Academy of Holy Angels Students Raise Money for Crucial Medical Care of World Smile Day

Academy of Holy Angels Students Raise Money for Crucial Medical Care of World Smile Day

A child's smile is one of the first milestones new parents have to look forward to, but for parents of children with a cleft lip or palate, that journey is a long and arduous one. To help these families students at The Academy of the Holy Angels ce...

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Hope for Depression Research Foundation Announces Giving Tuesday Campaign

Hope for Depression Research Foundation Announces Giving Tuesday Campaign

Its so easy to get lost in the hustle and bustle of the holiday season—to stress out about finding the "it" toy for your child or getting to the market before they sell out of fresh turkey. However, #GivingTuesday, a day created by New York City's ...

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Smithtown Orthodontist Launches Community-Wide Free Braces Giveaway

Smithtown Orthodontist Launches Community-Wide Free Braces Giveaway

Ah, braces. Though a sort of rite of passage for tweens and teens, the cost of orthodontia is something parents aren't prepared for. And for some, the dental work is financially out of reach. Luckily, Dr. Craig Smith, a Smithtown orthodontist and o...

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Homeless NYC Kids Get Hands-On STEM Experience at Local Museum

Homeless NYC Kids Get Hands-On STEM Experience at Local Museum

Last week, kids from three Win, formerly known as “Women in Need,” shelters in Manhattan and Queens visited the New York Hall of Science to participate in a hands-on STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) experience.

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Usdan Responds to Fire on Campus with Launch of The Reimagine Fund

Usdan Responds to Fire on Campus with Launch of The Reimagine Fund

On Tuesday, August 14, a lightning strike sparked the blaze that damaged several buildings in the Visual Arts area of the Usdan Summer Camp for the Arts Wheatley Heights campus. No one was injured, and no students were affected as camp had conclude...

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Shutterfly, Baby2Baby and Rachel Zoe Team Up to Host Back-to-School Backpack Drive

Shutterfly, Baby2Baby and Rachel Zoe Team Up to Host Back-to-School Backpack Drive

On August 1, Shutterfly and Baby2Baby teamed up to host a backpack drive just in time for the back-to-school season. The event took place at Versa in Manhattan. Rachel Zoe, fashion designer and Baby2Baby Board Member, and Mindy Weiss, Shutterfly’s ...

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Luna Park Gifts More Than $50k to Support NY-Area Girl Scout Troop

Luna Park Gifts More Than $50k to Support NY-Area Girl Scout Troop

Early this week, Luna Park presented $51,233 to the Mayor’s Fund for the City of New York to support Girl Scouts of Greater New York (GSGNY) Troop 6000.

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White Plains Library Offers Teen Volunteer Opportunities

White Plains Library Offers Teen Volunteer Opportunities

Is your teen looking for something to do this summer? The White Plains Public Library is looking for teen volunteers for three popular programs:

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Tourette Association of America Raises $70,000 at National Awareness 5K Run/Walk

Tourette Association of America Raises $70,000 at National Awareness 5K Run/Walk

The Tourette Association of America, the premier national non-profit organization serving the Tourette Syndrome (TS) and Tic Disorder community, hosted the 2018 National Awareness 5K Run/Walk on Sunday, May 20 at Flushing Meadows Corona Park. More ...

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The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society is Seeking High School Students for Students of the Year Fundraising Competition

The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society is Seeking High School Students for Students of the Year Fundraising Competition

The Connecticut Westchester Hudson Valley Chapter of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS) is seeking high school students passionate about volunteering, philanthropy, and leadership for a fundraising competition called Students of the Year, acco...

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Long Island Lutheran Middle and High School Meal Packing Event Packs Over 300,000 Meals for Food Pantries and Haiti

Long Island Lutheran Middle and High School Meal Packing Event Packs Over 300,000 Meals for Food Pantries and Haiti

From April 15 to April 17, Long Island Lutheran Middle & High School (LuHi) hosted its eighth annual Meal Packing Event. Over the course of the three days, students faculty, and staff, along with the help of local schools, community groups, and our...

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Queens Girls Dream Big with 'Rad Girl Revolution'

Queens Girls Dream Big with 'Rad Girl Revolution'

In the 1980s, Ozone Park, Queens, native Cyndi Lauper swept Billboard charts with her hit single, “Girls Just Want to Have Fun.” And she’s right—they do. However, they also want to be taken seriously, especially when it comes to their career aspira...

