If you’ve been watching the news, talking to your parents, or discussing it in school, I’m sure you’ve heard about Hurricane Sandy–the devastating hurricane that destroyed thousands of homes, businesses, and schools last week up and down the east coast.
Sometimes it’s hard to feel like there’s nothing you can do to help–you’re a kid, what power could you possibly have?
The answer is actually simple: a lot! Here are a few ideas on how you can make a difference and help hurricane victims:
1. Have a bake sale
Ask your school if you and a group of friends can set up a table at lunch and sell cupcakes, cookies, rice krispie treats, etc. to your teachers and classmates. You could even get everyone in your class involved and ask each person to contribute something, then take shifts working the table! Make sure you advertise a few days prior so people remember to bring their money, and let everyone know that 100% of the proceeds will benefit Hurricane Sandy victims.
2. Ask your parents permission to text the word STORM to 80888 to make a $10 donation to the Salvation Army, which donates clothes, blankets and other supplies to hurricane victims. This simple act saves lives!
3. Encourage your parents to donate blood. The American Red Cross needs blood, and though you may be too young to donate, there’s no reason you can’t encourage your parents to do so. Click here to find locations!
And the number one way to give back–use coupon code HURRICANE on our website and we’ll donate 10% of your sale to hurricane relief efforts.
So there you have it! Let me know what other ways you’ve thought of to help those in need!