Stand Up For Our Planet Certificate of Recognition To Tom Wood Subaru, Indianapolis, IN

Helping Ninjas™ celebrates Tom Wood Subaru through our #StandUp4RPlanet initiative. Helping Ninjas applauds Tom Wood Subaru for its Subaru Eco-Friendly Retailer Program achievement and demonstration of positive impact in its community and our environment. Helping Ninjas gives an all hands up to Tom Wood Subaru, Subaru Company and brand efforts to stand up for the planet. This exempletory leadership of environmental consciousness is appreciated, and helps sets an example for youth on how to stand up for our planet! Helping Ninjas herby declares Tom Wood Subaru as Helping Ninjas this day of November 30th 2018.

Helping Ninjas™ recognizes Tom Wood Subaru as a recipient of our Stand Up For Our Planet Certificate.

Helping Ninjas™ hereby recognizes Tom Wood Subaru on November 30 of 2018 for its efforts to help our environment and our planet. Helping Ninjas salutes Tom Wood Subaru’s environmental responsibility and measures to protect and preserve nature thorugh community partnerships, energy efficiency, water conservation, waste reduction, and smart recycling. Helping Ninjas celebrates Tom Wood Subaru’s mission to stand up for our planet.

Photo: Layla, Helping Ninja, Age 7 and Shannon Cook,  Sustainability Director at Tom Wood Subaru in Indianapolis.

The Helping Ninjas presented a  gift to Shannon to thank her for helping the planet!! Subaruis hosting a collection box for TerraCycle for community members to recycle non common items that are not typically recycled at local recycle centers. Terra Cycle will recycle these items! Not only will that send less to the landfill. but Terra Cycle will upcycle the recycled items into a another puprose, such as a park bench! Subaru will recieve park benches for the items that they collect and then plan to donate it children parks in the Inidanapolis community! 

Helping Ninjas gave Shannon with a 4Ocean Bracelet! 

This 4Ocean™ bracelet is a gift from Helping Ninjas, Leo, Layla, Sawyer and Skyler. The bracelet is made out of 100% recycled materials.  The company 4Ocean™ gave these the Helping Ninjas in recognition of our efforts helping the planet, and we wanted to share our gifts with you.  As you are helping the oceans and helping to promote a sustainable environment in our community each day with your sustainability efforts. We are so excited you are now providing another outlet for others to help through your Terra Cycle program —providing options to recycle normalluy non-recycable items in our community! Thank you Shannon for helping our planet! You are a Helping Ninja! 

The Helping Ninjas ❤️

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.

Helping Ninajs celebrates Tom Wood Subaru efforts to help our environment! 

Helping Ninja Founders, Leo, Age 9 and his Helping Ninja Mom, Lindsey 

Thank A Firefighter Initiative

Together we are creating awareness about the importance to teach our youth to give thanks and recognizing firefighters through our Initiative, ThankAFirefighter! Helping Ninjas are on a mission to thank firefighters and want the whole world to join us! ThankAFirefighter.Org.

Thank A Firefighter Initiative  

Join the Floss4Firefighter Challenge! Floss for firefighters! Join us on social media for our floss for fighter challenge! Do your best firefigher floss! This idea came from Helping Ninjas founder, Leo and his mother! Leo and his friends love to floss dance! Helping Ninjas wanted to do something to bring awareness to firefighters and all that they do for our communities! What better way to celebrate firefirghters, than to floss? Thus, the idea of flossing for firelighters was born!

Post a video of your best firefighter floss and share on social media -Instagram, Twitter or Facebook and tag @thankafirefighter with any of the following hashtags:




How Do I Join the #Floss4Firefighter and #FirefighterFloss Challenge? Example: 

Floss, Post and Tag!: #Floss4Fighters 

Helping Ninjas kicked off the #Floss4Firefighter Challenge at Ninja Zone in Westfield, IN on Sunday December 6th, with Westfield’s Fire Department Station 81. Our hopes are to inspire others to join the challenge and#flossforfirefighters!

Helping Ninjas are invitinig community members to challenge each other to floss! And, are challenging fire stations to join in on the fun and challenge each other to do the #firefighterfloss!  Go to our page to learn more! 

Would you like to participate in our Thank A Firefighter Initiative? You can join our efforts! Helping Ninjas is invitiing all community members to participate!

How to participate?

Write A Thank You Card! 

Share & Pos!  Tag #ThankAFirefighter

Support Our Initiative On Social Media! Follow our efforts on social media @thankafirefighter where we will continously uploading photos of thank you notes to firefighters from community members. Our vision is to create a space to youth to thank firfighters.

Host A Thank A Firefighter Thank You Card Box! 