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NYC Girl Scout Troop Comprised of Girls Living in Shelters Holds First-Ever Cookie Sale

NYC Girl Scout Troop Comprised of Girls Living in Shelters Holds First-Ever Cookie Sale

Girls from Troop 6000, a Girl Scout troop made up of girls living in a homeless shelter in New York City, are holding their first cookie sale and there's still time to grab those Thin Mints and Dos-si-dos we love so much. More than 20 members o...

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Candelighters NYC Childhood Cancer Foundation Announces Lineup for 13th Annual Hero Celebration

Candelighters NYC Childhood Cancer Foundation Announces Lineup for 13th Annual Hero Celebration

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City Harvest is Encouraging New Yorkers to 'Skip Lunch, Fight Hunger'

City Harvest is Encouraging New Yorkers to 'Skip Lunch, Fight Hunger'

City Harvest is an organization dedicated to fighting hunger in New York City. It reports that 1.4 million New Yorkers face hunger with 420,000 of them being children. That's why it has brought back its Skip Lunch, Fight Hunger campaign for the 16t...

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Action for Healthy Kids Provides Grants to Parents

Action for Healthy Kids Provides Grants to Parents

Action for Healthy Kids has provided $7.7 million in grants to schools since 2009 to help them accomplish their student wellness goals and now for the 2018-2019 school year it will offering Parents for Healthy Kids Grants. According to the website,...

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How to Help the Victims and Families of the Parkland School Shooting

How to Help the Victims and Families of the Parkland School Shooting

Last week the nation was rocked by another school shooting. The horrific act took the lives of 17 people, many of who were children. As we collectively try to heal many of us are also wondering what we can do to help.

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Macy's Believe Campaign Celebrates 10th Anniversary

Macy's Believe Campaign Celebrates 10th Anniversary

Macy's will donate $1 to Make-A-Wish for every letter to Santa collected in-store or online through Dec. 24 as part of its 10th annual Believe campaign.

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Making a Difference: Meet 5 Young Adults Who Started Nonprofit Organizations

Making a Difference: Meet 5 Young Adults Who Started Nonprofit Organizations

These young people were so dedicated to improving the world they launched their own nonprofit organizations. Here’s how they did it—and how your child can, too.

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Sing for Hope to Place 60 Pianos Across NYC

Sing for Hope to Place 60 Pianos Across NYC

Sing for Hope Pianos will bring music to the streets of NYC with a public art installation of artist-decorated pianos.

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Bake Loaves of Challah for Those in Need on Super Bowl Sunday

Bake Loaves of Challah for Those in Need on Super Bowl Sunday

Kids can bake loaves of challah bread for homeless families at the second annual Mega Challah Bake for Kids.

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Long Island's Caring Kids

Long Island's Caring Kids

We asked how your family gives back, and here are your stories of amazing kids who make the Long Island community better every day.

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Manhattan's Caring Kids

Manhattan's Caring Kids

We asked how your family gives back, and here are your stories of amazing kids who make the Manhattan community better every day.

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Brooklyn's Caring Kids

Brooklyn's Caring Kids

We asked how your family gives back, and here are your stories of amazing kids who make the Brooklyn community better every day.

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Queens' Caring Kids

Queens' Caring Kids

We asked how your family gives back, and here are your stories of amazing kids who make the Queens community better every day.

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Westchester's Caring Kids

Westchester's Caring Kids

We asked how your family gives back, and here are your stories of amazing kids who make the Westchester County community better every day.

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Rockland's Caring Kids

Rockland's Caring Kids

We asked how your family gives back, and here are your stories of amazing kids who make the Rockland County community better every day.

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The Detective Rafael Ramos Foundation with the Help of the NYPD Launches Backpack Project

The Detective Rafael Ramos Foundation with the Help of the NYPD Launches Backpack Project

The Detective Rafael Ramos Foundation will be launching its Backpack Project on September 15 at P.S. 59 William Floyd School in Brooklyn, and on September 23 at P.S. 151 Lyndon B. Johnson School in Brooklyn.

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Local Girl Scouts Donate All of Their Cookie Sale Profit to City's Veterans

Local Girl Scouts Donate All of Their Cookie Sale Profit to City's Veterans

A local Girl Scout troop donated all of their cookie sale profits to help the city's homeless veterans.

