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May 22 2020

10 Year Old Chelsea Phair Makes Art Kits for Foster Children

Chelsea has created more than 1500 art kits to send to children in foster care during the current pandemic. With a heart for helping others, Chelsea started a charity in 2019 by asking her birthday party guests to bring art supplies to be donated instead of birthday gifts for herself. She has donated the art supplies through homeless shelters, domestic violence charities, school violence charities and the foster system. This little girl's heart is bigger ...
sliced bread on brown wooden chopping board

May 18 2020

Quarantine Trend: Sourdough Bread?

Believe it or not, one of the biggest trends to come out of the COVID-19 quarantine (besides Zoom videos and TikTok dances) is sourdough bread. Apparently, when there is a shortage of bathroom tissue, we bake bread! (Not entirely sure of the correllation here, but we're going with it.) If you've never made sourdough bread before, we've got a link for you below. And...apparently people name these things. So, if you do start a sourdough ...
red and black GR post office letter container

Apr 27 2020

International parcel with no address finds rightful recipient

Well this is nice. A parcel which was just addressed to "somewhere in Sheffield" was correctly delivered to the correct recipient after the postman decided that he just could not allow it to go undelivered. Marten Wedebrand, from Sweden, sent the parcel to his friend David Easson and marked the parcel with the words "vital survival stuff". He did not know the address of his friend so instead he just wrote all that he knew ...
selective focus photography of push pin in map

Apr 14 2020

Brandon’s Birthday was Better because of Twitter

12-year old Brandon Smith got a different birthday than he expected, with the help of Twitter. Because of quarantine, Brandon couldn't celebrate his birthday as most kids want to - surrounded by friends, cake, games, and fun. So his dad took to Twitter, asking people to wish him a happy birthday and saying where they were tweeting from. Brandon, a geography buff, hand drew a map of the world and then started plotting where each ...
snow covered mountains under cloudy sky

Apr 14 2020

People in the Indian city of Jalandhar can once again see the Himalayan ranges

Some unexpected consequences of the fact that the world is at a virtual stand-still. The people of the city of Jalandhar woke up a few days ago to a sight that most thought was apocryphal, they could see mountains that they had never seen before. It's thought that the lack of movement of people and the resultant reduction in pollution has made the air cleaner and clearer. Less cars, less planes and less factories has ...
Penguins on the beach

Apr 7 2020

Penguin Cams

Yesterday I posted about Teddy Bears. Cute right? Well, get ready for today's pile of cuteness ... live penguins! Tourist sites are getting more creative while public places are closed. Places like museums are offering virtual tours. Zoos could post photos, but instead many are installing animal cams! Now you can watch animals in the zoo romp and play. And, my favorite, is to watch the penguins. https://www.today.com/news/penguin-cams-go-viral-aquariums-zoos-turn-livestreams-t176549 Here are a few animal cams for ...
Teddy Bear

Apr 6 2020

Teddy Bear Walks – Helping Children through COVID

How much is that Teddy Bear in the window? It's not for sale, but it's bringing smiles to children's faces around the world. What started as a local project for school-aged children, has ballooned into a world-wide scavenger hunt. The idea is simple: put a Teddy Bear (or even a picture of one) in the window of your home. Children taking walks with their parents look for bears in windows. There's even a Facebook Group ...
Woman holding money with paper that says "Make a change"

Apr 2 2020

Giving Tuesday – in May

Giving Tuesday, an organization that has traditionally supported the idea of a day of giving on the Tuesday after American Thanksgiving, announced this week a new day to give in May. This movement is in direct response to the dearth of donations to nonprofit organizations around the world at this time in relation to COVID-19 and the uncertain economy that businesses and individuals are experiencing. The day of giving has been set for May 5, ...
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