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Donations of Supplies for Shelter Children October 06, 2010 3:45 PM

Emergency children's shelters like Pendleton Place in Greenville, South Carolina, are home to quite a few black youth who have been abused.  As you know, African American boys, girls and young women need special cosmetic supplies.  Pendleton Place is looking for donations of these supplies, specifically for children of color, such as lotion, shampoos, etc.  Ages are infant to 11 for boys, and infant to 18 for girls.  The need is great.  Please pass along the message to church groups, etc. who might be willing to help.
1133 Pendleton Street
Greenville, SC 29601

If you would rather support someone local to you, please check around.  There is an emergency children's shelter in practically every city and town. 

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Preventing SIDS (Cot Death) November 17, 2008 3:29 PM

Scientists still don’t know the exact cause of sudden infant death syndrome - SIDS - but research has shown that babies should be placed on their backs to sleep. Although parents may be vigilant about this practice at home, over half of daycare centers are not, so make sure that your daycare center has a written sleep safety policy.
Experts also say that running a fan in the baby’s room can decrease the risk of SIDS by over 70 percent. 
Tips for preventing SIDS:
Put baby to sleep on back
Don’t smoke
Use a firm mattress
Use a crib or bassinet
Keep your baby close by
Offer a pacifier
Moderate room temperature

Please spread this news to any mothers you know.
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Petition: Save Children from Preventable Deaths! (Unicef) November 16, 2008 7:32 AM

If you saw eight children drowning in a pool, would you feel satisfied if you only brought the first four to safety? Would you rest comfortably knowing that the other four were still drowning, even though you had the means to save them simply by calling for help, extending a hand or tossing a rope? Of course not.

At UNICEF, we believe in children. We believe deeply that every child—regardless of race, gender, religion, nationality or economic status—is equally deserving of a future. We believe that every child, not a percentage of children, should be afforded basic lifesaving vaccines, clean water, nutrition, protection from violence and a chance to survive to adulthood.

It all starts with child survival—ensuring that newborns, young children and their mothers have what they need to stay healthy and have the opportunity to grow up. Too many children don’t get that opportunity—every day, 25,000 children under the age of five die of preventable causes. They don’t have to die, but they do.

UNICEF believes it is possible to reach zero—zero child lives lost to preventable causes like pneumonia, diarrhea, malnutrition and infection; zero children disabled by unnecessary illness; zero mothers dying as they give birth for lack of health care.

An impossible dream? No, an achievable goal—with enough will and enough resources. UNICEF has proven that we know how to stop this from happening, with integrated, cost-effective solutions.

What’s missing? Leadership. Everyone has a part to play: individuals, corporations, civic groups, church organizations—and, yes, government. We need the United States to provide leadership on child survival. That means both Congress and the President.

We have seen what can be accomplished when both the White House and the Capitol work together to help poor countries. Recent Presidential Initiatives on HIV/AIDS and Malaria succeeded in mobilizing leadership, action and resources to make amazing progress in addressing those diseases.

But fighting those diseases is not enough. Though many child lives have been saved, too many countries—articularly in Africa—have shown little or no improvement over the past ten years.

We want the next President of the United States, President–elect Obama, to take a stand for the world’s children. We want a Presidential Initiative to Accelerate Child Survival that focuses like a laser on doing what it takes to eliminate the preventable deaths of newborns, children and mothers.

But, we won’t “get to zero” if we continue business as usual. We need to step things up. And we need the new President to lead. With the right leadership, the resources and results can flow.

Our petition for this Presidential Initiative calls for a dramatic scale–up of the coordinated, high-impact interventions that are proven to save child lives in even the poorest communities. The Initiative would provide $1 billion a year for the next five years to implement accelerated child survival strategies in the countries where the most children are dying. With an investment like this from the United States Government, UNICEF calculates an additional three million children’s lives can be saved by 2012.

Just think… three million lives saved in under four years. At that rate, we could get to zero in less than a generation. What an accomplishment that would be for all humanity.

If YOU believe in zero, and YOU want our government to lead the way for the world to do right by its children—sign our petition!
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Help a Classroom in High Poverty Region: $1 November 07, 2008 9:13 PM is a simple way to provide students in need with resources that our public schools often lack. At this not-for-profit web site, teachers submit project proposals for materials or experiences their students need to learn. These ideas become classroom reality when concerned individuals, whom we call Citizen Philanthropists, choose projects to fund.

Proposals range from "Magical Math Centers" ($200) to "Big Book Bonanza" ($320), to "Cooking Across the Curriculum" ($1,100). Any individual can search such proposals by areas of interest, learn about classroom needs, and choose to fund the project(s) they find most compelling.  Donations can be as little as $1.

