Making a Difference In Children’s Lives

Here at Miracles 4 Fun, we like to help create exposure for good deeds being done for Children. This time we want to let you know about a fine initiative put forth in Australia to help the Starlight Children’s Foundation Starlight help sick Australia kids live a more productive life. There are so many charities around and so many causes to help out. We also appreciate and admire the help that businesses give to help support those in need.

One such business is Webgator Recently, Webgator launched a ‘No Fee’ marketing campaign to help local businesses. In return, they asked that the businesses pay it forward to the sick Aussie kids at Starlight Children’s Foundation. Now surely you’d think there would be a catch of some sort as nothing is really free.

In fact, sponsoring organizations are allowed to claim up to 40% of funds raised to cover the cost of overheads. But the way that these guys did it is different and, quite frankly, extremely honest, transparent and selfless. They didn’t collect any funds on behalf of the organization – they asked the business owners to donate directly to the charity via the charity’s website. No money passed through their hands.

As a result, business owners knew that Starlight were receiving 100% of the monies donated. Any amount was respected as well – be it $2 or $2M dollars. In return for the donation, a Brisbane SEO expert at Webgator would do 1 month of internet marketing and consultation for no fee. One key term was targeted and worked on for the month.

Obviously, when SEM and SEO are done correctly it takes more than 1 month to see results. This goes without saying. But even in the 4 weeks of no fee marketing, the businesses which signed up received tremendous value – all for no fee.

We were so impressed with the idea behind the initiative that we wanted to feature it here our website! If you are a business owner, is there a way you can provide value to those in need? If so, take a lesson from these guys. They found a way to offer tremendous value and give back to the community at the same time.

Another interesting side point in all this, is that some of the businesses owners had never contributed to a charity before. This vital entry requirement made the business owners feel good about the whole experience as well!

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Miracles 4 Fun – Choosing the Best Toys for Your Children

Miracles 4 Fun – Choosing the Best Toys for Your Children

Toys are important for a child’s mental and physical development. They are also an important part of children’s lives. Children can play with anything that is within their grasp from pots, pans, cardboard boxes, and papers. However, this can be dangerous which is why it is necessary to buy them toys that are both fun and safe to use. Here are a few tips on what you should look out for when selecting a toy for your child.

The first thing you should consider when buying a toy is the age of the child. This will help you decide on the appropriate size of a toy to buy and its function.

You should also consider the toy’s durability to avoid going to the toy shop every now and then. You should evaluate the length of time it will be of interest to your child depending on his or her level of challenge or creativity. You may also factor in whether the child may discover new uses for the toy as they gain new skills. Some of the toys that exhibit multiple uses include puzzles, blocks and puppets.

You may also consider buying an attractive, safe and well constructed toy. It should have bright colors that will attract their attention because babies are enchanted by such colors.

You should also avoid buying too many toys within a short time because the child might be overwhelmed and experience a difficult time choosing something to play with.

Remember that toys affect what children learn and think about themselves and their surroundings. When you take time to choose their toys carefully, it allows children to feel powerful and successfully while stimulating them to be creative.

When you decide to buy them toys and books that have human images, make sure that the children can recognize the images and identify with them. You should also include a variety of skin colors, abilities and genders.

Another crucial thing you should do before walking over to the counter to pay for the toy is to ensure that you read through the stories and books. You should then critically analyze how problems are solved in the stories, the stereotypes expressed, violence depicted and whether there are images of different people in the story. Buy only when you are satisfied with the book.

Last but not least, check how safe the toy is. It should not have any sharp parts, parts that might pinch or splinters. They should also be sturdy enough, neither too small to be swallowed and painted with lead-free paint.…

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