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AARP. 601 E Street NW, Washington, DC 20049, (202) 434-2277 or (800) 424-3410, www.aarp.org. The largest organization for people age 50 and older. It offers resources, membership benefits, publications, and a Grandparent Information Center.

Animal Town. PO Box 757, Greenland, NH 03840, (800) 445-8642, www.animaltown.com. Toys, games, crafts and books for cooperative play and learning.

Books Are Fun (a Reader's Digest Company). 1680 Hwy 1 N, PO Box 2468, Fairfield, IA 52556, (800) 966-8301, www.booksarefun.com. A Something to Remember Me By Legacy Project Partner. The leading display marketer of hardcover books and gifts. It offers corporate and school book display programs. The school program, presently in 65,000 schools across North America, offers high quality, deeply discounted books, gift items, and supplemental educational materials. This partnership allows schools to earn free books and educational materials for their libraries and classrooms.

Center for Intergenerational Learning. Temple University, 1601 N Broad Street, Room 206, Philadelphia, PA 19122, (215) 204-6970, www.temple.edu/CIL. Fosters intergenerational cooperation and exchange. It runs a number of intergenerational programs, including the Linking Lifetimes mentoring program, and offers training, publications, and videotapes.

crafterscommunity.com. If you're looking for crafting information on the Internet, this is the place to start. Offers thousands of links.

Elderhostel. 11 Avenue de Lafayette, Boston, MA 02111-1746, (877) 426-8056 or (978) 323-4141, www.elderhostel.org. A non-profit organization that offers high-quality, affordable, educational adventures for adults who are 55 and older. They also offer unique intergenerational programs for grandparents and grandchildren.

Experience Corps. Civic Ventures, 425 Second St, Suite 601, San Francisco, CA 94107, (415) 430-0141, www.experiencecorps.org. A national program started in 1995 that mobilizes the time, talent, and experience of older adults in service to the community. It provides local schools and youth-serving organizations with caring older adults who can work directly with children, tutoring and mentoring.

Family Pastimes. RR 4, Perth, Ontario, K7H 3C6, Canada, (613) 267-4819, www.familypastimes.com. Great cooperative games for all ages.

Family Tree. 1507 Dana Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45207-1005, (513) 531-2690, www.familytreemagazine.com. A bi-monthly magazine that offers advice, guidance, and perspective to family-history enthusiasts.

Generations Together. University Center for Social and Urban Research, University of Pittsburgh, 121 University Place, Suite 300, Pittsburgh, PA 15260-5907, (412) 648-7150, www.gt.pitt.edu. Promotes interaction between young and old through community outreach, education, and research. It has an extensive library and offers a number of publications on intergenerational programming.

Generations United. 122 C Street NW, Suite 820, Washington, DC 20001, (202) 638-1263, www.gu.org. One of the main Something to Remember Me By Legacy Project Partners. The premier national organization promoting intergenerational strategies, programs, and policies. It is a coalition of over 100 organizations, and offers a number of publications and a newsletter.

Memory Makers magazine. 12365 Huron St, Suite 500, Denver, CO 80234-3438, (303) 452-0048 or (800) 366-6465, www.memorymakersmagazine.com. The Exclusive Scrapbook Partner for the Something to Remember Me By Legacy Project. Great ideas and expert information for people who believe in keeping the tradition of the family photo historian alive. They also offer a number of books on scrapbooking and preserving family memories. Teachers can use information to bring any subject to life for students -- family history, celebrating friendship, recording achievement, or exploring a new topic.

National Academy for Teaching and Learning about Aging. University of North Texas, PO Box 310919, Denton, TX 76203-0919, (940) 565-3450, www.unt.edu/natla. Promotes education about aging-related issues. It offers training, consultation, and resources for organizations, universities, and schools across the country.

Parenting Coalition International. 1025 Connecticut Ave NW, Suite 415, Washington, DC 20036, (202) 530-0849, www.parentingcoalition.org. One of the main Something to Remember Me By Legacy Project Partners. Offers parenting information and resources, and serves as a central link connecting parenting organizations worldwide.

The Communication Project. 9 Lobraico Lane, Whitchurch-Stouffville, Ontario, L4A 7X5, Canada, (905) 852-3777 or (800) 772-7765, www.communicationproject.org. One of the main Something to Remember Me By Legacy Project Partners. An intergenerational research and education group. It offers resources and award-winning books for educators, parents, and grandparents.

