Great Neck Sisters Found Charity to Provide People in Need with Essentials
Rebecca and Danielle Apfelbaum, who are 11 and 13 respectively, created Givers of the World to make a direct difference in peoples' lives.
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To learn more about Givers of the World or get involved, visit its website or follow @giversoftheworld on Instagram. Donations help Rebecca and Danielle make more baskets: a $25 donates makes one basket filled with necessities, $30 adds gloves and a fleece lined hat, and $35 allows Danielle and Rebecca to give someone a waterproof and insulated full body wrap blanket in the winter. You can also make a donation of your choice—100% of proceeds help people in need. To explore more volunteer opportunities you can do with your kids, visit the NYMetroParents volunteering guide, and for ideas on how to encourage kindness in your kids, just look to Rebecca.
"You can start by doing small things… Like playing with someone at recess who is sitting alone," she said. "You never know how a little acts of kindness can have a big effect on someone’s day."
Main Image: Courtesy Regine Basha