It's a great time of year to be thankful for what you have and to think about ways you can help others who don't have as much as you. Maybe volunteer some time at a local food shelf? Or think globally: The World Food Programme website
has up-to-the-moment information on how it has delivered food to families in the Philippines after Typhoon Haiyan. Get inspired and get involved!.
Looking for something to do this summer? Find a Volunteer Opportunity
in your community. The library is one place among many who could use your support.
Fifteen year old Mississippi teen Erin Kavanagh
collected 200,000 online signatures from people concerned about BVO (brominated vegetable oil) added to Gatorade. Some research indicates BVO increases risk of nuerological disorders and altered thyroid hormones; it's banned in the European Union. Do your favorite drinks still contain BVO? Want to sign a petition, get more people involved, or start a petition? See change.org
April is Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Month and National STDs Education and Awareness Month. June is Gay and Lesbian Pride Month and National Hunger Awareness Month. If you start now, you can organize a fun and important event in your school or community. For ideas, check the do something
site. I wish someone was collecting jeans for homeless teens here in Minnesota! If you do that, please let us know.
Make this Valentine's Day special at your school with an event demonstrating love (aka food and hygiene supplies) for the homeless. Getting organized now will make all the difference, whether you simply collect donations or raise money selling flowers and candy, here's a soundtrack
for your event.