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 February 03, 2008 4:59 PM

Please note and forward

Health & Wellness  (tags: health, children, death, drugs, ethics, family, government, healthcare, humans, medicine, news, protection, research, society, safety, treatment, warning )

StarsButterfliesGold Notes
- 2 minutes ago -
York state's Medicaid program paid $82.8 million in 2006 for two dozen
psychiatric drugs for tens of thousands of children - with many of the
meds not FDA-approved for kids, records obtained by The Post show.
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Child Health Click 4 Free January 31, 2008 10:41 AM

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BBC: Child Deaths in Africa January 23, 2008 7:29 AM

Africa 'lagging on child deaths' 
Sub-Saharan Africa is at the bottom of the child survival table
Poverty and war are harming advances in infant mortality, particularly in sub-Saharan Africa, a new Unicef report on global child health has said.
Globally, 62 countries were making no or insufficient progress towards a key 2015 child mortality target, it said.

Sierra Leone was the worst performer, with 270 deaths before the age of five per 1,000 live births, in 2006 figures.

This compares to three deaths per 1,000 in the world's six best performers, which included Sweden and Singapore.

The attainment of the 2015 goal - called the fourth Millennium Development Goal (MDG), which requires a two-thirds reduction in the 1990 under-five mortality rate - "is still possible, but the challenge is formidable", the report says.

Read the whole story:

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Maine Babies Given College Fund at Birth! January 16, 2008 1:49 PM

Just a few days into the new year, Laurie and Keenan Farwell welcomed their daughter Hadley into the world. The hospital staff at MaineGeneral Health in Augusta had the pleasure of delivering not just the baby, but also her first birthday gift: $500 toward her future education. Hadley is a beneficiary of the new Harold Alfond College Challenge, a first-in-the nation philanthropic program that will give families statewide a $500 starter grant – and assistance with paperwork – to set up 529 college savings accounts for infants. "It was very exciting to think she's not even a couple hours old, and she's already looking at her college fund," Ms. Farwell said in a phone interview as Hadley patiently sucked on her tiny hand, awaiting a feeding. Harold Alfond founded Dexter Shoe Co. in Maine in 1958 and shared millions of dollars to promote health and education in the state. After giving many scholarships to college-age students, "he wanted to help build aspirations for college at the front end of life," says Greg Powell, chairman of the board of the Harold Alfond Foundation. Mr. Alfond laid the groundwork for this legacy before he died in November. While elite colleges have moved recently to replace loans with grants, the high cost of college is still a barrier to many families. As efforts continue to rein in those costs, the Maine scholarship is a creative way to address the other side of the college-debt problem – the dearth of long-range savings. Other states will be watching the outcome as they look to encourage more participation in their 529 plans, named after a section of the Internal Revenue Code that allows such deposits to grow tax-free. Some groups are even hoping that states or the federal government will consider creating broader child savings accounts that could be used by the beneficiary for any purpose once he or she turns 18. "It's about changing savings patterns and financial literacy," says Lisa Mensah, executive director of the Initiative on Financial Security at The Aspen Institute, a supporter of child savings accounts. "The power is not the first $500, but how individual kids and their families save over their life." Read the rest at:  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
Cool invention will help children January 06, 2008 5:05 PM

Imagine a village whose well has dried up or become polluted, and the river isn't clean enough to drink. Short of shipping in water, which the village cannot afford, they are in serious trouble. Until now. Aquamaker, a Houston, Texas-based company with a subsidiary in Israel, has perfected its atmospheric water generator. Atmospheric water what, you may ask? It's easy to describe and easy to use and mind blowing in its possibilities - Aquamaker creates water out of air. Aquamaker converts the humidity in the regular everyday air we breathe into water, and it will work practically anywhere in the world, even the desert. The system filters out the pollutants and because it doesn't come from the ground it isn't full of harsh minerals. "It's your own well, and it's clean," said Israel CEO of Aquamaker Eita Markovits in an interview with The Jerusalem Post at the company's Tel Aviv office. Much like the fax machine, where the theory had been worked out long before it was built, the company has been working for years to perfect the filtration and circulation system for commercial use. They finally made serious breakthroughs in 2006. The Israel office opened its doors four months ago and began selling the basic model, the AM10, a month ago. They've had hundreds of queries in that short time. "We believe that five to ten years from now, we will be part of how Israel supplies its citizens with water," Markovits said. Aquamaker represents one of a range of companies whose products are priced to be both commercially competitive and environmentally friendly. The company, Markovits, explained is not just in competition with mineral water providers. They have a much grander vision. "This is a new market with a vision. An environmentally friendly way to create water," Markovits told the Post. At a time where demand is increasingly overwhelming what nature provides to Israel through precipitation, new water sources are essential. Aquamaker has machines capable of producing as much as 5,000 liters. With a solar powered generator and a 5,000 liter capacity machine, villages without direct access to water could be fully supplied. See the rest of the article at:  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
Hunger Petition January 02, 2008 11:49 AM

