Why We Love 4Ocean™

Helping Ninjas loves the organization 4Ocean™, and these are the reasons why!

Hi Im a Helping NInja! I think that 4Ocean™  is really cool because, they are the world’s biggest ocean cleanup company! They have also saved many sea animals. 4Ocean prevents 16 billion pounds of plastic waste from entering the ocean. Recently 4Ocean thanked us for what the Helping Ninjas is doing to help the oceans by sending us 4Ocean Bracelets! Check out 4Ocean’s websites: https://4ocean.com

Arjun, Helping Ninja, Age 11

Hi Im a Helping NInja! I watched your video and learned about how you started 4Ocean™ I think its awesome. And I think it was a good idea. Now you are helping the ocean and fisherman can make money now. I like that the bracelets are made of recycled plastic water bottles that is really awesome and so cooooool. Thank you for sending the Helping Ninjas bracelets. We love them and we love you guys!

Layla, Helping Ninja, Age 7

Hi Im a Helping NInja! I really like learning about what you do from you video. Thank you 4Ocean™ for cleaning our oceans.

Sawyer, Helping Ninja, Age 6

Hi Im a Helping NInja! Thank you 4Ocean™ for our bracelets and using recyceld plastic to make them. Thank you for cleaning the ocean and recyling the plastic.

Shruti, Helping Ninja, Age 7

Hi Im a Helping NInja!

4Ocean™™ says that an estimated 16 billion pounds of plastic enter the ocean each year.

4Ocean have pulled out over 2,224,760 pounds of plastic from the ocean. And the numbers are getting more plastic out of the ocean every second.

4Ocean provides jobs to people by hiring them to pull out trash from the ocean.

Siddarth, Helping Ninja, Age 11

 

4Ocean™ plastic recovery idea is very smart because it is going to stop pollution before it enters our oceans. They are taking huge boats(vessels) out on the ocean because it is better than trying to drive large trucks to stop the trash from the rivers! I think this idea is going to save our oceans.

Thank you for giving us bracelets. I am going to share them with my other Helping Ninjas and a couple helping ninjas we know in the community where I live that are helping our oceans too.

Thank you for our card Michelle, Han, Brooke, Nicole, Sophie, McKenzie, and Leanna. And most of all thank you to  Andrew and Alex for starting this company. It is so awesome! People need to learn how to help our oceans and planet. And you are helping by teaching others. Maybe one day you can teach me how to surf too.

Leo, Helping Ninja Founder, Age 9

The Pajama Program

Helping Ninjas is helping the Pajama Program by collecting pajamas to be donated for use of Foster Children in the United States.

The large need for pajamas for children in foster care is unforunate. Please consider joining our efforts to help the Pajama Program. Helping Ninjas are helping youth about this issue  and learn how to help. Helping Ninja kids are helping community members connect with an opportunity to help by donating pajamas or hosting one a collection bin.  

Collecting pajamas for other children is something that children can relate too and can connect with the cause and want to help.The Pajama Program collects pajamas year round, and is ongoing and is in need of all sizes from birth through highschool teen – XXXL.  Helping Ninjas are hoping to create awareness about foster children and the need for pajamas for foster children.

If you would like to help this cauese, you can host a drive, we can even supply a bin, or if you  have pajamas to donate, we are willing to help connect you with a drop off point! Please contact us. 

Have a Pajama Party with the Helping Ninjas.  Help us get the Pajama Program pajamas for their sweet and worthy cause – giving a good nights sleep.

Helping Ninjas and Kim Demise, the Indiana Chapter of the Pajama Program and volunteers got together to sepearte and sort donated new pajamas according to size. Ninjas helped to stack and arrange pajamas and helped to tie  gift ribbons around pajamas. It was told that this may be the only thing new that foster children will this year. Helping Ninjas kids wanted to help.

Thank you to Cool Creek Nature Center for hosting our pajama party and helping us to help those in need.

Our Story

Thank A Firefighter Initiative

An initiative to bring awareness to the service, dedication and bravery firefighters portray across the globe, and to educate our youth the importance to to give thanks to firefighters and opportunities to do so.

Want to help us thank a firefighter?

