Tag: solidary
CONI, our Wishmakers of the month celebrate solitary birthdays
October 30, 2015  |  Written by M. Rodrigo Brao

Our wishmaker of the month is Alex Sebastián, founder of CONI. This non-profit organization was born among a group of young voluntary workers, who decided to coordinate their skills and focus on Guatemala. CONI, declared as Public Use in 2014, does not receive money from the State. Since their expenses are taken care of in Spain by private members, they guarantee that the support they receive is entirely invested in their projects in Guatemala. Imagination, hope, energy and enthusiasm are the tools they employ to search for new ways to get people involved. Proof of this is, an original idea with which they propose to turn birthday parties into solidary events, which also teaches our children to be aware of inequalities worldwide. It´s not a question of helping but of having kids participate in the solutions.

Famosa & Theodora Foundation provide smiles for kids at hospitals
July 10, 2015  |  Written by M. Rodrigo Brao

Famosa has teamed up with Fundación Theodora in a solidary campaign called #FelicesPorNarices (something like Forced to be Happy, in English). This wonderful initiative consists in uploading photographs wearing a clown´s nose to Twitter or Instagram using the hashtag above or through this Facebook app.

Expose them to different cultures with Nenuco Deluxe
February 9, 2015  |  Written by Carlota Nelson

Respecting differences, whether racial, cultural or religious, is not only important in an ever globalized world, but it prepares children to become solidary and value others and learn from them. That is why we must expose our children to travel and read about children from other parts of the world. Solidarity implies generosity, empathy and tolerance, subjects we´ve written about here at The Toy Blog. And one of the best ways, to tickle their interest about other cultures and keep them entertained is by playing.