Migration Celebration

Helping Ninjas recently volunteered during a local park’s celebration of monarchs! Cool Creek Nature Center of Hamilton County Parks in Westfield Indiana held their 3rd annual Migration Celebration! Helping Ninja kids and moms and dads volunteered their time to help at the event on Saturday morning – and got to take part in a monarch butterflies release!  Cool Creek Migration Celebration consisted of live music, games, crafts, face painting. a boucne house, learning and interactive stations, tagging of butterflies, butterfly release and tons of family fun!

Thank you Cool Creek! Thank you for creating awareness and helping to educate youth and the community about monarchs and for your continuous efforts to help the monarch species.

These Helpoing NInjas give Cool Creek’s Migration Celebration a helping ninja high five!

Learn more about. Mission Moarch. 

See more Migration Celebration Pictures

 

 

Want to learn more about pollinators? Helping Ninjas loves hearing about ways you are learning — learning is helping! Share with others what you have learned – and be a helping ninja! Share with us or tag us @LearnHelpShare

Popcorn&Pollinators.  Learn more about our popcorn and pollinators educational program for students birth through teen. Helping Ninjas believes it is important to teach our youth about pollinators, native species, native plants, healthy soil, organic fertilzers, endangered pollinators, eco-system balane and sustainability — and how you can help. Learning what you can do at home to help is a beginning step to conservation.

 

Harvest Helping Hunger

Helping Ninjas recently donated organic, home grown tomoatoes to Second Helpings – an organzation that rescues food and creates meals to feed those in need in the Indinapolis and surrouding areas.  Helping Ninjas grew tomatoes from seed, using organic and natural gardening methods. Such as home made compost, organic tomato seeds, organic soil, orgnaic fertilzers: egg shells, milk, banana peel tea and epsom salt. They also used herbs as natural pest deterrants.

Helping Ninjas made homemadre pesticides from garlic and cayenne pepper to deter the unwanted pests that attemped to eat their transplant seedlings. The kids planted the tomato seeds in mid-Feburary and kept them well-cared for indoors using natural light from windows and light from a house-lamp. We turned the seedliings daily, rotating them towards the sunlight, and assemalated wind by having our hands over the seedlings. We replanted the seedlings three different times, into larger containers as they grew – using home made compost and eggshells as fertilizer. By May, the seedlings were grew into healthy plants ready to go into the ground. A Helping Ninjas dad created a tomato garden in their backyard.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

     

 

 

Second Helpings Helps Environment

Helping Ninjas give Second Helpings a Helping Ninja high five!

Learn about Second Helpings in Indianapolis and how their food rescue program encourages helps to feed others in need all while creating a sustainable environment!

Did you know that they also compost  any leftover or unused food scraps?

Want to see more pictures of the Helping Ninjas Volunteering at Second Helping? Click Here. 

Environmental Responsibility

An Excerpt from SecondHelpings.Org

IMG_4993
www.SecondHelpings.org

Food Rescue Environmental responsibility is at the core of our mission to reduce waste. We take food resources that no one else wants or needs to fulfill the most fundamental needs that people can’t life without — nourishing food and careers that lead to self-sufficiency.

It’s estimated that every man, woman and child in the U.S. wastes up to a pound of food every single day. In Indianapolis alone, that’s almost 1,000,000 pounds of perfectly good food headed to the landfill every day. We work with our partners in the food service industry—distributors, caterers, restaurants, grocers, and others—to safely and efficiently collect surplus and perishable food that was headed for the landfill. Every year Second Helpings rescues more than 2 million pounds of nutritous food and uses that food to transform lives through our Hunger Relief and Culinary Job Training.

Recycling Often when Second Helpings takes in food, we also take in a great deal of packaging. It would be incompatible with our mission to merely throw away this extra packaging. Second Helpings recycles all cardboard, crates, plastic and bottles that hold our food. We also recycle all of our office paper and packaging as well.

Garden In 2011, Second Helpings partnered with Keep Indianapolis Beautiful to build a water-friendly herb garden at Second Helpings. Volunteers worked hard to erect the structure, grade the land, and plant all the herbs. Now, the garden is providing the kitchens here at Second Helpings with fresh basil, parsley, mint, and oregano. These herbs will season Second Helpings’ food long into the winter.

Want to learn more about Second Helpings Mission: Transforming Lives through the Power of Food

Magic Yarn Project

 

The Magic Yarn project, is a program for kids suffering from cancer.  Hundreds of thousands of kids have cancer. The most common type of kids’ cancer is Luekimia, Luekimia is a blood cancer most commonly found in kids. kids going through Luekimia usualy go through a Drug treatment called “Limo-Therapy.” People going through this treatment have hair loss due to the effects of the medicines. The Magic Yarn Progic makes beanies in the style of princess hair styles and Superheros. The use yarn to make these beanies, which make them much more comfortable than store bought beanies. These beanies are also very uniqe do to their creative styles. People have said that their children have felt like normal children again after recieving these magnificent gifts. The Magic yarn Project also accepts cards with Superhero stickers, and Princess stickers. My school has been praticapating by collecting Superhero and Princess stickers, and then they have been turning those into cards for donations. Help The Magic Yarn Project accomplish their goal by donating today! Link to donate: Magic Yarn Project

Siddarth Chavali, age 11, 2018

#Planet Or Plastic

 

  

Join Helping NInas movement, as we learn about plastic pollution and how it is adversely effecting our environment, and inspire others to help.

Stand Up To Plastic 

Stand Up To Straws

Eco-Friendly Lunches

Stand Up For Our Planet

Learn Help Share

 

Read more at: nationalgeographic.com/environment/planetorplastic/

Recyling is important becuase it helps reduce waste in our landfills, but knowing where to send recyacalbes is even more important. Some plastics can’t be recycled locally, and have to be sent to certain states or facitlities, even other countries.

Learning about companies like Terra Cycle, finding local sources that collect plastics #2 and #4 and single use plastic bgas, or calling your local recycale company can help you learn where and what is recyable. And then you can share what you learn, by tagging us!, or emailing Helping Ninjas so we can share with others!

Recycling is a word to learn, and practicing it is an act to learn.

Share with us how you are reusing, recyling and reusing – or reducing at home! We want to hear! Email: info@helpingninjas.com or post and tag #HelpingNInjas on Social Media.

Learn Help Share

Helping Ninjas Anthony and Shruti at school, helping other students learn how to help the planet! #HelpingNinjas

Books4YouthGames

How do I participate?

  • RSVP on links below.
  • Bring 3 books to donate!
  • Or donate $20 to Books For Youth. 

How do I sign up?

  • Click on the session you would like to particpate! 
  • RSVP on EventBrite Links Below!

BOOKS FOR YOUTH GAMES RSVP

RSVP Session 1  (September 29th 1:00 pm)Session 2 (September 29th 2:00pm)

What if I can’t make the Books For Youth Games?  

You can still help!

Donate new or gently used books!       

Stop by one of the followiing Ninja Zone locations!

 

The Books for Youth Program is committed to placing backpacks filled with 25 age-appropriate books into the hands of Indiana foster youth and young adults. changes that and provides books foster youth can call their own.  Since the program began in 2006, BFY has given away more than 8,750 backpacks.

How did Books For Youth begin?

Indiana Department of Child Servicecs and Indianapolis Colts Books For Youth is Sponosord By CSI Cargo Servies

How else can you help Books For Youth?

Learn more about Books For Youth 

https://www.colts.com/community/literacy/books-for-youth

 

#BooksForYouth