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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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! 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.
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, 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, 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.
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.
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.