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Roll up your sleeve, it’s time to donate blood

July 28, 2014 | Posted in: High School, Middle Years | with 0 Comments

At 18 years old, my friend was asked to donate blood by an American Red Cross student volunteer. Initially she said no, but finally made a deal with the volunteer that she would donate if he would do something that made her laugh. The boy agreed and tried a few unsuccessful jokes, then pretended to […]

You could save 1,000 lives!

June 12, 2013 | Posted in: Early Learners, Elementary, High School, Middle Years | with 0 Comments

Sounds like a job for a superhero, doesn’t it? If you donate blood, you can do all the work lying down. Blood cannot be manufactured; it can only come from generous donors. The American Red Cross estimates that every two seconds someone in the U.S. needs blood, and the average red blood cell transfusion is […]

The difference made by one simple act

December 20, 2012 | Posted in: Early Learners, Elementary, High School, Middle Years | with 0 Comments

When tragedy strikes, we are inundated with news and information, and our country’s most recent tragedy is no exception. Coverage online, in print and on television is continuous in the aftermath of the horror that struck at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. It is hard to escape the images and the stories of […]

Finding a cause: How to help your child become socially conscious

December 6, 2012 | Posted in: Early Learners, Elementary, High School, Middle Years | with 0 Comments

From a very early age, I remember hearing my parents and teachers talk about the importance of helping others. My mother, a registered nurse, made a career out of caring for the sick and the elderly. I remember going with my grandparents on many occasions to share food and company with those in need or […]