I have a new petition up. Please check it out. If you agree with it, please sign. I appreciate it! Please crosspost as appropriate!  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
Petition for Homeless Youth! December 14, 2007 8:39 AM

Please check it out.  If you agree, add your signature! 

Thank you! 

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Make a Peruvian Child Smile December 05, 2007 10:30 AM

Bring smiles to small faces this holiday season by giving Christmas presents to poor children in South America! For almost a decade, the Ramos family of Peru has maintained a beautiful annual tradition. Every year, they collect a treasure trove of presents for children -- small, inexpensive things that can nevertheless mean the world to a child without any toys of his or her own. And every year, they travel hours through rough, unpaved terrain to the vast shoreline of Lake Titicaca, the largest lake in South America, to give the presents to the children living on traditional floating villages constructed of reeds. From time immemorial, the Uros people, a pre-Incan indigenous group, has lived on artificial floating islands made almost entirely of reeds. Totora lake reeds are constantly added to the top of the islands to compensate for the reeds at the bottom rotting away. The islands are tethered in place with ropes to the bottom of the lake, but can be moved if needed. With a culture and economy based mostly on reeds and subsistence fishing, the Uros have very few material possessions, and the children often work from an early age. Of the children, Mariel Mercado Ramos writes, "[T]he kids are so nice and so grateful for not too much, they don't need the last Barbie or the biggest toy that shows on TV, they get very happy with a common doll or a little car, the best for them specially for the boys are the balls of soccer and for the girls balls of volley. So since that year all the next years these kids wait for us on Christmas." She continues, "It was the first year we went to give the presents, it was raining very hard, but still the children were waiting, waiting for somebody to give them something, so we pass and there was a little girl and we gave her a doll, she started dancing in the middle of the rain, she was so happy. I will never forget this image, and after that I start crying because, Thank God!, I always have many things. So although I know that life sometimes is not fair, still it doesn't take anything to give a little smile to someone." Your $10 purchase will provide two small gifts, such as dolls, sports equipment, or toy cars, to children living on the floating islands of Lake Titicaca.  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
 December 06, 2006 7:47 PM


That is just unbelievable.

Signed and passed along to all of my friends.

BTW, for an update on the Joshua Penny case a few posts below see my MySpace blog at:

Amazing what "connections" in the community will do for someone, eh? You don't need to be a member of MySpace to read it.


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The Kidnapping of Geneva Johnson December 05, 2006 8:38 PM


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We, the Undersigned, endorse the following petition:
Congressional inquiry concerning the corruption in family court & children services
Target: J. Dennis Hastert, Speaker of the house, Representative, U.S Congress

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Please help the International Hospital for Children JUST BY CLICKING !!  They need 100,000 clicks by the end of November to get $100,000 !!

Around the world, children die or become disabled every day from conditions that are easily treated in the United States. Please support the International Hospital for Children, a nonprofit organization that links surgical, diagnostic and preventative resources to heal seriously ill children in developing nations.

With every click, you donate $.01 to the International Hospital for Children[and you can go back & click as many times as you want!!]

You have to join for your clicks to count, but joining is easy:

PLEASE Tell Everyone You Know !!

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WELCOME DEBBy! November 25, 2006 10:33 AM

You can introduce yourself on Meg's Chitty Chat Forum Thread!  Thanks so much for joining and you are welcome!

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 October 19, 2006 4:47 AM

Ugh, rule number 1... don't post before finishing your first cup of coffee. That should have been Joshua Penny, not Perry.

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Hi Vicki October 19, 2006 4:46 AM

Thanks for the invite to the group - I'd never heard of it before. Also, thank you so much for posting my Joshua Perry petition!

Hope to meet lots of you soon! I see there are nine of my friends here already.

Is there an introduction thread here? I didn't see one to say to everyone.

~~Debby (a.k.a. starbaby)

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Six-year-old hit by drunk driver, dies in hospital October 18, 2006 9:31 PM

A six year old boy, Joshua Penny, dies at the hand of a drunk driver as terrified brother and several witnesses, including other children, watched helplessly.