United Generations Ontario. 1185 Eglinton Ave E, Suite 604B, Toronto, Ontario, M3C 3C6, Canada, (416) 426-7115, www.intergenugo.org. An umbrella organization that offers Canadian information on intergenerational resources, programs, and policies.

www.ancestry.com. One of the leading resources for family history online. With a paid membership, you gain access to a database of information for over 1 billion names.

www.ancientfaces.com. An online photo website dedicated to connecting families with their legacies. Includes photos, family stories, and recipes.

www.aoa.dhhs.gov/naic/default.htm. A central source for a wide variety of information, facts, and statistics on aging.

www.beritsbest.com/HolidaysSeasons/MothersDay. A listing of the best Mother's Day websites for children.

www.biography.com/features/mother. Biographies of 100 mothers, from celeb moms to political moms to supermoms.

www.childrensdefense.org. The Children's Defense Fund is dedicated to ensuring the well-being of children, and supporting families and communities. The website offers much useful information and data, and valuable links to other organizations and resources.

www.costumegallery.com/research.htm. A key website for researching fashion through the years. Click on the 1900s to see 20th century fashions for women, men, and children (including hairstyles).

www.costumes.org/pages/costhistpage.htm. A listing of information links and resources for historical clothing by period, from prehistoric to the 2000s.

www.cyndislist.com. A great genealogy site that has over 40,000 categorized links to other sites and answers to frequently asked questions.

www.distinguishedwomen.com. Biographical information on women who have contributed to all fields of human endeavor.

www.familydiv.org. Family Diversity Projects Inc. offers books and distributes photo-text exhibits that can be displayed in schools, workplaces, and community groups. The award-winning exhibits celebrate families of every kind.

www.familysearch.org. The largest family history website. Includes step-by-step research guidance and links to other sites with family history information.

www.geezer.com. More than 500 senior artisans offer their beautifully handcrafted products to online shoppers. A great source for special gifts -- 6,000 products you won't find anywhere else!

www.greatwomen.org. Website of the National Women's Hall of Fame. Includes an alphabetical listing of the Women of the Hall with a photo and short biography on each.

www.kidsturn.org. A nonprofit organization to help children, parents, and grandparents through divorce. Offers workshops, resources, and online information including good lists of divorce-related books for adults and books for children.

www.myfamily.com. Offers a free, easy-to-use template for a private family website; includes areas for news, chats, photos, and more.

www.myhistory.org. My History, 1-877-NEH-HISTORY. FREE guidebook filled with ideas for preserving your family's history including writing a journal, playing detective with photos, researching your family tree, and saving family treasures.

kclibrary.lonestar.edu/decades.html. A fantastic website with photos and historical information (e.g. fashion & fads, historic events, art, books, music, film & TV) on each of the decades of the twentieth century. Ideal for helping children explore, understand, and compare to the time their grandparents grew up.

www.ourtimelines.com. Enter the year of your birth to find out what other famous people were born during the same year. Then, enter the current date, your birth date, and some events in your life. A historical timeline will be generated showing your personal events in the context of other historical events. Great for comparing the lives and historical events of children, parents, and grandparents.

www.parenthood.com. A general website with lots of information and links on a multitude of topics.

www.parentsplace.com. Another general website with lots of information and links on a multitude of topics.

www.pbs.org/kcet/agelessheroes. Explores the spirit, vitality, and potential of men and women who have achieved success and continue to do so beyond the age of 65.

www.rootsweb.com/~wgwkids. A great website for kids (and teachers leading classroom activities) to learn about family histories in general and their family in particular.

www.somethingtoremembermeby.org. Website for the Something to Remember Me By Legacy Project. Includes free online activity kits, crafts, resources, and contests, as well as information and award-winning books for grandparents, parents, schools, seniors and community groups.

www.stepfamily.org. Information, counseling, workshops, and other resources to help make families work in situations of divorce, co-parenting, single parenting, and stepfamilies.

www.workingmommall.com. Developed by moms for moms, a comprehensive yet selective site for information, resources, and community.

www.yesterdayland.com/popopedia/shows/categories/fashion. A general overview of fashions from the 1940s to the 1990s, with alphabetical listings for different topics.

From Mother's Day Activity Kit by Susan V. Bosak ©2003

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