Healthy Notions Receives Grant from Target for Project Need to READ

Roswell, GA (July 19, 2010) — Healthy Notions Incorporated: Project Need to READ, is the recipient of a $2,000 Early Childhood Reading grant awarded by Target. The grant will allow Project Need to READ, a children’s literacy enrichment project, to continue the mission of developing healthy communities by decreasing risk factors for children (ages 6 to 12) through educational, health and inspirational projects and initiatives.

Through Project Need to READ, children hear engaging books read aloud–or read them independently–and make connections to their own lives. They express their feelings and grapple with big ideas through 1)discussion, 2)drama, 3)art/music, 4)movement, and 5)writing.
Children will have projects and activities that encourage family reading and interaction thereby increasing children’s motivation to read and ignite a love and infectious excitement for literacy.

“We are delighted to receive this grant from Target because it enables our organization to bring families together and instill a life-long love of reading in children,” said Barenda Whitaker, President of Healthy Notions Incorporated.

This grant is part of ongoing efforts by Target to strengthen families and communities throughout the country. Since opening its doors, Target has given 5 percent of its income to organizations that support education, the arts, social services and volunteerism. Today that equals more than $3 million every week.

“At Target, our local grants are making a difference in the communities we serve,” said Laysha Ward, president, community relations, Target. “We’re proud to partner with Healthy Notions as part of our ongoing commitment to give back to the communities where our guests and team members live and work.”

Kids Logo Competition

Healthy Notions needs a fun logo for our new literacy enrichment program called “Project Need to Read” and we would like your help!

The winning logo will appear on mailings related to the program, including brochures, program booklets, program folders and T-shirts. STAY TUNED FOR MORE INFO!

$5,000 GoodSearch May Giveaway – Three Days Only! *STARTS MAY 19TH*

GoodSearch will donate $1 (up to $5,000 total) to Healthy Notions for every toolbar that is downloaded between May 19th at 12 noon and May 21st at 12 noon Eastern! To help our cause benefit from this contest, please download our toolbar now by following this link – https://www.goodsearch.com/toolbar/healthy-notions

Our new toolbar is free to download and allows you to raise money for our cause virtually every time you search or shop online! Once added to IE or Firefox, each time you shop at more than 1,400 stores (from Amazon to Zazzle!) a percentage of your purchase will automatically be donated to our cause – at no cost to you (and you may even save money as the toolbar also provides you thousands of discount coupons and free shipping offers!). The toolbar also has a search box and each time you search the Internet, about a penny is donated to our cause.

Please hurry and do this now so that we can earn the $1 bonus per toolbar!

And, please pass this along to all of your friends. The two minutes it takes to add this toolbar to your browser can make a lifetime of difference for our cause!

Get the toolbar NOW! https://www.goodsearch.com/toolbar/healthy-notions

Another Great Volunteer Opportunity-Saturday, May 22nd

We’re sending off the final shipment of Haiti bound shoes collected through the 2nd annual “Show Love with Your Soles” shoe drive campaign and need volunteers to help load the shoes on the truck. 

  • Volunteer Opportunity-Shoe Drive Support.  Volunteers will assist with loading delivery truck for shipment of shoes for Orphans in Haiti.
  •  When– Saturday, May 22nd / 9am to 10am
  •  Who Can Volunteer- This opportunity is open to anyone that would like to help out. *Volunteers who signed up for the “Disney Give a Day. Get a Disney Day” program with Healthy Notions and were unable to complete service can still fulfill their service opportunity and receive their Disney vouchers.
 Can You Help Us? Interested? Please give us a call (770) 355-7806 volunteer@healthynotionskidscom.wpcomstaging.com

$5,000 GoodSearch Giveaway – Three Days Only! ~Download the HealthyNotions GoodSearch ToolBar~

GoodSearch will donate a $1 for every toolbar that is downloaded between April 6th at 9am EDT and April 9th at 9am EDT up to $5,000!! Please download the toolbar right now by following this link – https://www.goodsearch.com/toolbar/healthy-notions

Our new Healthy Notions toolbar is free to download and allows you to raise money for our cause every time you search or shop online! Once added to IE or Firefox, each time you shop at more than 1,300 stores (from Amazon to Zazzle!) a percentage of your purchase will automatically be donated to Healthy Notions – at no cost to you (and you may even save money as the toolbar provides coupons and deals as well!). The toolbar also has a search box and each time you search the Internet, about a penny is donated to Healthy Notions https://www.goodsearch.com/toolbar/healthy-notions

Please hurry and do this now so that we can earn the $1 bonus per toolbar!

And, please pass this along to all of your friends. The two minutes it takes to add this toolbar to your browser can make a lifetime of difference for our cause!
Get the toolbar NOW! https://www.goodsearch.com/toolbar/healthy-notions

Become A Healthy Notions Volunteer!

Healthy Notions offers a variety of rewarding volunteer opportunities. As a Healthy Notions volunteer, you’ll gain new skills and experience, meet interesting people, and enjoy a fun, family -oriented atmosphere. An enthusiastic attitude is all you need! Volunteers can help with one of our projects, annual events or assist our administrative office. 

For more complete information, please contact us at volunteer@healthynotionskidscom.wpcomstaging.com

Shoe Drive Support-Volunteers will assist with loading delivery truck for shipment to Haiti on April 17th 9am to 11am

Grant Writer-If you have grant writing and fund development experience, love research and donor prospecting, then we have a Volunteer Opportunity For You! *Flexible time, telecommute OK too! With your skills and experience in fund development, Healthy Notions can develop other opportunities to fund our literacy and performing arts/music programs and activities that will directly benefit children in our local community.
 