The driver of the vehicle, a Mr. Paddy Brogan, 57, who is from neighboring Little Pond, is to appear in provincial court in Sydney, NS, on December 5th for a formal arraignment. Charges ONLY include impaired driving and failing the breathalyser. As of late Friday, October 6th, 2006, there were no additional charges filed.

 Don't let this man get away with murder!

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save children now October 13, 2006 1:36 PM

YOUR vote can make THE DIFFERENCE for being ON TIME or NOT!

Do NOT turn your back on these CHILDREN


SCN presents a Global Agreement, The Solution, that will stop child starvation and exploitation.
Make us be ON TIME! VOTE and FORWARD!
If you decide not to vote, we are NOT responsible for what YOUR non-reaction might cause:
MORE and more children’s deaths………

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anonymous Please Help Find This Little Boy-Missing Since August 27,2006 September 28, 2006 12:51 AM

Please Help Find This Little Boy-Missing Since August 27,2006 World  - 44 minutes ago -
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Amy has received 26 new, 138 total stars from Care2 membersAmy has been awarded 1069 butterflies for taking action at Care2

This page was done to help try & find 2-year-old Trenton Duckett...if you have any information about him, please don't hesitate to call 1-800-CALL-FBI.
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 September 22, 2006 10:54 AM

My name is chris

I am three,

My eyes are swollen

I cannot see,

I must be stupid

I must be bad,

What else could have made

My daddy so mad?

I wish I were better

I wish I weren't ugly,

Then maybe my mommy

Would still want to hug me.

I cant do a wrong

I cant speak at all

Or else im locked up

All day long.

When im awake im all alone

The house is dark

My folks arent home

When my mommy does come home

I'll try and be nice,

So maybe ill just get

One whipping tonight.

I just heard a car

My daddy is back

From Chariles bar.

I hear him curse

My name is called

I press myself

Against the wall

I try to hide

From his evil eyes

Im so afraid now

I'm starting to cry

He finds me weeping

Calls me ugly words,

He says its my fault

He suffers at work.

He slaps and hits me

And yells at me more,

I finally get free

And run to the door

Hes already locked it

And i start to bawl,

He takes me and throws me

Against the hard wall

I fall to the floor

With my bones nearly broken,

And my daddy continues

With more bad words spoken,

"Im sorry!", I scream

But its now much too late

His face has been twisted

Into a unimaginable shape

The hurt and the pain

Again and again

Oh please God, have mercy!

Oh please let it end!

And he finally stops

And heads for the door

While I lay there motionless

Sprawled on the floor

My name is Chris

I am three,

Tonight my daddy

Murdered me

And you can help

Sickens me to the soul,

And if you read this

and dont pass it on

I pray for your forgivness

Because you would have to be

One heartless person

To not be effected

By this Poem

And because u r effected,

Do something about it!

So all i ask you to do

Is pass this on!


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 September 13, 2006 10:31 PM

Sexual Abuse on young girls and slavery by Hollywood Pachinko gambling palours in Japan
Child Abduction By The State
View this petition and your signature at

Justice for Children - Enforcement for Access Orders
View this petition and your signature at

Child AbuseView this petition and your signature at

Click everyday!
The Hunger Site
Feed the hungry

The Child Health Site

Protect children's health

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Bioterrorism Before Elections
Sponsor: Trust for America's Health Soon after the tragedy of 9/11, Congress passed legislation to upgrade the nation’s capacity to respond to acts of bioterrorism and other public health emergencies. The statute's authorization is set to expire on September 30th.

New legislation pending before Congress would shore up emergency preparedness measures and improve public health capabilities at the state and local level. Passing this bill is vital to the nation's homeland security and the nation's health. Congress's failure to act would put all of us at risk.

While considerable progress has been achieved in improving America's health emergency preparedness, the nation is still not adequately prepared to respond to the health threats posed by diseases, disasters and bioterrorism. And while there is no way to be 100 percent prepared, there are still basic achievable levels of preparedness the nation has yet to meet. Americans deserve better.

Tell Congress to pass this essential legislation before they leave Washington to campaign for the November elections. More about this petition »  [ send green star]
 September 02, 2006 4:18 PM

"Protect Our Kids' Health - Fight the American Childhood Obesity Crisis" petition at

"Change the Life of a Child - Make Healthcare Coverage a Reality for All Children" petition at

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an important email sent to me August 29, 2006 7:03 PM

. ............,           This very sad please note this !It may help save a CHILDS LIFE !  Thanks Michelle R for the add xoxoxox Mags D

People are really friggin sick, sick, sick. These people should be taken out and shot.





