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SaMP Kids – Make a Wish Presentation

Yesterday we kicked off our March Compassion project with a presentation by Kari Hartbauer from Make-A-Wish Mid-Atlantic. Most of the kids knew about Make-A-Wish and what they do but it was a lot of fun hearing all the smiles they bring to kids who are facing serious medical conditions. Kari shared this video of Addy’s …

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SaMP Kids ~ Middle Ridge Farm

In January and February, SAMP Kids Compassionate Kids Club partnered with Middle Ridge Farm and Rescue in Middletown! Whitney case to speak to our club and the kids decided that a service day at the farm would be a great way to help them! Last week, the kids got to the farm and realized horses …

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SaMP Kids – November Project – SHIP 

Yesterday we had the pleasure of having Ed Hinde from SHIP (Student Homelessness Initiative Project) come out and present to the kids at our Compassionate Kids Club meeting. We learned that there are some 600 hundred children within FCPS that are encountering homelessness each year – students in 61 out of the 66 schools in …

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SaMP Kids ~ Building Veterans Dinner

This month the kids picked Building Veterans as the recipient for their monthly service project. The kids created a meditation center, and brought the guys a meal this past Monday. Throughout the moth they worked together to created a menu of pot pie, salads, desserts, and some drinks. The Meditation Center was lovingly put together …

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SaMP Kids ~ Building Veterans

Yesterday the SaMP Kids had an opportunity to learn about Building Veterans. Building Veterans is a peer to peer supportive recovery program with a holistic approach.  Program participants live in supportive housing, attend mandatory classes and either work, attend school or volunteer in the community. They support those who struggle with personal issues and addictions.  …

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SaMP Kids ~ Compassionate Kids Club

Last week at SaMP Kids – Compassionate Kids Club, we welcomed Hermine Bernstein to discuss Blessings in a Backpack, Frederick, MD! She read Maddi’s Fridge to the kids and led a discussion on how we can help families in need. We learned that BIAB provides TWO THOUSAND kids in Frederick County with meals on weekends, …

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Top 10 Reasons to Volunteer!

Thinking of becoming a volunteer with Sophie & Madigan’s Playground? See our top ten reasons to help you make up your mind.   #10: It’s good for you. Volunteering provides physical and mental rewards! Volunteering with a group of people can help you feel supported, helps reduce stress, and ups happy moods and emotions, like …

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SaMP Kids are back! 

SaMP Kids will begin again this coming Monday August 28th, 4:30PM at the Common Market community room! We will be choosing our Back to School project and hearing a presentation from our friends at Blessings in a Back Pack.  We are looking forward to all the amazing projects the kids come up and can not …

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Eclipse Viewing Party – PLAY Trail end of year party!

Yesterday we hosted our second PLAY Trail End of Year Party with the excitement of the eclipse! We built pinhole viewers, shared some certified eclipse glasses, painted some rocks and just enjoyed each other’s company for this special day. It was so much fun listening to the kids gasps of excitement the first time they …

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Build a pinhole viewer for safe eclipse viewing!

Monday, August 21st 2017, people all over North America will be able to see a Solar Eclipse! We wanted to share this fun easy way to create your own viewer to keep every ones eyes safe while you take the kids out to LEARN! You can find out more about the eclipse here thanks to …

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