Throughout the world, many cultures mark special holidays. Holiday traditions bring people together and allow us to feel a part of family and community. The gifts and food that we share are all about expressing a sense of gratitude, joy, and abundance.
Our culture has grown more commercial, and gift giving has become a booming industry. Sometimes the original meaning behind the tradition gets lost, and the gift giving takes on a life of its own. Not only is the pressure on to spend money, but many people also find that when gifts become the focal point of a holiday, it puts too much emphasis on receiving.
When the materialistic aspects of the holiday overshadow its meaning, that can leave people feeling empty and wishing for something more. This is why the Whole-Listic Children's Foundation has chosen to compliment Holidays with priceless lessons to share with kids in the community.
Can one person really change the world?
"I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples."
- Mother Teresa
"Every man must decide whether he will walk in the light of creative altruism or in the darkness of destructive selfishness."
- Martin Luther King, Jr.
2013 THANKSGIVING PROJECT
This young man is named Tony Robbins and today thru the Anthony Robbins Foundation's International Basket Brigade, they are feeding approximately 2 million people annually. Project HOPE is partnering up with this foundation during the Holidays to spread some blessings within our local communities.
2013 STRESS-LESS LIVING EXPO
As a preliminary introduction to the “Billionaire Parenting” lifestyle, an expo was designed to empower the community with information and resources regarding the importance of reducing stress. We realized from clinical observations and research that this was the root of a majority of the dis-ease and illnesses that were prevalent. Research studies found that 90% of all physicians’ visits are due to some symptoms of stress.
2014 VALENTINE PROJECT
Heroes come in all shapes and sizes. Have you witnessed the courage and strength it takes little boys and girls that are diagnosed with cancer and the spirits they possess to face these challenges? For Valentine's Day we wanted to uplift the spirits of these children at the Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders of Northern Virginia.
2013 CHRISTMAS PROJECT
Have you ever wondered where children living in shelters go during the day? Where do they learn? Where do they play? Bright Beginnings Preschool , located in Washington, DC provides a nurturing, developmentally-appropriate childcare for homeless infants, toddlers and preschoolers helps them reach important childhood milestones, while they help their parents to end their homelessness.
According to "Billionaire Parenting", every child brings unique gifts, talents and strengths to the world. The brain has an amazing power and the more we discover and understand it, the better we will adapt and create learning programs to facilitate its growth.
2014 SPRING PROJECT
When children are released from intensive care, but still not ready to go home, they come to The HSC Pediatric Center located in Washington, DC. The center provides a nurturing environment of family-centered care so that children and teens can learn, play and grow while receiving the medical care they need.
"Even greater than the ability to inspire others with hope is the power to motivate them to give as much to the lives of others as they would give to their own"
"I think the biggest disease the world suffers from in this day and age is the disease of people feeling unloved. I know that I can give love for a minute, for half an hour, for a day, for a month, but I can give. I am very happy to do that, I want to do that.
- Princess Diana
"You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty."
- Mahatma Gandhi
"Peace is a daily, a weekly, a monthly process, gradually changing opinions, slowly eroding old barriers, quietly building new structures."
- John F. Kennedy
"Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible."
- Dalai Lama
"Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on Earth."
- Dalai Lama