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 August 29, 2006 3:38 PM

Help cut global hunger in half by 2015!
The United States, joining with 188 other countries, has endorsed the Millennium Development Goals. This plan will cut global poverty in half in less than 10 years.

But today, we are not on track to keep our promise to the world's most impoverished families.

Please urge the Senate to make good on our commitment to fight hunger and poverty.
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Copied from an email I received.

"Harmful to babies, pets and small children!! IMPORTANT
I recently had a neighbor who had to have their 5-year old German Shepherd dog put down due to liver failure. The dog was completely healthy until a few weeks ago, so they had a necropsy done to see what the cause was.
The liver levels were unbelievable, as if the dog had ingested poison of some kind. The dog is kept inside, and when he's outside, someone's
with him, so the idea of him getting into something unknown was hard to
  My neighbor started going through all the items in the house. When
to the Swiffer Wetjet, he noticed, in very tiny print, a warning
stated "may be harmful to small children and animals." He called the
company to ask what the contents of the cleaning agent are and was
astounded to find out that antifreeze is one of the ingredients.  Actually he was told it's a compound which is one molecule away from antifreeze.
Therefore, just by the dog walking on the floor cleaned with the solution,
then licking its own paws, it ingested enough of the solution to destroy its liver. Soon after his dog's death, his housekeepers' two cats also died
of liver failure. They both used the Swiffer Wetjet for quick cleanups on heir floors
Necropsies weren't done on the cats, so they couldn't file a lawsuit, but he asked that we spread the word to as many others as possible so that they don't lose their animals.  This is equally harmful to babies and small children that play on the floor a lot and put their fingers in their
mouths a lot."

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 August 17, 2006 7:00 PM

Change the Life of a Child – Make Healthcare Coverage a Reality for All Children
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 August 17, 2006 3:11 PM

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Dougie has received 51 new, 379 total stars from Care2 membersDougie has been awarded 119 butterflies for taking action at Care2 Dougie T.
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             Crazy Dougie

Folks a sister posted this in one of my groups. This kind of web siting has to be stooped. This is one way in which it begins. So place start today be sign's it. Thanks for helping to stop Child Abuse Web Sites
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 August 17, 2006 2:57 PM

NO Excuse for Child Abuse NOW!, No Matter What You Call It!
Child Molestation, One Strike Your Out!
Petition to Prosecute All Child Abusers
Justic For Deanna Cremin
Pass Jessica's Law in North Carolina
Children Victims of Sexual Abuse by Children
Congressional inquiry concerning the corruption in family court & children services
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 August 09, 2006 4:05 PM

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 August 07, 2006 5:38 PM

There is a site on the web that needs to come down. It is luring children. This is the opening of the web site -
"Welcome to Puellula, a place to celebrate little girls in all of their splendor!
Nothing can compare to the beauty of a little girl’s smile, to the sound of her laugh, to the smell of her hair or the velvet touch of her hands.
This is the place to explore that beauty, to marvel at the exquisite grace of the angels who ceaselessly brighten our days and bring winsome smiles to our lips.
Enter into our midst with wonder and expectation. Tarry as long as you please. Depart with joy and elation."

The web site is:

The petition is at

Please help us get rid of this website. It will make you sick to your stomache.

Thank you

Please forward it on
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 August 01, 2006 7:26 PM

Thank you for Helping the children!
~Maid Marian~
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 August 01, 2006 4:18 PM

Help this family of Slain Teenage Girl.  I pray that you open your hearts and hear me!!

Kids in Jail
I sponsored this petition a year ago and responce has been so poor that I am disgusted especialy when it concernes children being locked up with peadophiles.

Probation for Child Abuse!!!

 Give the Children a voice against Child Molestation

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 July 31, 2006 3:30 AM

Signed and clicked  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
Speak Out For The CHILDREN!!!! July 30, 2006 10:21 PM

Please contact Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice!

"About SOS Children's Villages-USA

SOS Children's Villages - USA mission is to build families for children in need, help them shape their own futures, and share in the development of their communities. We are a proud member of SOS Kinderdorf International, operating in more than 130 countries with an established track record of over 50 years of caring for the world's most vulnerable children. We are recipients of the Conrad N. Hilton Humanitarian Prize in 2002, and have been nominated 14 times for the Nobel Peace Prize."

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SEEDS OF DECEPTION !Virus Resistant Crops July 30, 2006 3:08 PM

may be increasing our risks to viral infections and our crops are at greater susceptibility !!!

Copied from another post!

