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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, Prasanthi Studio in Pelham, NY, hosts free yoga workshops for local kids left without power and with a week of no school.
Jumpstart, a national early education non-profit organization, announced the official kick-off to its 2012 Read for the Record campaign on Sept. 25. As part of this year's campaign, Jumpstart will host nearly 250 Read for the Record events nationwide to set a new world reading record and raise awareness of the importance of quality early education.
The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards honor kids for their outstanding volunteerism and community service, and they're now accepting applications for 2013.
Through VSP Vision Care's Send a High Five campaign, you can help up to 50,000 Special Olympics athletes receive eye exams and related vision services with just a few clicks.
These fundraising walks and runs in Fairfield County, CT, encourage the whole family to participate while raising awareness and support for national and local charities. Join one in Darien, Fairfield, Norwalk, Ridgefield, or Southport.
Shoppers can purchase a 25 percent off coupon valid at all Macy's stores on Aug. 25, during the store's annual "Shop for a Cause" sale. Proceeds from the savings pass sales will benefit the March of Dimes.
Ethan Bortnick, a talented young musician and philanthropist, just released his latest song as an iTunes charitable download, with 100 percent of proceeds benefiting Children's Miracle Network Hospitals.
A free theater program, Only Make Believe, marks 12 years of bringing the healing power of laughter and imagination to more than 25,000 chronically ill kids and those with disabilities throughout hospitals in New York City.
Fifth-graders from Westbury Friends School on Long Island celebrated their graduation on a school trip into Manhattan, where they delivered teddy bears to sick kids and got to see a Broadway show.
The kids are on summer vacation, but it's raining outside. Making no sew blankets is a great activity to keep them occupied for a while. And when they're done, donate them to a local animal shelter.
Want to help Brooklyn Public Library upgrade its materials? Find out how to contribute to the library's Support Our Shelves fundraising campaign.
Schoola.com is a new website that makes it easier for schools to partner with local businesses to set up online fundraisers.
A Scarsdale native founded the Fill A Backpack Drive to benefit underprivileged kids on the Oglala Lakota Pine Ridge Reservation. Now in its third year, the backpack drive is accepting donations from Westchester residents through March 3.
Give your kids that extra incentive to give back to their community. Kids Who Give is a national contest that honors children and teens ages 7-17 who have done something remarkable to help make the world a better place. Got a charitable kid? Get the details.
CharityPanda.com, the brainchild of a Westchester mom of three, allows visitors to donate to charity in honor of a celebration, like a birthday, in lieu of buying gifts.
PetSmart® opened new stores in Boerum Hill and Canarsie that feature PetSmart Charities Adoption Centers. PetSmart Charities work with local animal welfare organizations such as Brooklyn Animal Foster Network to help find lifelong homes for homeless pets.
Bounce! Trampoline Sports in Valley Cottage raised $3,500 for four local charities during the business's Grand Opening celebration, which was attended by Disney star Jake T. Austin of Clarkstown.
2011 Toys “R” Us Toy Guide for Differently Abled Kids® Now Available in Toys 'R' Us and Babies 'R' Us Stores and Online
Toys "R" Us provides parents and caregivers with reliable gift recommendations for kids with special needs in its 2011 Toy Guide for Differently Abled Kids. Find out which toys are on the list this year and all about the special features of the guide that can help you find the perfect toy for a child of any skill level or ability.
Holiday shopping and helping a charity of your choice has never been so easy. Read on for ways to help ShopForCharityNow.com donate money to your favorite cause whenever you shop for brand name gifts through their website.