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Where To Volunteer With Kids in NYC in December

Where To Volunteer With Kids in NYC in December

Showing your children how to give back to the community helps them grow into thoughtful adults. So clean out those closets for clothing drives or walk to raise awareness with these volunteer opportunities for families in NYC in December.

Recognizing Kids & Families Who Volunteer: The NYMetroParents Caring Kids Awards

Recognizing Kids & Families Who Volunteer: The NYMetroParents Caring Kids Awards

Does your child--or your family--do volunteer work or community service? Tell us about it and be eligible to win a prize!

Families Can Volunteer at Fall Citywide Stewardship Day

Families Can Volunteer at Fall Citywide Stewardship Day

NYC families can do their part to help the environment during Stewardship Day on Saturday, October 22.

Show Your Child how to Give Back

Show Your Child how to Give Back

Teaching kids a lesson in giving shouldn't be limited to the holiday season. Here's an easy—and important—way for your family to help local schoolchildren right now.

Where to Volunteer with Kids in Nassau County in May

Where to Volunteer with Kids in Nassau County in May

Teaching your kids to give back to the community can make them grow up to be thoughtful adults. Here are the best volunteer opportunities for families in Nassau County in May, including making blankets for veterans in Floral Park, the teen volunteer fair in Mineola, and the American Heart Associan's 5K in Cutchogue.

GenerationOn Kicks Off Two Volunteer Campaigns for Holidays

GenerationOn Kicks Off Two Volunteer Campaigns for Holidays

GenerationOn, which aims to inspire and mobilize a nationwide network of youth volunteers, recently launched two campaigns to get families to volunteer this holiday season: The Joy Maker Challenge and Family Volunteer Day.

National Brain Tumor Society Hosts New York Event to Raise Funds for Finding a Cure

National Brain Tumor Society Hosts New York Event to Raise Funds for Finding a Cure

The National Brain Tumor Society is hosting a 5K walk on Saturday, June 21 in New York to bring together the local community of brain tumor survivors, patients, family members, caregivers, and friends for a day that will raise awareness and funds for the critical brain tumor research.

Where to Volunteer with Your Kids in the New York Metro Area

Where to Volunteer with Your Kids in the New York Metro Area

Lend a little hand in your community, and make it a family affair! We've put together a guide to some places around the New York Metro Area that need your help, including Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, Westchester County, Rockland County, Fairfield County, CT, and Nassau and Suffolk Counties on Long Island. Volunteer opportunities are available for kids and adults alike - and remember, big or small, everyone has the power to make a difference!

Celebrate Halloween With Spirit of Children

Celebrate Halloween With Spirit of Children

Give more than just Halloween candy this holiday season by giving back to the community and volunteering at Spirit Halloween's Spirit of Children parties at hospitals in and around the New York City area.

Where Can I Lend a Hand to Children With Down syndrome?

Where Can I Lend a Hand to Children With Down syndrome?

Lend a helping hand and make a few new friends and any of local organizations that provide support to children and adults with Down syndrome.

A Long Island Family's Mission to Bring Birthday Celebrations ot Homeless Children

A Long Island Family's Mission to Bring Birthday Celebrations ot Homeless Children

A Long Island family dedicates time to bring happy birthday parties to the homeless children on Long Island through Birthday Wishes, a nonprofit organization founded in Massachusettes in 2002.

Where to Volunteer with Your Kids in Suffolk County, Long Island

Where to Volunteer with Your Kids in Suffolk County, Long Island

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 Suffolk County that need your help - big or small, everyone has the power to make a difference.

Where to Volunteer with Your Kids in Nassau County, Long Island

Where to Volunteer with Your Kids in Nassau County, Long Island

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 Nassau County that need your help - big or small, everyone has the power to make a difference.

Where to Volunteer with Your Kids in Manhattan

Where to Volunteer with Your Kids in Manhattan

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 Manhattan that need your help, including non-profit organizations, nursing homes, animal shelters, food pantries, and many more. And remember - big or small, everyone has the power to make a difference.

Where to Volunteer with Your Kids in Fairfield County, CT

Where to Volunteer with Your Kids in Fairfield County, CT

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 Fairfield, CT, 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 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.

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.

Volunteer Events on 9/11: Helping Homeless Americans

Volunteer Events on 9/11: Helping Homeless Americans

Get your kids involved in a Family-to-Family sponsored volunteer project on September 11 to help homeless Americans in your community.

