Exercise, Earn For Charity Using Smartphones

Have you kept your New Year’s resolution to exercise more? Well, here’s a little more incentive to keep you going, or get you started. Love your smartphone? Me, too. Early in February, the UN Foundation announced its new partnership with Charity Miles, a free smartphone app that allows you to earn money for charity while … Continue Reading

Explore The Power of Play

There is a wealth of data on the power of play and the difference unstructured play can make in the health and well-being of a child. The rising number of children suffering from obesity, ADHD and depression is alarming. Want to learn more about the power of play? Check out the play studies and research at … Continue Reading

Shanti Uganda, Infant and Maternal Health Care

In a country where 16 women die giving birth each day and 18 percent of new HIV infections are transmitted from mother to child, Shanti Uganda provides a safe, nurturing and empowering birthing house for Ugandan mothers. The Shanti Uganda Birth House is a solar powered maternity center located in the Luweero District of Uganda. It provides: … Continue Reading

Water Is The Gift Of Life

Most of us here in the U.S. take for granted our access to clean, safe water. I know my children and I certainly do. Horrifically, 800 million people worldwide don’t have that same access. Add to that lack of access 2.5 billion without safe, clean places to go to the toilet and the result is … Continue Reading

Kids Kicking Hunger In The New Year

I know I’ve written about Share Our Strength in another post but it’s been awhile and with the New Year upon us, I’d like to give you an update. Supporting non-profits fighting for global eradication of childhood hunger has become increasingly important to my family. It’s a cause very dear to me because it was … Continue Reading

Another Holiday Gift That Gives Back

When Jennifer James shared information for this charitable organization with the Global Team of 200, I instantly fell in love with one of the charitable gifts attached to the cause. Oxfam is an international relief and development organization creating long-term solutions for poverty, hunger and social injustice—a confederation of 17 Oxfams working in more than 90 … Continue Reading

Save A Mom’s Life This Christmas

Having a baby should be a time of great joy and hope. I’m so thankful the births of both of my children went as planned, though there was potential for medical emergencies with both. Fortunately, my babies were healthy and we received excellent healthcare. Every year across the globe, 287,000 women die during pregnancy and childbirth. … Continue Reading