or politics?
  27. Can you be friends with anyone you want?
  28. Can you love anyone you want?
  29. Do you feel safe expressing any opinions about the government, including ideas that aren’t supporting the government?
  30. Do you feel free?
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Most importantly, do you feel grateful? Please do.

So many other places in the world do not have nearly (or any) the advantages available here, now. Please realize the blessing, the honor, the privilege we all have today, being born in the United States.

We have the honor of being safe, healthy, wealthy, wise, and kind (to various extents). Let’s please appreciate it.

And while we’re being grateful, let’s also make it a mission to share by volunteering, and pay it forward by helping people around the world who have less.

“We can’t help everyone, but everyone can help someone.” ~ Ronald Reagan

Any mentions of organizations within are due to my knowledge of them and appreciation of them only.  No organizations were involved or had knowledge of my mentions, although I do support the organizations mentioned, amongst many others.

This #GivingTuesday, #GiveTheBasics – GivingTuesdayCLE.org

1 Dec

Here’s a great idea from a favorite organization, United Way.  While the Holiday season is filled with all sorts of wonderful things, including shopping, it’s also an ideal time to think about how helping others makes our lives better.

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This #GivingTuesday, #GiveTheBasics. United Way of Greater Cleveland is asking you to donate $10, $25, $50 or more to provide diapers, shaving cream, bath tissue and lots more to our neighbors in need. Make your donation online at GivingTuesdayCLE.org now through #GivingTuesday, December 2, 2014.

“#GivingTuesday, the first Tuesday after Thanksgiving, Black Friday and Cyber Monday is dedicated to philanthropy and improving communities across the globe,” said United Way Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer Jason Daniels. “This #GivingTuesday, we have a unique opportunity to #GiveTheBasics.”

A $10 donation has the purchasing power to buy 12 bottles of shampoo. A donation of $25 can buy four moms each a 48-count pack of diapers or $50 can be multiplied to buy 192 rolls of bath tissue. Go to http://www.GivingTuesdayCLE.org to donate. The basics needs items will be distributed to our community in partnership with the Greater Cleveland Food Bank and the Hunger Network of Greater Cleveland.

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“In our community, local pantries can only purchase food and fresh produce with their funding,” said Daniels. “Not only is there an urgency for food, but families are in dire need of essential items, most take for granted, like bath tissue and hand soap. Shift the focus from retail and donate to #GiveTheBasics on #GivingTuesday.”

To learn more or make a donation to #GiveTheBasics to our neighbors in need, visit www.GivingTuesdayCLE.org.

#GivingTuesday – the first Tuesday following Thanksgiving – was established in 2012 as a global day of giving and a celebration of generosity. Coinciding with Black Friday and Cyber Monday, which are both synonymous with shopping, #GivingTuesday uses the power of social media to inspire and invite people to take action to improve their communities by giving time, money or voice to charities and causes they support. The third annual #GivingTuesday is December 2, 2014.

“Success Is:” by 50 Top HuffPost Bloggers

9 Feb

Huge thanks to Sean Gardner, Emily Thomas, and Marsha McCullough for creating this amazing piece for The Huffington Post.  Everyone mentioned here is impressive individually, and to see them all in one place – and to be among them – is singularly humbling and amazing.  Honored doesn’t even start to cover it.  My appreciation and gratitude for being part of this knows no bounds.

Please share the original article on all your social networks with all your friends and read it on Huffington Post.

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50 Huffington Post bloggers share their secretes to success. By Sean Gardner (@2morrowknight)

No matter who you are, you find yourself thinking about what success is, and, how you can lay the foundation for it — personally and professionally. All three writers on this post see this issue through the same view. We believe that success is ever changing, and evolving. What may be defined as success for one person today can easily change a few weeks or years later. There is no mold or equation for success as it is defined differently for everyone. To achieve it, one should use their strengths and values, while recognizing that obstacles and setbacks are also a part of the process.

To read more, click HERE.

#GoOrange for No Kid Hungry – Help Kids Eat!

14 Sep

Go Orange for No Kid Hungry

Orange is a bold color, and the No Kid Hungry campaign has an equally bold solution for ending childhood hunger in America.

This September, join Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry campaign to raise awareness that 1 in 5 children in America face hunger.

GO ORANGE NOW to help!  It’s s easy!

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When you dine out at a participating No Kid Hungry restaurant and support their No Kid Hungry promotion, you help raise funds to end childhood hunger in this country. We need your help on September 16  to spread the word about how you can dine out this month and help make No Kid Hungry a reality. Our supporters are taking to social media to spread the word. We’ve made it as easy as one click to share on Facebook or Twitter:

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The No Kid Hungry campaign connects kids in need with nutritious food and teaches their families how to cook healthy, affordable meals. The campaign also engages the public to make ending childhood hunger a national priority. YOU are the biggest part of this.

Through access, education,  and awareness, things are already changing for the better.

Please GIVE a few quick latte’s worth of love to make a massive difference in many children’s lives.  Kids are smiling right now because YOU just made their day!

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