Volunteer with Your Kids in the Community this Year

Volunteer with Your Kids in the Community this Year

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

Turn a Birthday Party into a Pajama Party for Charity

Turn a Birthday Party into a Pajama Party for Charity

Why not make your child’s next birthday party a sleepover for a good cause? See how the Pajama Program, a nonprofit charity, helps children in need throughout the U.S. and can turn a birthday bash into a fun pajama party!

How to Manage Volunteer Work: Tech Help

How to Manage Volunteer Work: Tech Help

With school back in session, your own “volunteer” obligations—school committees, carnivals, class trips, etc.—escalate. Get some tech help to manage it all. Blogger Jeana Lee Tahnk from CoolMomTech.com recommends a website and mobile app to manage it all.

Why Your Kids Should Volunteer

Why Your Kids Should Volunteer

When your child asks, "Why Should I Volunteer?" you might not know how to answer. According to PBS Kids, here’s why kids should donate some time and what’s “in it for them”...

Kids Helping Kids: Trike-A-Thon for St. Jude's

Kids Helping Kids: Trike-A-Thon for St. Jude's

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.

How To Honor America This Fourth Of July

How To Honor America This Fourth Of July

With July 4th fast approaching, Americans again have the opportunity to show their community spirit. Whether it's bringing back patriotic parades, volunteering at schools and places of worship, or honoring the brave men and women who protect us, there are many easy ways to help your town.

Goya Gives Campaign Asks for Your Help to Fight Hunger

Goya Gives Campaign Asks for Your Help to Fight Hunger

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.

Where To Volunteer This Holiday Season: Soup Kitchens and More in Nassau County, Long Island

Where To Volunteer This Holiday Season: Soup Kitchens and More in Nassau County, Long Island

Want to do some good this Thanksgiving? The following places around Nassau County are accepting donations or need volunteers.

Where To Volunteer This Holiday Season: Soup Kitchens and More in Suffolk County, Long Island

Where To Volunteer This Holiday Season: Soup Kitchens and More in Suffolk County, Long Island

Want to do some good this Thanksgiving? The following places around Suffolk County are accepting donations or need volunteers.

Where To Volunteer This Holiday Season: Soup Kitchens and More in Westchester County

Where To Volunteer This Holiday Season: Soup Kitchens and More in Westchester County

Want to do some good this Thanksgiving? The following places around Westchester County need your help.

Where To Volunteer This Holiday Season: Soup Kitchens and More in Rockland County

Where To Volunteer This Holiday Season: Soup Kitchens and More in Rockland County

Want to do some good this Thanksgiving? The following places around Rockland County need your help.

Where To Volunteer This Holiday Season: Soup Kitchens and More in Queens

Where To Volunteer This Holiday Season: Soup Kitchens and More in Queens

Want to do some good this holiday season? The following places around Queens need your help.

Where To Volunteer This Holiday Season: Soup Kitchens and More in Brooklyn

Where To Volunteer This Holiday Season: Soup Kitchens and More in Brooklyn

Give back this Thanksgiving by volunteering in your community. Whether it’s by giving your time, money, or food donations, you can make a difference. The following locations in Brooklyn need your help.

Charity Around the Holidays: A Family That Gives Together....

Charity Around the Holidays: A Family That Gives Together....

During the holidays, many families choose not just to give to each other but also to give back to their community. There are hundreds of ways to make a difference. Contact the Salvation Army or other social service groups in your community, or consider these family-friendly suggestions for volunteering:

Kidpreneurs: 10 Tips for Managing Kids and Money

Kidpreneurs: 10 Tips for Managing Kids and Money

We live in a “Want, Therefore-I-Get” society. Our children completely understand that concept.

Sitcom Mom with Kids Who Care

Sitcom Mom with Kids Who Care

Hollywood mom Joely Fisher could probably take her daughters to New York City any time she’s not shooting her sitcom, ‘Til Death. But she chose to bring her family with her to New York recently to celebrate the launch of a partnership between Kids Care Clubs and Quaker.

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Share your story in the Caring Kids Awards program and be recognized for the giving back that you do. This program celebrates the many good deeds that families do together to teach their children the importance of helping others. 8 families will be recognized win given $500 as a special thank you. Caring Kids Awards.