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.
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.
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.
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.
Volunteering with your kids in the community brings a sense of pride and satisfaction. Helping others and getting involved in charities also presents a bonding experience for the whole family. Find out why you should and how you can donate time with your kids in a fun way this year
The Second Annual Galli Theater Benefit in Manhattan raised more than $2,500 for Dr. Fairytale, an NYC-based nonprofit program that brings the healing power of fairytales to seriously ill children and their families.
Bank of America, proud sponsor of Special Olympics for more than three decades, today announced a three-year $1 million contribution to support Special Olympics, a global organization that provides year-round sports training and athletic competition for people with intellectual disabilities and special needs.
Dr. Gregory Mokotoff of Kids First Dentistry in Fairfield, CT visited Haiti to provide dental care to underprivileged children.
Five Long Island teenagers founded From Our Hearts to Your Toes this spring to collect gently used dance costumes for underprivileged local children.
The Boys & Girls Club of Northern Westchester's 17th annual Humanitarian Award Dinner was held Saturday, June 4, at Lexus of Mount Kisco, honoring the 2011 humanitarians of the year. The event raised more than $350,000 for the club's programs and scholarship funds.
Three Rockland County children organized a plant sale this spring to raise money for the Community College's Campus Fun and Learn Center.
For the second year in a row, the Centereach/Selden Kiwanis Club and the Suffolk County moms' group The No Drama Mamas are running a Trike-A-Thon to benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. The fundraising event takes place June 5 in Mount Sinai, New York.
Rockland County residents have vowed to restore Nanuet, NY's Highview Community Playground for the next generation. Advocates will host a variety of fundraising events this summer to purchase materials in time for a rebuild in October.
The iPad for Austism campaign is an ongoing fundraiser created by Danny's Wish as a way to provide iPads to needy kids who may otherwise be unable to afford one. Recently, Danny's Wish, a Long Island-based special needs organization, distributed 30 iPads to autistic children in 19 different states.
New York Methodist Hospital in Brooklyn is looking for volunteers to commit to 150 hours of service within a six-month span.
On June 18, 88 pianos will pop up in parks and public spaces throughout New York City, and everyone is encouraged to stop and play.
On April 16, Jon Singer and his daughter Rebecca, along with friends and family, set out on a 3,500-mile cross-country trek from New York to California to raise money and awareness for special needs advocacy.
The Red Bulls, New York's only professional soccer team, kick-started an initiative to energize soccer programs and camps throughout the five boroughs.
Through May 29, Goya is committed to donating one million pounds of healthy Goya products to food pantries in 11 communities. They are also asking for help from you.
Women suffer disproportionately from hunger, poverty, and disease—seven out of 10 hungry people worldwide are women. Hunger and poverty are directly related to the status of women in society; because women are often the main caregivers in their families, they are the critical link in improving their children's overall well-being.
Sports network company, One World Sports, will broadcast the Japan Earthquake Relief Soccer Match between Japan’s National Team, the Samurai Blue and the J-League All Star team, in support of American Red Cross Japanese disaster relief efforts.