Box Tops Donation

It’s back to school time, so my brother Jack and I thought it was time to send in the box tops we have been collecting to his old elementary school.  Over the past year, my brother and I collected the box tops which you can see in the photograph.  They are found on the tops of cereal boxes…

Kindness in honor of Leslie Fischer (1971-2016)

Today was a sad day in our house, because it was the funeral of my mom’s close friend from her college days, Leslie Rabinovitz Fischer.  We heard about Leslie often from my mom, and we knew that Leslie had been battling pancreatic cancer for a few years. She died last Thursday.  She lived in California…

Volunteering at the Library

Over the past few weeks, I’ve been volunteering at our local community library, helping teach a craft program for younger kids. The program always fills up, which is why the instructors need extra help. Here I am outside the program room.   I am one of three teenagers who help approximately sixteen kids ages 6-11…

A Wolf Licked My Face!

One great experience I had this summer was helping care for wolves at Mission: Wolf in Westcliffe, Colorado. I was able to do something I thought I could only dream of: meeting a wolf. I was able to visit Mission: Wolf thanks to a company called The Road Less Traveled. I went on a program…

Pilchi Visit

As part of my family’s vacation in Ecuador, we visited a small local Ecuadorian community.  The community is called Pilchi, and it’s located two hours away by motorized boat from Coca, the closest major city.  Some members of this community work at the lodge where my family stayed.  The lodge helps the community with sustainable…

Holiday Toy Donation

My school organized a holiday toy drive on behalf of the Children and Family Services of the Visiting Nurse Service of New York.  The organization donates toys, arts & crafts, dolls, educational games, balls, and more to underprivileged children in New York City. My family donated a number of items, including headphones, some children’s dvds,…

Cooking Oil for Seniors

On Monday, my brother and I donated oil.  No, not heating oil, which would be useful for warming up a person’s home in the cold winter months. And, no, we did not donate motor oil, which is used for transportation.  We donated vegetable oil. You may wonder why we would pick this type of oil…

VISIONS of helping

Last Monday, I went to a place called VISIONS with my Temple youth group. VISIONS is an organization in New York that helps blind and visually impaired people lead independent lives. There are people often would not qualify for government services. Our task was to decorate sweatshirts and Santa hats for people  who go to…

Thank you Suzanne Bell

My family has a Thanksgiving tradition. Every year we go to the Tastee Diner in Bethesda, Maryland with my grandparents.  We always go to this diner, because it’s where my mom used go when she was growing up.  Today, our waitress was Suzanne Bell. She volunteered to work today, so others who work there could enjoy their…

Thank You Engine 22!

Fighting fires is one of the most dangerous jobs you can have.  Every day, firefighters put their lives at risk to save people and animals.  My brother and I were surprised to learn that 118 firefighers die in the line of duty a year.  According to The Red Cross, fires kills more Americans than all…

Thank You Teachers!

We come from a long line of bargain hunters. My mom and grandparents love to teach us how to stretch a dollar. So it was no surprise when we were at our corner drugstore, our mom stopped to rummage through the 75% off bin. There were lots of schools supplies, like pens, pencils, glue sticks,…

Suggest Good Deeds!

We are always looking for ideas of good deeds we can perform . We try to pick tasks that help those in need, but don’t require a lot of time or money.  Click here to email your suggestion.