• Fun,  Glamour,  Kindness

    A Night of Giving, Glamour and Girl Power!

    11th-Annual Young At Art Teen Recycled Fashion Show November 18, 2016 7:00pm Teens Promote Sustaining the Environment with Original, Runway Fashion Designs Join us at Young At Art Museum for an evening acknowledging and celebrating the determination, creativity and environmental voice of teens from the museum’s Teen Volunteer program and PACE Center for Girls Broward. Over the course of four…

  • Kindness

    World Gratitude Day – Everyday

    grat·i·tude /ˈɡradəˌt(y)o͞od/ noun the quality of being thankful; readiness to show appreciation for and to return kindness. World Gratitude Day was started by the United Nations Mediation Group. The official beginning was said to be at a Thanksgiving dinner, honoring a mediation Guru, in Hawaii in 1965.  Each person there pledged to hold a Gratitude Day in his or her own country on…

  • Fashion,  Kindness

    Headbands of Hope

    Headbands of Hope is not your typical company that sells headbands, bandanas and other accessories. For each headband sold, one is donated to a child with cancer. My friend, Happy Science Mom, recently told me about them. She thought a collaboration with Growing Up Glad would be a good fit. I spent some time researching it and she was right!…

  • Kindness

    Positive Pocket

    The Samaritans365 club welcomed the founder of Positive Pocket to our final meeting of the year.  Becca Zerbo, 17, explained, “I created Positive Pocket in 2011 in response to a bullying incident, which left me feeling sad, angry, embarrassed, upset, and anxious. That night, I went on the computer, typed up some of my favorite positive sayings and included some pictures…

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    Fashion,  Kindness

    Happiness at ivivva

    On Sunday, March 20, 2016 we celebrated the UN’s International Day of Happiness. I was inspired by Live Happy’s idea for a happiness wall and their #happyacts challege. My friends at Potions In Motiongenerously made and donated this wall for my event. I wanted to create a space where kids and adults could share their ideas on how they can spread…