May 3 – Friday Review
When people think of the month of May, many people look to flowers and different celebrations and that is to be exected as this particular month is named for the Greek goddess Maia, who was identified with the Roman era goddess of fertility,Bona Dea ( the good goddess)
Instead of showing world news on the Adlandpro Friday Review that while important, talks about so much negativity, I thought it would be nice to share some stories that are also news, but more positive!
There are many children in the world who for one reason or another are put into foster care and if you have had a chance to see what these kids have had to deal with, I’m sure you will agree that these kids face challenges that we cant even imagine. For all the fantastic parents out there who give their love and care towards the children, there are many times when these kids do without many things from smartphones, trendy sneakers or even a car. Enter One simple Wish a website started by Danielle Gletow to help grant wishes to kids who are in foster care. Each child’s wish is posted online, and anyone can pay to make that wish come true — from tangible items such as a bicycle, a varsity jacket or school supplies to an experience like music lessons or a trip to the theater. Since 2008, the nonprofit has granted more than 4,000 wishes for children living in 35 states.
“There are thousands of children in the foster-care system who go without those normal childhood experiences that many of us have had,” said Gletow, 34. “These kids are separated from their parents. They’re separated from their siblings. They really don’t have people to ask. … A lot of them decide that it’s not worth wishing anymore because it isn’t going to happen.”
All the wishes on One Simple Wish are submitted by approved social service agencies and caseworkers. Once the wishes are reviewed and posted to the website, donors can post funds to make a wish come true.
“It’s just like online shopping, but at the end you get to give a gift to a child who will thank you more than you could ever imagine,” Gletow said. “When a child’s wish is granted, we are reassuring them that their voices are being heard.” While this site is doing all they can to meet the needs of the children in the United States, wouldn’t it be great if every country were to start this kind of project…think of how many kids could get something that would bring a smile to their faces?
Dogs are some of the most loyal, talented animals out there and can be the perfect pal to have around after a long day. That’s just the sentiment captured in this adorable animated short.
The video was uploaded to Vimeo by user Madeline Sharafian, who says it was part of a California Institute of Arts program. An unnamed pooch is seen waiting by the door for his human before hilariously cooking an omelette filled with a crunchy surprise.
“I wanted to make something that focuses on how meaningful it is to make food for someone you love,” she wrote in a description of the video. “My family’s lives practically revolve around cooking for each other, so it’s a theme that I’m deeply attached to.”
(h/t Huffinton Post)
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Back by popular demand it is time for your segment of DID YOU KNOW
Did you know the Hawaiian alphabet has 12 letters? [Tweet this]
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Did you know the Grand Canyon can hold around 900 trillion footballs? [Tweet this]
Did you know the fortune cookie was invented in San Francisco? [Tweet this]
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What an incredible week this has been for Adlandpro and This Friday review is one great news after another! First off, I want to personally say welcome back to three old ( or not that old lol) friends who have come back to Adlandpro.
2. David Weed
3. Chuck Bartok
What else is happening on AdlandPro
Lesly Federici has her blogging club going and she has asked that anyone who has a blog to please go to her forum share your blog posts and put in your new blog so that people can go visit and comment. As she has stated ( and I agree) this is a great way to get traffic to you site. If you are not a member of Adlandpro yet, this might be a good time to join.
I want to personally thank all the members of our social community for everything that they do, the images they add, the fantastic videos shared and the great discussions that are held every day on Adlandpro, as a result of people being active and sharing our community, you are all winners. ~Bogdan
and a message from Branka
Doing what I usually do on AdlandPro, it happens that this month I won. It feels great to be among such a fantastic people, like people who share this honor here with me: Miguel, Lydia, Diane, Dave and Don.
Thank you all for your support and encouragement.
Long live AdlandPro!
I am going to end this Friday review with a video – Everything happens for a reason!
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