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Denzel Speaks Out To Parents
“We can do better. We must do better,” Denzel urges parents (read the story...)

Honoring Young Women in Westchester
Judith Sheindlin is best known for her daytime television series, Judge Judy, where she presides over cases both outlandish and mundane. But when she isn’t dispensing words of wisdom to those who appear before her, Judge Judy focuses on helping others in the Westchester County community. (read the story...)

A Time for a Great Cause
If A Time for Children were just a new kids’ store, a writer would describe the enticing mix of items for babies, kids and moms. But owner Margie Stern has done something so extraordinary, no amount of hyperbole is sufficient. (read the story...)

Holiday Giving
This year’s favorite places for families to give back. (read the story...)

Clothing With A Conscience
Quite simply, I didn't want my children wearing clothes that some other child or mother had made without being paid fairly or being given safe, healthy conditions in which to work. (read the story...)

How To Recycle with a Heart in Westchester
Moving? Redecorating? Get rid of your old furniture while helping out someone who needs it. Furniture Sharehouse, which just opened its warehouse facility for the collection and distribution of donated furniture, collects gently-used or new home furnishings from homes and businesses in the community, and redistributes them free of charge to those in need. (read the story...)

Young Philanthropists: The goodwill’s spreading
Philanthropy is thriving in Westchester, and it’s not only among the adult set. More and more young people, some as young as kindergartners, are getting on the giving bandwagon and are finding unique ways to contribute to worthy causes, even those that benefit folks far away. (read the story...)

Downtown, A “Special” Team At Bat
On the Battery Park City Ballfield on a sunny Saturday afternoon, the air smells of cut grass and perspiration. Kids in cherry red and royal blue baseball uniforms take their turns at bat . . . (read the story...)

Taking On The Bad Guys
One man’s mission to help kids deal with bullying. (read the story...)

Gently Used, Gently Given
In naming the charitable organization she founded Baby Buggy, Jessica Seinfeld, the Manhattan mother of three and wife of comedian Jerry Seinfeld, was alluding to an old-fashioned community-mindedness. (read the story...)

Young Volunteers Are Also Needed
A guide to volunteer opportunities for youngsters in Westchester. (read the story...)

The Cultured Canine of Avery Fisher Hall
When philanthropist and dog enthusiast Karen LeFrak decided to write a book introducing children to the beauty of an orchestra, it was music to the ears of the New York Philharmonic. (read the story...)

Can You Help Train a Guide Dog?
Volunteers are needed for Guiding Eyes for the Blind to fulfill its mission. (read the story...)

Leave one take one
Two Brooklyn moms have come up with a way to recycle outgrown clothes so parents can save money and reduce waste. (read the story...)

Chappaqua Girl Scouts Get Ready to Cook
'Americans Cook!' began as a fundraising project for Chappaqua Girl Scout Troop # 2738. (read the story...)

Westchester Needs Your Family’s Trash!
From a high of 42%, recycling in Westchester is now at a slipped level of 41%. The county needs more trash, says Marianne Petronella, director of the Westchester County Recycling Office. Here’s how you and your family can help: (read the story...)

Queens Kids Get the (Kindness) Treatment
You hate lying to your kids when they fearfully ask, "Is it going to hurt?" as the nurse prepares to give him a shot. (read the story...)

From tragedy grows advocacy: A mom fights to change an industry
It’s a sadly common scenario. A parent loses a child in tragic circumstances, then channels her grief into becoming a champion for remedying the cause that took her child’s life. (read the story...)

Saving the Planet, One T-shirt at a Time
Lynda Fassa, who was a model during her early adult years, is serving as a model for sustainable living. (read the story...)

Where to: Donate in NYC...Our Annual Donation Guide
The holiday season is a wonderful time to demonstrate family values to our children. As well as giving them items on their wish list, another more lasting gift is the chance to experience the joys of giving back. (read the story...)

Eye Doctors Open Their Hearts to restore sight around the world
The philosophy of ORBIS is the well-known one: Give a man a fish, he eats for a day. Teach a man to fish, he eats for a lifetime. Only with ORBIS, the fishing boat is a DC-10 aircraft known as the Flying Eye Hospital. ORBIS is a non-profit, humanitarian organization dedicated to preserving and restoring sight in the developing world,. They accomplish this by strengthening the capacity of local partners in their efforts to prevent and treat blindness. (read the story...)

In memory of Stewie,A Duck Learns To Swim
Most people know the Stew Leonard name through its well-known — and well-stocked — grocery store namesakes located in Yonkers, Norwalk and Danbury. (read the story...)

A Season for Love - For Children at St. Mary's, Volunteers Bring Good Cheer
This month, the grand ballroom at Terrace on the Park in Queens will come alive with music, dancing, and all around good cheer. Rocking to the beat of a disc jockey, parents and their children will take to the floor, dancing, celebrating and reveling in the magical merriment that is the holiday season. But what makes this event even more magical is that the guests of honor are the children from St. Mary’s Hospital for Children's Homecare Division. (read the story...)

Big Apple Sweet Greets
All these families signed up with Big Apple Greeters (BAG), a non-profit organization that matches visitors with a volunteer New Yorker who'll squire them around town for two to four hours (read the story...)

OWL Gives a Hoot (about early childhood literacy)
If it takes a village to raise a child, it may take a community to teach a child to read. In South Jamaica, that’s just what they are trying to do. With the help of Literacy, Inc. (LINC), neighborhood schools, businesses and non-profit organizations are raising awareness about the importance of making reading a part of children’s lives, and are sponsoring events to improve literacy. (read the story...)


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