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The Healing Powers of Imagination and Laughter

The Healing Powers of Imagination and Laughter

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.

Westbury Friends School Students Take an Adventure in NYC

Westbury Friends School Students Take an Adventure in NYC

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.

Make No Sew Blankets for Animal Shelters

Make No Sew Blankets for Animal Shelters

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.

Brooklyn Public Library Asks Patrons to 'Support Our Shelves'

Brooklyn Public Library Asks Patrons to 'Support Our Shelves'

Want to help Brooklyn Public Library upgrade its materials? Find out how to contribute to the library's Support Our Shelves fundraising campaign.

New Website Helps Schools Fundraise Online

New Website Helps Schools Fundraise Online

Schoola.com is a new website that makes it easier for schools to partner with local businesses to set up online fundraisers.

Third Annual Fill A Backpack Drive Kicks Off

Third Annual Fill A Backpack Drive Kicks Off

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.

Kudos for Charitable Kids

Kudos for Charitable Kids

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.

Westchester Mom Launches Site that Celebrates Giving

Westchester Mom Launches Site that Celebrates Giving

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.

Pet Paradise

Pet Paradise

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! for Charity

Bounce! for Charity

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

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.

ShopForCharityNow.com Gifts Help Autism-related, Parkinson's, and Other Charities

ShopForCharityNow.com Gifts Help Autism-related, Parkinson's, and Other Charities

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.

World Vision Gifts that Benefit the Free Wheelchair Mission

World Vision Gifts that Benefit the Free Wheelchair Mission

This holiday season help out a child with a physical disability somewhere around the world. By donating money through World Vision gifts, you can help the Free Wheelchair Mission assist kids in need.

Bloomingdale's Gifts that Support Children with Special Needs

Bloomingdale's Gifts that Support Children with Special Needs

From teddy bears to celebrity-designed ornaments, Bloomingdale's has gifts that give back. Purchase any of the following presents this holiday season and the department store will donate profits to the Child Mind Institute.

Baby Gardner Gifts that Benefit St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital

Baby Gardner Gifts that Benefit St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital

From vintage baby mobiles to felt baby shoes, Baby Gardner has gifts that give back. Purchase any of the following presents this holiday season and 5% of all their online sales for the year will be donated to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Gifts that Benefit Kids in Need

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Gifts that Benefit Kids in Need

From bunny blankets to a football-shaped savings bank, St. Jude's has gifts that help support their children's research hospital. Purchase any of the following presents this holiday season and the profits benefit the kids with various special needs that come to St. Jude's for assistance.

Holiday Gifts to Benefit Westchester Charity Organization, Guiding Eyes for the Blind

Holiday Gifts to Benefit Westchester Charity Organization, Guiding Eyes for the Blind

Want to make a holiday gift purchase that helps a local charity? Consider one of the festive holiday cards from Guiding Eyes for the Blind, an organization based out of Yorktown Heights in Westchester County.

Blauvelt Lions Leos Lend a Hand in Rockland and Manhattan

Blauvelt Lions Leos Lend a Hand in Rockland and Manhattan

From Spring Valley, NY to the streets of Manhattan, a pack of youth volunteers from Tappan Zee High School assembled on a sunny Saturday to help those in need.

The 2nd Annual Great Chappaqua Bake Sale Raises More than $10,000 to Fight Childhood Hunger

The 2nd Annual Great Chappaqua Bake Sale Raises More than $10,000 to Fight Childhood Hunger

Westchester County's Second Annual Great Chappaqua Bake Sale was a great success, raising about $12,000 for the Great American Bake Sale's "No Kid Hungry" initiative to end childhood hunger in the U.S.

Bounce! Rockland's Grand Opening Will Benefit Four Local Charities

Bounce! Rockland's Grand Opening Will Benefit Four Local Charities

Bounce! Trampoline Sports, a new sports facility in Rockland County, has planned a Grand Opening Celebration from which it will donate 100 percent of proceeds to four local charities.

Jewels Insitute Yoga Fundraiser Raises $6,000 for Children's Speech Therapy Program

Jewels Insitute Yoga Fundraiser Raises $6,000 for Children's Speech Therapy Program

The Jewels Institute, a nonprofit organization in New Rochelle, hosted a yoga fundraiser to raise money for its free Speak to the Beat program, a speech therapy program offered to local children who are underserved or have special needs.

Kids of Courage Takes 150 Sick Kids on the Summer Vacation of a Lifetime

Kids of Courage Takes 150 Sick Kids on the Summer Vacation of a Lifetime

Kids of Courage, a Long Island-based nonprofit organization, took more than 100 local children, all either chronically ill or with severe special needs, on a nine-day summer vacation to San Francisco.

Etnies Shoe Line Benefits Autism Speaks

Etnies Shoe Line Benefits Autism Speaks

Etnies, maker of action shoes and apparel, has partnered with Autism Speaks, the nation's largest autism science and advocacy organization, to create co-branded kids' RVM and Fader footwear that support Autism Speaks' mission.

Bowling for Pajamas in Westchester

Bowling for Pajamas in Westchester

The Westchester County chapter of the Pajama Program will host its Third Annual Bowl-a-Rama for Pajamas this October, in support of the nonprofit organization's goal to provide half a million children with warm pajamas by the end of the year.

Swimmers Raise More Than $8,000 for United Hospice of Rockland

Swimmers Raise More Than $8,000 for United Hospice of Rockland

Participants in Rockland County's first-ever Swim for Hospice charity event raised thousands of dollars for United Hospice of Rockland. Several local teens took the opportunity to honor the late swim coach Keith Furey.




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