Create a card to thank a firefighter, post it and tag #ThankAFireFighter @helpingninjas

Helping Ninjas Thank A Firefighter Initiative

Helping Ninjas will repost and will share photos and efforts to thank a firefighter on Twitter, Instagram & FB and showcase at the initiative’s website ThankAFireFighter.org.

Our vision to is to encourage thank you acts showing gratitude to appreciate and celebrate firefighters.

Helping Ninjas ThankAFirefighter.org is an initiative to recognize a firefighter’s all emcombassing role of duty, community necessity, and the daily self-less acts of citizenship they give to our communities.

Helping Ninjas is encouraging youth (and adults) to  write letters! Heping Ninjas will be collecting and delivering thank you letters to local firefighters. 

For more info where to send your card to thank a firefighter and to find a local firestation, email us and we will help you!

 

New Helping Ninja Mission: Thank A Firefighter

Learn more about the widlfires in Southern California  and how you can help.

Californnia Wildfires.

https://www.cbsnews.com/live-news/california-fires-camp-malibu-woolsey-evacuation-containment-evacuations-death-toll-live-updates/

https://www.sfchronicle.com/california-wildfires-2018/

Click here to see fire stations in Southern California that you can send cards too.

 

 

Thank A FireFighter Initiative
Please email if interested in helping with this initiative. 

Helping Ninjas is a student-led not for profit. Volunteers opportunities and internship positions are available to help with this initiative  and with the initiative’s website: ThankAFireFighter.org. Corporate sponsorships are also avaialble. 

Stand Up For Our Planet

Helping Ninjas™ new initiative “Stand Up For Our Planet” is to applaud those individuals and businesses that put forth effort to help our planet and each other.

Our mission is bring awareness to those that are helping and to celebrate their efforts. Helping Ninjas believes it is best to lead by example and it is important that we teach our youth to recognize and thank those persons or indviduals, organizations and coprorations, who are helping our planet is some way – big or small. Stand Up For Our Planet initiative  is led by youth, a mission to learn to inspire others to celebrate any and all efforts by others whom are protecting our home and future.

Included in the global issues this initiative addresses in hopes to  educate the community and inspire a to help is: food waste, hunger and food rescue – and repurposing. And it’s connection. Helping Ninjas™ recognizes Second Helpings as our first official receipent of our Stand Up For Our Planet Certificate.

Helping Ninajs celebrates Second Helpings efforts to help our environment and our planet.Helping Ninjas salutes and celebrates Second Helpings’ environmental responsibility and mission to reduce food waste and hunger simultaneously and to stand up for our planet.

Helping Ninjas™ #StandUp4rPlanet celebrates efforts at Second Helpings, whom is recognized for its efforts to stand up for the planet; Second Helpings repurposes rescued food to feed those in need, helps promote culinary skills and opportunity by preparing healthy, nutritious meals, and promotes a sustainable environment by practicing compost and recycling methods in the kitchen.

Helping Ninjas thinks that every city needs a Second Helpings!

Helping Ninjas declares Second Helpings as Helping Ninjas! Helping Ninjas™ celebrates efforts at Second Helpings through our #StandUp4RPlanet initiative and recognizes Second Helpings for its efforts to stand up for the planet since 1998. Second Helpings repurposes rescued food to feed those in need, helps promote culinary skills and opportunity by preparing healthy, nutritious meals, and promotes a sustainable environment by practicing compost and recycling methods in the kitchen. To date Second Helpings has repurposed 200,000 pounds of rescued food this year alone — and delivered approximately 80,000 meals per month.

Helping Ninjas™ @standup4Rplanet initiative can be found on social media.

StandUp4RPlanet Learn more about stand up for our planet initiative.

Helping Ninjas™ supports Second Helpings charitable efforts.


Helping Ninjas has supported Second Helpings with their mission to fight hunger by organizing a charitable cause to collect items from Second Helpings kitchen Wish List. The children held a “Rock For A Cause” event with partner School of Rock in Carmel, IN on April 2018 to bring awareness to their hunger and food waste and its connection. Helpings Ninjas collected and donated over $100 of spices, vingers and oils to Second Helpings.

