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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. (read the story...)

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. (read the story...)

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. (read the story...)

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. (read the story...)

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. (read the story...)

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. (read the story...)

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. (read the story...)

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. (read the story...)

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. (read the story...)

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. (read the story...)

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. (read the story...)

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. (read the story...)

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. (read the story...)

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. (read the story...)

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. (read the story...)

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. (read the story...)

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. (read the story...)

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. (read the story...)

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. (read the story...)

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. (read the story...)

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. (read the story...)

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. (read the story...)

Smart Shoppers Can Support Underserved NYC Teens with the Opportunity Card
Those who purchase an Opportunity Card to benefit the NYC nonprofit Futures and Options can save 20 percent on their fall shopping while helping underserved youth. (read the story...)

NYC Autism Speaks Gala Raises More than $66,000
Autism Speaks' third annual Autism Speaks to Young Professionals summer gala, held in NYC, raised more than $66,000 for autism research and advocacy. The funds will help raise awareness and funds on behalf of individuals living with autism. (read the story...)

Shop for a Cause at Macy's to Benefit the March of Dimes
Back-to-school shoppers can help a worthy cause: During Macy's annual Shop for a Cause program on August 27, in-store and online shoppers can save 25 percent on their purchases when they donate $5 to the March of Dimes. (read the story...)


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