 Seeds of Deception

“…there is a current threat that the USDA and other agencies have continued to disregard: The virus-resistant crops already on the market may be increasing the susceptibility of consumers to viral infections and, ironically, even putting the crops at greater risk. According to virologist Jonathan Latham of the Bioscience Resource Project , “None of the important questions about the safety of viral transgenes have been answered. We still have no idea whether they will cause the evolution of new viruses by recombination or what will be the effect of putting viral proteins into plants.”

Read on

The 5 min video is on the Main Page 

Contact  Debra has been awarded 26 butterflies for taking action at Care2 Debra H. to let her know your thoughts!


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MAKE SEPTEMBER PAIN AWARENESS MONTH PETITION! July 30, 2006 1:13 AM  [ send green star]


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 July 27, 2006 3:36 PM

We the people,
Ask the United States Congress to probe into the vast corruption within our children services and Family Courts administration throughout this great country of ours. Click on the link below to sign this petition. Let’s rid ourselves of this social cancer that’s destroying our way of life.

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 July 22, 2006 10:32 PM

JOIN US - Funding for the Largest Study on Children's Health Ever is in Peril  1854 Sigs 7/15

Asking sponsors to boycott Radio Alice 97.3
On June 6, 2006 RadioAlice 97.3 a CBS Radio station choose to go too far in there poor attempt to get a laugh. They started a topic regarding stillborn babies and parents who take pictures of there children. They began to give there views but then went overboard by saying these parents are 'sick', 'disturbed', "disgusting" they even said 'we should go to a taxidermist and have our children stuffed". This is horrific. People need to be held liable for intentionally causing pain on another. I am a loss mom. I have enough  pain every day I hear a baby cry, everyday I see a pregnant woman, everyday someone asks how many children I have, everyday I go by a park and see all the kids playing etc etc. These are stabs in my heart I dont need a no talent , want to be radio personality to mock my real pain. I do have pictures of my children because that was the first and the last time I would ever see them again. I don't want to ever forget there beautiful faces, there tiny hands, there perfect feet this is all I have. Why should that make me open for ridicule? .I am asking for all the sponsors of the RAdioAlice show and all of us to make our voices heard. To let it be known this is not ok. Another persons pain is no joking matter especially when it involves a Mother or a Father who lost there baby. Please sign this petition. I will be sending this to the Chairman of the Board for CBS RAdio and all the sponsors of RadioAlice. (J Vineyards and Winery, California Pacific Medical Center, Sutter Health, ATT, COMCAST digital Cable, USA Network, Linens and Things, Casio,, Red Lobster, IPOd Nano,)

Peach Care Reform Prevents Children from Receiving Medical Care
We need the help of our Georgia Leaders to help children in Georgia obtain the medical care they need.  *NEW 57 Sigs 7/15 PLEASE SIGN !!

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 July 21, 2006 5:08 PM

Wonderful information! Clicked and signed.

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 July 19, 2006 12:53 PM

All clicked and signed  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
Checked and Signed July 19, 2006 11:28 AM

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 July 11, 2006 4:12 PM

So true Ami. My father use to tell us this saying.." I cried because I couldn't buy a new pair of shoes until I saw the little boy that had no feet" ....That stayed with me. Love and Light Denise  [ send green star]  [ accepted]
 July 11, 2006 10:17 AM

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anonymous  July 09, 2006 9:20 PM

Signed the ones I hadn't already signed.  Thank you for posting these!  [report anonymous abuse]  [ accepted]
 July 09, 2006 7:33 PM

Zero Tolerance for Child Abuse in ISKCON (The Hare Krishnas)
A confirmed child abuser can never hold position of authority in ISKCON, such as Guru, GBC, Temple President, Regional Secretary, or serve on an ISKCON board of directors. Such a person also cannot hold any fiduciary position, or perform priestly functions on behalf of an ISKCON temple.

Don't let Thompson off easy! Harsher punishment for Child sex offenders!
On May 25th a Nebraska Judge let Richard Thompson off on probation even though he was found guilty of child molestation. Judge Kristine Cecava claimed he was too short for prison and worried he might be hurt. These excuses are a frightening trend in America. Say NO to light punishment for convicted criminals

Mcdonalds does not care about are kids they are hiring child molesters and sex offends

Pass Jessica's Law in North Carolina
Megan Kanka, Jessica Lunsford, Shasta Groene. These girls, all believed to be sexually molested by men and two of them killed, have generated headlines, prompted states to stiffen penalties against offenders and caused many parents to fear their child could be next.
Please don't let out children be next! Please sign this petition Jessica's Law

Harsher Punishments For Violent Crimes Against Children

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Please Help Me to Get My Grandchildren

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 June 25, 2006 9:47 AM

This one just forwarded to us by dear Jim T (thanks) - PLEASE IT IS URGENT hearing is 19July -
Howdy y'all. I try not to do this too often, but enforced separation of children from their families is an issue close to my heart. Please consider signing the following petition for my friend Misty, x-posting the information, putting in an action alert ... or whatever ways to spread the word of which you can think.

