Kids Making a Difference

How to Teach Your Kids to Save Energy

Energy Bulb Boyby the Editor     Saving energy and saving money should not be up to parents alone. Your kids can also learn to contribute in keeping the electric bills down. Teaching kids how to save energy can take a bit of time and effort up front, but once you get them on board, you may find that they are the best energy savers in your household! more »

World Food Day Poster Contest 2013 - Entries close 30 September


World Food Day Poster CompEnter 23 Jul -  30 Sep 2013. The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) – together with the United Nations Women’s Guild – is inviting children and young people aged 5  to17 to enter the second international World Food Day poster contest. more »

The Importance of First Aid Skills For Kids

Red Cross First Aid by the Editor Knowing how to administer First Aid is, of course, an important life-saving skill that everybody should know. As young people move towards independence and take on responsibilities in their own lives they should know how to help others, whether it is a family member, friend or fellow citizen. more »

World Kindness Day 2013


Held annually on the 13th November, this day celebrates the positive impact that kindness has on ourselves, our community, and our country. more »

Book: Green Philanthropy for Families

Green PhilantropyGreen Philanthropy for Families
Author: Helen Deffenbacher and family 


This book contains 160 no/low-cost green philanthropy ideas for families, individuals and groups.  You can choose to begin in your own home or in your own backyard or with a gift, action or project that involves community or global outreach. more »

What Kids Can Learn From Green Philanthropy

girl with plantby Helen Deffenbacher     Many kids may not know the word 'philanthropy', but most would know that it is good to give to the less fortunate. This applies to people, and also to the environment around us, and kids can learn that even small and simple acts can make a difference. In large and small ways people of all ages in every part of the world are engaged in green philanthropy. more »

Kids Helping Kids: Building Strong Social Citizens

Kids Helping Kidsby the Editor     The debate rages around the impact of ‘helicopter parenting’, and the perception that parents and educators are unable or unwilling to honestly appraise and critique children’s attitudes, behaviour and actions.  However, the involvement of children in charitable fundraising goes a long way towards making kids' attitudes and behaviours count. more »

Refugee Week 2013


The Refugee Council of Australia (RCOA) works with agencies around Australia to coordinate Refugee Week, Australia's peak annual activity to inform the public about refugees and celebrate positive contributions made by refugees to Australian society. In 2013, Refugee Week will be held from June 16-22, and the theme is 'Restoring Hope'. more »

Cancer Council Art Awards 2013 - Entries Close 29 July


Cancer Council Victoria is inviting all Australians who have been touched by cancer to share their experiences creatively by entering the Cancer Council Victoria Arts Awards 2013. This year's theme is 'Balance'. more »

Haiti Earthquake - How Your Kids Can Help and Learn

Many Handsby the Editor On January 12, 2010 a massive earthquake measuring 7.0 on the Richter Scale devastated the island-country of Haiti, which is the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere.  With an estimated fatality count of up to 200,000 and millions more injured and homeless, kids are wondering what they can do to help. more »

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