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Why You Should Do This Before Your Next Gift Exchange (plus 9 awesome charities for the holidays)

Why You Should Do This Before Your Next Gift Exchange (plus 9 awesome charities for the holidays)

Here is a kindness hack that will also make your holiday shopping easier and more meaningful this season, with this great challenge inspired by one of our own staff. It really works and has been a wonderful way to involve the children in her family for many years. Plus it seriously eliminates the time and hassle of finding “the perfect gift” because it’s practically perfect in every way.   We all have that person in our family who seems like they already have, well everything. You know the ones I’m talking about. They probably already have the iPhone X. They […]

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Make Thanksgiving a wonderful day to remember with family and friends. Grab some friends and enjoy an ice cream sundae with the homeless of have a piece of pie with troubled youth with OWW at their community Thanksgiving.  If you want to get out, have some fun and either serve or socialize, come join the fun! Please see information below for this spectacular day. Please see OC Register article about event and photos from last year here. Happy Thanksgiving to all our wonderful friends and Kid Ambassadors!

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Last Call for Leftover Halloween for Military (And Why You Shouldn’t Give it to your Dentist)

Last Call for Leftover Halloween for Military (And Why You Shouldn’t Give it to your Dentist)

Now that we’re all coming off our sugar highs from this week we’ve maybe started looking around and started noticing the changing vibe. That or the aroma of our jack-o-lanterns going a bit too ripe out on the porch is bringing us to. It’s almost time to close the Halloween chapter, friends. But as we transition into November, our sacred month of gratitude awareness, we’re asking that you give Halloween one more hurrah, by donating leftover candy to our troops, along with a card thanking them for their service with drawings or explanations about what a hero means to you. […]

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This Teacher Figured out the Ultimate Bully Hack, and How She Does it will Make You Cry

This Teacher Figured out the Ultimate Bully Hack, and How She Does it will Make You Cry

This is a call-to-arms for every parent, teacher, coach, and adult who works with children: When you’re a kid who you sit next to at school is your lifeline. At least, you probably thought it was at the time. But one amazing teacher has used the power of the seating chart to save lives, not lifelines, and it’s probably not how you think. Every Friday, this brilliant teacher asks her students to write the names of 4 children they wish to sit next to the following week in a brief survey. In addition, they are asked to nominate one child […]

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Card Drive for Las Vegas Heroes gets Overwhelming Response: Here’s What Vegas Looks Like Now

Card Drive for Las Vegas Heroes gets Overwhelming Response: Here’s What Vegas Looks Like Now

We wanted to thank everyone who had a part in getting the 150+ homemade cards to Kim last week to be hand-delivered in Vegas. The cards just kept coming, from children all over Southern California ages 1-teen, many of whom had victims of the shooting from their own communities. The sentiment of the cards had a compassionate message for the heroes who need it most right now, as the two hospitals we visited continue to treat 47 of the 564 injured in the shooting- a nightmare they simply cannot seem to wake up from. Kim, Infinite Smile Project founder who […]

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We’re Collecting Homemade Cards for Las Vegas Hospitals

We’re Collecting Homemade Cards for Las Vegas Hospitals

ISP founder Kim will be in Las Vegas next week distributing hand-made cards to the two local hospitals directly caring for victims and first responders of Sunday’s mass shooting. An overwhelming response from the public to donate blood has supplied the two hospitals with what they need of blood donations for now, but medical staff are running on fumes. As the horror of the last 4 days sinks in for the nurses and doctors, we question how they can carry on. A source tells ISP that morale is certainly low for those who watched the 515 victims come through their […]

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Anyone Can Become a Teacher in the Most Important Classroom There is…

Anyone Can Become a Teacher in the Most Important Classroom There is…

Did you know that children’s centers count on the strengths and interests of their community members to educate and inspire children in need? If you’re a child or an adult who still gets that warm-fuzzy feeling when you hear “show-and-tell” (I know I do!) then volunteering a lesson, activity, speech, or workshop at your local children’s center is for you! What’s A Children’s Center? A Children’s center is a safe place for families with young children, or teens, to access facilities, learning programs, and or the support they need. Many centers are non-profit organizations or run by state or local […]

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Best Ways to Donate for Hurricane Harvey Relief

Best Ways to Donate for Hurricane Harvey Relief

What to donate for Hurricane Harvey?   We haven’t been able to turn on the news this week without seeing countless images of devastated communities amid the brown floodwaters of Hurricane Harvey, and the fatal aftermath that has devastated the state of Texas and other nearby areas. The vulnerability of its victims and the heroic rescue efforts of local community members have together touched the hearts of our nation tremendously, spurring a call to action like never before.   And yet, sometimes relief aid can be just as messy as the damage it’s trying to clean up. Hurricane Harvey has […]

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Bounce Back to School Supply Donations for Kids

Bounce Back to School Supply Donations for Kids

We are collecting items for local OC kids in need to start the year off right! Can you help? If you wish to donate, we are accepting anything in any age category. Please see below for the different age/grade brackets and what is needed for each: Please contact Kim or ISP for where to drop off. All items must be donated by August 20th. Happy Shopping!  

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2nd Annual Birthday Party for OC’s Homeless Children- July 20th

2nd Annual Birthday Party for OC’s Homeless Children- July 20th

It’s back! Our friend, Henry, and in conjunction with Operation Warm Wishes, we are helping put on “It’s Your Birthday Too!”. This event provides an amazing party for kids that truly don’t get amazing birthday parties complete with gifts, decorations, gourmet cupcakes, amazing food, entertainment and more! Come join us at Brushstrokes in Tustin on Thursday, July 20th at 5:00pm for this fun event. All are welcome to join in the activities, homeless or not, so all can celebrate as ONE!     If you wish to volunteer or donate below is what is needed:   Volunteer Volunteers are needed […]

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