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Maryrose, Thank you


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 June 23, 2006 11:02 PM

Give the Scale of Child Abuse National Attention

Homeless Youth Initiative

Outrage in South Africa

We Need Better Car Safety for Kids

JOIN US - Funding for the Largest Study on Children's Health Ever is in Peril

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Special Needs
Accept the special needs of children by allowing them to be more dependent on you for a period of time. Give more hugs if they need them; let them keep the light on at night or not sleep alone or return to having their favorite teddy bear or blanket; don't mind their clinging behavior.

Media Coverage
Following a disaster, everyone is eager to hear the latest news about what happened. However, disaster research has shown that unexpected messages or images on television were frightening, causing a reappearance of stress-related problems. In addition, anyone who watches the disaster coverage can become what is called a "secondary victim" and can suffer emotional and physical problems. It is best to not allow children to watch news coverage of the disaster.

Feelings and Reactions
Children express their feelings and reactions in different ways. Your acceptance of this will make a difference to how your child recovers from the trauma. This means accepting that some children will react by becoming withdrawn and unable to talk about the event, while others will feel intensely sad and angry at times and at other times will act as if the disaster never happened. Children are often confused about what has happened and about their feelings. However, don't be surprised if some children don't seem to be affected by what they have seen and heard. Not everyone has immediate reactions; some have delayed reactions that show up days, weeks, or even months later, and some may never have a reaction.

Talking about what happened

  • Listen to and accept children's feelings.
  • Give honest, simple, brief answers to their questions.
  • Make sure they understand your answers and the meaning you intend.
  • Use words or phrases that won't confuse a child or make the world more frightening.
  • Create opportunities for children to talk with each other about what happened and how they are feeling.
  • Give your child an honest explanation if you are feeling so upset you don't want to talk about what happened. You may want to take "time out" and ask a trusted family friend to help.
  • If children keep asking the same question over and over again it is because they are trying to understand; trying to make sense out of the disruption and confusion in their world. Younger children will not understand that death is permanent, so their repeated inquiries are because they expect everything to return to normal.
  • If the child feels guilty, ask him or her to explain what happened. Listen carefully to whether he or she attaches a sense of responsibility to some part of the description. Explain the facts of the situation and emphasize that no one, least of all the child, could have prevented it.
  • Let the school help The child's teacher can be sensitive to changes in the child's behavior and will be able to respond in a helpful way.
  • Even if you feel the world is an unsafe place, you can reassure your child by saying, "The event is over. Now we'll do everything possible to stay safe, and together we can help get things back to normal."
  • Notice when children have questions and want to talk.
  • Be especially loving and supportive; children need you at this time.

When To Seek Professional Help
Children are amazingly flexible, even though they can be deeply affected by trauma or losses. Sometimes a child can be helped by a counselor who can provide a safe place to talk about what happened and their feelings. Getting professional help is a good idea if a child shows any of the following changes for longer than three months following the trauma:

  • Behavior or academic problems at school.
  • Angry outbursts.
  • Withdrawal from usual social activities or play with other children.
  • Frequent nightmares or other sleep disturbances.
  • Physical problems such as nausea, headaches, weight gain or loss.
  • Intense anxiety or avoidance behavior that is triggered by reminders of the event.
  • Depression or a sense of hopelessness about life or the future.
  • Alcohol or drug use problems.
  • Dangerous risk-taking behavior.
  • Continued worry about the event as a primary focus in life.

Certain events may make a child more vulnerable to having difficulty. If a child has experienced a recent loss such as a divorce, a death of someone who was close, or a move to a new neighborhood, he or she may feel particularly overwhelmed by the trauma. A traumatic event can reactivate the emotions associated with previous traumas, which can be overpowering.

Seeing a counselor does not mean that a child is "mentally ill" or that you have failed to support him or her. Following a trauma, many adults and children have found that it is helpful to talk with a counselor who has specialized training in post-traumatic reactions and can help them understand and deal with how they are feeling.

