So Many Ways to Make a Difference

Ah, spring. It’s filled with fresh beginnings and new possibilities. Perhaps the change in the weather is what got me thinking about free resources to help you and your students make a difference, both in your own lives and in the lives of others. Scroll down to learn more. You’ll be glad you did!


SmileTrain’s mission is to provide free surgery to children around the world born with clefts. Click here now to request a free DVD of the 2008 Academy Award-winning documentary Smile Pinki and learn more about organizing a fundraiser for SmileTrain.


Cancer affects many children, whether a grandparent, parent, friend, or the child himself is fighting the disease. Learn about age-appropriate ways to discuss cancer at You’ll find free resources for children of all ages, plus ideas for ways students can get involved in the fight against cancer. Click here now!


Do you have a great idea that would have a positive impact in your community? Each month the Pepsi Refresh Project funds those ideas. Selected through online voting, winners receive grants from $5,000 to $250,000. The next idea funded could be yours! To learn more, visit


To continue the theme of making a difference, I’ll be posting some wonderful Earth Day resources and freebies next week. Keep reading!


PS: There’s still time to win a box of free books from our some of our favorite publishers. Add your comment to last week’s blog post by midnight on Monday, April 12, to be entered in our random drawing. Click here now. Good luck!

One thought on “So Many Ways to Make a Difference

  1. Thanks Karen for the link to curriculmn ideas for children affected by cancer. One of my students Grandfather has been ill for sometime and isn’t doing well. I am so glad that I now have a resource that will help a child deal with this.

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