Monday, August 1, 2011

Do Something! A Handbook for Young Activists - Review & Giveaway!

Do you have a cause you feel strongly about?  Or perhaps an organization that you support?  I am a strong supporter of helping those addicted to opiates, find the resources they need to get clean.  Not just for them, but for their children and their families.  Most people in the community give up on addicts, I am here to stand up and say "I won't give up on you!". 
Whatever you believe strongly in, it's important to believe in something.  It's also important to share a sense of community with your children.  Sometimes it's not easy!  That's why I am very happy to share the "Do Something" workbook and this organization with you!

What is "Do Something"?
Do Something! A handbook for young activists is a wonderful way to get your children involved in their community.  According to their very popular website, DoSomething.org, "Dosomething.org is one of the largest organizations in the U.S. that helps young people rock causes they care about.  A driving force in creating a culture of volunteerism, DoSomething.org is on track to activate two million young people in 2011.  By leveraging the web, television, mobile, and pop culture, DoSomething.org inspires, empowers, and celebrates a generation of doers; young people (25 and under) who recognize the need to do something, believe in their ability to get it done, and then take action."
 "Do Something! A Handbook for Young Activists" is the perfect way for your children to get the ball rolling on doing something extraordinary!  This handbook has activities, ideas, and tons of information to help them choose the cause they want to help and do something about it!  280 pages of projects, tools and action plans that help everyone make the world a better place. 



My Review
I have heard advertisements about "DoSomething.org" a few times on the radio but I didn't really know very much about it.  I was very excited when they contacted me and asked me to work with them on this review because I am very big into helping my community and would love to share my passion with Ashton now so that when he's a little older if he wants to do something, he'll be prepared.  When the handbook arrived, I read through it and found a lot of interesting projects and ideas for children to work on such as creating a petition for a healthier lunch. I also found that most, if not all, of these projects, though designed for young activists, can also be done by adults!  They are very easy and could help out quite a lot of people in need in your community and beyond.  I love the fact that this organization is geared toward children because if they learn while they are young to have a great sense of community than they will grow up with that.  They are helping children to become mature, responsible, caring adults and that is huge!  If you're looking for a way to pry your kids away from the television or video games, try out this workbook.  You and your children can benefit from helping others less fortunate.  
Shopaholic Rating: 5 out of 5 Shopping Bags!  This workbook and what this organization is doing for the young adults in our community is extraordinary.




Where can you find more information about "Do Something!"?
If you're interested in purchasing a copy of this workbook you visit Amazon and pick up a copy on sale for only $11.16.  For more fantastic ideas on how to get out and "Do Something" be sure to visit their website.  There you'll also find polls, more projects, a discussion board where you can meet other young activists and so much more!  

Giveaway Time!
One lucky Shopaholic is going to win a copy of "Do Something! A Handbook for Young Activists" (a $11.16 value).  Here's how:






I received this product for free for the purpose of this review.  The opinions stated in this review are mine and unbiased.  For more information on my disclosure policy please visit the P.R. section of my site.  ©Shopaholic Mommy-2011

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