Helping Ninjas is helping with pick up and delivery of thank you cards to firefighters and we are also taking photos of thank you cards and postiing them @thankafirefighter on social media and on our website: ThankAFirefighter.Org. We invite all individuals, organizations, businesses schools, and community members or groups to collect thank you notes for firefighters! Contact us if you would like to participate.

Host A Thank A Firefighter Event!

Helping Ninjas wants to have more thankafirefighter events! Help us to give the opportunity for our youth to celebrate community and firefighters and have a postiive example and outlet to express gratitude for those who serve!

Share a gift!

Donate a treat of thankfullness to those who serve! Helping Ninjas invites all members of the community to donate small gifts to local firefighters, we will share wtih the gifts via and/or locally, will be donating small gifts, coupons, passes, etc..

Businesses & Restaurants that are supporting  and showinig thanks for firefighters!  Thank you for your support! Thank you for helping us and thanking firefighters! Together we are setting an example for our youth and the importance of showing gratitude to those who serve.

Join the Floss For Firefighter Challenge! Join us on social media for our floss for fighter challenge! Do your best firefigher floss!  Post a video of your best firefighter floss and share on social media -Instagram, Twitter or Facebook and tag @thankafirefighter with any of the following hashtags:  #FlosssForFirefighters, #firefighterfloss,#floss4firefighters in a new tab)

Cick here to view the page to see the firefighters gifts from our supporters! 

Wellness Center

Ninjas Are Flossing For Firefighters!

Creating awareness about the importance of giving thanks and recognizing firefighters through our Initiative #Floss4Firefightersand #FirefighterFloss 

Join us and take the ninja kid challenge: We challenge you to #floss4firefighters. Join or efforts to celebrate firefighters & do the floss! Our efforts will be challenged  on all outlets of social media, by flossing and encouraging all individuals, organizations, offices, clubs, classrooms and even fire stations and firefighters to join in our flossing! First ever #FirefigherFloss challenge at the Ninja Zone and Helping Ninjas Thank A Firefigher Ninja Games ! Floss and Tag us! #Floss4Firefighters #FirefighterFloss       (Firefighters and fire stations tag this one!) @thankafirefighter. We will repost on all social media outlets and share on! 

Join our Initiative to #ThankAFirefighter and floss! 

NinjaZone is a partner and host of the of Helping Ninjas Thank A Firefighter Initiative Ninja Games!   

Thank A Firefighter Ninja Games

Thank you to  Carmel Parks & Recreation ESE Helping Ninjas for writing thank you notes to firefighters!

Thank you to Mrs. Robinson’s First Grade Class for writing thank you notes to firefighters!

Thank you to Mrs. Mann’s Kindergarten Class for writing thank you notes to firefighters!

Click on the flyer to see more photos of the thank you cards made by the students from each class!

Did You Know? That hot yoga can help firefighters specifically? One firefighter from Indiananpolis, Indiana, USA, hear his inspiring story of how hot yoga  helped him to transform! His pratice from hot yoga at the Hot Room with Bikram yoga, a series of 26 postures in a room balanced with humidity and 106 degreees.  Read the full article here:

A Fireman’s Tale: Heat Heals

Do you have an inspiring story to share? Help us create awareness for firefghters and their selflessness to protect our world. Join our efforts, share with us so we can help others learn.

Why is Recycling and UpCycling Important?


Reduce. Reuse. Reycle. Learning these words will help our environment and each other.

Upcycling. Repurposing an unwanted item. Also, known as creative reuse, is the process of transforming by-products, waste materials, useless, or unwanted products into new materials or products of better quality or for better environmental value.

Recycling. The process of converting waste materials into new materials and objects. It is an alternative to “conventional” waste disposal that can save material and help lower greenhouse gas emissions. Recycling can prevent the waste of potentially useful materials and reduce the consumption of fresh raw materials, thereby reducing: energy usage, air pollution, and water pollution.





Check out this creative way to repurpose legos and even a childs sweater! What else can you upycle? Email us so we can share!

Sweater Weather

Trash Animal Street Art


Turning Trash Into Art

HGTV has a great idea – upcycle old t-shirts into a reusable produce bag! You can choose to skip the plastic bag and reuse this one! And it’s washable!

Click on a photo to be directed to HGTV website to learn how!




Helping Ninjas found that are engaging and useful in eduacating  youth to understand why recycling and upcycling is so important.



Learn What’s Recyclable

Not all plastic can go in your at home recycle bin. Learn about smart recycling! Where do I recycle plastic bags and wraps?

What Can You Recycle? A-Z 

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Did you know that composting is a form of recycling?

Compost: The act of creating renewable energy – creating compost soil from food waste that will be used to fertilize crops and repelnish soil. 

Check out what the city of Boston, Massachusetts is doing! Click on the photo to learn!