Friday, March 15, 2013

Keeping Kids Healthy - Can you help? #monkeydo

Can you imagine living in a place where transportation is such an issue that you cannot get to a job? A job that you so desperately need to feed your family because the only food that your children might get in a week comes from the food programs at their school. A job that, if you are lucky, might provide some kind of basic health insurance so your kids can have a checkup or go to the doctor and get medication when they are sick. Unfortunately, this is what many people in the Appalachian region of the United States face each day.

There are so many children all over the United States who need so much care - food, clothing, shelter, and healthcare. Basics that many of us take for granted. I wish that I had a way to help each and everyone of these children but that feels overwhelming and impossible. All I can do is focus on one project at a time and for this project I'm asking for your help.

The Monkey Do Project was asked to help with the Children's Health Fairs (August 2013)  in Adams County, Ohio. These health fairs are put together by a number of social services organizations within Adams County and give children an opportunity to get routine health screenings before the start of the school year.

The Monkey Do Project has pledged 2,000 book bags for the event but cannot provide this without help from people and companies.

Here is what is needed:
  • Corporate sponsors to partner with  for the book bags and books (pictures books and chapter books). Corporate sponsors will be listed on our The Monkey Do Project website as well as on any marketing materials for the event. Also, Monkey Do Project blogger ambassadors will do posts on the sponsors and link to their sites.
  • Corporate sponsors to partner with to provide healthy snacks and small bottled waters to include in the bags. Unfortunately, many of these kids have little to nothing to eat when they are out of school.
  • Personal Donations (any amount helps! Please put "Adams Co Health Fair" in the notes when donating)
  • $20 gift cards (Visa or Mastercard) to use as giveaways to the kids for school supplies.
If you or your company can help out with the Children's Health Fairs in Adams County, Ohio, in any way please contact Monkey Do Project.

photo credit: Alex E. Proimos via photopin cc

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  1. Lovely post, and the little girl in the picture is adorable. Now I'm scrounging for coins so I can send a gift card. Thanks so much for this!

    1. Thank you Alison! This is a big project that needs lots of people to make it work. Spreading the word will help too. You never know who you might reach with this message.


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