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Take your kids to vote today!

Take your kids to vote today!

[ 0 ] November 6, 2012 |

We strongly believe in being informed about our community (locally and beyond) and exercising our right to vote. We want to raise our kids to be conscientious citizens and care about the world around them so today we are taking the day off to vote with our kids in tow.

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Teaching Kids about the Presidents: Activities, Books, and Fandex

Teaching Kids about the Presidents: Activities, Books, and Fandex

[ 0 ] October 25, 2012 |

Current events and kids old enough to ask about history and interested in the world around them, leads to interesting dinner conversations in our house about ALL the presidents not just the ones running in the 2012 election. A trip to the library fills our house with books about past presidents with interesting facts about their pets, their running mates, the issues of the time, term lengths and new vocabulary words like electoral college, confederates, federalist, incumbent, underground railroad, and civil (when it refers to a war which my questioned how a war can be “civil”?

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Farmers Markets Host Food Bank’s Paper Plate Campaign

Farmers Markets Host Food Bank’s Paper Plate Campaign

[ 0 ] September 6, 2012 |

Side by side with food banks across the country, the Rhode Island Community Food Bank urges the public to speak out against hunger during September, Hunger Action Month.

You’ll find the Food Bank at various Farmers Markets around the state throughout September, where they will are conducting a “Paper Plate Campaign.” The public is invited to write their thoughts about the problem of hunger in Rhode Island on the back of a paper plate. These plates will be hand-delivered to local legislators, posted on Facebook or displayed at a public venue at the end of the month.

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Familytopia Launches Project to Inspire Young Philanthropists. Join the Doll Stroll on October 13, 2012!

Familytopia Launches Project to Inspire Young Philanthropists. Join the Doll Stroll on October 13, 2012!

[ 0 ] September 5, 2012 |

This summer, local parent support company, Familytopia announced an initiative to inspire children ages 4+ to engage with the struggling non-profits in our region. The “Philanthro-Kids Summer-Fall Project” encourages children to register for the 2012 Doll Stroll, a fall event where children and their dolls walk to raise money for the charity of their choice. “This event is unique because we’ve paired it with a special project which encourages children to select a charity that appeals to them, and then create a plan for how to raise funds for the charity. We anticipate that children will spend time engaged in planning and organizing fundraising activities, with all of the money raised going toward their tally for the walk-a-thon.” Says event creator, Johanna Corcoran.

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No Child Left Inside

No Child Left Inside

[ 0 ] August 14, 2012 |

Rhode Island is one of the first states to complete an Environmental Literacy Plan. And now, the New England Environmental Education Alliance (NEEEA), in partnership with the six state professional Environmental Education (EE) associations in New England, will award at least nineteen grants up to $5,000 each to eligible groups such as non-profits, EE organizations, schools, and local or state agencies. Made possible by a $150,000 grant from the U.S. EPA Regional Environmental Education Sub-Grants program, the awards will support projects that increase environmental education capacity or advance education by helping implement state environmental education plans. Projects may include professional development, student projects, or statewide capacity building for delivering environmental education. All proposals must be received by Friday, August 31, 2012. To learn more, please visit the RI Environmental Education Association website.

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Edible Rhody KIDS: Let’s go to the farmers market!

Edible Rhody KIDS: Let’s go to the farmers market!

[ 0 ] July 3, 2012 |

Welcome Summer! Edible Rhody Kids is created in collaboration with Edible Rhody. Grab this season’s copy of Edible Rhody, available at various locations around Rhode Island. Read “Let’s go to the farmers market!”, about how kids can learn how to explore and shop the summer markets followed by a list of resources, activities and books to share with your children. Click on the chef’s hat for some theme-related recipes!

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My Favorite Ways to Celebrate Earth Day

My Favorite Ways to Celebrate Earth Day

[ 0 ] April 15, 2012 |

Earth Day is just around the corner and in my house, the excitement almost reaches that of the December holiday season. April 22 marks the 42nd anniversary of the big day and whether or not you consider yourself a Greenie, a Once-ler, or more likely something in between, Earth Day is a wonderful time to engage your family in healthy, fun, and meaningful activities.

My favorite ways to celebrate Earth Day:

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Family Matters: Make every Day Earth Day 2012!

Family Matters: Make every Day Earth Day 2012!

[ 0 ] April 13, 2012 |

Earth Day is April 22, 2012.

• Keep our air clean – Walk or bike when you can, instead of driving.
• Save electricity – Turn off lights, appliances, and computers when not in use.
• Help the trees – Read books from the library. Recycle newspapers, magazines, and cardboard.
• Learn how to reuse and recycle the right way.

Activities to celebrate our environment:

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Bargains to be found at Wheeler Clothing Sale: April 19-21, 2012

Bargains to be found at Wheeler Clothing Sale: April 19-21, 2012

[ 0 ] April 9, 2012 |

Looking for a bargain on good quality, lightly worn (or new!) clothes for your family? Want to shop local and support educational initiatives? Then mark your calendar and plan to shop at the upcoming Wheeler School Clothing & More Sale, April19-21 in Providence, Rhode Island.

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Canstruction® RI now on view at Providence Place Mall benefits the Rhode Island Community Food Bank

Canstruction® RI now on view at Providence Place Mall benefits the Rhode Island Community Food Bank

[ 1 ] April 3, 2012 |

Bring kids to see Canstuction now on view at the Providence Place Mall Skybridge. Kids see how everyday objects can be transformed into three-dimensional works of art while learning about a valuable community service project.

Canstruction® Rhode Island has again challenged several teams of architects, construction professionals and their team sponsors to provide a sizeable donation to the R.I. Community Food Bank in April, while raising public awareness of the problem of hunger in Rhode Island.

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