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President Obama Announces New Community Diaper Program

President Obama Announces New Community Diaper Program

President Obama announced the new Community Diaper Program for families in need and Huggies is donating 22 million diapers.

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Seeds of Change Grant to Award $300,000 to School and Community Gardens

Seeds of Change Grant to Award $300,000 to School and Community Gardens

The Seeds of Change Grant Program, which will award a total of $300,000 to school and community gardens, is accepting applications through March 28.

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Bowl a Strike at Bowlmor and a Dollar Will be Donated to Feeding America

Bowl a Strike at Bowlmor and a Dollar Will be Donated to Feeding America

Bowlmor AMF has teamed up with Fighting America from December 18 to January 3 to host the third annual Jingle Bowl, where a dollar will be donated to for every strike bowled.

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NYC Woman Buys Out Toy Store, Donates Everything to Homeless Children

NYC Woman Buys Out Toy Store, Donates Everything to Homeless Children

Carol Suchman bought the entire inventory of Hudson Party Store in the West Village and donated thousands of toys and stuffed animals to the NYC Department of Homeless Services.

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Game-Based Learning for NYC Students with Special Needs

Game-Based Learning for NYC Students with Special Needs

Connect the Kids NYC and KNeoWorld Inc. have teamed up to raise money through an Indegogo campaign to supply tablets and game-based learning software to students with special needs in NYC.

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NYC 10-Year-Old Gives 400 Kids Care Bears

NYC 10-Year-Old Gives 400 Kids Care Bears

Ten-year-old Zachary Kaplan partnered with Care Bears to give 400 at-risk children teddy bears as part of Care Bears National #ShareYourCare Day on Sept. 9.

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Operation ResCUTE “Paws” it Forward

Operation ResCUTE “Paws” it Forward

Operation ResCUTE helps local animal shelters in aiding their adoption efforts, so every animal can find a loving home, just like the founder's beloved rescued canine.

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Rockland Jewish Academy Students Collect 135 Pairs of Shoes for Soles4Souls

Young students at Rockland Jewish Academy, an independent school of just 85 students, collected 135 pairs of shoes for those in need this fall, to benefit the Soles4Souls organization.

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Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF

There are ways to make your child's trick-or-treating experience more meaningful than just collecting bags of candy. By participating in the 60-year-old Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF program, not only will your kids learn the importance of fundraising ...

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Mitzvah Market Develops B'Nai Mitzvah Planning Software

Mitzvah Market developed Mitzvah Organizer, a b'nai mitzvah planning program to helps parents who are planning a bar or bat mitzvah stay organized and stress-free.

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Josh Lucas Plays Ping Pong for Charity

Actor Josh Lucas attended Only Make Believe's SPiN Out of Spring event at SPiN: NYC, where he played ping pong with young professionals to support the nonprofit organization that brings live theater to children suffering from chronic illness and di...

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Fundraising Walks in the New York City Area

Fundraising Walks in the New York City Area

Getting active with your family has many physical benefits, but walking for a cause can also teach compassion and the value of volunteerism. There are many annual fundraising walks in the New York City area that raise money and awareness for causes...

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Where to Volunteer with Your Kids in Manhattan

Where to Volunteer with Your Kids in Manhattan

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 nonprofit organizations, nursing homes, animal shelters, food pantries, and more.

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'Take Your Place' to End Hunger in America

The Take Your Place campaign launches nationwide March 1 to provide actions people can take on a national and local level to help end hunger and food insecurity in America. Through the campaign, you're just a click away from making a difference.

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Where to Volunteer with Your Kids in Queens

Where to Volunteer with Your Kids in Queens

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 nonprofit organizations, nursing homes, animal shelters, food pantries, and many more.

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Where to Volunteer with Your Kids in Brooklyn

Where to Volunteer with Your Kids in Brooklyn

Lend a little hand in your community, and make it a family affair! We've put together a guide to some places around Brooklyn that need your help, including nonprofit organizations, nursing homes, animal shelters, food pantries, and more.

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Where to Volunteer with Your Kids in Westchester County, NY

Where to Volunteer with Your Kids in Westchester County, NY

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 nonprofit organizations, nursing homes, animal shelters, food pantries, and more.

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Where to Volunteer with Your Kids in Rockland County, NY

Where to Volunteer with Your Kids in Rockland County, NY

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 nonprofit organizations, nursing homes, animal shelters, food pantries, and more.

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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 c...

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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...

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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.

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