Category Archives: good cause

Splendid Nationwide Book Drive for Milk + Bookies

This sounds like a great event for a great cause! Here are details: WHEN: December 3, 2013 through January 3, 2014 WHERE: The Splendid Store, 4999 Old Orchard Center, Skokie, IL, 60077 WHAT: Los Angeles-based brand Splendid® is excited to announce the launch of a nationwide holiday book drive for Milk + Bookies benefiting local…

In Memory of Chris Keith

Chris Keith was a mom of four, a homeschooler, and a Zumba instructor in Lansing, Michigan. She blogged at Adventures of a Thrifty Mama about living thrifty and growing her own food.  Chris could have been the mom living next door to me or you. She was also the victim of an abusive husband, and last week…

Imagine Toys Hurricane Sandy Promotion

Like the Imagine Toys Facebook page to help children affected by Hurricane Sandy!  

Shutterfly Thank the Troops Campaign

Shutterfly Thank the Troops Tomorrow the nation will celebrate Veterans Day, a day to honor and celebrate the service of U.S. military veterans. I’ll be thinking of my grandfather, my uncles, my cousins, my brothers, and all of the other veterans who have served our country. Shutterfly has a campaign now were you can choose…

Halloween Candy Buy Back

Halloween means lots of fun – costumes, parties, trick-or-treating – and lots and lots of candy. If you’re looking to save your kids (and yourself) from the sugar and tooth decay, why not “sell” it? Through “Operation Gratitude” dentists volunteer to “buy” Halloween candy from kids for money (generally $1 a pound), prizes, dental hygiene…

Amazing Raise 4 Campers Event – Sunday, August 26

Amazing Raise 4 Campers – website This is a community family event to benefit SCOPE-Midwest to help send underserved children to camp. Location: Banner Day Camp Date: Sunday, August 26, 2012 Admission:  $60/person at the door for Inclusive Package - includes lunch, swimming, sports, music and access to: bungee, bumper boats, dune buggies, zip-line, dunk tank,…

Building Blocks Toy Store Flood Sale

15% Off Everything – Monday, August 20-Friday, August 24 Building Blocks Toy Store, a local business with two locations – Lakeview and Wicker Park – recently suffered a tremendous loss from a flood in their Lakeview store on August 4 during a severe rain storm. Would you like to help? Shop the flood sale this…

Christmas in July: Holiday Giving with Kids

This is the Post #1 of 5 in the Christmas in July series. I wrote a Holiday Giving (with Kids) post last year, but unfortunately I didn’t get it on here until late November. I’m happy to have this up earlier this year. A lot of the suggestions and information is the same, but I did my…

Zealous Good: Helping Families Help Others

About six months ago my family moved from Chicago to the suburbs. Our Chicago house had been in my family for 30+ years and was bigger than we really needed. When we moved to our new house, which is smaller, we had a LOT of de-cluttering to do. A LOT. Like 30+ years worth. We…

Swapping Social at Nibbles Play Cafe

Swapping Social at Nibbles Play Cafe Creatively Caring, along with AH Moms and Nibbles Play Cafe, is hosting a toy, clothing, and household goods swap on July 20th. The event might be a good chance to meet some of the moms you’ve connected with online, and you might get some good stuff, too. Bring your new or gently…

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