Donate To Second Helpings. Second Helpings is in need of tomatoes. It is listed on their high priority list, we helped by sharing our harvest. Helping Ninjas™ were able to donate approximately 75 lbs of organic, from the garden tomatoes to Second Helpings this summer.  Tomatoes that students from a local Indiana elementary and middle school grew by seed at an Indiana elementary school cafe garden and a helping ninja home garden – children experienced hands on opportunity to grow organic produce and  to care for the plants and help harvest.
This effort was part of a grant  award project that the Helping Ninjas were awarded in May 2018 from the CICF Foundation’s Carmel Micro Green Teen Grant Award. Growing fresh produce and herbs and practicing sustainable and organic gardening methods was part of the award through their project called, Helping Ninjas™ “Green Community, School and Garden Outreach.

Helping Ninjas began volunteering At Second Helpings in To HELp FIght Waste and reduce hunger in 2017

Helping Ninjas, Leo & Sid at Second Helpings

About Second Helpings. Each day, Second Helpings volunteers and staff rescue prepared and perishable food from wholesalers, retailers and restaurants — preventing unnecessary waste. That rescued food is used to create 4,000 hot, nutritious meals each day that are distributed to more than 90 social service agencies that feed people in need.

The Second Helpings Culinary Job Training program trains disadvantaged adults for careers in the food service industry. This helps eliminate hunger at its source. More than 800 adults have graduated from this program, and Second Helpings alumni are now working in Central Indiana as cooks, executive chefs, business owners and culinary instructors Second Helpings recognizes the need practice sustainable actions to promote a healthy enviornment.

Second Helpings Environmental Responsibility
-Food Rescue
-Recycling
-Gardening

Donate to Second Helpings

View their wish list on amazon to donate online!

High-Priority Items Needed at Second Helpings. 

Soy Sauce
Vinegar – all kinds
Cooking Oil
Cooking Spray
Garlic Powder
Fish Sauce
Tomatoes
Pasta

Learn more about Second Helpings!

Second Helpings Helps Environment

Second Helpings

Did you know?

The United States Government announced in 2018 a plan to use food waste more effeciently? Helping Ninjas is glad to see a governement led project to address this issue in the United States. Helping Ninjas also recognizes that Second Helpings in Indianapolis was ahead of its time, addressing this issue in 1998! Second Helpings has been rescuing food and repurposing it for 20 years!

Helping Ninjas hopes that organizations like Second Helpings can inspire other organizations, citites, communities, to take their lead.

You can learn more The United States paln to address food waste with food rescue.

United States announces plan to address food waste 2018:  Waste Dive

Do you know someone who is standing up for our planet?

Please share with us! You can send via email or share on social media!

Post and tag us @helpingninjas or @standup4Rplanet or #StandUp4RPlanet
Learn more about our Stand Up For Our Planet Initiative

Rather than singling out those who are not, let us help educate our youth about those who are helping our planet, and lead our youth in a public expression of gratitude.

Want to learn more about our initiative to inspire? Through positive expression we encourage others and our educating our youth that “Insults Do Not Inspire.” Read more here:  Social Ettiquette

Want to learn more about food rescue?

Composting, A Beginners Guide

Helping Ninjas would like to recognize contributing writer, John Quinn of Germantown, TN who has shared his excellent guide with us, joining our efforts to help edcuate youth and others the importance and value of f composting and how to do it at home!

He has shared with us and now we would like to share what we have lerned from him with you! #LearnHelpShare. He has created a step by step guide to help you start a compost bin at home: A Beginners Guide To Compost. His guide provides educational information about what composing is as well as its use and how to make and use it yourself at home! . This compost guide was added to our website to share what excellent efforts this individual is doing to help our planet.

Thank you John for being a Helping Ninja!

A Beginners Guide To Compost       By John Quinn 

 

Want to learn more?

Learn more here about our Kids Compost Iniatative.

How to Start Composting? 

How to Start?   Starting to compost is as simple as getting a container and soil. The secret is to stir the soil and the items-  you will ensure that the compostable process of breakdown begins by stirring it each time. Try not to allow a large pile to accumulate without soil, if the soil gets low, add more. You always need enough soil to stir in your compostable items. Avoid dumping compostable bags into your compost, it will take longer to compost, so starting out adding ingredients directly to the soil out of the bag is best.

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