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The Detective Rafael Ramos Foundation with the Help of the NYPD Launches Backpack Project

The Detective Rafael Ramos Foundation with the Help of the NYPD Launches Backpack Project

The Detective Rafael Ramos Foundation will be launching its Backpack Project on September 15 at P.S. 59 William Floyd School in Brooklyn, and on September 23 at P.S. 151 Lyndon B. Johnson School in Brooklyn.

Local Girl Scouts Donate All of Their Cookie Sale Profit to City's Veterans

Local Girl Scouts Donate All of Their Cookie Sale Profit to City's Veterans

A local Girl Scout troop donated all of their cookie sale profits to help the city's homeless veterans.

President Obama Announces New Community Diaper Program

President Obama Announces New Community Diaper Program

President Obama announced the new Community Diaper Program for families in need and Huggies is donating 22 million diapers.

Seeds of Change Grant to Award $300,000 to School and Community Gardens

Seeds of Change Grant to Award $300,000 to School and Community Gardens

The Seeds of Change Grant Program, which will award a total of $300,000 to school and community gardens, is accepting applications through March 28.

Bowl a Strike at Bowlmor and a Dollar Will be Donated to Feeding America

Bowl a Strike at Bowlmor and a Dollar Will be Donated to Feeding America

Bowlmor AMF has teamed up with Fighting America from December 18 to January 3 to host the third annual Jingle Bowl, where a dollar will be donated to for every strike bowled.

NYC Woman Buys Out Toy Store, Donates Everything to Homeless Children

NYC Woman Buys Out Toy Store, Donates Everything to Homeless Children

Carol Suchman bought the entire inventory of Hudson Party Store in the West Village and donated thousands of toys and stuffed animals to the NYC Department of Homeless Services.

Game-Based Learning for NYC Students with Special Needs

Game-Based Learning for NYC Students with Special Needs

Connect the Kids NYC and KNeoWorld Inc. have teamed up to raise money through an Indegogo campaign to supply tablets and game-based learning software to students with special needs in NYC.

NYC 10-Year-Old Gives 400 Kids Care Bears

NYC 10-Year-Old Gives 400 Kids Care Bears

Ten-year-old Zachary Kaplan partnered with Care Bears to give 400 at-risk children teddy bears as part of Care Bears National #ShareYourCare Day on Sept. 9.

Operation ResCUTE “Paws” it Forward

Operation ResCUTE “Paws” it Forward

Operation ResCUTE helps local animal shelters in aiding their adoption efforts, so every animal can find a loving home, just like the founder's beloved rescued canine.

Rockland Jewish Academy Students Collect 135 Pairs of Shoes for Soles4Souls

Rockland Jewish Academy Students Collect 135 Pairs of Shoes for Soles4Souls

Young students at Rockland Jewish Academy, an independent school of just 85 students, collected 135 pairs of shoes for those in need this fall, to benefit the Soles4Souls organization.

Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF

Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF

There are ways to make your child's trick-or-treating experience more meaningful than just collecting bags of candy. By participating in the 60-year-old Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF program, not only will your kids learn the importance of fundraising and having a global impact, but they will gain an invaluable sense of self-worth through helping other children across the world.

Mitzvah Market Develops B'Nai Mitzvah Planning Software

Mitzvah Market Develops B'Nai Mitzvah Planning Software

Mitzvah Market developed Mitzvah Organizer, a b'nai mitzvah planning program to helps parents who are planning a bar or bat mitzvah stay organized and stress-free.

Celebrate Halloween With Spirit of Children

Celebrate Halloween With Spirit of Children

Give more than just Halloween candy this holiday season by giving back to the community and volunteering at Spirit Halloween's Spirit of Children parties at hospitals in and around the New York City area.

Josh Lucas Plays Ping Pong for Charity

Josh Lucas Plays Ping Pong for Charity

Actor Josh Lucas attended Only Make Believe's SPiN Out of Spring event at SPiN: NYC, where he played ping pong with young professionals to support the nonprofit organization that brings live theater to children suffering from chronic illness and disabilities.

