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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.

Prasanthi Studio in Pelham Offers Free Yoga for Kids During Storm Recovery

Prasanthi Studio in Pelham Offers Free Yoga for Kids During Storm Recovery

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 Announces Ashanti as Celebrity Ambassador for 2012 Read for the Record® Campaign

Jumpstart Announces Ashanti as Celebrity Ambassador for 2012 Read for the Record® Campaign

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.

Search for Top Youth Volunteers

Search for Top Youth Volunteers

The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards honor kids for their outstanding volunteerism and community service, and they're now accepting applications for 2013.

Send a High Five to Help Special Olympics Athletes

Send a High Five to Help Special Olympics Athletes

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.

Fundraising Walks in Fairfield County, CT this September

Fundraising Walks in Fairfield County, CT this September

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.

Get 25% Off at Macy's and Help the March of Dimes

Get 25% Off at Macy's and Help the March of Dimes

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 Launches Single To Benefit Children's Miracle Network Hospitals

Ethan Bortnick Launches Single To Benefit Children's Miracle Network Hospitals

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.

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.




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