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Helping Young Children Cope with Trauma

Disasters are upsetting to everyone involved. Children, older people, and/or people with disabilities are especially at risk. For a child, his or her view of the world as a safe and predictable place is temporarily lost. Children become afraid that the event will happen again and that they or their family will be injured or killed. The damage, injuries, and deaths that can result from an unexpected or uncontrollable event are difficult for most children to understand.

How a parent or other adult reacts to a child following any traumatic event can help children recover more quickly and more completely. This brochure contains general information to help you in this task.

Children's Reactions

Children's fear and anxiety are very real, even though to adults they may seem exaggerated. Children are afraid of what is strange. They fear being left alone. Following a disaster, they may begin acting younger than the age they are. Behaviors that were common at an earlier age, such as bedwetting, thumb sucking, clinging to parents or fear of strangers, may reappear. Older children who have shown some independence may want to spend more time with their families. Bedtime problems may appear. A child may begin to have night-mares; not want to sleep alone; and/or become afraid of the dark, falling asleep or remaining asleep.

Some children will show their fear by developing physical symptoms, such as stomachaches, headaches or feeling "sick." All children can experience thinking difficulties. They can become easily distracted, feel confused and disoriented and find it hard to concentrate. These reactions can be triggered by smells, objects or activities associated with the trauma. A child may be unaware of the triggers and of any of the behavioral changes that occur. They are not intentionally showing they are anxious or fearful.

Children of different ages react in different ways to trauma.

Birth to 2 years
Without the ability to speak, children cannot describe the event or their feelings. They can retain memories of particular sights, sounds, or smells. When they are older, these memories may emerge in their play. Babies may be more irritable, cry more often and need to be held and cuddled frequently. They will respond to the caring that is given to them by an adult.

Preschool and Kindergarten
In the face of an overwhelming event, very young children can feel helpless, powerless, and unable to protect themselves. When the safety of their world is threatened, they feel insecure and fearful. Children this age cannot understand the concept of permanent loss. They believe that consequences are reversible. They will repeatedly recreate parts of the disaster in their play. These are all normal reactions. Abandonment is a major childhood fear, so children need frequent reassurance they will be cared for and will not be left behind.

Activities for home or school: play acting, physical contact, puppets, art, stories, large muscle movement (throwing balls, etc.).

School age (7 to 11 years)
Children at this age have the ability to understand the permanence of loss from a trauma. They can become preoccupied with details of it and want to talk about it continually. They may not be able to concentrate in school and their grades drop. Since their thinking is more mature, their understanding of the disaster is more complete. This can result in a wide range of reactions: guilt, feelings of failure, and anger.

School age children can also slip back into earlier behaviors. As in younger children, sleep problems can appear. Their anxiety and fear may be seen in an increased number of physical complaints.

Activities for home or school: play acting, puppets, drawing and painting, sharing their experiences in groups, reading, creative writing or discussion.

Pre-adolescence and adolescence (12 to 18 years)
In this age group, children have a great need to appear knowledgeable and experienced to the world, especially to their family and friends. When they live through a traumatic event they need to feel their anxieties and fears are shared by their peers and are appropriate. Because they survived the trauma, they may feel immortal. This can lead to reckless behavior and taking dangerous risks. Their reactions are a mixture of earlier age group reactions and reactions that are more adult. Teenage years are a period of moving outward into the world. However, experiencing a trauma can create a feeling that the world is unsafe. Even teenagers may return to earlier ways of behaving. Overwhelmed by intense reactions, teens may be unable to discuss them with their family members.

Activities at school: general classroom activities, literature or reading, peer helpers, health class, art class, speech/drama, social studies/government, history.

How To Help Children

Children of all ages can benefit from the family keeping their usual routines—meals, activities, and bedtimes—as close to normal as possible. This allows a child to feel more secure and in control. As much as possible, children should stay with people with whom they feel most familiar.

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 June 17, 2006 2:52 PM

"Do You care about me?"


                                                      -I know You do!

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Maid Marian's Save the Children Forum June 17, 2006 2:51 PM

Welcome to Maid Marian's Save the Children Forum!

Maid Marian is so adorable, isn't she? Throughout history, Maid Marian was portrayed as a character that has compassion and kindness towards those less fortunate.
Children are our future and children depend on us to help them grow and become our future.
We must protect them, feed them, teach them, and guide them through life's tribulations and life's joys.
Some children have not the means to evolve easily.
This forum is created for the purpose of all children and all the causes in which fight for their rights.
Please add a portion to this chain forum~ if it is petitions, websites, articles, stories, donations, anything! We must be strong not only for our own, but for all the children who will one day be Earth's future.
Hugs, Ami

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