Fundraising Walks in the New York City Area

Fundraising Walks in the New York City Area

Getting active with your family has many physical benefits, but walking for a cause can also teach compassion and the value of volunteerism. There are many annual fundraising walks in the New York City area that raise money and awareness for causes close to many of our hearts, including special needs and children's causes.

Where to Volunteer with Your Kids in Manhattan

Where to Volunteer with Your Kids in Manhattan

UPDATED MARCH 2016: Lend a little hand in your community, and make it a family affair! We've put together a guide to some places around Manhattan that need your help, including non-profit organizations, nursing homes, animal shelters, food pantries, and many more. And remember - big or small, everyone has the power to make a difference.

'Take Your Place' to End Hunger in America

'Take Your Place' to End Hunger in America

The Take Your Place campaign launches nationwide March 1 to provide actions people can take on a national and local level to help end hunger and food insecurity in America. Through the campaign, you're just a click away from making a difference.

Where to Volunteer with Your Kids in Queens

Where to Volunteer with Your Kids in Queens

UPDATED MARCH 2016: Lend a little hand in your community, and make it a family affair! We've put together a guide to some places around Queens that need your help, including non-profit organizations, nursing homes, animal shelters, food pantries, and many more. Volunteer opportunities are available for children and adults alike. And remember - big or small, everyone has the power to make a difference!

Where to Volunteer with Your Kids in Brooklyn

Where to Volunteer with Your Kids in Brooklyn

UPDATED MARCH 2016: Lend a little hand in your community, and make it a family affair! We've put together a guide to some places around Brookyln that need your help, including non-profit organizations, nursing homes, animal shelters, food pantries, and many more. Volunteer opportunities are available for children and adults alike. And remember - big or small, everyone has the power to make a difference!

Where to Volunteer with Your Kids in Westchester County, NY

Where to Volunteer with Your Kids in Westchester County, NY

UPDATED MARCH 2016: Lend a little hand in your community, and make it a family affair! We've put together a guide to some places around Westchester County that need your help, including non-profit organizations, nursing homes, animal shelters, food pantries, and many more. Volunteer opportunities are available for children and adults alike. And remember - big or small, everyone has the power to make a difference!

Where to Volunteer with Your Kids in Rockland County, NY

Where to Volunteer with Your Kids in Rockland County, NY

UPDATED MARCH 2016: Lend a little hand in your community, and make it a family affair! We've put together a guide to some places around Rockland County that need your help, including non-profit organizations, nursing homes, animal shelters, food pantries, and many more. Volunteer opportunities are available for children and adults alike. And remember - big or small, everyone has the power to make a difference!

Spread The Holiday Spirit: Toy Drives In NYC

Spread The Holiday Spirit: Toy Drives In NYC

If you're wondering where to donate toys in New York City this year, look no further. We've tracked down toy drives in Manhattan, toy drives in Brooklyn, toy drives in the Bronx, and toy drives in Queens. Teach your child about donating to a good cause this holiday season.

Five Tips for Fundraising at School

Five Tips for Fundraising at School

Read below for tips and advice on fundraising in schools. Local fundraising efforts can benefit your child's education, and raising money for schools can be rewarding for your community. School fundraisers are a great way to get the school supplies, quality teachers, and safe school environment that children thrive in.

10 Essential Items to Donate to Animal Shelters post Hurricane Sandy

10 Essential Items to Donate to Animal Shelters post Hurricane Sandy

Dr. Jan Pol, acclaimed veterinarian and star of National Geographic's hit series, The Incredible Dr. Pol, shares his insight on the best products to donate to animal shelters impacted by Hurricane Sandy.

How to Help NYC Recover from Hurricane Sandy

How to Help NYC Recover from Hurricane Sandy

Provided by Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer, this list includes relief groups and other trusted charitable organizations where you can donate time or money to help Hurricane Sandy relief efforts in New York City.




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