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What-Is-Your-2022-Word

Do you make New Year’s Resolutions? Do they work for you?  We have something different for you to try this year. A word to live by for 2022.
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#GivingTuesday – Why We Participate

“It started in 2012 by the 92nd Street Y, a New York City nonprofit organization dating back to 1874, as part of a partnership with the United Nations Foundation. In an interview with NPR during...
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Our Very First Preschool Scholarship Partner – The Old Adobe School

Our absolute favorite thing about the work we do is getting to know more about the schools that receive The Blue Rose Foundation grants. This month, we were fortunate to get an update from Michaela...
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Back to School (and loving it!)

It’s here! Back to school…in person! The transition of going to school for the first time or going back to school after our Covid break can be a challenge for anyone. But it is especially...
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A Little Story of Tommy and Jimmy

Imagine two little boys, Tommy and Jimmy. Tommy receives a preschool scholarship, but unfortunately, Jimmy doesn’t. To find out what happens…
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7 Reasons Why Music is So Important

In our quest to learn more about how music benefits children we were fortunate to have musician Linda Arnold, an early proponent for getting children involved with music, join us for a Q&A.
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3 Reasons to Donate

In case you haven’t already heard, you’re in for a bit of good news, the IRS pushed back Tax Day to May 17th for 2021! In celebration (let’s hear it for Silver Linings!), here are...
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Same Goal, Different Path

Many of us have seen the heart wrenching images and stories of children asylum seekers around the world. PILAglobal is addressing a critical part of this issue, here and abroad, – focusing on early childhood...
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5 Reasons to Read to Your Kids

Reading opens up the whole world to a young reader. As March is National Reading Month, here are some of the benefits that come from reading to your kids.
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The Importance of Reading – A Conversation with Ginger Wadsworth

This Valentine’s Day, The Blue Rose Foundation is featuring a favorite author, Ginger Wadsworth. Mrs. Wadsworth’s most recent book is Born to Draw Comics, The Story of Charles Schulz and the Creation of Peanuts illustrated...
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What 2020 Taught Us

Phew, 2020 was quite a year, given everything that happened (pandemic, protests, election, etc.). Since our foundation is about education, and starting children on a path of lifelong learning, we thought January would be a...
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Help Make a Difference Before the New Year

You can still make a big difference with your donation before the New Year, and send 2020 off with a bang!
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Celebrate the End of 2020 With Resolutions for a Fresh New Year

December is the season of celebration. We don’t know how you all feel this year, but if it’s anything like us, we’re REALLY looking forward to starting fresh for the new year!
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3 Ways to Participate on Giving Tuesday

We are participating in #GivingTuesday, which, if you haven’t heard about it yet, is a global generosity movement unleashing the power of people and organizations to transform their communities and the world.
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Bobby Charles Scholarship Supports Early Childhood Education

In an effort to provide access to early education, and provide additional COVID emergency support, we awarded a scholarship grant to a New Orleans school in the name of  one of the city’s beloved musicians...
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The Season of Gratitude and The Giving of Thanks

One way for us to get in the spirit of Thanksgiving is to review what we are thankful for. This can be a challenge during this trying time, especially when the world looks bleak and...
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Tips for a Safe Halloween During COVID

It’s the season of pumpkin spice, scary costumes and trick-or-treating (make sure to check in with your local health officials to see if it’s allowed at all). Welcome to October, COVID-style!  Halloween will be different...
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COVID-19 Preschool Emergency Fund

With all the changes the Covid-19 global pandemic has brought to our lives, The Blue Rose Foundation added to our focus this year. Our main focus has been to provide scholarship grants for preschools to...
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It Takes A Village to Raise a Child

It takes a village to raise a child is an African proverb that means that an entire community of people must interact with children for those children to experience and grow in a safe and...
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Celebrate Father’s Day with Good Music for a Good Cause

Just in time for Father’s Day, musician Greg Loiacono of the Mother Hips shares his new song Child’s Song, a homage to family love and the emotions that come from a child embarking on new...
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