Get friends, neighbors, grandparents, teachers, whoever you can snag to pledge a flat donation or certain amount for every 15 minutes your kid plays. Invite a group of kids to play together and turn it into a real event. Hasbro Children’s Fund is not only providing ideas for organizing a play-a-thon, they’re matching all money raised through March 31 and donating it directly to SOS Children’s Villages through Youth HandsOn to help build pop-up shelters like the one in the photo here, for orphaned or abandoned children in Haiti.
I’m of the firm belief that the simple act of a child playing happily puts some good energy into the universe. Now it can put some money where it’s needed, too. -Carrie