Can You Help Us? Interested? Please give us a call (770) 355-7806 volunteer@healthynotionskidscom.wpcomstaging.com

Disney “Give a Day Get a Disney Day” Program Update

Thanks to each and every volunteer who chose to give a day of service through the Disney “Give a Day Get a Disney Day” Program!  On March 10th, Disney announced that they have reached the goal of inspiring one million people to volunteer a day of service to their communities. 

Several volunteers scheduled to volunteer with Healthy Notions have reached out asking if you will still be able to receive your Disney vouchers.  The answer is “Yes”! All volunteers who have completed registration and are scheduled for a volunteer opportunity with Healthy Notions are still eligible to receive Disney vouchers upon completion of service.

All volunteers who completed a volunteer opportunity and have not yet received an email from Disney instructing you to print off your Disney voucher, will need to do the following…

  1. Check your junk or mailbox for the Disney correspondence.
  2. Check the status of your volunteer activity through the Disney volunteer portal. “Manage My Account”. (Click here to access the Disney Volunteer Portal)
  3. If you don’t see a link to print off your voucher, Contact the Disney Guest Call Center at 407-827-5990 for further assistance

Have a fantastic time at Disney and remember to look for the other Healthy Notions volunteer team members carrying the blue book bags when you’re at the park!

Thanks again for your support. Healthy Notions has many more events and projects kicking off this year and would love for you to be a part. Let’s stay connected!  

* BECOME A FACEBOOK FAN-Follow our progress at Facebook Page: Healthy Notions Kids

*DONATE to help further the Healthy Notions Educational and Health related projects and initiatives: https://www.firstgiving.com/33947

600 Large Boxes Needed to Ship 30,000 Pair of Shoes to Haiti

On Saturday-March 6th, volunteers came together and packed the 250 boxes acquired to send 10,000 pair of shoes donated for the 2nd Annual “Show Love with Your Soles” campaign to benefit Haitian orphans. 

Due to the overwhelming support of this campaign, we exceeded our goal and collected an additional 30,000+ pair of shoes to send to children in Haiti. We need an additional 600 large shipping boxes to accomodate this massive overflow!

Healthy Notions is seeking Corporate and Individual Sponsors to help provide the additional boxes and funds required to ship and distribute the shoes to Haiti. If you or your organization can help with this cause, please contact Kim Whitaker at kwhitaker@healthynotionskidscom.wpcomstaging.com .

Your tax-deductible In-Kind and Financial Donations will help offset the costs of processing, warehousing, and shipping Haiti-bound shoes. *Online donations can be made at our secure website: www.firstgiving.com/showlovehaiti*

~Healthy Notions is a 501(c)3 non-profit children’s organization. All donations are fully tax deductible. Donors can download/print receipt for donations HERE.
* Make Online donations to help offset the costs of processing, warehousing, and shipping Haiti-bound shoes can be made at our secure website: www.firstgiving.com/showlovehaiti
* Spread the word about this project through Facebook. Join the cause at https://apps.facebook.com/causes/432153
* Become a Fan and follow progress and events at the Healthy Notions Facebook Page: Healthy Notions Kids

ABSOLUTELY AMAZING! Over 30,000 pairs of Shoes Donated for Kids in Haiti!

Thanks to the amazing volunteers, donors and sponsors who supported the 2nd Annual “Show Love with Your Soles” shoe drive campaign!  Over 30,000 pair of shoes were collected on Saturday, February 20th during the shoe drive finale event…and we’re still counting!  It was a pleasure meeting so many wonderful, enthusiastic volunteers and new found friends.

Due to the overwhelming number of donations, Healthy Notions is also in great need of financial contributions to help offset the costs of processing, warehousing, and shipping the Haiti-bound shoes.

You can help respond to this extraordinary need. More than ever, the children of Haiti need our help. With a simple gift, you can help give the hope that all children deserve. Healthy Notions is a 501(c)3 non-profit children’s organization. All donations are fully tax deductible. Donors can download/print receipt for donations HERE.
 * Make Online donations to help offset the costs of processing, warehousing, and shipping Haiti-bound shoes can be made at our secure website: www.firstgiving.com/showlovehaiti

* Spread the word about this project through Facebook. Join the cause at https://apps.facebook.com/causes/432153
* Become a Fan and follow progress and events at the Healthy Notions Facebook Page: Healthy Notions Kids

The Need is Great for Children in Haiti-You Can Help

Thanks to all of the volunteers and donors throughout the states of Georgia, Tennessee and Florida who have answered the call to show love with their soles by donating gently used and new shoes for the children in Haiti.

While we continue to receive shoes, there is also a great need for cash. Your financial donation wll help offset the costs of processing, warehousing, and shipping Haiti-bound shoes. Please consider an extra donation now. Help us respond to this extrodinary need.  More than ever, the children of Haiti need our help. With a simple gift, you can help give the hope that all children deserve.  Healthy Notions is a 501(c)3 non-profit children’s organization.  All donations are fully tax deductible. Donors can download/print receipt for donations HERE. 
*Online donations can be made at our secure website: www.firstgiving.com/showlovehaiti*
You can also spread the word about this project through Facebook.  Join our cause at https://apps.facebook.com/causes/432153