Get ready for Jump Up!, an exciting initiative to generate awareness and enthusiasm about the importance of physical activity for children. Created in partnership with Children's Hospital, Jump Up! aims to distribute jump ropes to every kindergartner in Seattle, giving them the opportunity to jump for fun and fitness.
Join in the fun on August 23rd as Treeswing kicks-off the Jump Up! campaign at Green Lake Park. This is a great event for families to enjoy an active day together. Events include a 5K Family Fun Run/Walk, fitness stations, and a press conference with Mayor Greg Nickels. Visit Treeswing’s online calendar for details.
Treeswing fact of the day: "Students with sedentary lifestyles have lower test scores and higher absenteeism than students who are physically active." Treeswing.org
For more facts, resources and ideas on raising generations of healthy children, sign up for the Treeswing newsletter.
Take a peek at our new Kids Doing Green page with stories on young people doing amazing things to help others and our environment. Read inspiring stories about children turning compassion into action such as nine-year old Tyler Simpson’s efforts to make eating out greener by convincing local Seattle restaurants to switch to compostable take-out containers.
Tell us about a kid you know who is doing something green. We just might feature them on our site!
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... for cell phones?
The Women’s Funding Alliance and Good Deed Foundation are thinking way outside the candy box and encouraging trick-or-treaters (especially teens and tweens) to consider collecting unused cell phones this Halloween.
Their goal is to recycle one million cell phones by the end of the year, thereby raising over a million dollars to be distributed via grants to organizations working to alleviate women’s poverty and find lasting solutions to climate change.
Request a free Halloween collection kit by visiting GoodDeedFoundation.org. The kit includes eCards and door hangers to remind your neighbors to have their unused cell phones ready for collection this Halloween. After trick-or-treating, drop your collected phones into the postage paid box included in the kit, FedEx it, and the Women’s Funding Alliance and Good Deed Foundation will take care of the rest.